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Scholarship applications sought by COTC Coshocton Campus

Scholarship applications sought by COTC Coshocton Campus

NEWARK – Residents of Coshocton County have a unique opportunity for scholarship funds at Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) Coshocton campus. The Miller Scholars’ program, named for its benefactors Clarence and Grace Miller of Coshocton, is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. The program was developed to remove economic barriers and help students reach their […]

67th Annual West Lafayette Homecoming Festival

67th Annual West Lafayette Homecoming Festival

July 24 thru July 26 – “Made in West Lafayette” Thursday, July 24 5 p.m.   Eat stand opens – limited menu Carnival rides open by Albanese Amusement Inc. 6 p.m.: Queen Contest in Burt Park Precious Treasures Snack Stand Statements by Shannon Great Clips 8 p.m.: Half Moon Band Regular merchandise ticket sales begin Kids […]

Cake auction approaching

Cake auction approaching

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Business and Professional Women will hold its annual cake auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Civic Center on Main Street. BPW has a goal to help promote all working women in the area. As an organization, it supports: Dollars for Scholars, the Christmas Castle Project, Operation Sweatsuit, First […]

County Road 17 road closure announced

County Road 17 road closure announced

COSHOCTON - Coshocton County Engineer Frederick Wachtel announced that construction crews will be replacing a bridge on County Road 17 in Bedford Township beginning Monday, July 28. The closure will last for approximately 60 days and then re-open to traffic, weather permitting. The work will force the closure of County Road 17, approximately 0.05 miles South […]

Write-On Writers to meet

COSHOCTON – The local Write-On Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Coshocton Public Library in the basement meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. All are invited to attend. The important item of business is planning a writers’ workshop, to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, which is […]

Sports

RVHS names new head football coach

RVHS names new head football coach

WARSAW – Black Bear nation welcomes home a legacy in Head Football Coach Bob Forgrave who will take over the reigns of his alma mater. Forgrave has a wealth of experience to draw on as River View welcomes home one of its own. Graduating in 1973, Forgrave earned his bachelor’s degree from Muskingum University in […]

RHS graduate moving on to Marietta College

COSHOCTON – Laura Frazee always wanted to go to college and be an athlete. That dream will come true this fall when she becomes a student at Marietta College and a member of its women’s basketball team. “I really liked the campus and I liked my coaches,” said the 2014 Ridgewood High School graduate. “I […]

Golf results shared

WEST LAFAYETTE – The River Greens Thursday morning ladies golf league met June 26. Play of the day was: Closest to the pin on #22. Winners were: A flight – Jane Mautz; B flight – Helen Scholfield; C flight – Joyce Williams. Low scores were: Rhonda Barlan, Margaret Skelton 38; Connie Lahna 40; Bonnie Ramshaw, […]

11th annual Black Bear Summer Track and Field Classic and 5K planned

WARSAW – The River View Track Programs will present the 11th annual Black Bear Summer Track and Field Classic and 5K Cross Country Run Saturday, July 12, at River View High School’s Don Rushing Stadium located on the corner of State Route 60 and 36 in Warsaw. The track meet is for males and females […]

Ladies play at Hickory Flats

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Hickory Flats Tuesday morning Ladies League played June 17. Play of the day was most sixes. Winners were: A flight – Debby Corder; B flight – Gail Sharp. Low scorer was Deb Bucklew with a 46. The committee included Corder and Bucklew.

Opinion

Mark’s Musings – July 23, 2014

Mark’s Musings – July 23, 2014

The Tribe took three out of four from the Tigers – that is a great way to start the second half of the season. Now we know there are some Pirates and some Reds fans out there in Beacon reader land . . . both the Reds and the Bucs are chasing the Brewers and […]

Mark’s Musings – July 16, 2014

Mark’s Musings – July 16, 2014

Germany by 1. Didn’t watch it. Extra minutes even. I guess that is the way a World Cup final should be. LeBron back to Cleveland! Yea? Boo? Your opinion may be like mine on this one – but one thing is certain. You have to give James credit for having the courage to return to […]

Mark’s Musings – July 9, 2014

Mark’s Musings – July 9, 2014

Lincoln Elementary School is coming down. Let’s remember this – it’s kind of like that old saying – “you can take the boy off the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the boy”. Or something like that. Same thing goes for Lincoln Elementary School. You can remove the school and the bricks […]

