Downtown history

| January 11, 2016

front page croppedCOSHOCTON – The first of 34 images recalling the history of the Selby Building at the corner of Fifth and Main streets was installed on Jan. 7. The building was erected in 1895 and has hosted many businesses over the years including J.J. Newberry from 1921 to 1993. The Pomerene Center for the Arts started the Little Social Histories project in 2011 by gathering memories people had of downtown and then turning them into art for the building’s empty windows. The displays will include illustrations of people’s memories, old photographs and brief narratives of some of the stories shared. “We hope this gets people talking about their own little stories and brings positive attention to the building,” said Anne Cornell from the Pomerene Center. The project has been supported by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant, RockTenn, WestRock, The Railroad Restaurant and Saloon, the Junior Woman’s Club and the Gannett Foundation. The rest of the panels will be installed in the coming weeks and the display will have an official opening during the Dogwood Festival.

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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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