Community News

Given-Dawson Funeral Home announces name change

Given-Dawson Funeral Home announces name change

COSHOCTON – Given-Dawson Funeral Home has a long history in our community. The families involved with the business want to see that continue and are happy to announce that they are adding Jessica Paisley’s name to their sign. “It’s state law that when the principal directors retire or are not actively involved you have to […]

Ladies Night Out tickets going fast

Ladies Night Out tickets going fast

WEST LAFAEYTTE – The Janusian Club of West Lafayette, a civic-minded organization, will hold its annual Ladies Night Out Card Party and Style Show, Thursday, March 30, at the Ridgewood Middle School. The delicious buffet will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., continuing with silent auction, door prizes, bingo, cards, 50/50, raffle for a 40” […]

Hospital holding walk-in Wednesday RN hiring event

Hospital holding walk-in Wednesday RN hiring event

COSHOCTON – Registered nurses looking for a great place to work will want to visit Coshocton Regional Medical Center on Wednesdays in March for walk-in Wednesdays RN hiring events. Every Wednesday in March, registered nurses can bring their resumes and have an interview with a nursing leader. They will learn about the many opportunities for […]

Emmanuel Lutheran Church to start Lenten study series

COSHOCTON – Emmanuel Lutheran Church starts a Lenten study series on March 8, at 7 p.m. on Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. This five week series, led by Pastor Bryan Kittner, explains the basics of what most Lutheran churches around the world believe and practice. The material is widely applicable to many Christian denominations, and will […]

Help improve the health of Coshocton County

Help improve the health of Coshocton County

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton City Health Department and the Coshocton County General Health District in collaboration with the Ohio University’s Appalachian Rural Health Institute need community members to participate in focus groups that will recognize goals needed to improve the health of Coshocton County. These focus groups will be scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. […]

Free baby boxes distributed to pre-natal patients

ZANESVILLE ­– Pre-natal patients at the Muskingum Valley Health Centers (MVHC) will be participating in a new program which offers them a free baby box — a portable, low-tech bassinet made of laminated cardboard, which experts say can sharply reduce the chances of sudden infant death syndrome. Now, MVHC has become the first health center […]

Sports

Ridgewood’s Leindecker hits 1,000 points

Ridgewood’s Leindecker hits 1,000 points

WEST LAFAYETTE – Tuesday night, Feb. 21 during a difficult loss to Malvern, there was a little bit of sunshine for Ridgewood High School’s boys basketball team. Senior, Keith Leindecker scored 21 points to end the regular season with a career total of 1,006 points. Leindecker has worked hard to achieve this goal and thanks […]

RHS wrestlers place at IVC tournament

WEST LAFAYETTE – Seven Ridgewood High School wrestlers claimed title victories at the IVC tournament Saturday, Feb. 18, at Garaway. Placing first in the IVC in their weight classes were wrestlers Colton Bethel winning by pin; Tyler Caudy by forfeit; Javon Merrill, Kasey Bethel, and Jason Stubbs each won by decision; and Nathan Anderson and […]

Ohioans begin 2017-2018 license year with new system

COLUMBUS – Beginning March 1, Ohioans can purchase a 2017-2018 hunting or fishing license at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout Ohio. Licenses are also available for purchase on a mobile device such as a smartphone. Ohio’s hunters, anglers and conservationists will find a newly redesigned online purchasing system when they log in […]

CHS coach honored at Ridgewood game

CHS coach honored at Ridgewood game

WEST LAFAYETTE – Colton Conkle gave his father Jeremy Conkle a big hug after handing him his Ridgewood Athletic Wall of Fame plaque during halftime of Ridgewood’s varsity boys’ basketball game at home against Coshocton on Feb. 14. Ridgewood High School Athletic Director Matt Colvin inducted Jeremy into the school’s athletic wall of fame. “In […]

Christian school boys celebrate successful season

Christian school boys celebrate successful season

WARSAW – The Coshocton Christian School Boys Basketball team wrapped up an eventful weekend by hosting a spaghetti dinner at New Beginnings Ministries. The team finished its regular season with the best record in school history at 19-1. They also were the number one seed in the Ohio Christian School Athletic Association and hosted Kingsway […]

