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Two county engineer employees retire

| September 28, 2012

COSHOCTON – Coshocton County Engineer Fred Wachtel announced the retirement of two long-time county engineer employees. Their combined years of service span over six decades of service to the residents of Coshocton County. The retirees are highway maintenance workers Jerry Martin and Clyde (Junior) Fraelich.

Fraelich began his career in 1979 and worked on a variety of projects over his 33 year career. He worked on the bridge crew, ditching crew and was a snow plow driver who could always be counted on.

“Junior always had a smile on his face and we will certainly miss his gardening stories,” said Wachtel.

Fraelich is married to Karen and lives in Blissfield.  

Martin’s career also spanned over three decades of service and he worked on various crews and his recent duties included being an equipment operator for both the road and bridge crews. Martin was instrumental in completing many bridges in the county.

“Jerry took great pride in his work on the bridge projects and always ensured they job was done right,” said Wachtel.

Martin and his wife, Tammy, live near Newcomerstown.

“Anytime you have two individuals with 67 years of combined service retire, it leaves your organization with a loss of their expertise and leadership,” said Wachtel. “We certainly wish them well in their retirements and thank them for their years of faithful service to the residents of Coshocton County.”

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