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Youngsters patiently wait on the “go” signal to fill their baskets with plastic Easter Eggs at Annin & Company. From left to right are; Kandence Wilson (age 4), Chloe Bickle (age 4), Kelsey Jenson (age 4), Addison Rice (age 3) and Kennedy Bailey (age 3). (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

Annin & Company holds Easter Egg Relay fund-raiser Annin & Company held a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 to raise monies for their Relay for Life team. Brenda

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MARK FORTUNE Pirates! Oh my. No, we’re not talking about the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World. We’re talking about Somali pirates here. Congratulations to the U.S. Navy Seals for getting the Captain of the Mauersk Alabama freighter back. We’re also glad that our leaders had the courage to make this happen. Speaking of Somalia, haven’t we had some trouble with this little country before? Yea, thought so. Does the word Mogadishu ring a bell with anyone? Currently, it is our understanding that merchant freighters are not allowed to carry weapons. Perhaps this may have to change? Okay, time to switch to a lighter topic! How about the finish at the Masters? I was rooting for Kenny Perry, because he hails from a little town called Frank-

lin, Kentucky, still lives there with his family and would have been the oldest Masters champion at 48. A good age if I do say so myself. Nice to see that guys that age are still able to get things done. You must admit that the little battle between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson was fun to watch despite neither of them winning. Or, maybe you watched Boston University claim the college hockey crown over Miami University (yes, the one in Ohio!). Miami was ahead by two goals with one minute to go in the third period and, uh, oh – that tainted Ohio sports thing caught up to the Redhawks with Boston coming back and winning in the extra period. Now if we could just get The Indians moving in the right direction! Okay, you’re probably thinking – do you really have that much spare time on your hands Mark? No, of course not. Our graphics artist Bryan Fox likes hockey and I watched a bit of the Masters. I hope everyone celebrated Easter in their own fashion – one of our families’ traditions

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Century National Bank consolidates offices Century National Bank recently consolidated its staff and operations to the Downtowner Plaza Office. “We have recently renovated and improved the convenience of our Plaza Office and we are very excited about offering full service banking from one central location” said Vice President of Century National Bank, Beccy Porteus. “We are unique in being able to offer the convenience of 7-7 hours through the week and our customers really seem to appreciate the expanded hours.” Customers visiting the Plaza Office for the first time will experience the recent improvements just completed this week in-

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cluding a new drive-thru lane which accommodates higher vehicles, a drive up-ATM, additional office space, and interior improvements in addition to

offering extended hours. “We are committed to the Coshocton community and enjoy our relationships with our friends and neighbors here. When our

clients asked for additional conveniences and suggested improvements, we gladly listened and took action,” Porteus explained. “It’s our pleasure to have been a part of this caring community for 30 years, and we are always looking for ways to better serve our clients here.” The Downtowner Plaza office will continue to be open from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am until 1pm on Saturdays. Century National Bank has 16 banking centers serving east central Ohio and is a Division of The Park National Bank headquartered in Newark, OH.


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The Board of Trustees of the Coshocton Public Library announces the appointment of Renee Croft to the position of Director of the Library. Croft will assume the position in early May. Serving in the interim will be Assistant Director Mike Ontko. Croft, formerly a resident of Coshocton County, is currently Library Facilities Projects Manager at the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services. Croft earned a Bachelor of Arts with departmental

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administered the migration to a fully automated library circulation system and implemented Internet access for the public. In 1997, Croft became the Executive Director and Treasurer of MOLO Regional Library System, where she was responsible for the administration of staff training and technology support programs for a 32 member library cooperative. While at MOLO, Croft received seven library grant awards, collaborated with two other Regional Library Systems to provide a training series, “Serving Tweens” (children ages 9 - 12) and partnered with two other Regional Library systems and Belmont Technical College to implement Ohio’s first web based library staff training programs. Croft was appointed to the position of Library Administrator for the Somerset County Library System in Princess Anne, Maryland, beginning in 2005 where, among other accomplishments, she completed the library system’s long range service plan, implemented

customer service enhancements resulting in an 83% increase in circulation, and wrote a successful Gates Foundation grant to develop a mobile computer training lab. Since 2008, Croft has been at the Maryland State Department of Education where she is responsible for coordinating and monitoring a state grant program for construction, expansion and renovation of public libraries for the state of Maryland. Croft brings an outstanding knowledge of current library trends to the position of Library Director, having spent ten years in administration of library systems in Ohio and Maryland. She has demonstrated effective leadership in public library services and policy management, and her knowledge of grant writing and fundraising is an asset that will serve the library well as funding dwindles and libraries across the State begin to look for innovative ways to raise revenue. Croft will be returning to her family home in Coshocton County.

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revenue generator." Williamson adds that this dinner is not just for hunters but for anyone who appreciates our natural resources. "This gathering will be for all who enjoy spending time outdoors in Coshocton, whether it's walking the towpath, swimming at Lake Park, bird-watching, hiking, hunting, golfing, fishing or biking," she said. "We are so fortunate to have so many outdoor recreation opportunities in Coshocton and we often take that for granted. You'd be amazed at the number of visitors who travel here each year and spend time and dollars here enjoying what our county has to offer." Numerous door prizes will be awarded at the dinner such as gift certificates, Ohio State merchandise, outdoor and gardening accessories and of course, hunting equipment. Kids’ door prizes will also be included. "For the auction, we’ll have season passes to the Lake Park Aquatic Center, an overnight stay at the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites, Amish quilts, and other outdoor items," added Williamson. Auction items for the sportsman's dinner are still coming in, but will include a Knight Wolverine 209 50 cal and Knight Disc

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Outdoorsmen and women of all ages will enjoy the Coshocton County Sportsman's Dinner and Auction on April 18. The event will be held at the National Guard Readiness Center, 24680 Airport Road in Coshocton. Tickets for the dinner are $22 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. The ticket price includes a catered dinner, door prize drawing and a chance to bid on valuable sportsmen's gear and other merchandise. There will also be children's door prizes. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance call the Coshocton Convention and Visitors Bureau at (740) 622-4877 or go to www. According to Belinda Williamson, Director of the Coshocton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, this sportsman's dinner grew out of an appreciation of our great outdoors in Coshocton. "We wanted to have a nice event like this to acknowledge all the outdoor recreation opportunities we have in Coshocton," said Williamson. "Hunting and fishing activities bring in a tremendous amount of revenue to our county each year. It is actually our top tourism