Mark’s Musings – July 2, 2014

Mark’s Musings – July 2, 2014

Are we looking ship shape as the saying goes? Got your weeds pulled? And I’m not talking about your garden – good luck with that one! We pulled several buckets of weeds – more like grass – from the garden over the weekend. I was actually tempted to just fire up the mower at one […]

Mark’s Musings – June 25, 2014

Mark’s Musings – June 25, 2014

Sometimes it seems that folks just like to have something to pick about. I heard that a handful of locals were not pleased with the “bicycle traffic” in our community last week with the onslaught of more than 2,000 GOBA riders. Yes, I understand that it may have been a bit more challenging to get […]

Notices

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for July 23, 2014

On July 22 the Sheriff’s Office investigated one accident and two complaints. Accidents – Donavan Bowers of Walhonding swerved to miss a deer and struck a tree on TR 364. Complaints – Delta Lewis of Coshocton reported that her house was broken into and medication was stolen. – Theresa Brown of Coshocton reported that her […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for July 22, 2014

On July 21 the Sheriff’s Office investigated zero accidents and four complaints. Complaints – Amanda Shryock of Coshocton was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart. – Sharon Sutton of Coshocton reported that Sutton Construction on Walnut Street was broken into. – Leroy Matthews of Coshcoton reported the theft of his wallet. – Tim Wagoner of Coshocton […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for July 21, 2014

On July 20 the Sheriff’s Office investigated two accidents and two complaints. Accidents – Connie Krol of Coshocton rear ended John Carpenter of Coshocton at the intersection of SR 83 and US 36. – Robert Guthrie of Coshocton wrecked his vehicle on Chestnut street near Chestnut Crossings Apartments. Mr. Guthrie was then arrested for OVI. […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for July 20, 2014

On July 19 the Sheriff’s Office investigated one accident and two complaints. Accidents – Chester Underwood of Coshocton wrecked his motorcycle at the intersection of SR 83 and SR 16. Complaints – Jade Brown of Coshocton reported vandalism to her home. – Kelly Sampson of Warsaw reported the attempted theft of a generator from Rural […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for July 19, 2014

On July 18 the Sheriff’s Office investigated zero accidents and one complaint. Complaints – OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE 600 BLOCK OF ELM ON AN ASSAULT. Source: www.coshoctoncounty.net/sheriff  

Obituaries

William Hays

WEST LAFAYETTE – William Hays, 66, of West Lafayette passed away at Lafayette Pointe Nursing Home on Monday July 21, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  The Miller Funeral Home, Coshocton is serving the family.

Laired Dale Williamson

Laired Dale Williamson

WARSAW – Laired Dale Williamson, 66, of TR 61 A, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville. He was born Oct. 17, 1947 in Barboursville, WV to the late Roby and Thelma (Bledsoe) Williamson.  He was a retired truck and tour bus driver.  He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, and […]

Clifford D. ‘Kip’ Garrett

Clifford D. ‘Kip’ Garrett

Clifford D. “Kip” Garrett, 77, of Coshocton passed away at Coshocton Health and Rehabilitation on Saturday July 19, 2014. Kip was born in Cambridge, Ohio on June 28, 1937 to the late Charlton and Pauline (Davis) Garrett. He had worked at Hunt-Crawford, Peabody Coal Company and was also a handyman. He was a member of […]

Allen D. Shaffer

Allen D. Shaffer “Corky”, 85, born December 9, 1928 passed away July 16, 2014 after a short illness. He was surrounded in love by his daughters Jill (Joseph Zarr) and Jan (Robert Wilhoite). He was preceded in death by wife Martha (McGrevey), parents Lester Earl and Bonnie (Emler), grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. He […]

Janice O. Emler

Janice O. Emler

NEW MOSCOW- Janice Opal (Haines) Emler, 84, of CR 297, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born Feb. 18, 1930 in New Moscow to the late George and Mildred (Steffee) Haines, Jr.  She was a 1948 graduate of Conesville High School, and retired from G.E. in April 1989.  She was a […]

E-Edition

July 23, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

July 23, 2014 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 16, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

July 16, 2014 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 9, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

July 9, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

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July 2, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

July 2, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

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June 25, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

June 25, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

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