Mason hits 1,000 points for career

Mason hits 1,000 points for career

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Redskin senior Andrew Mason scored 11 points in the team’s win over county rival River View on Friday night, Feb. 17 to end his regular season career point total with 1,001 points. Mason said about the accomplishment, “It feels pretty good – it’s been on my mind since the beginning of the […]

Opinion

Mark’s Musings – February 8, 2017

Mark’s Musings – February 8, 2017

            Astonishing. Incredible. Fantastic. A Super Bowl to remember. It was certainly one for the ages. The 50 year old plus one event that spans the globe did not disappoint, unless you are an Atlanta Falcons fan. Like many of you I felt that the game was pretty much over […]

Mark’s Musings – February 1, 2017

Mark’s Musings – February 1, 2017

            We’ll start with Super Bowl LI. With no “local” favorites playing like the Browns, Bengals or Steelers, this should be a fairly non-controversial subject. I believe that there are enough matters floating around right now that are in the latter category. The Vegas odds makers have the Patriots as […]

Mark’s Musings – January 25, 2017

Mark’s Musings – January 25, 2017

            Is there too much complaining? Has anyone noticed an uptick in negativity? And it’s about lots of nothing sometimes. I am reminded of the second Ghostbusters movie – (I think it was the second) where the pink goo of negativity was running under the streets of New York City. […]

Mark’s Musings – January 18, 2017

Mark’s Musings – January 18, 2017

            There were several good games this past weekend in the NFL. The Steelers versus the Chiefs, and of course, the Packers against the Cowboys. That was a great one. Can anyone knock off the Patriots? I give the edge right now to the Packers against the Falcons and the […]

Mark’s Musings – January 11, 2017

Mark’s Musings – January 11, 2017

            How did I miss it? The Columbus Blue Jackets win streak of course. It ended last Thursday evening against the Washington Capitals in a 5-0 loss – but winning 16 games straight in the NHL is something to be proud of. Right now the Blue Jackets have more wins […]

Mark’s Musings – January 4, 2017

Mark’s Musings – January 4, 2017

            Okay! Okay! I get it. Perhaps I went a step too far in last week’s column. As I lay here like a slug, that is, after all, my only defense, I need to address the now 1-14 Browns. What? You say, “Wait a minute Mark, the season – at […]

Notices

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Feb. 23, 2017

On Feb. 22, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 0 accident(s) and 3 complaint(s).   Accidents None Reported.     Complaints 9:33 A.M. Bakersville Garage reported receiving a bad check.   5:02 P.M. Jodi Haarman was arrested and charged with theft.   7:22 P.M. Brenda Hoover reported vandalism to her home.   coshoctoncounty.net/sheriff

West Lafayette Police Department report for Feb. 22, 2017

  On Feb. 21, 2017 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following calls:     None Reported      

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Feb. 22, 2017

  On Feb. 21, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 0 accident(s) and 7 complaint(s).   Accidents None Reported.     Complaints 12:30 A.M. The Sheriff’s Office investigated more than 30 vandalisms all over Coshocton.   8:42 A.M. Jack Hamptom of Coshocton was arrested and charged with theft.   8:54 A.M. While out on patrol the Litter […]

Legal Notice

The Coshocton City Council will hold a hearing on Monday March 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The hearing is for an ordinance council will consider that night to change the zoning of 208, 218, & 222 Mulberry Street and parcel 0430000309300 on South 2nd Street from R-1 One Family […]

Legal Notice

Ord 3-17 to authorize to prepare specs, advertise and let a bid for WTP chemicals, WWTP chemicals and gasoline. Ord 4-17 to authorize the issuance of notes int the amount not to exceed $1,850,000 in anticpation of the issuance of bonds for the purpose of acquiring the existing water and sewer system from Coshocton County […]

Legal Notice

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF COSHOCTON COUNTY, OHIO PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: CHARLES EDWARD FERGUSON CASE NO. 21650026 SHYLA JANE FERGUSON CASE NO. 21650027 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION To Stephanie Collins, mother, addresses unknown, you are hereby notified that on the 15th day of November, 2016, Jason and Ann […]

Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ R. Bender

James ‘Jim’ R. Bender

James “Jim” R. Bender, 75, of Coshocton passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Signature Healthcare of Coshocton.  He was born in Holmesville, Ohio on August 24, 1941 to the late James E. and Anna S. (Jones) Bender. Jim worked at Rice and Chadwick Rubber Company for over 40 years before retiring.  He was a […]

