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Businesses opening and expanding

| July 23, 2013
Open house: An open house was held July 17, at the Coshocton Sports Depot. The business offers a variety of items for sports fans and much more.

Open house: An open house was held July 17, at the Coshocton Sports Depot. The business offers a variety of items for sports fans and much more.

COSHOCTON – You don’t have to go to Pittsburgh, Pa. to get a Steelers training camp shirt. Coshocton Sports Depot has them and much more.

Cheryl Triplitt-Wantuck opened the store in May next to her Coshocton Gift Depot.

Sports fans will find a variety of shirts in a number of sizes, baby items, dog toys, household decorations, jewelry and more.

“We have everything from a toothbrush to an umbrella,” Triplitt-Wantuck said. “We can get every team too. Tell me what team you want and I can order it. I’ll also get deeper into whatever people want.”

In addition to merchandise for area high schools, college and pro teams, the store also has a small selection of Under Armour and items to celebrate hobbies such as a love of the outdoors, music and dance.

“It isn’t just about sports,” Triplitt-Wantuck said. “I call it leisure time.”

She also has gifts for the military men and women and veterans in your life.

“I know you can go online, but here you can come in and actually look at things,” Triplitt-Wantuck said.

She also plans to have autograph sessions and encourages customers to shoot some pool and play a little basketball in the back of the store.

The Coshocton Sports Depot is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays.

“Everything is at reasonable prices,” Triplitt-Wantuck said. “Just come in and look around.”

In front of both of her stores, customers also will find a collection of antiques from Jane and Doug Johnston who own Shaker House Antiques in Roscoe and The Vault 416 on Main Street. She also plans to showcase a quilt from Mercantile on Main. The displays are a way for area stores to help promote each other, which is a concept Triplitt-Wantuck, will encourage others to do during Our Town Coshocton meetings.

Our Town Coshocton will hold community meetings at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at Frontier Power. Everyone, including business and property owners and the general public, are welcome to come and discuss ideas to unify Roscoe, Main Street and Second Street.

The goal of the group is to create a plan for the city that will get everyone working together to help the entire community grow. For information on Our Town Coshocton, call 440-666-2652 or 440-465-7727.

Triplitt-Wantuck isn’t the only area resident making a splash in the business world. Take a look at these other area businesses.

Unique Videography

Kristi L. Timmons has operated Unique Videography for several years now, but in August she will open her own indoor studio at her home.

“I was ready to expand and felt there was a need and market for a small studio setting,” she said.

Timmons plans to offer a variety of photo packages, but will focus on newborns (under two weeks old), babies and small children. She also will give people the option of purchasing a disc of their edited photos and the copyrights to them so they can go print as many as they would like.

“I think I have reasonable rates and a quality product,” Timmons said.

She also has expanded her video services.

“I can do videos for business websites,” Timmons said. “They are one of the top marketing tools because people want to see something visual. They are great for new businesses, those who want to rebrand themselves or ones that need to update their website.”

For pricing and more information, visit www.uniquevideography.com or call 610-8904.

“I think it’s very special to be part of important moments in people’s lives and be able to give them something to remember that special time period,” Timmons said.

Oasis DayCare

Oasis DayCare puts an emphasis on training children to love and learn about God from an early age.

The child care facility is located in Coshocton Baptist Church at 1631 Denman Ave. It will open Monday, Aug. 19 and operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“I am an educator, who believes that children have great potential when seen through the love and power of God,” said Caty Martin, director. “My passion is to teach and see that children learn through what interests them the most or through any kind of play. I love to see the innocence and honesty that children have even today. My work and volunteer activates have either been service or child related. As a nurse, I have worked with pediatrics, hospice, oncology and cardiac clients. I have also previously worked in retail, daycare and summer camps.”

The Christian childcare center is currently enrolling infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children for before and after care. For information, call 622-4396 or visit www.oasisdaycare.com.

“We feel that this daycare will help meet, raise and maintain the education standards of the children and families in this community,” Martin said. “This daycare is starting to form strategic partnerships and we feel that these partnerships will allow this daycare to help the children and families of Coshocton with educational goals related to Ohio’s Core Standards of education.”

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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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