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Coshocton Library announces hoopla

Coshocton Library announces hoopla

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Public Library is excited to introduce hoopla, a brand new, revolutionary library lending service that launched July 25. Patrons can now borrow thousands of videos, TV shows, music albums, e-books, and audio books right from a smartphone, tablet or web browser. Hoopla allows Coshocton library card holders to use their library account […]

Smith returns to Coshocton to teach, raise family

Smith returns to Coshocton to teach, raise family

COSHOCTON – Analea Smith loves her hometown. “You couldn’t ask for a better place to raise a family,” she said. Smith graduated from River View High School in 2002. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a concentration in integrated science and a minor in biology from Bowling Green State […]

Maintenance work being done at Playvilion

Maintenance work being done at Playvilion

COSHOCTON – The Lake Park Playvilion is receiving a facelift. Varns Sandblasting is power washing all of the equipment, staining everything that is natural wood and painting everything that is painted including the tables and trash cans outside of the playground area. “The Playvilion was built in 1997 and it’s been an average of every […]

McKenna’s Farm Market officially opens with ribbon cutting

McKenna’s Farm Market officially opens with ribbon cutting

WEST LAFAYETTE – McKenna’s Farm Market had its official grand opening on Thursday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and specials throughout the day to celebrate the occasion. The store, located at 55716 US 36, West Lafayette, had a soft opening about a month ago and has seen an overwhelming response. “It’s […]

Quilt show awards announced

Quilt show awards announced

COSHOCTON – The following is a list of winners from the Coshocton Canal Quilters 2018 show: Appliqué:  First – Carol Shriver; second – Susan Cook; third – Shirley Fox Embroidered: First – Shirley Stutz; second – Violet Myers; third – Helen Moody Modern Innovation: First – Caroline Gilmore; second – Pat Roach; third – Mary […]

Songs of summer

COSHOCTON – I may be a child of the 1980s, but long before I had my own tape player I was introduced to my mom’s record collection. The Monkees were my favorite. I spent many summer days being a “Daydream Believer” and learning lyrics to my second favorite group The Beach Boys. I often pretended […]

Sports

Girls’ alumni soccer games organized at RVHS and RHS

Girls’ alumni soccer games organized at RVHS and RHS

COSHOCTON COUNTY – If you once represented the Lady Generals or Lady Bears on the soccer field, grab your cleats and come on out for their upcoming alumni games. The third annual River View High School girls’ soccer alumni game will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the school’s soccer complex in […]

Road Runner’s finish fifth at Stingrays Showcase

COSHOCTON – The Road Runner Elite 18U travel softball team went 5-2 and finished fifth in the platinum division of the Stingrays Showcase Tournament at Beekman Fields on the OSU campus. In the first pool game against Steel City Select, Janessa Dawson (Tri-Valley) allowed only one single to earn the 4-2 win in relief of […]

Special Olympics softball team starts up

Special Olympics softball team starts up

COSHOCTON – Lindsey Ashcraft is looking forward to learning more about playing second base. “I’ve played softball before and I want to learn to play second base better because it’s my favorite,” she said. “I enjoy playing softball because its fun and I get to meet new people.” Ashcraft is one of 22 Special Olympics […]

Road Runner Elite team competes in Lewis Center

COSHOCTON – The Road Runner Elite 18U travel softball team competed in the Great American Premier Softball Showcase in Lewis Center Ohio. In the first pool game the team lost 7-2 to the eventual third place team, Ohio Red. Taylor Gallentine (St. Clairsville) led the offense with a single and a two-run double. Kieran Johnson […]

RVHS holds summer track meet

RVHS holds summer track meet

WARSAW – For many years, one of the biggest fundraisers for the River View High School track team has been the annual summer track meet. The event was held on July 7 at the high school with about 100 people competing. “I think our numbers may be down this year,” said Mike Gray, who just […]

