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Where was The Beacon last seen?

Where was The Beacon last seen?

COSHOCTON – The Beacon was last scene in Smithville, Ohio being read by James and Eric from Wayne County Ohio. Share your pictures with us of where you have seen The Beacon being read and we will use them in print as we can. Photos and information can be e-mailed to news@coshoctoncountybeacon.com.  

Dogwood Festival lunches feature youthful talent

Dogwood Festival lunches feature youthful talent

COSHOCTON – The Dogwood Festival lunches on the court square started off this year with a presentation by the Coshocton Christian School Drama Department. The students gave the public a sneak peak of their A Night of Music and Monologues that they will present at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, at Coshocton Christian […]

Coshocton County Career Center students strive at recent FCCLA State Competition

Coshocton County Career Center students strive at recent FCCLA State Competition

COSHOCTON – Students from the Coshocton County Career Centers’ FCCLA organization competed at the state level in Columbus, Ohio. Students from the Early Childhood Education program and the Culinary Arts program were represented at the competition. Here are the results from the two-day event that was held at the State Fairgrounds on April 27 and […]

Community social held at Burt Park

Community social held at Burt Park

WEST LAFAYETTE – Two-year-old Avery McCoy of West Lafayette enjoys some snacks at Burt Park during the first Saturday in the Park event on Saturday, April 30. The community social was sponsored by the Ridgewood High School STATS Club, Ridgewood Middle School STATS Club, and the Ridgewood Junior National Honor Society. The event raised funds for […]

Gearing up for Coshocton is Blooming

Gearing up for Coshocton is Blooming

COSHOCTON – Bill Hahn, a judge for America in Bloom, speaks during a symposium co-sponsored by Clary Gardens and Coshocton is Blooming, about ideas on how to improve the community landscaping. “Don’t fear change when change is good,” he said. “When you know what’s right, forge forward and do it. Don’t be intimidated by the […]

Sports

County native elected to Big South Conference 2016 Hall of Fame Class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two track & field stalwarts and two women’s basketball stars have been elected for enshrinement in the Big South Conference Hall of Fame. Former Coastal Carolina women’s track & field All-American Amber Campbell, former Chanticleer women’s track & field/cross country coach Alan Connie, former UNC Asheville women’s basketball player and Coshocton County […]

Three Rivers Bass Masters meet

COSHOCTON – The Three Rivers Bass Masters met April 24 at Salt Fork for their first tournament of the 2016 year. Results were: First place – Ryan Taggart, 7.07 lbs; second place –    Jim Eckelberry, 2.95 lbs; third place – Wilmer Eckelberry, 2.60 lbs; big bass – Ryan Taggart, 3.66 lbs. Three Rivers Bass […]

Mobile Martial Arts students bring home medals

Mobile Martial Arts students bring home medals

COLUMBUS – Mobile Martial Arts took a group of 12 to the Arnold Classic and came home with eight gold medals, two silver and two bronze. The students also had the opportunity to meet the real life Frank Dux, who was portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the movie “Bloodsport.”

Philabaum plans to continue swimming career at Urbana University

Philabaum plans to continue swimming career at Urbana University

COSHOCTON – Bryce Philabaum always had in the back of his mind that he wanted to swim in college. “My freshman and sophomore year I didn’t know if I would be good enough at that point and my junior year I realized how much work it was going to take,” said the Coshocton High School […]

Rent a wrestler and help RHS

Rent a wrestler and help RHS

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Ridgewood High School Rent-A-Wrestler fundraiser will be Saturday, April 30. Area residents can rent a wrestler for a maximum of two hours for at least a $10 donation per wrestler, per hour for odd jobs performed. The wrestlers will work in pairs to do odd jobs, clean up, help residents with […]

Opinion

Mark’s Musings – Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Mark’s Musings – Wednesday, March 30, 2016

There is a box of Peeps® – apparently this is a much bigger deal than I thought – sitting on our kitchen counter. Their hurtful little dots of eyes stare up at me wondering, “Why, why?” did you attack us, the poor little defenseless puffs of yellowy goodness that we are they quip. Further research […]

Mark’s Musings – March 16, 2016

Mark’s Musings – March 16, 2016

Ahhhh – March Madness! You just have to like the constant tirades, the rants, ravings and promises of victories to come along with the untiring predictions. What joy! Or you may not enjoy it. It can get tiring. But, like many of you, it is close to being my favorite time of the year. Who […]

Mark’s Musings – March 9, 2016

Mark’s Musings – March 9, 2016

The folks in the Ridgewood School District deserve to be proud of their Lady Generals. These young women gave it all they had against an undefeated opponent – indeed they gave it everything all season long – and with just a few breaks one way or another could have been in Columbus this week. Regardless […]

