Renovations being done to the pool at CHS

| August 16, 2014

COSHOCTON – Principal Grant Fauver believes the pool is one of the prizes of Coshocton High School and he can’t thank those who donated money to renovate it enough.

“We are very fortunate to have this type of facility for the community to use,” he said. “Rising Tide is in here almost all year, we have several community members who use it in the morning for exercise, our swim team uses it and River View leases it from us for its swim team.”

The pool is original to the school, which Fauver said was built in 1967, and the last time it was renovated was eight to 10 years ago. It was starting to show its age so Liz Ringenberg from Rising Tide started working on gathering funds to spruce it up.

“She was the driving force behind all this,” Fauver said.

The major part of the renovations includes the painting of the pool, but rubberized decking also will be added around the pool.

“It (the rubberized decking) is safer because it’s no slip, but it is also easier for us to clean and maintain,” Fauver said.

There also are plans to do some work on the starting blocks, do some painting on the walls, get new lane lines and benches and redo a few banners that have suffered wear and tear. The whole project should cost a little more than $100,000.

“Liz did all the grant writing,” Fauver said. “We have several donors to thank, but one of the major contributors was the Mulligan Foundation.”

Coshocton High School’s pool is named after Janet Jones Mulligan.

“There were several others that gave large sums too,” Fauver said. “We ended up with at least three $20,000 donations.”

He said the goal is to have all of the work done by swim season. A rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held and all of donors will be recognized.

“Without Dr. (Todd) Salmans who is one of our board members and Liz this wouldn’t have gotten off the ground,” Fauver said. “Coshocton City Schools couldn’t have done a renovation like this alone.”

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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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