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Coshocton Community Choir Concert ‘The Morning Trumpet’ is the theme of the Coshocton Community Choir’s Spring Concert on Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. Over 200 musicians from throughout central Ohio will be performing at Coshocton High School’s McKinley Auditorium. Musical selections during the 90-minute concert span the centuries as three choirs—the Coshocton Community Adult Choir, the Children’s Choir and the Youth Chorale perform a mix of sacred and early American choral music. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. The choir’s founder and director, Charles R. Snyder, says he selected ‘The Morning Trumpet’ theme based on the popular hymn. “It happens to be one of my favorite early American hymns and one that this group hasn’t sung until now,� he stated. Sny-


der says that trumpets were of great significance in the 17th and 18th centuries since trumpets were reserved for the king. “That is one of the reasons so much sacred music of that time period used trumpets, as composers wrote for the King,� he explained. “Since our concert comes two weeks after Easter this year, ‘The Morning Trumpet’ was a natural choice for a theme, especially since our spring concert always begins with a trumpet fanfare as our processional.� Along with traditional sacred pieces, the concert will feature several early American numbers. “The Children’s Choir will explore the early American theme with a new arrangement of the spiritual, Witness,� explained Snyder, “and the Youth Chorale will perform settings of the familiar early American hymns, Simple Gifts

and How Can I Keep From Singing. The three choirs will join together to sing the popular American camp song, When the Saints Go Marching In, and the audience will be invited to join us in singing the last chorus.� The adult choir will also perform numbers from four choral masterworks written by Hans Leo Hassler, Dietrich Buxtehude, Paul Christiansen, and Jacob Handl. “I think the audience will appreciate an arrangement of Amazing Grace by John Coates, Jr., and a rhythmic setting of the hymn All Creatures of Our God and King, based on a text by Francis of Assisi,� added Snyder. “As is our tradition at the conclusion of the concert, Community Choir alumni will be invited to join the current choir in singing Beautiful Savior and Peter Lutkin’s The Lord Bless You

and Keep You.� All three choirs were founded and are conducted by Charles R. Snyder. He is also the conductor of the 200-voice All-Ohio Youth Choir that performs each year at the Ohio State Fair. The Coshocton Community Choir is now is it 38th season, and has commissioned several arrangements from well-known composers. Tickets for ‘The Morning Trumpet’ Concert are $8 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door or by calling Business Manager, Lee Bown at (740) 622-3960. Tickets are also available from these outlets: Liberty Lady in Roscoe Village; Good News Bookstore, Buehlers, and Marilyn’s Natural Foods in Coshocton; and Baker’s Foods in Newcomerstown. For more information, visit

OSU Extension Advisory Recognition Luncheon Held

Sponsored by Farm Credit Services of MidAmerica, the OSU Extension Advisory Committee held their annual recognition luncheon at Roberta’s Catering on Pine Street in Coshocton. The event honors deserving people in the community that work with youth and help further the mission of the OSU ExtenIn appreciation of all who assisted in my sion Office. First to be recillness & surgery. ognized was Jean Rausch,  

  who has worked with the The Coshocton Emergency Room Doctors Orange Blossoms 4-H club & Nurses, Intensive Care Nurses, Dr. Gary for 34 years with a speCarver, Pastor Murray McMillan, the cialty in foods. Rausch has emergency squad, Riverside Hospital, served local 4-H youth for 53 years and has served two Mid-Ohio Cardiology & Vascular. generations of Coshocton Also all the prayers from everyone. County youth. Rausch said Home Health has been of great help to meabout her award, “It’s just Sincere thanks to all of you. God Bless you all! an honor. I’ve enjoyed all 53 years working with the youth. I have lots of special memories�. Marissa Mullett recognized the staff

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of the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed for their, “contribution in research and helping farmers across the country�. Mullett stated that the dedicated staff at the Watershed, “works closely with ODNR and are certainly a friend of 4-H, conducting numerous tours, judging at area events and providing knowledge and research that helps conserve our soil for future generations of farmers�. Jan Luce recognized Lesa Winegar, who has tirelessly volunteered her time and talent with the 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences group. Having been an advisor with the Krafty Kritters 4-H club for the past six years, Luce stated that Winegar, “makes the program more inviting, leading two workshops in family life at three

different time sessions. She gets the instructors, prepares the food and runs a great event. Lesa has also conducted a Home for The Holiday’s workshop that was a great success. I depend on this lady for many things. She is just a wonderful lady!� Trish Wilson was awarded the Community Development award for being “extremely community oriented�. Trish and Keith Wilson are involved in every aspect of things in our community. Trish has rallied other business leaders to join and work with the Business Growth Alliance of Coshocton County. State Representative Troy Balderson was on hand to recognize Jim Aslanides for his many years of legislative work on behalf of youth. During his tenure in the state legislature,

Aslanides was chair of the Ohio ODNR committee. Aslanides stated that, “it was very easy to promote everything that you do here and the contributions you make for our youth�. State Senator Jimmy Stewart presented a certificate and gift to former State Senator Joy Padgett. Stewart explained, “Joy has touched the lives of so many young people. It makes a great deal of difference to those you save and Joy is still making a difference in the lives of young people�. Padgett told the audience, “it is an honor to be honored by those here, I have considered serving as giving back and I am blessed with this new opportunity. It’s folks like you that volunteer everyday – never stop volunteering!�

Members of the Bullens family surround Mrs. Sally Bullens upon her being awarded with the 2009 Coshoctonian Award. Front, left to right are; Jamie Hay and Fred Bullens. Back row, left to right are; Ed Bullens, Mary Ann Schrock, Cy Schrock, Connie Bullens, Tom Howard, Mrs. Sally Bullens and Cindy Howard. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

addition to honoring a citizen and employee of the year, the event, which was held at the Lake Park Pavilion and catered by Coshocton Hospital, provides area business and community leaders with the opportuni-

ty to socialize and hear an update on Chamber activities from executive director Carol Remington. Don Hutchins of SanCasT, and the current President of the Chamber of Commerce, presented past Chamber