Bruce R. Ankrum

Bruce R. Ankrum

COSHOCTON – Bruce Reynold Ankrum, 89, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. He was born Aug. 15, 1927 in Monroe Co. to the late Ralph and Lela (Workman) Ankrum. He was the former owner & operator of Ankrum Sawmill, and was a self-employed lumberman throughout his career. He was a 65 year […]

Timothy “Tim” Blair

Timothy “Tim” Blair

WEST LAFAYETTE – Timothy “Tim” Blair, 62, of West Lafayette, passed away unexpectantly Monday, February 20, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Coshocton on July 10, 1954. Tim graduated from Ridgewood High School, worked at General Electric and currently worked for AEP, where he has been for the last 32 years.  He enjoyed […]

Vaughn McGrady

Vaughn McGrady

WARSAW – Francis Vaughn McGrady, 89, of Warsaw, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 14, 1928 in Warsaw to the late Joseph and Jessie M (Robinson) McGrady. Vaughn served in the US Army from 1950-1952.  He was a farmer and served as a Monroe Township Trustee for many years.  […]

Patricia A. Bender

Patricia A. Bender

COSHOCTON – Patricia A. Bender, 73, of Coshocton passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Signature Healthcare of Coshocton.  She was born in Millersburg, Ohio on June 30, 1943 to the late Wayne and Eva (Lemon) Fath. Pat worked at Landmark Feed Mill, Rubbermaid for 4 years, and was a Nurse’s Aid for 10 years.  […]

Robert P. Lindell

COSHOCTON – Robert P. Lindell, 85, of Orchard Street died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Coshocton Regional Medical Center. He was born January 22, 1932 in Canal Lewisville to the late Walter Lindell and Helen (Keohlar) Bechtol. Robert worked at Hopewell Industries and was a former member of the Coshocton Eagles & Moose. He […]

E-Edition

February 22, 2017 Coshocton County Beacon

February 22, 2017 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!

February 15, 2017 Coshocton County Beacon

February 15, 2017 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!

February 8, 2017 Coshocton County Beacon

February 8, 2017 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!

February 1, 2017 Coshocton County Beacon

February 1, 2017 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!

January 25, 2017 Coshocton County Beacon

January 25, 2017 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!

2017 Health, Safety and Wellness Expo Program

2017 Health, Safety and Wellness Expo Program

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Round two of community meetings held for neighborhood revitalization grant

Round two of community meetings held for neighborhood revitalization grant

| February 24, 2017

COSHOCTON – Whitaker Wright from CDC of Ohio had some good news for the small group who gathered for the second neighborhood revitalization grant meeting on Feb. 23 at city hall. The map of the north end area of the city the grant is targeting had a strange bump between North Fifth Street and North […]

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Reward offered in vandalism case

Reward offered in vandalism case

| February 22, 2017

COSHOCTON – Due to the recent vandalism in our area and the large amount of damaged vehicles in our community, a local law firm, Pomerene, Burns and Skelton, has offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If have any information on the suspects in the ongoing […]

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Karate helps shape local man’s life

Karate helps shape local man’s life

| February 22, 2017

COSHOCTON – In 1984, Jon McFarland watched “The Karate Kid” and knew karate was something he really wanted to try. He had no way of knowing that he would become so accomplished that he would win a world championship, meet Ralph Macchio (the star of “The Karate Kid”) and start his own karate school. When […]

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Local Bounty Update

| February 21, 2017

We are happy to have Buckeye Country Creamery and Running Man Ghee a part of our slow food market! Vegetable update: We still have fresh spinach and kale from Circle the Sun Farm, along with butternut squash and potatoes. (Limited supplies) We also have sauerkraut and fermented pickles from Wholesome Valley Farm. Sampling : We […]

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Legal Notice

| February 21, 2017

The Chief Fiscal Officer for the Village of West Lafayette, Ohio announces that the Village Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2016 has been completed and is available for public inspection at the Village Administration Office located at 113 East Railroad Street, West Lafayette, OH 43845 during normal business hours or call 740-545-6541. CCB: Feb […]

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