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West Lafayette plans Christmas celebration

WEST LAFAYETTE – West Lafayette will officially welcome the holiday season with its Christmas parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Lineup for the parade starts at noon at Ridgewood Middle School and the parade route will go to Oak Street, east on Russell Avenue, north on Plainfield Road, east on State Route 751 and […]

Auction to benefit Higher Hopes

WARSAW – Higher Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center will hold its 14th annual auction Saturday, Dec. 6, at River View High School, 26496 State Route 60 N. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the auction begins at 5 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction go to Higher Hopes, which is a non-profit […]

Hot Air Balloon Festival dates announced

Hot Air Balloon Festival dates announced

COSHOCTON – The Board of Directors of the Frontier Power Company recently approved continuing sponsorship of the 34th Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival presented by Frontier Power.  The festival will be Thursday through Saturday, June 4–6, 2015, at the Coshocton County Fairground. Kelly Kendall, manager of administration at Frontier Power, noted that the festival has […]

Local Bounty update

Local Bounty update

Happy Thanksgiving LB shoppers! As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, give thanks to our local growers and bakers and craftmakers. Enjoy this time, as it is a lovely opportunity to look at all the good things you have in your life. Stop by and see us TODAY we are open for […]

Word Worship Center moves into former St. John’s Church

Word Worship Center moves into former St. John’s Church

COSHOCTON – The Word Worship Center has a new place to call home. After St. John’s United Church of Christ merged with Central Christian Church, Pastor Jim Gross of the Word Worship Center saw an opportunity to expand his congregation and its ministry. “The new building suits us,” said Gross. “It’s conducive to what we […]

Sports

Frazee nets 10 points in win for Marietta

MARIETTA — Marietta College freshman and Ridgewood High School graduate Laura Frazee hit double figures in the team’s win over Chatham University. Marietta scored the first 12 points of the game and never trailed as the Pioneers defeated Chatham University by the score of 83-56 Nov. 22 in women’s basketball action. Marietta improves to 1-1 on the season […]

CHS to rededicate pool

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton High School Janet Jones Mulligan Natatorium is being rededicated following a four month renovation project that began in August. The project, funded mostly through private donations, included painting of the pool floor and walls, new starting blocks, lane markers, rubber decking along the perimeter of the pool, benches, banners and other […]

RHS grad starts off well with Marietta

MARIETTA — Ridgewood High School graduate Laura Frazee had nine points and a team-high seven rebounds in Marietta College’s women’s basketball Nov. 17 season opener to visiting Wittenberg University. The Marietta freshman also was in the starting lineup and scored the first basket of the season for the Pioneers. Marietta lost the game by a […]

RVHS grad named district coach of the year

PORTSMOUTH – Kayla Landaker’s first year as a head varsity volleyball coach at Notre Dame High School, a Division IV Catholic school in Portsmouth, was a pretty impressive one. “I had a very talented group of girls with incredible work ethic,” said the 2010 River View High School graduate. Landaker’s team finished the year 22-4, […]

Get CHS playoff tickets

COSHOCTON – Pre-Sale tickets for the Coshocton Redskins Football playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. with St. Clairsville are now on sale in the principal’s office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday evening Nov. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. and at Carroll’s Men’s Shop during store hours. Price is $8 and […]

Opinion

Mark’s Musings – November 26, 2014

Mark’s Musings – November 26, 2014

Santa has arrived in Coshocton! Kids of all ages bundled from head to toe lined the parade route on a cold Friday evening in November to welcome the jolly ol’ guy to the community for another Christmas season. Glad I got those insulated boots! Our community certainly knows when to pull together and the holiday […]

Mark’s Musings – Nov. 19, 2014

Mark’s Musings – Nov. 19, 2014

From the words made famous by Gomer Pyle, “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!” Yep. The snow, while not exactly a “surprise” in the real meaning of the word, struck Coshocton County with a ferocity not seen since – well, last winter. So winter is here, huh? According to the calendar on the wall or on your smartphone, […]

Mark’s Musings – Nov. 12, 2014

Mark’s Musings – Nov. 12, 2014

They’re baaaaack! No, not the crows – well, yes, they are back but this reference is to the beloved Buckeyes. A great game in East Lansing and no better way to start wrapping up the 2014 regular season with a win over the Spartans on their home turf – reversing the fortunes of last year […]

Mark’s Musings – Nov. 5, 2014

Mark’s Musings – Nov. 5, 2014

Here’s hoping you took the time to vote on Tuesday – or any of the other days you were allowed to vote using an absentee ballot. Opinions vary on this of course, should we be able to vote a month prior to the election? Many would say that this allows more people to vote on […]

