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Hammond proud to live in Coshocton County

Hammond proud to live in Coshocton County

COSHOCTON – Morgan Hammond, a 2003 graduate of River View High School and a completer of the cosmetology program at the Coshocton County Career Center, is happy to call Coshocton County home. “I absolutely wanted to stay here after school,” she said. “I had moved around a lot and had never been in one place […]

Live Nativity brings the community back to true Christmas meaning

Live Nativity brings the community back to true Christmas meaning

COSHOCTON – For the past 21 years, more than 100 volunteers of all ages and walks of life come together at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle to bring the Live Nativity to the community. Although the event begins at 6:30 p.m. for three nights in December, cars start lining up to view the Live Nativity at 5:30 […]

River View grad performs at President George H. W. Bush’s funeral

River View grad performs at President George H. W. Bush’s funeral

HOUSTON, Texas – On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the nation came together and grieved over the death of former president George H. W. Bush as his funeral took place in Houston, Texas. Thousands gathered to pay their respects to the 41st president of the United States and his family. Military bands and nationally-acclaimed musicians performed at […]

Binsanity brings a new way to shop in Coshocton

Binsanity brings a new way to shop in Coshocton

COSHOCTON – Do you love a good treasure hunt? Then Binsanity may be the perfect place for you to shop. The new store, which opened on Wednesday, Nov. 28, is located at 720 South Second St., Coshocton, and offers customers a whole new shopping experience. All the merchandise at Binsanity is placed in bins and […]

Upcoming SR 541 bridge closure announced

Upcoming SR 541 bridge closure announced

COSHOCTON – Beginning Thursday, Dec. 13, the SR 541 bridge over SR 16 will be closed to traffic to begin pouring the bridge deck. The closure will be between 2nd Street and the SR 16 EB ramps. All ramps at the interchange will remain open during the closure. Estimated re-open to traffic: Monday, Dec. 17, […]

Meet Stephen Bordenkircher, Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2019

Meet Stephen Bordenkircher, Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE – Stephen Bordenkircher is a Coshocton native, an alumnus of Sacred Heart School and Coshocton High School, Class of 1972. His original plans following graduation were to attend Franklin University; however Uncle Sam had other ideas for his future.  Upon receiving his draft physical notice, he promptly enlisted in the United States Air […]

Sports

River View places in top five at Coshocton Invite

COSHOCTON – The River View Swimming teams competed in the Coshocton Invitational at Janet Jones Mulligan Natatorium on Saturday, Dec. 8. The boys placed third overall out of ten teams with 51 points, and the girls were fourth out of 16 with a total of 44. Scoring points individually for the girls’ team were Lindsey […]

2018-2019 High School Winter Sports Preview

2018-2019 High School Winter Sports Preview

The 2018-2019 High School Winter Sports e-edition is now online. Want to get free mail delivery of the print edition of The Beacon? Request it here!

River View swim competes at Dover invite

DOVER – The River View swim teams competed in the 19th annual Dover Invitational on Saturday Dec. 1. The boys placed second out of 10 teams and the girls placed fifth out of eight. For the girls, Lindsey Ashcraft was second in the 100 Breast (1:19.85), and fourth in the 50 Free (28.24), Carolyn Cox […]

River View swim opens season with win

COSHOCTON – The River View swim teams opened their season by defeating host Coshocton, and Heath at the Janet Jones Mulligan Natatorium on Tuesday Nov. 27. Winning their events on the girls team were Katie Hardesty in the 200 (2:46.17) and 100 (1:15.53) Free, Lindsey Ashcraft in the 200 Individual Medley (2:56.59) and the 100 […]

Generals make All-Ohio Teams

COLUMBUS – The Division V football All-Ohio teams were announced Monday, Nov. 26 by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and several Ridgewood High School Generals are listed. 2018 Division V OPSWA All-Ohio Football Teams Second Team Offense Linemen – John Evin, West Lafayette Ridgewood, […]

Prater signs with Youngstown State University

Prater signs with Youngstown State University

WEST LAFAYETTE – When Alexis Prater was 10, she asked if she could go to a track meet. “It was winter, but my dad found an AAU indoor meet and that started it all,” said the Ridgewood High School senior. Alexis’ father, Jason Prater shared that same story on Nov. 20, right before she signed […]

