Community News

Community leaders encourage supporting local businesses

Community leaders encourage supporting local businesses

The port authority, chamber of commerce and local Ohio Means Jobs office are working together to develop resources to help businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19. “The three of us are meeting daily and have discussions to make sure we are all in the loop of how to best help our community,” said Amy Crown, […]

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House OKs COVID-19 Response Bill

House OKs COVID-19 Response Bill

The Ohio House this week approved a major legislative package to help the state manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. The package, contained in House Bill 197, now goes to Gov. Mike DeWine for his signature. The legislation covers a range of issues the state, local communities and schools need in the near-term to help address […]

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Local sewers filling a need for face masks

Local sewers filling a need for face masks

All it took was one phone call to get the ball rolling on a local effort to make face masks for local agencies. Rose of Sharon co-owner, Vickie Davis, said she got a call from a lady who was near tears because she needed face masks where she worked and asked if there was any […]

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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 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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Sheriff’s Office Morning Report for March 24, 2020

On March 23, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 1 accident(s) and 9 complaint(s). Accidents: Steven Paumier of Massillion reported being involved in a non-injury accident on TR 146 Complaints: Assault charges are pending on Clayton Hutchinson for an incident that occurred in the 300 Block of North Fourth Street. Raymond A. McDaniels of Coshocton was cited […]

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Obituaries

Gary Charles Wilson

Gary Charles Wilson

Gary Charles Wilson, 67, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 at his daughter’s residence. He was born May 6, 1952 in Rockford, IL to James Charles and Betty Elizabeth (Broline) Wilson. He served in the US Army in Vietnam from 1970-1972. He was a carpenter, retiring from Arledge where he was a renowned hard worker who […]

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Alvin J. Olson

Alvin J. Olson

Alvin James “Jim” Olson, 92, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Country Club Nursing Facility, where he was a resident. He was born March 4, 1928 in Kane, PA to the late Alvin and Clara (Brown) Olson. He was a 1946 graduate of Kane High School. In 1955 he moved to Kentucky to work […]

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Luanna K. Sowers

Luanna K. Sowers, 79, of Coshocton passed away on Tuesday March 24th, 2020 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. Luanna was born November 19th, 1940 in Coshocton, OH and worked for Golden’s specialty store and the Tribune as the Society Editor. Luanna then moved to Boonville, IN with her family where she was a member of […]

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E-Edition

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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March 11, 2020 Coshocton County Beacon

March 11, 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

Coronavirus update for Coshocton County

Coronavirus update for Coshocton County

| March 26, 2020

Beginning March 26, an update to the current number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Coshocton County will be provided in an effort to keep the citizens of Coshocton County informed. As of 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in all of Coshocton County is 4. The […]

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Mary Alice (Keefer) Phillips

Mary Alice (Keefer) Phillips

| March 26, 2020

Mary Alice (Keefer) Phillips, 87, a resident of Signature HealthCare died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the care center. She was born March 22, 1933 in Warsaw to the late Thomas J. and Thelma Lucille (Sowers) Keefer. She was a former member of the Canal Quilters and employed at the former Edmont Wilson Company in […]

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Sheriff’s office executes search warrants

Sheriff’s office executes search warrants

| March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at two unrelated residents.  Two adult males were initially taken into custody pending an investigation into child pornography. Several electronic devices were also seized at both residences. Later on March 25, one adult male was released from custody as the investigation […]

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