From the Marietta, Ohio, Times
By Mrs. Frederick
evident in the scenic Ohio River village of Newport.
Twenty-five years of growth represent conspicuous change. Improvement
of the old as well as expansion by the new illustrates the way of culture and
school, and business projects are among the progressive advancements of the Newport community which
has doubled its size in population during this period.
Newport Methodist Church
The Newport Methodist Church,
built in 1866, has recently taken on a new look achieved by sand blasting the
lounges, a kitchen, and two balcony classrooms have been added for convenience
A new altar set and candelabra enhanced by a
background of purple velvet draperies replace the old picturesque wall painting
of the ascent and entrance to heaven.
A new Hammond electric organ
has been purchased. A baby grand piano has been donated by the late church
organist, Miss Mary Ethel Hays.
completes the new picture of the church which will soon celebrate its
enrollment has increased to the extent that an annex to the grade school
building was necessary to provide space for classrooms
has been added to the high school, a band has been organized, and a new
gymnasium has been built.
business is well demonstrated by the Harris Super Market located at Route 7 and
the business originated with a gasoline station plus a small grocery store, and
in 1960 developed into an independently owned and operated super market.
This super market is known to the
river men as the “Boat Store.” Waiting
at the river’s edge is “The Ranger,” equipped with a two-way radio making
possible contact with the river boats.
Orders radioed to the Ranger’s owner and pilot, E.A. Harris, are
delivered “boat to boat” in the river.
is modern in every respect and displays the only automatic change machine in
this area. A glowing neon sign, “Harris
Super Market,” extends across the entire front.
Newport is truly proud of
its new market and the owners, Eugene A. and Kermit, Harris.
Lumber Co. is a thriving business located on Dye at Greene Street. Ralph Hendricks owns and operates this
enterprise and has remodeled and expanded during the past year. The same company is operating successfully in
Marietta at the
Laundromat is located on Route 7 above Greene St. The owner is Dr. Robert Rudolph of Marietta. He has provided a modern convenience for
residents are grateful.
With in the
past 25 years, an oil well drilled by
William Harris on the Crago farm marked a new depth in oil-well drilling and
production not equaled today in this locality.
Plant and Dairy Bar
Greenwood’s modern milk
plant with newly equipped pasteurization devices furnished milk for Newport and surrounding
areas until recent months.
Bar is owned and operated by the Greenwood Farm.
roadside markets display a variety of farm products.
The D and B
Market is new within the past year and is named for its owners, Dean and Bonnie
Farm Market is operating successfully under the management of Mr. and Mrs.
lumber companies are operating in the Newport
area. The U. S. Hardwood Corp. and the
Haessly Hardwood Lumber Co. both have furnished employment and progressive
interests in Newport
for the past five years.
service stations are operating in Newport.
the Sunoco, the Sohio, and the Ashland
are managed by Frank Crumpley, Earl Rouse, Cecil McCoy, Dave Hendershot, and
John Vannoy respectively.
Tractor Sales and Service is owned and operated by Ernest Dye at Bells Run.
salons began operation during the last 25 years in the Newport community. They are Gail’s Beauty Salon, Cameron’s
Imie’s Lura’s, and the B and M Beauty Salon.
Newport Nursing Home
Nursing Home accommodates 17 patients.
It is owned and operated by Mrs. Lora McCall.
housing projects have busied the building contractors. The Riggs Sub-division, the Milltown Community,
and the Greenwood Addition have added numerous modern and attractive homes to