Coshocton County is rolling into the New Year

| January 12, 2023

You can choose the wording but regardless of how you want to construct your sentence (I just got chills from thinking about sentence structure in high school) our community is on the move. New construction projects dot the landscape, businesses are opening, expanding, moving to new locations in both the public and private sectors.

It is an exciting time to be in Coshocton County! The new EMS building is under construction and will be a wonderful facility for this group of first responders. They deserve the best that we can provide. The combined city and county health department building in the former Hopewell Industries is coming together and this will be another positive contribution to our landscape.

If you will pardon the near pun, in another piece of good news, Goodwill has opened in their new location near Signature Health Care on South Whitewoman Street in Coshocton. It’s certainly great to see all this growth as we head into a new year. Momentum is on our side and these projects and the growth around the community all stem from a lot of hard work and effort from our city and county government officials, Chamber of Commerce, Port Authority, CVB and a myriad of others that are making things happen.

It is also a positive time to be a small business owner in Coshocton County. Many small business owners are expanding their business, moving to a larger location, adding new options and more. You can watch the pages of The Beacon, follow us on the web or on Facebook to keep up with what is happening in our community.

With the college football national championship game tonight (Monday, Jan. 9) between Georgia and the TCU Horned Frogs it might be good to reflect on the Buckeyes season that almost had them playing tonight. Before you bash on the field goal kicker too much – please recall that his foot propelled the Buckeyes over Utah in last year’s Rose Bowl. And, of course, CJ Stroud playing the game of his life – like, well, the game against Georgia. Where was this when the Buckeyes played TTUN, who knows? Prediction – Georgia by two touchdowns. They are just too good.

There are several families in our community that are deeply hurting as we turn to a new calendar. As a community and friends, we can offer words of kindness, a note or card of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a warm meal, conversation and prayers for comfort and peace. The people of this community have always been there for those that are going through some of life’s most difficult circumstances, and this is as true now as it has been for past generations.


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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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