Community News

Emergency relief fund grants awarded

Emergency relief fund grants awarded

The United Way of Coshocton board has set up an emergency relief fund to assist other non-profit organizations lending aid to victims of the current COVID-19 pandemic. First round applications were due April 1 and a sub-committee of the United Way board met to make recommendations. Grants approved by the board are as follows: River […]

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COTC removes barriers to summer and fall enrollment

COTC removes barriers to summer and fall enrollment

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is eliminating enrollment barriers for community members who want to get onto a career path now. The college has temporarily modified its admissions policy to “test optional” through autumn 2020 to allow all who want to take advantage of COTC’s career training and upskilling opportunities to enroll without delay. With […]

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MVHC staff members test positive for COVID-19

MVHC staff members test positive for COVID-19

Muskingum Valley Health Centers (MVHC) has been working closely with the Coshocton County Health Department since March 20 after three staff members from MVHC Coshocton tested positive for COVID-19. Since this exposure the Coshocton Health Department has conducted mandatory contact tracing and MVHC employees have not been back to the facility since March 20. The […]

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Sports

OHSAA Winter Tournaments move from postponed to cancelled

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely on March 12, are now cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that schools will not be able to reopen for many weeks, which prevents interscholastic athletics from taking […]

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Smith hired as CHS football coach

Smith hired as CHS football coach

Steve Smith was hired as the new head football coach at Coshocton High School at the board of education meeting on Thursday, March 12. Smith’s football coaching experience includes two years as co-offensive coordinator at Mapleton High School and 15 years as a varsity assistant at Coshocton including time as both the offensive and defensive […]

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River View’s Hunley to play football at Defiance College

River View’s Hunley to play football at Defiance College

Joseph Hunley signed his letter of intent to play football for Defiance College on March 6 in the library at River View High School. “It’s been a dream of mind for a while now to play football in college,” said the RVHS senior. “The school is giving me the opportunity to play at another level […]

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Opinion

Grab some bottled water – and donuts!

Are we on the brink of the apocalypse? I don’t think so, but you would not know it by gauging the store shelves – empty – the shutting down of schools, sporting events and more. Is the government taking the necessary – or too many – risks? I think we need to step back a […]

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Mark’s Musings – January 29, 2020

Mark’s Musings – January 29, 2020

As promised my column is returning just in time for a true big game prediction. Did you know that the words S____ B___ are copyrighted by the NFL? I think I read this somewhere but hey, let’s err on the side of caution, shall we? I am still predicting Kansas City behind superstar quarterback Patrick […]

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Mark’s Musings – January 15, 2020

Mark’s Musings – January 15, 2020

The Beacon is rolling along! I am sure that many of you – if not all – were surprised by the announcement of our sale to AloNovus. This was a decision that was many months in the making and one that Nancy and I did not take lightly for many reasons. One of those very […]

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Notices

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for April 1, 2020

On March 31, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 1 accident(s) and 4 complaint(s). Accidents: Joan McCabe of Coshocton struck Amy Sturtz’s vehicle while in a parking lot in the 100 block of South Fourth Street. Complaints: Andrea Krebs of Coshocton reported Joseph Davis walking around the Commons Apartments causing a disturbance. Marvin Lillibridge of Coshocton reported […]

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Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for March 30, 2020

On March 24, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 1 accident(s) and 5 complaint(s). Accidents: Deputies were dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a hit skip accident. The investigation led to the arrest of 21-year-old Jesse Lawrence of Coshocton for OVI, OVI High Test, Reckless operation and leaving the scene of an accident. Complaints: Cortlynn Cornwell of […]

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Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for March 25, 2020

On March 24, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 0 accident(s) and 8 complaint(s). Complaints: Alexander Hershberger of Warsaw reported someone shot his house. Matthew Covic of Coshocton reported a firearm stolen. A resident of the 100 block of South Water Street reported a vehicle on fire in the rear of the address. An illegal dump site […]

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Obituaries

Mary Eileen (Mallett) Miller

Mary Eileen (Mallett) Miller, 88, of Coshocton passed away on Thursday April 2, 2020. Mary was born in Coshocton on November 2, 1931 to the late Earl J. and Ethel M. (Bookless) Mallett. She retired from Ansell Edmont after 27 years of service. Mary was a member of the Branch United Methodist Church. She was […]

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Louise M. Hootman

Louise M. Hootman

Louise M. Hootman, 74, of West Lafayette passed away at her home on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Louise was born in Coshocton County on December 17, 1945 to the late Herman and Grace (Moffatt) Howell. She was a homemaker throughout her life, loved raising her family, baking, seeing her grandchildren and watching them play their […]

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Ronald Lee Geog

Ronald Lee Geog

Ronald Lee Geog, 71, died Thursday, April 2, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home. He was born July 12, 1948 in Holmes Co. to the late Emerson Geog, Jr. and Wanda E. (Baker) Geog. He served in the US Navy from 1967-1971. He was a senior control tech for AEP before his retirement. […]

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E-Edition

April 1, 2020 Coshocton County Beacon

April 1, 2020 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!

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March 25, 2020 Coshocton County Beacon

March 25, 2020 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!

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March 18, 2020 Coshocton County Beacon

March 18, 2020 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!

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Other Recent Posts

Betty A. Trego

Betty A. Trego

| April 2, 2020

Betty A. Trego, 81, of Frazeysburg, Ohio passed away Wednesday morning, April 1, 2020 at  Signature Healthcare of Coshocton. She was born September 23, 1938, in Pike Township of Coshocton County to Ernest and Adabelle (Meyers) Ashcraft. Betty graduated from Union High School in 1956. On November 10, 1956, she married J. Gary Trego. Betty […]

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Pauline Doris Gross

Pauline Doris Gross

| April 2, 2020

Pauline Doris Gross, age 93, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Windsor Wood in Coshocton. She was born on April 2, 1926 in Dresden, Ohio to the late George A. and Estella (Norris) Krebs. Pauline graduated in 1945 from Coshocton High School.  She married her high school sweetheart on June 8, 1946, John […]

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Jean Ellen Hothem Ames

Jean Ellen Hothem Ames

| April 1, 2020

Jean Ellen Hothem Ames, age 87, of Millersburg, and formerly of Fresno, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at her home after a short illness. She was born January 30, 1933, at her homestead in Millcreek Township, Coshocton County, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Edwin and Esther (Leindecker) Hothem. On June […]

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