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Church protests sheriff office’s actions

| September 8, 2014

COSHOCTON – New Beginnings Ministries had a gathering Sept. 8, on the Chestnut Street side of the court square as a way to share its concerns with the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office. Bill Dunfee, the church’s pastor was recently arrested for protesting at The Fox Hole, but his supporters say he wasn’t doing anything different than he has in the past.

“The law makers want to make their own laws,” said Jeff Cline. “We have topless women coming to our church and throwing themselves in front of cars and the Sheriff does nothing. We’ve been going up there for nine years and no one has ever been arrested.”

John Loper said the church is worried about the safety of children in those cars and about people’s souls.

“We are here to win souls and change people’s hearts,” he said. “God changes people from the inside out.”

Cline and Loper said Cal Zastrow, who comes down from Michigan to help the church, also was arrested and at least three others were told they’d be arrested if they didn’t move.

“We have a right to be in a public roadway and read from our Bibles,” Loper said.

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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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