New Boston Welcomes Police Chief

Chief Compton

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.”


Planet Fitness Opens in New Boston

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.


New Boston sets parade for Dec. 2

The Village of New Boston will be bringing in the Christmas season with their annual Christmas event beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.


New Boston Village Administrator Steve Hamilton explained that the day begins with Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. at the New Boston Community Center. The breakfast is free the community, and there will be time for the kids to meet with Santa.

Then, later Saturday evening the New Boston Christmas parade will conclude the festivities. This year’s grand marshall will be shared among lifelong resident and business owner Gary Blackburn and his son Nathan.

“The Blackburn family has invested in the New Boston community for generations and they represent the great American Dream of owning and successfully operating a family business,” New Boston Councilman Mike Payton announced last week. “The Blackburn family’s charitable contributions to local youth programs has made it possible for countless New Boston children to participate in little league, soccer, basketball and other activities. Thank you Gary and Nathan for being our Grand Marshalls this year and thank you for investing in our community!”

The parade begins at 5 p.m. Participation is free. Line-up for the parade will begin at 4:40 p.m. at the Tractor Supply parking lot.

Hamilton explained that anyone interested in participating in the parade can pick up a registration form from the New Boston Mayor’s Office, located at 3980 Rhodes Ave. in New Boston.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931



Shrimpy Joe’s open in New Boston

The Villiage of New Boston is excited about the posibilities for a the newly opened seafood restaraunt located in the Village’s downtown. The new business is offering seafood from the location but with a wider variety than offered locally and an upscale seafood dining experience.

Shrimpy Joe’s Seafood Restaurant is officially open in New Boston. The restaurant invited the community out for a celebratory ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony on Thursday.

New Boston Village Mayor William (Junior) Williams, New Boston Village Council Members and other members of New Boston Village staff and employees gathered at the ceremony honoring the opening of the new business. They were joined by Lisa Carver from the Scioto County Chamber of Commerce and Shrimpy Joe’s owner Russ Stanley. According to Stanley, Shrimpy Joe’s has already been open approximately three months.


Party in the park brings village together

The New Boston community held their first Party in the Park on Saturday. The Party took place at Millbrook Park and featured live music by Shane Runion Band, Bobby Hall and the Floodwalls, Frank Grasso and Karis Blanton, a petting zoo, pony rides, a cartoonist, games, prizes, inflatables, kiddie train rides, a knockerball event, and a corn hole tournament. The party also had community and local business booths and concessions.

“We’re about community,” New Boston Mayor William Williams said. “We have a beautiful park here and we wanted to share it with surrounding neighborhoods. Everything was sponsored by the village itself and local sponsors, and volunteers. We just wanted to share our community and show what a wonderful park we have here.


The party featured many different musical acts


Free entertainment, which was offered throughout the afternoon, lasted from 12 to 5 p.m. Many children, adults, and community leaders came out to express support for a splendid afternoon of fun.

We wanted to invite everyone to enjoy free entertainment and games, and have affordable concession prices,” Williams said. “It’s been a tremendous hit. Everybody is excited, we’ve had a lot of people expressing their thanks. I’m certain we’ll be doing this in the future and continuing on next year.”


Party goers swarm the booths and concessions.

Between all of the aforementioned activities, along with the various bands that performed throughout the day on the historic Millbrook Park grounds, Williams sees great potential in the event going forward.

”It’s surpassed our expectations,” Williams said. “We’re just thrilled. We couldn’t have had better weather. It’s great to see all the smiling faces and people of the community together. We couldn’t be more pleased with the turn out.”

A wide variety of kids activities were offered, like inflatables and pony rides.

The New Boston Party in the Park concluded with a brilliant fireworks display and left community members looking forward to next year’s fesitivities.

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932