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Max Crown selected to fill service director role

| February 28, 2017

COSHOCTON – Mayor Steve Mercer announced at the Feb. 27 city council meeting that Max Crown will fill the shoes of Service Director Jerry Stenner after he retires in June.

“We received multiple resumes and I had the opportunity to talk with about six people,” Mercer said. “We had some excellent candidates, but felt Max Crown had the skills and experience we needed most. He’s worked with both union and non-union employees and most recently had served as the general manager at WestRock. He is wrapping up things there and I think will make an easy transition.”

Crown said he spent 35 years with WestRock and is looking forward to this new opportunity with the City of Coshocton.

“I look forward to taking what I’ve learned in the private sector and applying it to the public,” he said. “I know I’ll have big shoes to fill with Mr. Stenner’s retirement but I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do to help the city.”

Crown also mentioned that he is looking forward to working with city council and other department heads.

“It seems like this was a well thought out and executed appointment by the mayor,” said Councilman Brad Fuller. “We look forward to working with you.”

Mercer said Crown was born and raised in Coshocton and has served on a variety of boards.

“I’m very pleased that he accepted the appointment,” Mercer said. “He has the flexibility now in his schedule to begin getting used to what we do and the people we make contact with and sometime in May will be able to begin tagging along with Jerry.”

Stenner welcomed Max to the city’s team.

“Congratulations on your new position,” Stenner said. “We are all looking forward to working with you.”

He also congratulated Sheriff Tim Rogers on his office’s work on making arrests in a recent vandalism case.

“Those people spent two nights causing problems in our city and something like that is sometimes hard to stop when it starts, but you got it stopped,” Stenner said. “Congratulations.”

He expressed his appreciation for the reward Pomerene, Burns and Skelton offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism.

Rogers thanked everyone for their support.

“The detectives worked hard and got people put in jail that needed to be there,” he said.

Rogers also reported that the body cameras for deputies are now up and running.

“They are fully operational and the guys and gals are very happy with them,” he said.

Property Code Investigator Jon Cotterman said many of the people he’s sent letters to in regards to issues have been compliant.

“It feels like we are making progress,” he said. “I appreciate the support of the community.”

Council wrapped up the meeting by approving a letter nominating Todd Brown for the Port Authority Board position that Tom Edwards resigned from.

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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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