Josie Sellers

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home!
I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them.
I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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City hall cleared after anthrax scare and bomb threat hoax

City hall cleared after anthrax scare and bomb threat hoax

| July 19, 2017

COSHOCTON – A potential dangerous situation reported at municipal court on Wednesday morning, July 19, thankfully turned out to be a hoax. “At 10:40 a.m. we got a call from dispatch about a white powder found in the mail at municipal court,” said Coshocton Fire Department Chief Mike Layton. “Upon investigation it was discovered that the […]

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City recreation department creates new fishing opportunity

City recreation department creates new fishing opportunity

| July 18, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton City Recreation Department created a new opportunity for outdoor fun. City employees released 1,000 fish into the pond at Kids America on July 18 and encourage the public to come down and fish. The pond is open to the public from dawn to dusk and any fish caught must be released. […]

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Recovery apartments help with fresh starts

Recovery apartments help with fresh starts

| July 17, 2017

COSHOCTON – Everyone deserves a fresh start and for that reason The Beacon has chosen to change the name of the Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices client interviewed for this story. After being clean for 11 months Jane Doe thought she had conquered her substance abuse problem. Unfortunately, she relapsed and in the matter of a […]

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Canal Era Art Contest to feature local artists and Roscoe Village

Canal Era Art Contest to feature local artists and Roscoe Village

| July 14, 2017

COSHOCTON – Roscoe’s Saturday, July 22 member day celebration will include a special event celebrating local talent and the village’s history. The Canal Era Art Contest will feature work of local artists that depict Roscoe’s past or present. “We are expecting 20 pieces for the contest and definitely want to continue this next year,” said […]

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Youth invited to experience God’s great outdoors

| July 14, 2017

COSHOCTON – Come experience God’s great outdoors during a special series of events planned by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for children ages 9-15. “Our church is pretty small so we wanted to focus on something a little bit more specific and something that seemed to be of great interest to people in our community,” said […]

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Distillery opening in Coshocton County

Distillery opening in Coshocton County

| July 14, 2017

WARSAW – Common interests created a friendship between Rob Ashcraft and Larry Turner and now it’s leading to a new product being produced in Coshocton County. Ashcraft and Turner are co-owners of Killbuck Creek Distillery, LLC which will produce bourbon, rum, whiskey, vodka and flavored moonshines. “Our first three on the shelf will be a […]

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Scout reservation celebrates 50th anniversary

Scout reservation celebrates 50th anniversary

| July 14, 2017

COSHOCTON – Brothers Bill and John Guegold were part of the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation first staff when it opened 50 years ago. “Back then we slept in tents like the campers and there were times it rained so hard that it would blow right under your bunk,” Bill said. Another memory he has is […]

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West African drumming, dancing featured at Pomerene event

West African drumming, dancing featured at Pomerene event

| July 14, 2017

COSHOCTON – West African drumming and dancing by Sogbety Diomande was featured at the Pomerene Center for the Arts July 13 family fun, music and art making evening. The events are held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in July, typically at the artPARK on Main Street. The weather forced this past week’s fun to be […]

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