50 years of River View volleyball being celebrated

50 years of River View volleyball being celebrated

WARSAW – Cassidy Dulgar and Bella Heddleson are using their senior project to celebrate 50 years of volleyball at River View High School. “When Coach Ames and Coach Olinger approached us with the idea we thought it seemed like a lot of work, but we know we can do it,” Dulgar said. Heddleson said they […]

Opinion

Mark’s Musings – July 11, 2018

Mark’s Musings – July 11, 2018

Ever find yourself wondering where the time goes? As I age it seems that time has sped up despite the fact that there is no more running after the kids or attending school events. The year is now more than half over with the July 4th holiday just a fleeting memory of red, white and […]

Marks Musings – June 27, 2018

Marks Musings – June 27, 2018

We’re one week away from Independence Day – July 4th. America will be celebrating 242 years of independence this year. I would imagine that plans are in place for a grand 250 year celebration party in 2026. Yet, the Revolutionary War did not end until 1783 and began in 1775. As true historians know, the […]

Mark’s Musings – June 20, 2018

Mark’s Musings – June 20, 2018

It looks like the Three Rivers Bridge construction project is in full swing and a crew was even working on Sunday. With the various construction projects going on around the county I thought that perhaps there was an underlying motivation underway to keep the citizenry of Coshocton County inside the county borders this summer. That […]

Mark’s Musings – June 13, 2018

Mark’s Musings – June 13, 2018

Have we seen the last of the LeBron James era in Cleveland? James delivered on his promise of a championship for Cleveland despite a 1-3 finals record and the four game sweep suffered this year versus the Warriors – a team that is building its own legacy. The Cavs were just overmatched. Regardless if he […]

Mark’s Musings – June 6, 2018

Mark’s Musings – June 6, 2018

The Cavs came up a bit short in game one of “round four” although they pushed the Warriors into overtime on their home court. You know that LeBron will give it everything he has but it will take a team effort to win another championship for Cleveland. Several young men and women from Coshocton County […]

Mark’s Musings – March 18, 2018

Mark’s Musings – March 18, 2018

Like the coming of warm weather for spring, your NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket is probably perfect. I jest of course. The weather pattern for this week and especially the first day of spring does not bode well for those of us (everyone?) that are growing weary of the cold. But March it is and […]

Notices

West Lafayette Police Department Report for July 18, 2018

On July 17, 2018 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following: Joshua J. Propps of Coshocton was cited for no license plate light, driving while under a license forfeiture suspension, failure to reinstate, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Joy L. Bailey of West Lafayette was cited for unlawful entrustment.

Legal Notice

Coshocton County Foreclosure Auction Case# 017CI0357 Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC vs Carey Goddard, et al. The address of the property to be sold is 930 ORCHARD ST, COSHOCTON OH 43812. Bidding will only be available at www.Auction.com opening on 9/4/2018 at 11:00 AM for a minimum of 7 days. The deposit required is $5,000.00 to […]

Legal Notice

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: JONATHAN RYAN WOOD CASE NO. 21850005 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To Jason R. Monter, addresses unknown, you are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of May, 2018, Micheal E. Wood, 34521 SR 541, Warsaw, Ohio, filed […]

West Lafayette Police Department Report for July 15, 2018

On July 14, 2018 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following:   Officer received an animal complaint in the 400 block of West Russell Avenue.

West Lafayette Police Department Report for July 11, 2018

On July 10, 2018 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following:   A resident in the 600 block Plainfield Road reported being harassed.

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for July 10, 2018

On July 09, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office investigated 0 accident (s) and 3 complaint (s)   Accidents None Reported Complaints 12:00 A.M.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the 26000 block of State Route 751 in reference to a 911 call. Upon investigation of this incident, Gregory Boyett was arrestewd and charged with one count aggravated […]

Obituaries

Joe Harstine

WARSAW – Joseph Harstine, 58, passed away at his residence on Wednesday July 18, 2018. He was the son of Arthur and Jean (Bender) Harstine, and was born July 14, 1960 in Coshocton. They both preceded him in death along with his brother, James Harstine. Surviving are his wife, Julia (Williams) Harstine, son, Russell (Karri) […]