President Rick Merrill with a gift donated by the House of G.A. Fisher. Remington told the audience that the annual dinner is, “An opportunity for businesses and the community to celebrate our accomplishments. We added 23 new members this past year and now have 291 total members of the Chamber of Commerce. Despite the economic conditions, very few have dropped out, businesses want to stay and grow. Our recently concluded auction was a great success, raising over $18,000 in funds. Coshocton County is a poster child for when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Businesses in Coshocton County get it. We have so much to be grateful for. This is a great place to live, work and play”. Jason Givens, President of the Coshocton Rotary Club, awarded Kerry

Patterson of Pearl Valley Cheese with the employee of the year award, stating that Patterson, “Is what a responsible and dependable employee should look like. 33 years with one employer is certainly great dedication. Patterson’s nominator said that, “He is the first person in and the last one to leave. He is very involved in the community with 20 years of service as a 4-H advisor, and Fresno Bible Church, where he spent part of his vacation volunteering at the Tennessee Mountain Summer Camp. Robin Coffman prepared and delivered with enthusiasm his usual de-


scriptive and detailed speech for this year’s Coshoctonian Award winner, Sally Bullens. With her proud family members looking on, and following a standing ovation, Bullens gracefully accepted the award, explaining to the audience that, “This is such a high honor and nothing I ever expected. I just felt that serving the community was a part of my life, I never expected any recognition. There are so many needs in the community, and you just become community minded. I’m still very active and I hope to be for as long as I can”.

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Kids America hosts 15th annual Special Olympics by Beth Dulaney

One of the award-winning events at the Special Olympics was cornhole. The Special Olympics is for special needs adults and children and is hosted by Kids America every year.

Pictured are award winners and special guests at the Thirteenth Annual Tribute to Women of Achievement Awards Banquet. Back row, from left to right are; State Senator Jimmy Stewart, Shara Prindle, (Arts Award), Cheryl Scherer, (Agriculture Award), Belinda Williamson, (Business & Industry Award), Raine Hammond, (Health Award), Kim Gress, (Volunteer Award) and Mrs. (Angie) Troy Balderson. Front row, left to right are; Dana Markley (Young Woman Award), Carol Remington (Professional Award), Anne B. Randles (Human Service Award), and Peggy Ball (Education Award). (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune).

The thirteenth annual Tribute to Women of Achievement awards banquet was held at Roberta’s Banquet & Event Center on Monday, March 30. The event was presented by the Maria Hay Forbes Centre, which is located on Main Street in Coshocton. The guest speaker was Mary Taylor, who is the first certified public accountant to serve as Ohio’s Auditor of State. Taylor stated that it was an honor for her to speak and she told

the assembled crowd and members of the Maria Hay Forbes Centre board that she wanted to, “Congratulate you for continuing this tradition. I know that women can achieve the goals they set for themselves. As women we need to choose carefully. I applaud you for your continued efforts to recognize women and girls as future leaders. This is a great opportunity to honor nine women in your community that have achieved this award. . . their days

of significant achievement are just beginning”. Dana Markley, who was awarded with the Young Woman Award, and is a senior at Ridgewood High School, said, “I was really glad to win this award. It makes me feel good to know that all my community service has been worth it. I’ve always heard good things about this banquet. This is the first year I’ve been to it and it’s been a great experience”. Asked about her future goals, Markley said she

would be attending Hocking College, majoring in medical records. “That’s why I volunteered. I know what to expect. I’ve learned a lot from working with the all of the wonderful women at the hospital every day”. Kim Gress, who was awarded with the Volunteer Award, said, “I feel very privileged and honored. I’m in with some excellent company. I’m thankful that the BPW (Business & Professional Women) nominated me. I was very surprised”.

Teen-Age Talent high school art exhibition Imagine a diorama of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, a 3½ foot long Egyptian scroll containing line after line of hieroglyphs and illustrated with gods, or a four-foot high Samurai with perfectly fitted black and red armor. You will see these and more in Teen-Age Talent, the high school art exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, on display April 4—May

10. Works were chosen for their outstanding quality by art teachers of Coshocton, Ridgewood and River View High Schools, as well as the Opportunity School. Although the pieces are diverse in medium, technique and content, they all share a common expression of creativity. The students’ works will be judged by local artists Sarah Edwards and Kelsey Schott in four categories: Fine Art, 3-Dimensional, Design, and Black and White Drawing. Some of the most accom-

plished pieces are found in the Black and White Drawing category. Evan Wesney, Katy Wiley and Alex Easterday of Myrtle Beall’s Coshocton High School’s Studio Art class make a strong presentation with their self portraits. Their pieces were executed on black paper with white charcoal pencil. Their representational abilities and attention to detail are phenomenal. Also, student Jenna Shaw of Joan Stauffer’s Studio Lessons demonstrates a great deal

Kids America in Coshocton hosted their 15th annual Special Olympics track and field day for special needs adults on Tuesday, March 24. People from Echoing Hills, Lafayette Meadows and Hopewell showed up to participate in the event. “They love to come and see people that they might not see very often,” said Nikki Markel, event director, “They get a chance to meet new people and it’s a friendly competition.” Before playing the games, all t he participants and volunteers lined up on the track for a parade. Before the parade started, they spent time talking with each other, catching up with old friends and making new ones. “My favorite part is the parade,” said Andrew Huebner, participant, “because they play the National Anthem and I like that song.” After the parade, they broke up into different groups and played games such as basketball, cornhole, Frisbee throw, track, and ran an obstacle course. All games except basketball were award-winning activities and by the end of the day, almost all participants had won at least one ribbon. Volunteers from career services and Kiwanis members were always on hand helping the participants with the games and making everyone feel welcome. “I’m doing this for my business class,” said Destiny Davis, volunteer, “It’s great seeing everyone getting together and having fun. I’m definitely coming back next year.” At 11:30, the groups took a break for lunch and then went

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of artistic creativity with her sculptural piece “Scare Crow” and fantasy illustration “The Dragon Girl.” For those who enjoy the whimsical, Ridgewood’s ceramic sculptures—a carp, eel, and human heart, to name a few—will make you smile. Also, the Museum Teen Volunteer’s constructed a Bridge to Nowhere, a metaphor for the unsure future they are preparing for. These are only a few examples of the artistic talents of our area youth. This is the JohnsonHumrickhouse Museum’s

20th Teen-Age Talent exhibit. Each year brings to light fresh work by talented and diligent artists. The JohnsonHumrickhouse Museum is located in Roscoe Village in Coshocton. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Museum hours in April are 1:00 – 4:30 P.M., Tuesday through Sunday. Summer hours, beginning in May, are 12:00 to 5:00 P.M. daily. For more information call 740-622-8710.