Opinion

Mark’s Musings – December 5, 2018

Mark’s Musings – December 5, 2018

As we barrel straight into December holiday celebrations are in full swing throughout Coshocton County as Santa Claus made his appearance in West Lafayette on Saturday, the first candle lighting of the season was held in Roscoe Village on a wet Saturday evening and the Coshocton Community Choir with all those that help gave a […]

Mark’s Musings – November 28, 2018

Mark’s Musings – November 28, 2018

We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving Day, and participated in the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as I write this week’s column. Now, we prepare to observe #GivingTuesday – a great day for us to give something back but somewhere a side of me feels that this is a day established so we can somehow feel […]

Mark’s Musings – November 21, 2018

Mark’s Musings – November 21, 2018

As we prepare to observe and celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in America we need to take time to be thankful for what we have in this nation. People across the country are divided but on this day we need to come together and celebrate our freedoms. Those freedoms came at great sacrifice and they continue […]

Mark’s Musings – November 14, 2018

Mark’s Musings – November 14, 2018

I searched my brain through and through this week for a “theme” for this column. In particular I was looking for something positive. I know it’s out there and that’s especially true for the economy and jobs. And while we are facing some oncoming challenges here in our own community we also have many positive […]

Mark’s Musings – November 7, 2018

Mark’s Musings – November 7, 2018

And here we go! The holidays are headed our way in a hurry. Once the election is over and all the commercials and mailers go away, I think we naturally start thinking about Thanksgiving, turkey, the game with TTUN and of course, Christmas. At this point of course we can be thankful that the election […]

Mark’s Musings – Oct. 31, 2018

Mark’s Musings – Oct. 31, 2018

In my mind, the election could not get here soon enough. In my opinion we have enough negativity in the world and anything added on top is just a bit – well, over the top right now. Television ads and the almost daily bombardment of mailers that provide a touch of truth tinged with drama […]

Notices

West Lafayette Police Department Report for Dec. 10, 2018

On Dec. 09, 2018 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following:   Officer received a report of a disorderly subject in the 600 block of East Main Street.

West Lafayette Police Department Report for Dec. 09, 2018

On Dec. 08, 2018 the West Lafayette Police Department investigated the following:   A resident in the 500 block of South Center Street reported a theft.   Matthew D. Sterling, of Fresno, was stopped for a speed violation in the 400 block of West Main Street. Upon investigation, Mr. Sterling was cited for speed and […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Dec. 10, 2018

On Dec. 09, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office investigated 1 accident (s) and 1 complaint (s):   Accidents: 5:00 P.M.  Brock Colburn of Ashland was traveling southbound on State Route 83 when he went off the roadway and struck a deer.   Complaints: 9:41 P.M.  Shelly Kiser was bit by a dog when she was trying […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Dec. 09, 2018

On Dec. 08, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office investigated 2 accident (s) and 1 complaint (s):   Accidents: 12:34 A.M.  Amanda Bible of West Lafayette was traveling northbound on County Road 10 when she ran off the roadway striking a power pole.  Amanda Bible was cited for OVI and wrecking her car into a utility pole. […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Dec. 08, 2018

On Dec. 07, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office investigated 2 accident (s) and 0 complaint (s):   Accidents: 11:12 A.M.  Michael Lewis of Coshocton was traveling westbound on US 36 when he lost control of his vehicle causing the vehicle to go into a ditch.   11:18 A.M.  Devin Barnett of Coshocton struck a vehicle operated […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Dec. 07, 2018

On Dec. 06, 2018 the Sheriff’s Office investigated 0 accident (s) and 4 complaint (s):   Accidents: None Reported   Complaints:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         11:10 A.M.  The Litter Officer reported an illegal dump site on US 36 at the Roscoe Basin.   11:25 A.M.  Suzanne Murray of Coshocton reported theft of guns and ammunition.   11:38 A.M.  […]

