City receives positive audit

| September 29, 2015

COSHOCTON – Mayor Steve Mercer was happy to share at the Sept. 28 Coshocton City Council meeting that the city received a good report from Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost.

“We had an excellent audit,” Mercer said. “There are always a couple little things that they point out, but there were no major issues of any sort.”

The audit can be found online at

When it was his turn to address council, Safety Service Director Jerry Stenner gave an update on the paving of Main Street.

“They will get back to it the next nice day we have,” he said. “They promised it will only take two full days to finish the top coat.”

Stenner also shared that ODNR had a drilling rig in the Buena Vista Drive area to try and help the city address a sinkhole issue there.

“They found timber and it appears they hit a mine shaft,” he said.

The city knew mining was done in that area, but wasn’t exactly sure where. Stenner said once they get a full report from ODNR they will decide how to handle the issue.

“It will require remedial action, but it’s not as big of a problem that cars are going to get swallowed up (in the sinkhole) or anything like that,” he said.

City council’s next meeting was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, but since that is Columbus Day they rescheduled it for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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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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