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At the end of the day, some people participated in the pieeating contest at the Special Olympics at Kids America on Tuesday, March 24.

back to the gym for more fun activities. Some chose to play basketball with their friends while others finished games they didn’t have time

to do before lunch. The day concluded with the groups all coming together for a pie-eating contest and a three-legged race.

house, an inflatable obstacle course, carnival games and more. The Bike Hike is an interactive and fun way to teach children the importance of doing for others. Let’s come together – families, friends, church groups, youth groups, 4-H, boy scouts, girl scouts and corporate teams – and touch as many lives as possible through the 3rd Annual Bike Hike – Pedal for a Purpose. Not only are participants invited, but sponsors are needed as well. For more information, please call 1.800.419.6513 ext. 389 or visit Camp Echoing Hills,

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The three-legged race consisted of both partners safely walking to the other end of the gymnasium, one partner feeding whipped cream to the other and then walking back with a bowl of shredded paper balanced on their head. “I loved seeing the fun and friendships they established,” said Markel, “Just to see everyone cheer everyone on: volunteers cheering on participants and the participants cheering each other was great.” “I like that they let people with disabilities play in Special Olympics,” said Tannen Huebner, participant, “and that they treat all of us like

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Local companies partner to host benefit Concert Held to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness Motorcycle Show Auer Ace Hardware was the site for the first Riders 4 Relief Charity Motorcycle Show on Saturday April 4. Proceeds from the show went to New Life Ministries Food Pantry and the lowernine organization in New Orleans. The event was co-sponsored by Auer Ace Hardware and Coshocton Glass Service. The event also combined the efforts of neighbors Stewart Interiors and Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Coshocton. Despite a chilly but sunny Saturday morning in Coshocton, Debbie Chilcote and Amy Taylor of Auer Ace Hardware, said, “We had 34 bikes as of 11:30.

Everyone has worked together to help us out. The vendors are great as are all of the sponsors that have helped. That is one thing about Coshocton, no matter what the economy is, everyone pulls together”. Tom Edwards of Auer Ace Hardware, said, “A lot of people can go to poker runs but a lot of cyclists would rather stay in one place and not do that. This is more of a family oriented event. I think it’s a pretty good turnout – hopefully we can do it again – where people can stay in town and make a day of it with other events that are happening in the community”.

Pictured at the Riders 4 Relief Motorcycle Show at Auer Ace Hardware is Jackie Mason, with her 2008 Harley Davidson Crossbones and her 2006 Harley Davidson Soft tail Heritage. Mason said, “I learned to ride in 2004 and got a Sportster first. I rode to Gettysburg and my husband encouraged me all the way. The Heritage is my baby but I like them both”. When asked about the event Mason replied, “This is awesome and for a very good cause”. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

Led by Laura Stuckey, several local youth recently held a concert at the Triple Locks Theatre to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. From left to right are; John Browning, Richard Mooney, Laura Stuckey, Jacob Loper and Matt Ellis. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

Laura Stuckey said that, “I wanted to do a concert to share my music – I wanted to do this in honor of my grandparents for the devotion that my grandfather (Ralph Myers) has shown to my Grandma (Margaret Myers), who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10 years ago. This is to draw interest to this disease in our community. Several members of the community that attended the concert agreed that, “This was one of the most inspiring events I have attended in years”.

River View holds Relay fund-raiser 7th Annual Benefit Auction raises funds for MRDD

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Members of the River View High School faculty combined their efforts to win the tug of war contest at the high school during an event to raise funds for the River View Relay for Life team. Under the watchful eye of assistant principal Mr. Chuck Rinkus, it appeared that the students were “outmanned” and “outwomanned” by a significant number of teachers in this tug o’ war contest. The high school raised over $400 during the event for the River View Relay for Life team. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

River View High School held a fund-raiser for their Relay for Life team on Friday, April 3 in the gymnasium. By combining Frisbee toss, three point shooting, tug of war and scooter racing, students and faculty raised over $400 by competing against one another and the faculty. Several clubs proved that, despite their name, they still had what it took to make a physical stand. In an emotional speech, Mrs. Darlene Patterson told the assem-

bled students and faculty that, “Everyone is touched by cancer at some point in their life. It doesn’t matter what age you are. There are a lot of emotions, you cry, scream and ask “why me?” But you have your friends, teachers, students and family to help get you through it. I told myself, “I’m going to fight it, I’m going to live! I’m going to see our grand-daughter get married. We lost two teachers to cancer last year and that hurt. It felt good

when the doctor told me, “Congratulations, you are a survivor!” I also want to tell you that if you aren’t feeling right, you need to tell your doctor and insist on being looked at. You need to take care of it now! I found out that I had skin and breast cancer all in the same week. So don’t fool around. No one will care as much about your body as you do. I want to thank all of you for all you’ve done here today,” said Patterson.

Auctioneer Terry Longsworth of Dale Gress Real Estate LLC auctions off items at the seventh annual benefit auction for MRDD. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

The Hopewell School gymnasium was the location on Saturday, April 4 for the 7th annual benefit auction to raise funds for the Coshocton County Board of MRDD. Auctioneer Terry Longsworth, who has volunteered his services for all seven auctions, when asked about why he donates his time to this cause, responded, “Coshocton County has been awful good to us – this is our chance to give back and we enjoy it. A lot of hard work goes into mak-

ing this auction a success and there are always lots of great donations. Andy Raber, who owns and operates Deer Valley Woodworking in the Fresno area, has donated each of the seven years, said, “This is to support the school and the community. Jill Lahna, business manager at the school and the auction chair said, “We have 173 bidders right now. I was a little worried about the economy and our items but we’re up to 300 or 400 for

the auction and we have a great crowd today. The community has stepped up – we can’t do this without the Amish community and Andy Raber, his family and friends. They all stick together. We just really appreciate everybody – the staff, auction committee, everyone that helps us out. The proceeds from the auction will go towards our pavilion – for our folks and also for the community”.