Mark’s Musings – March 2, 2016

Mark’s Musings – March 2, 2016

Athletes from Coshocton, Ridgewood and River View enjoyed a successful weekend with Coshocton Redskin senior Bryce Philabaum earning All Ohio honors after placing fifth in the 100 meter backstroke with a time of :52.25 in the state swimming meet. He also competed in the 50 meter freestyle swim – placing 12th at a time of […]

Mark’s Musings – Feb. 24, 2016

Mark’s Musings – Feb. 24, 2016

The strategies to win played out like a New York Philharmonic solo on a Stradivarius violin. Contestants psyched themselves up well before the competition started by stretching and sharing good natured jibes with the other competitors. Known celebrities proffered comments as the anxious crowd watched and waited for the contest to begin. Once the contest […]

Notices

West Lafayette Police Department report for May 2, 2016

On May 1, the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following calls:   Officer received an animal complaint in the 300 block of East 4th Street A resident in the 400 block of East 4th Street reported an animal complaint

West Lafayette Police Department report for May 1, 2016

On April 30, the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following calls:   Nothing to Report

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for May 2, 2016

On May 1, the Sheriff’s Office investigated two accident(s) and zero complaint(s). Accidents 4:24 PM: Sierra N. Brooks of Coshocton struck a parked vehicle on South 2nd Street 5:57 PM: Zachary L. Moody of Coshocton was traveling east on Main Street when he struck the rear of the vehicle being driven by Patrick A. Luman […]

West Lafayette Police Department report for April 29, 2016

On April 28, the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following calls:   Nothing to Report

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for April 29, 2016

On April 28, the Sheriff’s Office investigated four accident(s) and five complaint(s). Accidents 4:26 PM: Shelly Lawver was traveling north on Otsego Avenue while Broch Stevens, who was traveling south on Otsego Avenue, failed to yield that right of way while turning left. Stevens was cited for OVI and failure to yield while turning left. […]

Obituaries

Kerry David Stone

Kerry David Stone

Kerry David Stone, 66, of Conesville passed away at his home on May 1, 2016.  Kerry was born in Coshocton on March 4, 1950 to the late Russell and Edna (Bell) Stone.  He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, retired after thirty years of service working for Coshocton County as head mechanic, served as […]

Peter James Vasilakos

Peter James Vasilakos

Peter James Vasilakos, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at his home in Coshocton, Ohio.  He was born on May 2nd, 1952 in Cleveland, Ohio to his late parents, James Alexander and Katherine (Stathis) Vasilakos.  He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1970 and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education […]

Frances E. Carpenter

Frances E. Carpenter, 88, of Coshocton passed away at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital on Thursday April 28, 2016. Frances was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on June 23, 1927 to the late John and Eura (Whited) Weaver. She had worked for JC Penney’s in Coshocton for over thirty years and enjoyed quilting. Frances is survived […]

Cinda C. White

Cinda C. White

GROVE CITY – Cinda Chloe White, 68, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Mount Carmel West in Columbus. She was born Nov. 18, 1947 in Coshocton to the late John H. and Oleen E. (Hamilton) Anderson. She married Bradley Dean White on November 27, 1971, who preceded her in death on March 18, 2013. Cinda […]

Marion E. Carter

Marion E. Carter

Marion E. Carter, 91, formerly of Coshocton passed away Tuesday April 26, 2016 at her home.  She was born in West Boylston, Massachusetts on September 18, 1924 to the late Frank and Marion (Tower) Comforti.  In 1948 she married Andrew Carter, whom passed away March 12, 2005. Marion worked at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital […]

E-Edition

April 27, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

April 27, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

This week’s e-edition of The Coshocton County Beacon is now online. Want to get free mail delivery of the print edition of The Beacon? Request it here!

April 20, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

April 20, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

This week’s e-edition of The Coshocton County Beacon is now online. Want to get free mail delivery of the print edition of The Beacon? Request it here!

April 13, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

April 13, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

This week’s e-edition of The Coshocton County Beacon is now online. Want to get free mail delivery of the print edition of The Beacon? Request it here!

April 4, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

April 4, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

This week’s e-edition of The Coshocton County Beacon is now online. Want to get free mail delivery of the print edition of The Beacon? Request it here!

March 30, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

March 30, 2016 Coshocton County Beacon

This week’s e-edition of The Coshocton County Beacon is now online. Want to get free mail delivery of the print edition of The Beacon? Request it here!