Florence “Flo” Irene Kaser

Florence “Flo” Irene Kaser

COSHOCTON – Florence “Flo” Irene Kaser, age 79, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on October 12, 1938 to the late Francis Earl and Hazel Marie (Householder) Hill. On January 26, 2008 she married C.R. Cork Kaser, who survives. Florence was retired from Edmont Manufacturing […]

Doris Johnston Totsch DeBertram

Doris Johnston Totsch DeBertram

Doris Johnston Totsch DeBertram, 93, passed away peacefully at Windsorwood Place on July 12, 2018. She was born in Coshocton, Ohio, June 8, 1925 to the late Eva (Nethers) and Chester Johnston.  She graduated from Coshocton High School in 1943 and earned her R. N. degree from the Mount Carmel School of Nursing in 1946.  […]

Grace Elizabeth (Caton) Moore

COSHOCTON – Grace Elizabeth (Caton) Moore, age 89, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Signature Health Care. She was born on September 9, 1928 to the late Nicholas Thomas and Mabel Florence (Strawn) Caton. Grace was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In her free time she liked to read […]

Lewis “Kevin” Keirns

Lewis “Kevin” Keirns

COSHOCTON – Lewis “Kevin” Keirns, age 48, passed away on July 14, 2018, due to complications from open heart surgery. Kevin was born in Coshocton, Ohio on October 15, 1969 to Lewis “Louie” Keirns and Judith (Parry) Keirns. After graduating from Athens High School in 1988, he joined the United States Navy and served on the […]

Glenn Earl Johnson

Glenn Earl Johnson

Glenn Earl Johnson, age 72, of Plainfield, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018. Glenn was born in Coshocton on May 2, 1946 to the late Glenn and Nellie (Dickerson) Johnson. Glenn was a graduate of West Lafayette High School. For many years, he worked in shipping at West Rock. In his free time he […]

E-Edition

July 18, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

July 18, 2018 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!

July 11, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

July 11, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

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July 4, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

July 4, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

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June 27, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

June 27, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

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Celebrate Coshocton County 2018

Celebrate Coshocton County 2018

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

June 20, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

June 20, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

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Master gardener volunteers add information station at Lake Park

Master gardener volunteers add information station at Lake Park

| July 17, 2018

COSHOCTON – The phenology garden at Lake Park began as a place for master gardeners to observe plants and record data, but it also has grown into a spot to educate the public. The Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers started the phenology garden in 2004. In 2012 they started cleaning out what they call The […]

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Lowe in florist business for more than 40 years

Lowe in florist business for more than 40 years

| July 17, 2018

COSHOCTON – Linnet Lowe has always been artistic, but when she was studying art education to become a teacher, her life took an unexpected turn. “I was studying art education at The Ohio State University and my Uncle Larry Clary asked me to fill in a summer time job and that’s when I fell in […]

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Running is part of Fred Wachtel’s life

Running is part of Fred Wachtel’s life

| July 17, 2018

COSHOCTON – Fred Wachtel has been running since his days as a student at The Ohio State University. “After I finished up studying for the evening I’d put on my shoes and run around campus for a little bit,” said the 62-year-old. “It just became something I do. I don’t sit well.” Wachtel tries to […]

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Foster takes up running to improve health

Foster takes up running to improve health

| July 17, 2018

COSHOCTON – Denny Foster never intended to become a runner, but he’s glad he started working on the hobby at the age of 62. “I didn’t want to run,” he said. “I never liked it, but when I sold my house in Dresden and my kids helped me move I couldn’t help them. I felt […]

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West Lafayette Police Department Report for July 16, 2018

| July 16, 2018

On July 15, 2018 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following:   Officer received a report of a domestic complaint near East Main Street and Plainfield Road. Upon investigation, Christopher L. Duncan, of Canton, Ohio was arrested for two counts of domestic violence and obstructing official business.   Trisha L. Damron, of West Lafayette, […]

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