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Coshocton Courthouse to undergo renovations

| November 6, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Courthouse will be receiving a major facelift after the Thanksgiving holiday. Starting the first week of December, the Common Pleas Court Room and the balcony will be renovated by Lepi Enterprises Inc. from Zanesville. Representatives from Lepi and Pat Kelly from Kelly Architectural met with Judge Robert Batchelor to discuss the renovation process on Thursday, Nov. 6 and contractors were scheduled to do a walk-thru of the court house on Friday.

Paintings and other items in the court room will be removed before the project begins and stored in an undisclosed location. The renovations will include decorative plaster repair, removing the ceiling to see what needs adjusted and repaired, lining the emblems with wooden panels and then painting them to the current color of the court room, which had been previously approved by the Ohio Historical Society.

Windows in the court room may be removed so that debris can easily be tossed outside into a dumpster which will sit on the courthouse lawn.  A scaffolding tower may be built to help in that process, but will only be used for setting up and tearing down. Any part of the courthouse lawn that is ruined will be replaced by Lepi Enterprises.

Work is scheduled to begin the first week of December. Construction will be done from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each weekday until the project is complete. The entire project is scheduled to take 120 days. The public is invited to take hard hat tours through the building during the renovation process. Contact Irene at the Commissioners office to schedule a time.

The renovations are funded through the Special Projects Fund, the General Fund, and $85,000 was donated by the Montgomery Foundation, Coshocton Foundation, Saba Foundation, and Schooler Foundation. The total cost of the project is $202,560.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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