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Christmas Parade Takes Over Main Street


The New Concord Board of Trade celebrated the beginning of another holiday season with their annual Christmas Parade Monday, Nov. 27.

Retired Muskingum University Professor Jeff Harman served as the Parade’s announcer for the crowd gathered on Main Street in front of New Concord Village Hall.

Among all the entries, a few familiar faces such as Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler, New Concord Mayor Brett Essex, and Grand Marshal Roger Bates were featured during the night.

Groups of all ages came out to march including groups from the university such as Muskingum Cheerleaders, Muskingum Students with Hasseler, Muskie athletics, and sorority Chi Alpha Nu

East Muskingum School District was represented by the John Glenn High School Marching Band, the cheer and dance team, the football players, and East Muskingum Middle School Cheerleaders.

Businesses and organizations such as churches and Boy Scouts of America groups also supported the annual Board of Trade Parade by submitting entries.

Scott’s Diner Open for Business


New Concord residents now have another option when deciding what to eat.

Scott’s Diner opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 22 on 41 East Main St. in New Concord.

Keith Scott, the owner of Scott’s Diner, said his family was an inspiration when opening his restaurant.

Owner Keith Scott of Scott's Diner during Opening Day, Nov. 22.
Owner Keith Scott of Scott’s Diner during Opening Day, Nov. 22.

“I grew up in [the restaurant business], I’ve always been in it,” said Scott. “Opportunity came to get our own restaurant and timing was right. It’s a way for us to continue the family legacy.”

Scott’s grandparents are the owners of Mr. Lee’s restaurant in Cambridge.

Scott said the reason he chose New Concord to start a restaurant is its location and timing.

“I’ve always liked New Concord,” said Scott. “I always thought this would make the perfect little diner. I think the village needed it.”

Scott said the lack of a sit-in diner in New Concord was another reason he decided to start a restaurant.

“We want to provide good service to the village,” said Scott, “We want to be the village diner. We want to be a part of the community.”

Scott graduated from Zane State College’s culinary program in 2008 and has worked at his grandparents’ restaurant since he was 16 years old. He also runs the restaurant with his wife Alisha.

Scott said the diner offers traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Scott’s Diner is open Tuesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. The diner can be reached at 740-801-1730.