Obituaries

Thomas L. Rollins

Thomas L. Rollins

WARSAW- Thomas Lee “Tom” Rollins, 72, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1946 in New Castle to the late Charles Oscar and Helen Irene (Hoskinson) Rollins. He was a 1964 graduate of Union High School, and retired from the former Smurfit-Stone Container as a Maintenance Supervisor after 35 […]

Joyce A. Schumaker

COSHOCTON – Joyce A. Schumaker, age 78, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Altercare of Coshocton. She was born on April 12, 1940 in Coshocton to the late William and June (Collins) Holdsworth. On June 6, 1968, she married Jack Schumaker who passed away in 1991. She had a love for flowers and her […]

Larry Anthony Fleming

Larry Anthony Fleming

COSHOCTON – Larry Anthony Fleming, 51, of Coshocton passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Larry was born in Coshocton on November 12, 1967, the son of Larry and Patricia Fleming. He graduated from River View High School in 1986, worked as a welder at Clow Water Systems; was a Field Service Engineer for Siemens, and […]

Charles W. Duff

Charles W. Duff

COSHOCTON- Charles W. “Chuck” Duff, 67, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 5, 1951 in Bellaire, OH to the late Howard and Florence (Poland) Duff. He was a self-employed oil field worker and equipment operator for most of his life. Chuck loved the outdoors, deer hunting, and landscaping and […]

Hildegard “Hilde” U. Skelley

COSHOCTON – Hildegard “Hilde” U. Skelley, 89, of Coshocton, Ohio passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. Hilde was born in Neustrelitz Mecklenburg, Germany on September 13, 1929 to the late Erich and Gertrude (Prasse) Schueder. She graduated from Lyzeum High School in Karlsruhe, Germany and went on to graduate from […]

Rosie M. Buckmaster

Rosie M. Buckmaster

COSHOCTON- Rosie Mae (Dilly) Buckmaster, 73, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at her residence. She was born May 13, 1945 in Dry Creek, WV to the late Thomas L. and Hallie M. (Moye) Dilly. She was a cook for many different area restaurants and clubs throughout the years. Rosie loved to cook, especially baking cookies. […]

E-Edition

December 5, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

December 5, 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!

November 28, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

November 28, 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!

November 21, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

November 21, 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!

November 14, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

November 14, 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!

November 7, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

November 7, 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!

October 31, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

October 31, 2018 Coshocton County Beacon

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Our Town Stories to discuss first dates and prom

Our Town Stories to discuss first dates and prom

| December 6, 2018

COSHOCTON – First Dates and Prom, the next topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories, will be Dec. 13 at noon. Although dating and proms have evolved over the years, from parlor courtship to big dances complete with live music, both remain somewhat of an American institution. Come share your memories with us during […]

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River View junior selected to serve as U.S. Senate Page

River View junior selected to serve as U.S. Senate Page

| December 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced on Monday that he has appointed Caleb Shriver, a junior at River View High School in Warsaw, to serve as a U.S. Senate Page for the Spring 2019 program. Shriver will have the opportunity to work in the Senate chamber and assist with day-to-day operations at […]

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Ridgewood drama to present “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood”

Ridgewood drama to present “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood”

| December 6, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE – Ridgewood Drama presents “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and that morning for the senior citizens banquet at 11 a.m. This hilarious, slapstick comedy has something for all ages! Bring the whole family out to see Robin Hood, played by junior Trevor Hawkins and his motley […]

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Schooler Family Foundation announces 2018 grants

| December 5, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Schooler Family Foundation was founded as a private foundation in 1985 and guided through its early years by Coshocton residents, Seward and Edith Schooler. Now served by three generations of family and community, the foundation continues a long-standing commitment of support for the areas of economic development, environment, energy, education, human service, […]

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Churches share Advent and Christmas traditions

Churches share Advent and Christmas traditions

| December 5, 2018

COSHOCTON – Christmas Eve services are a special time at many area churches, but so is the season of Advent. “Our Christmas season is Christmas through Jan. 6, which is the Epiphany,” said Deacon Doug Mould from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The church has decorations up during that time period and sings Christmas hymns. “The […]

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