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The Coshocton Public Library was the scene of an open house on March 31 to celebrate the career of retiring Library Director Ann Miller. Miller retired after serving the library and the community for 20 years. County Commissioner Dane Shryock said, “Ann has been very forward thinking and resourceful in knowing what our community has needed. County Commissioner Gary

a visionary. Our community needs more people like Ann to serve”. Joan Sheets of the Coshocton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society said of Miller, “We’ve had a good relationship with Ann and the library. We work well together to help genealogy and through her efforts we procured the funds for the microfilm reader in the genealogy room”. Cathy Haynes, Public Relations Coordinator at the library said of Miller, “I think Ann’s biggest contribution was creating a young adult librarian position. As a result, service to teens has been remarkable and this helped pave the



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Pictured are retiring Coshocton Public Library Director Ann Miller (left) and RoseMary Honnold, who painted and presented Miller with this art on her retirement. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

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River View Holds annual FFA banquet

Red Cross holds Vegas Night The Coshocton County Chapter of the American Red Cross held a Vegas Night fund-raiser hosted by the American Legion on Saturday, March 28. Jen Fannin, executive director of the local chapter said, “This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year with all funds raised going to support Red Cross programs and services in Coshocton County. We’ve been hit extremely hard with disaster assistance this year – due to fires and power outages. Without the support of our community and our United Way we would be unable to provide these important services to our residents”.

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River View FFA chapter officers for the upcoming school year are prepared to lead the next generation into agriculture. Pictured from left to right are 2009-2010 River View FFA Chapter officers; Emily Stout, Reporter, Jordan Mullett, Vice President, Mandy Rice, Sentinel, Duane Stutzman, President, Brittany Rich, Vice President, Jordain Latham, Treasurer, Kim Croft, Secretary and Carly Babcock, Vice President. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

From pancakes to pork and just about everything in between, today’s Future Farmers of America, widely known for sporting their blue jackets, learn not only about the finer aspects of modern agriculture, soils and speaking, but they learn much more about themselves. River View cooks Betty Donley, Connie Wilson and Kelly Karr prepared a delicious meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, Cole slaw, rolls, butter, beverages and pie. Following the meal that was served by the cooks and alumni Nelson and Linda Hall and Tai McCurdy, the over 200 in attendance were ushered into the auditorium to watch a slide show presentation of the past year’s activities, honor parents, induct honorary members and transfer roles to the next group of

leaders for the chapter. The chapter inducted honorary members Mrs. Judy Carmony and Mr. Steve Foster. 2008-2009 Ohio FFA President Allen Schmitz spoke about following your dreams and, “Getting back home where you want to be”. Star Greenhand was awarded to Molly Daniel. Star Chapter Farmer, which is the highest award that can be earned at the chapter level, was awarded to Duane Stutzman. State Degree recipients were Morgan Carey, Kim Croft, Craig Hunter, Morgan Landis and Duane Stutzman. The highest degree awarded in FFA is the American FFA Degree. River View had three recipients of the award, which were; Katie Croft, Derek Weatherwax and Ben Young. To be recognized in October of this year will be Allyssa McMullen and Jesse Wright.

Morgan Landis, who has been in FFA for two years and is the current Vice-President of the River View Chapter said, “FFA has done a lot for my confidence and leadership skills. Our advisors are great – I wouldn’t trade anything for this experience – it has taught me a lot about myself and working in a team. It’s a great learning atmosphere”. River View Superintendent Kyle Kanuckel explained, “FFA has a long tradition and great pride in this community. River View has been state recognized for their achievements. We are blessed to have this program. It’s a great program in which our kids can learn valuable leadership skills”. Outgoing chapter President and senior Suzie McMullen blew an emotional kiss skyward and received a hug from fellow seniors as a lasting tribute to her

two years of leadership during parent recognition. McMullen’s father passed away earlier this year. McMullen said, “I’ve had the time of my life for the past four years – FFA is like a family to me – they’ve all been there for me, especially with my Dad passing away. My favorite memory is the agronomy team during my junior year. We got fourth place at state. We just know so much about each other, this is really like my family”. River View FFA advisor Keisha Buxton said that, “I’ve watched these kids grow during the past two years”. Of McMullen, Buxton stated, “Suzie is a young woman who is determined to be successful in all that she does, a trait that has served her well in her career as an FFA member and a two year chapter officer”.

she’s really loved and it’s been neat to be a part of that”. Ann Miller told The Beacon that, “I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been blessed to go to a job that I love every day and I’m always mindful of that. We have a creative,

intelligent staff. Everything here happened because of everyone – not me. We also have a supportive, forward thinking library board and a supportive community that gets a lot of the credit”.

Miller Retires...continued from page 13 way for Rosemary Honnold to become nationally acclaimed. She also automated the library system, going from card catalogs to being tied in with 156 other libraries. She’s been wonderful to work with – and has been a

mentor to many of us – we’ll miss her terribly”. Ann’s husband, Terry Miller, said of his spouse, “It’s been fun for me to have a spouse that loves her job. She is always full of stories when she comes home. It’s been a career that

Details for the 2009 Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival Photo Contest have been finalized. Camera buffs from around the state are invited to enter their best photo or photos featuring hot air balloons. The Balloon Festival, which is hosted by the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Frontier Power Company, will be held June 5-7, 2009 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds. Nina Drinko, chairperson of the photo contest, has announced the following guidelines: 1) All photographs must be submitted by the original photographer, along with name, address, phone number, and category. 2) Photos must be 5"x7", matted or mounted with a white border or background only and can not exceed 8" x 10" including border. 3) Photos may be original prints or enhanced photos and will be judged separately. 4) Entry deadline is May 6,

2009 at 4:00 p.m. 5) An individual may submit up to 3 photos per category but may not win more than one award per category aside from the People’s Choice Award. 6) Photographs must be in color and may be taken from areas other than Coshocton. 7) By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed or printed in the 2010 calendar without fee or other compensation. A panel of three (3) judges will select first, second, and third place winners in each category. The general public will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photo to select one People’s Choice Award. Contest winners will be announced just prior to the evening balloon launch on Saturday, June 6th. Entries can be mailed or delivered to: Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, 401 Main Street, Coshocton, OH 43812.

