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Open houses give people chance to remember school days

| September 19, 2013

COSHOCTON – Todd Myers couldn’t believe how little had changed since his days as a student at Lincoln Elementary School.

“A lot of it’s the same and the woodwork is still beautiful,” he said.

Open houses for the public were held Sept. 17-18 at Central, Lincoln and South Lawn elementary schools, which will be closed after fair break when the students move to the new Coshocton Elementary on Cambridge Road. Lincoln and Central will eventually be torn down, but the district will make attempts to sell South Lawn.

Myers, who now lives near Zanesville, went to kindergarten through fifth grade at Lincoln and had his video camera in hand as he walked the halls of the school and shared memories with his family.

“I haven’t been here since I was a student and this building is a piece of history,” he said.

Jody Johnson didn’t go to Lincoln, but her children did and her mother also was the secretary there for 25 years.

“I’m going to miss the overall character of the school, the wood floors, the doors and the built in cabinets,” she said.

Johnson is an intervention specialist for Coshocton City Schools and was having fun watching people wonder around Lincoln and remember their days at the school.

“One gentleman said five generations of his family went here,” she said.  “Everyone is reminiscing about who use to be where and what teachers they had. It’s great that people had one last opportunity to look at the schools.”

Johnson, however, also is looking forward to the new school.

“It will be nice having us all in one building,” she said. “The teachers can collaborate more and we can provide more for the kids as a whole.”

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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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