New Boston Village Council has approved the hiring of Carl Compton as Police Chief for the Village. Chief Compton was appointed by Mayor Williams and was unanimously approved for the position by a 6 – 0 vote of Village Council. Last year Chief Compton was hired as a police officer and has since been serving as Interim Police Chief for the Village. Mayor Williams stated, “Chief Compton has gained an understanding and needs of our neighborhoods and has a very receptive working relationship with our staff and officers. Chief Compton’s knowledge, training and experience will be a tremendous asset to our community.”
Chief Compton is a retired Portsmouth Police Officer where he received several awards and recognitions, including the Citizen Commendation, Recognition of Officers, City Council Commendation as well as the Law Enforcement Excellence Award by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. He is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and is a Certified Instructor for the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). He has also trained in public safety driving, drug enforcement, rifle and revolver instruction.
Chief Compton is married to wife, Stephanie and has a daughter, Sarah. Chief Compton was sworn into office by Mayor Williams, joined by Council President Pro-Tem Dan Fetty on May 18th. Chief Compton and the Police Department can be reached at 740.456.4109.
Recently, Fire Chief Chris Davis completed his 25 years of continued service to the community and people of New Boston. He joins Police Chief Steve Goins as the only two employees with more than 25 years of work service.
Mayor Williams presented both with an award recognizing their years of commitment and service to our community. The Mayor commented, “We are most fortunate to have these two experienced individuals to lead our public safety department. Their commitment and expertise provide valuable service to our fire and police divisions and provide enhanced safety to our New Boston community. On behalf of all of us here in New Boston, we appreciate and thank them both for their continued service and dedication.”
NEW BOSTON CANCELS FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN SEPTEMBER
Mayor Williams has announced that the planned Fourth of July Fireworks have been cancelled due to the COVID–19 virus along with social distancing orders and restrictions on mass gatherings. “We are genuinely disappointed that fireworks will not be happening this Independence Day, but our major concern is for the safety of our community, visitors and employees who would be attending and working the event.”
The virus situation will be revisited in September to determine if a community celebration with fireworks can be performed safely and in accordance with state and local health orders as Ohio continues to reopen activities. The Mayor continued, “The community certainly needs a celebration and we are very optimistic and determined to hold an event later in the year.”
The Mayor also stated that the Fourth of July Fireworks will most certainly continue in 2021.
GORDMANS RETAILER HIRING AT NEW BOSTON STORE
New Boston Goody’s is one of twenty-five new Ohio stores rebranding to Gordmans Department Store. The apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, opening in June, is hiring and will be having a job fair Wednesday, May 22 at the Goody’s store in New Boston. Gordmans is hiring for a variety of positions. Interested candidates are invited to first apply at http://www.gordmans.com/careers and then visit the job fair from 11 am to 7 pm. Walk-ins are welcome!
Full-time Gordmans associates are offered benefits, including health insurance (medial, prescription drug, dental and vision); a 401 (k) savings plan, paid vacation and holidays, as well as an associate discount on their already low prices. Gordmans offers flexible full-time and part-time schedules. This is a great opportunity to be among the first to work with the Gordmans team when the new Gordmans store opens in June.
Questions may be directed to New Boston Mayor’s office at 740-456-4103, Ext. 2.
New Boston Mayor Junior Williams and Village Council have announced that “Party at the Park II” festival is coming to New Boston’s Millbrook Park on Saturday, September 29. The event is returning after a very successful inaugural event last year. Mayor Williams states that local sponsors and volunteers make the event possible and hopes that the festival will remain for many years to come. Mayor Williams stated “The amount of positive feedback from the public last year certainly contributed to us making the decision to continue the event. Everyone had a great time and we expect the same this year. Local businesses and sponsors have made it possible to provide entertainment free of charge.”
Live music featuring the Shane Runion Band, Frank Grasso, Josh Stewart Band and more will be performing from noon till 8 pm followed by a fireworks display, Kids activities will be from noon till 6 pm and will include a Cartoonist, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Inflatables, Knockerball, Kiddie Barrell Train Rides, Games and Prizes. Concession stand, food vendors, craft exhibitors and more will be available. Southern Ohio Medical Center will be providing a wellness exhibit free to the public.
Vendors and exhibitors wishing to display or sell their goods may contact the mayor’s office at 740-456-4103, ext. 2.
Planet Fitness held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Monday December 4 in the New Boston Mall. The national chain opened the fitness center between Tractor Supply and Ollie’s. Thanks for this great investment in the New Boston community. Joining Mayor Williams and councilmen Mike Payton, Jon Mills and Dan Fetty was General Manager Tim Hutchinson, Regional Manager Mike McKenna, Danni Allen of NBC’s “the Biggest Loser,” Lisa Carver, and members of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.