Canal parade theme announced The Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce and the Canal Festival Parade Committee announce the theme for the 2009 Canal Festival Parade. There’s No Place Like Home will be depicted in the floats and other entries for the parade commemorating the first canal boat’s landing in what is now Roscoe Village. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and will follow the traditional parade route starting at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, traveling north on 7th Street, turning west onto Main Street and proceeding past the courthouse and the reviewing stand. In an effort to truly reflect the spirit of the canal era of the 1830’s, entries should, as much as possible, use horses or tractors to pull the units. We hope that businesses in our area, as well as the private sector will participate by entering floats, riding horses, horse drawn wagons, walking units, or entering the auto show. As usual, judging will take place Saturday afternoon prior to the start of the parade. More information regarding entry guidelines will be available at the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce as we get closer to the event. The date of this year’s parade is August 22nd to coincide with the Canal Festival to be held in Towne Centre.

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Roscoe Village Makes Change to Festival Schedule Roscoe Village has always taken great pleasure in producing wonderful festivals and special events each year for our local community and visitors. However, like nearly all aspects of our society today, Roscoe Village is suffering from the effects of current economic and investment conditions by experiencing reduced revenues from operations, return from investments and support from major funding providers. In an effort to adjust operating costs necessitated by these reductions, the Roscoe Village Foundation Board of Trustees announces that, in addition to other budget revisions, the Foundation will no longer be hosting the June Heritage Craft & Dulcimer Music Festival, the September Wine, Art & Garden Festival and two Christmas Candlelightings in December. Remaining on the schedule of events will be the everpopular Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival on October 16, 17 and 18, 2009 and a Christmas Candlelighting to be held December 5, 2009.

Roscoe Village will also host the Corvettes at Roscoe Cruise-In on June 14, 2009 where more than 200 Corvettes will converge on the street for some summer fun. In a celebration of 40 years since the completion of the first restored building, the Toll House, Roscoe Village is offering many wonderful activities each month through the end of the year. In April, you may purchase a membership for half price. May brings the community together for the Roscoe Roundtable to share memories of the early years of the restoration with the remaining months offering tours, presentations and much more. The preservation, restoration and interpretation of Roscoe’s heritage during the Ohio Canal Period remain the mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation. Detailed information on Historic Roscoe Village can be seen on our website at or you may call us at 740-622-9310 or toll free at 800-877-1830.


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The North Appalachian Experimental Watershed facility, located on State Route 621, received a visit from Congressman Zach Space to discuss the local benefits provided through federal funding streams and to hear about the important research and work that is conducted at the facility. Dr. James V. Bonta conducted a power-point presentation to give the Congressman and other guests a glimpse into the current research and years of data that exist at the facility. The Watershed, a USDA agricultural research service in collaboration

with The Ohio State University OARDC, is an outdoor laboratory for land and water management research that not only helps agriculture but has become increasingly important and viable in the growing debate over global warming. Congressman Space told those gathered that, “I’m a firm believer in the work that you’re doing. Agricultural producers rely on this research. The small farmers that typically make up the 18th congressional district rely on the results of these studies. We’ll continue to advocate for funding in D.C.”

Pictured are James V. Bonta, PhD., and Congressman Zach Space discussing a filter sock that is currently being studied at the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed facility in Coshocton County. The filter sock is being studied for its ability to control urban water runoff and pesticide runoff in an agricultural application. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)

Youth Leadership accepting applications Coshocton County Youth Leadership (CCYL), a Leadership Coshocton County and Coshocton Foundation program, is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 program year. Coshocton County Youth Leadership provides a basic foundation of leadership skills for each student to build upon. It assists

in the development of communication skills and presents an opportunity to interact with community leaders and fellow participants. Through this experience CCYL participants gain an awareness of Coshocton County’s resources, challenges and opportunities. This educational program is for current sopho-

mores who apply now and attend during their junior year of high school. Participation from all Coshocton County high schools is encouraged, to add diversity to the class. If sophomores plan to attend the Coshocton County Career Center as juniors, they can still participate in this program. Application deadline is

April 17, 2009. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Coshocton Foundation web site: (, the Leadership Coshocton County office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812 or by calling 740-622-0010.

It’s time to clean up Coshocton! So please join us on April 25th from 9am to Noon to help Clean-Up Coshocton! We will be meeting at the Court Square. We need all of the help we can get, so we are encouraging all organizations including community groups, service groups, school groups, church groups and families to join us. Donuts will be served starting at 8:30am and the first 100 participants to show up that morning will receive a free 2009 Clean Up Coshoc-

ton T-shirt. In order to plan, it will help if you can let us know if you (and your group) will be attending. Please call the United Way office at 6224567 or email director@ to RSVP. The more helping hands we have, the more locations we will be able to clean up! The Clean-Up Coshocton Day is an event everyone can participate in to make Co-

shocton County a better place. It does not take money or special skills. It simply takes a caring heart and a willingness to roll up your sleeves. So please, join us at 9am on April 25th for your chance to make a difference in our community. Attached is a flyer for the event. Please feel free to print it off and spread the word. United We Stand… let’s stand together to make Coshocton County a better place.

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Working together for the greater good! It’s more than just a slogan. It’s a philosophy that allows for great communities to do great things. And working together is exactly the idea behind the “Clean-Up Coshocton Day” for 2009. The City of Coshocton is teaming up with the United Way of Coshocton County to take this already successful event to the next level…and we need you and your colleagues!

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River Greens Golf Club held their annual season opening Early Bird Challenge on Saturday. The tournament features 6 holes each of scramble, best ball, and alternate shot formats. The competition was held on the Greens

and the River courses. The teams of Josh Anderson-Clint Paxson and AT Spires-Scott Cope tied for first place with 65’s. Matt Gowins and Mitch Levengood were third just one stroke off the pace. Jason Leeds and Tyler

Anderson were fourth at 67. There were three one under par 71’s: Matt CooperiderAndy Flautt, Adam Veselenek and Chase Mallory, & Joe Blakely and Lou Balogh. The Scramble format was won by Veselenek and Mal-

lory. The Best Ball format was won by At Spires and Scott Cope and Gowins and Levengood won the Alternate Shot format. The next 2-man event is a scramble on Saturday April 25th.

Randles says the fun day activities and attendance have grown over the years. "We get a great crowd each year," she added. "We have entire families attend—kids, parents and grandparents." A Family Fun Day Planning Committee involves several cooperating agencies along with JFS including the local Prosecutor's

Office, Juvenile Court, First Step, OSU-Ext., Help Me Grow and the Learning Garden. "We also have several other agencies that set up booths the day of the event," explained Dulgar. "We have lots of free information and free fun activities for families to enjoy such as pony rides, inflatable rides, ice carving and face painting."

Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse

mation distributed on child abuse and neglect, anger management and parenting tips. "We are fortunate to have so much community collaboration and dedicated volunteers to help us put this on each year," she said. Attend the Free Family Fun Day this Saturday, April 18, at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


(from Prevent Child Abuse America) 4. If your baby cries… It can be frustrating to hear your baby cry. Learn what to do if your baby won't stop crying. Never shake a baby—shaking a child may result in severe injury or death. 5. Get involved. Ask you community leaders, clergy, library and schools to develop services to meet the needs of healthy children and families. 6. Help to develop parenting resources at your local library. 7. Promote programs in school. Teaching children, parents and teachers preven-

tion strategies can help to keep children safe. 8. Monitor your child's television and video viewing. Watching violent films and TV program can harm young children. 9. Volunteer at a local child abuse prevention program. For information about volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-CHILDREN. 10. Report suspected abuse or neglect. If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed, call your local department of children and family services or your local police department.

Community Happenings Local Events

Coshocton Health & Rehab wins award Amy Hasseman, Director of United Way of Coshocton presents Corey Moner, Executive Director of Coshocton Health & Rehab Center with the United Way Silver Award. Through employee contributions and numerous fundraisers Coshocton Health and Rehab donated $820.00 to the 2008 – 2009 United Way Campaign. Hasseman said CHRC’s slogan of “Friends & Neighbors helping Friends & Neighbors” is truly what they are all about.

Families on Fire. Suicide Prevention and Recovery Educational Presentation about mental health issues. Led by James Weidlich, author of “Excuse Me My 14 Year Old Daughter is Dead.” Presented as part of the Families On Fire Mental Health Reality Crusade. Saturdays in April at 1:20 p.m. and 5:30 P.M. at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites, located at 115 North Water St. Call to schedule a presentation for a large group, Free. 740-439-4863. Or to hear what church Jim Weidlich will be speaking. Working Woman Scholarship. The deadline for submission of the Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) Joan McNeely Working Woman Scholarship forms has been extended from April 13 to April 20. The Coshocton BPW will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships in May. Forms for the Joan McNeely Working Woman Scholarship are available at Roma’s Gifts and Florist, Pyle Financial Inc., and the Coshocton Public Library. Mail completed forms to Coshocton BPW, P.O. Box 656, Coshocton, OH 43812. For forms or more information contact Joan McNeely at 740-622-5507 or Tomma

Bordenkircher at 740-622-0009. Eligible women must have a copy of their acceptance into a program, two references, and a one-page essay of their career plans and how the scholarship will benefit. BPW/USA, founded n 1919, promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. For more information contact Membership Chair Liz Herrell at 740-294-0199. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. Pizza Party of the Positive Purpose MS Support Group. The Positive Purpose MS Support Group is planning a Pizza Party on Saturday, April 18th starting at 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the offices of Krasco. Krasco is located across SR 36 from WalMart at 23897 Airport Road behind the Animal Clinic. We will be planning this coming year so put on your creative thinking caps! Bring your family and kids as there is plenty of room for everyone. For more information and to RSVP, please call Angie at 740/693-4200 or Cj at 740/824-4370. If you would rather, email Angie at awright_319@ or Cj at ddeadred@

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Fun for the entire family is the underlying theme of Family Fun Day at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain date – April 25). Anne Randles, Children's Services Administrator at Job and Family Services (JFS) and

Leslie Dulgar, Intervention Social Worker at JFS say this event is designed to be a family and community outreach promoting child abuse awareness and prevention. "April is Child Abuse Prevention Month," explained Randles. "We've been hosting this event for this purpose for over ten years."

"The Fire Department will be there with their trucks, the Master Gardner's will be there and we'll have a petting zoo," added Randles. "There will also be free hot dogs and chips." Family Fun Day receives support from several local businesses including Kraft Foods, Wal-mart Conn's Potato Chips and Circle K. Dulgar says the main goal of Family Fun Day is to prevent child abuse. At the event, there will be infor-


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35th Anniversary of Dulcimer Days in Coshocton Coshocton County has been the host of the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio—Dulcimer Days. It is also the second oldest event of its kind in the United States. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of this nationally significant Appalachian musical event, which will be held on Coshocton County's Courthouse Lawn on June 20 and 21, with workshops and the Saturday evening concert to be held at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on 4th Street. As part of the festival, the Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships are held and winning competitors at Coshocton's festival go on to compete in the national competition. Musicians Kendra Ward, Bob Bence, Brett Ridgeway and Serenity Ridgeway are all long-time attendees, workshop leaders and performers at past Dulcimer Days Festivals in Coshocton. They are assisting the Coshocton County Convention and Visitors Bureau in organizing this year's Coshocton Dulcimer Days event. Ward and Bence are from Bidwell, Ohio. Ward

is a third generation dulcimer player. "My Dad, Mom and I attended the first Dulcimer Days in Coshocton and probably the next 20 after that," she said. "This festival is in my heart, and part of my fond childhood memories with my family playing together. I love the Coshocton community. They have always been a big part of the festival over the past 34 years." Ward recalls the original years of the Dulcimer Days Festival in Coshocton. "It started in tents in the grass below the Lake Park Pavilion," she said. "Contests and concerts were held at the Triple Locks Theater near Wildwood Music in those early years. It was later moved to the Lake Park Pavilion. Over the years at Dulcimer Days, I have competed in the contests, judged, and performed for the featured concert. Bob attended the festival for the first time in 1984 when he and I were dating and he's been involved ever since." The Ridgeways are from Twinsburg, Ohio, but Serenity is originally from Coshocton. Brett started playing the banjo in high school and the moun-

tain and hammered dulcimers while in college. "I've been playing and teaching for over 25 years," he said. "I currently teach and play the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, bluegrass and claw hammer banjo, beginner mandolin and beginner acoustic guitar. Serenity plays and teaches fiddle and piano and performs with me. She has been playing fiddle for 11 years." Brett originally attended the Dulcimer Days Festival in Coshocton as a participant. He took a few workshops and competed in the contests. "About eight or nine years ago, and ever since, I have conducted hammered dulcimer workshops and/or performed, and helped in judging the hammered dulcimer or mountain dulcimer contests," he said. "Serenity has attended the Dulcimer Days Festival for as long as she can remember. This festival is what exposed her to this type of music and inspired her to pursue playing. This festival is so important to the preservation of our heritage, the music, and for Coshocton. I am very excited to be a part of this." The Coshocton Dulcimer