Mark’s Musings – Oct. 29, 2014

Mark’s Musings – Oct. 29, 2014

The debate about year round school began Monday in the Ohio Legislature, beginning with the senate. Many schools around the nation already have what is called a “year round school calendar.” You can do a google search and find many school districts following a year round calendar already. And while on the surface this may […]

Notices

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Nov. 26, 2014

On November 25 the Sheriff’s Office investigated zero accidents and seven complaints. Complaints – VIRGINIA F CERVENY OF WEST LAFAYETTE REPORTED THE THEFT OF ITEMS FROM HER HOME. – TERRY L COX OF COSHOCTON REPORTED THE THEFT OF AN ITEM FROM HIS HOME. – AN ILLEGAL DUMP SITE WAS DISCOVERED ON TR 73 IN WASHINGTON […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Nov. 25, 2014

On November 24 the Sheriff’s Office investigated zero accidents and three complaints. Complaints – THE LITTER OFFICER REPORTED AN ILLEGAL DUMP SITE ON TR 44. – THE LITTER OFFICER REPORTED AN ILLEGAL DUMP SITE ON CR 170, THAT SOMEONE HAD SET ON FIRE. – FREDDIE DUNFEE OF NEWCOMERSTOWN REPORTED HITTING A TARP ON CR 9 […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Nov. 24, 2014

On November 23 the Sheriff’s Office investigated one accident and zero complaints. Accidents – GARY WOLFGANG OF COSHOCTON WAS BACKING FROM A DRIVEWAY AND STRUCK KIMBERLY ROUSH OF COSHOCTON. Source: www.coshoctoncounty.net/sheriff  

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Nov. 23, 2014

On November 22 the Sheriff’s Office investigated five accidents and zero complaints. Accidents – MARVIN PARSONS OF COLUMBUS, OHIO WAS TRAVELING SOUTH BOUND ON CR93 WHILE ROUNDING A CURVE HE SLID ON THE ICY ROADWAY AND STRUCK A GUARD RAIL AND FENCE. – TASHA LASHAY JACOBS OF CONESVILLE WAS TRAVELING WEST BOUND ON TR285 WHEN […]

Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for Nov. 22, 2014

On November 21 the Sheriff’s Office investigated four accidents and four complaints. Accidents – The Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle in a ditch on Jackson Township Road 135. – The Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident with injuries at the intersection of Walnut Street and 10th Street. – The Sheriff’s […]

Obituaries

Thelma I. Fitch

Thelma I. Fitch

Clyde T. Fitch, 87 and Thelma I. Fitch, 98, both of Alamogordo, NM formerly of Coshocton both passed away. Clyde was born on March 15, 1913 to the late John and Lucy (Conway) Fitch and passed away on September 27, 2000. Thelma was born on May 18, 1916 to the late Frank and Susan (DeCorsey) […]

Viola Zinkon

Viola Zinkon

Viola Zinkon, 96, of Coshocton passed away at Autumn Extended Care on Tuesday November 25, 2014. Viola was born in Coshocton County on October 22, 1918 to the late Orb and Emma (Neiss) Schlarb. She graduated from Fresno High School, class of 1936 and was a homemaker throughout her life. Viola was a member of […]

Jill R. McCall

Jill R. McCall, 52, of Coshocton passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday November 24, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jill was born in Coshocton on March 29, 1962 to Robert and Lois Allen. She graduated from River View High School, worked at Robinsons Restaurant and was currently working […]

James C. Lonsinger

James C. Lonsinger

WALHONDING- James Christopher “Doc” “J.D.” Lonsinger, 82, of SR 206, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1931 in Coshocton to the late Frederick and Gertrude (Potes) Lonsinger.  He was a 1950 graduate of Warsaw High School, and was the owner & operator of Lonsinger’s Garage for 53 years.  […]

Ruth L. Guthrie

Ruth L. Guthrie

Ruth L. Guthrie, 91, of Coshocton passed away Friday November 14, 2014 at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. She was born May 12, 1923 to the late Clarence and Myrtle (Clunk) Martin. Ruth worked at Edmonts and was a homemaker for most of her life. She loved baking, sewing and spending time with her family. Ruth […]

E-Edition

November 26, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

November 26, 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!

November 19, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

November 19, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

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November 12, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

November 12, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

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November 5, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

November 5, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

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October 29, 2014 Coshocton County Beacon

October 29, 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!