Days will be held at the Coshocton County Courtsquare Gazebo and at the Coshocton Presbyterian Church on Fourth Street. Visitors to the event will enjoy music vendors, artists' booths and listening to traditional Appalachian music. Admission to the event will be free. There will be a freewill offering for the Saturday night concert at the Presbyterian Church featuring dulcimer players Susan Trump, of Newtonville, NY, and David Lindsey & Family of Bennington, OK. Several music workshops will be held throughout the weekend with a nominal charge of $15 each. The Coshocton Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking sponsors to help offset the cost of the event while allowing free admission. Sponsors will receive the equivalent in advertising dollars for their sponsorship. For more information about Coshocton Dulcimer Days or to inquire about sponsorships, contact the Coshocton Convention and Visitors Bureau at (740) 622-4877, coshcvb@ or go to www.

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James Weidlich, who hails from the Cambridge area, will be available to talk with families on Saturday, April 18 and April 25 at 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm each day, at the Coshocton Village Inn and Suites in Coshocton. Weidlich, who lost his daughter to suicide in July, 2004, will be discussing the aspects of current mental health issues that affect many families, and especially teenagers. Weidlich talks direct from the heart and says that, “Kids are not afraid of the subject – the parents and our society are the ones that are afraid of it”. Listening to Weidlich, you know that this man is passionate about what he does and is on a mission. “I’ve been here for six weeks and I’m not leaving until I get the job done”, said Weidlich, in an interview with The Beacon. Weidlich continued, “My goal is to stop the cycle of depression, mental illness and suicide in memory of my 14 year old daughter”. “These are difficult questions, hard questions with sometimes hard and scary answers”, says Weidlich. “I am doing this in memory of my daughter. There are so many attacks on the youth of today. This presentation is about helping our youth and their families to have the courage and faith to talk about this issue and ask the hard and confusing questions that many people have inside them but don’t know where to turn”.

There is still room on our bus trip to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. It is being planned by the Roscoe UMC Tour Group and will occur from Tuesday – Friday, June 9 - 12, 2009. This is the group’s eighth out-of-state bus trip. The Smoky Mountains have always been a popular travel destination. The tourists have a great time during their visit with the peoples' warm comfortable hospitality that Pigeon Forge offers along with all their great shows and attractions. Come along and join in for a fun filled tour in this beautiful area of the country. Some of the attractions include: The Miracle, Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, Blackwood Gospel Quartet Breakfast Show and Smoky Mountain Knife works. Package includes: Motor coach (Pioneer Trails), 3 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners, four shows and Dollywood, luggage transfers, taxes, and meal gratuities. The total cost will depend on how many travel on the wheel chair accessible bus, but will range from $424 (Quad) to $604 (Single). RUMC tour escort, Les Widder, can be contacted for more information at 622-1138. A deposit of a $50 check made out to RUMC Tour Group will hold your seat.

BPW members attend competition Four (4) Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) members attended the 2009 BPW/ OH Individual Development (ID) and Young Careerist (YC) competition in Columbus, OH on Saturday, April 4. Cristie Merce represented Region 4 in the ID Competition with her 5-minute speech on "Sharing the Caring", 2-minute impromptu, and 10-minute interview. Liz Herrell represented Region 4 and the Coshocton Local at the Friday meeting. The special meeting was called by the BPW/ OH President to discuss the

merger of BPW/USA by the BPW Foundation. The next BPW Coshocton meeting will be Monday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. at Jerry's. The program will be on Buckeye Girls State and the public is invited to attend. Members and guests will order from the menu. BPW/USA, founded n 1919, promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. For more information contact Membership Chair Liz Herrell at 740-294-0199. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed.

Kay Hart, March’s United Way Volunteer of the Month! Kay Hart, who volunteers for the American Red Cross has been named the United Way of Coshocton County Volunteer of the Month for March. Hart was nominated by Caroline Johnson, the Chapter Office Manager. Hart is very helpful around the Red Cross office. She can be found scheduling instructors for the Health and Safety classes, handling Monday morning tasks that have come in over the weekend and even keeping the office beautiful outside by caring for the flowers. Kay is willing to pitch in and help out wherever needed. She has been a volunteer for over 3 years. Johnson describes Hart as always “bright and friendly, which is a great to have on Monday morning!” “Kay is dependable and really cares about the Red Cross and our Clients.” In addition to the Red Cross, Hart is a member of the Roscoe United Methodist church, along with her husband John and children Michelle and Phil. The American Red Cross is very busy this time of year with CPR classes, Lifeguard training, and preparing and scheduling for a summer full of swimming lessons, Safety City, blood drives and much more! To volunteer or get more information about the Red Cross, contact them at 245 N. 4th St. or by calling 622-0228. On behalf of the Board of United Way of Coshocton County, Inc., I would like to congratulate and thank Kay Hart for being recognized as a person in our community who is willing to volunteer his time and talents to the community. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

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had problems with maintenance because of limited budgets and the lack of proper funds. Today, you will find a well-maintained course with all the beauty you can imagine. Standing on many of the tee boxes, you can see the beauty of Coshocton County for several miles. The sixth tee box features panoramic views overlooking the city all the way to the Conesville power plant. Many golfers from out of the area comment on the beauty, often returning to their vehicles for their camera to capture the scenery. The course layout has changed since last year. The result evens out the difficulty of both nines. The course is more clearly marked for golfers unfamiliar with the course. Hilltop Golf Course continues to strive to provide a great value for both greens fees and cart rental. If you haven’t played “The Hill� for awhile, this would be


don’t tell them they are “retired�! Each of them has bought into the plan of improving the course in every way possible. Hours mean nothing to them. Running a golf course is a “can until can’t’ endeavor. From the time when it is light enough to see in the mornings until it is too dark to see in the evenings, they are mowing, raking, sanding, fertilizing, trimming, gathering, etc., with no thoughts of quitting until the job is done. And, all you need to do is walk onto the first tee to notice the wonderful results. Mike McCullough once told this writer, “If you truly want to learn to play golf, all you have to do is play Hilltop on a regular basis. The reason being is that you have every type of “lie� (uphill, downhill, even side hill). You have water and sand and undulating greens. Every challenge is there and you must learn to master them all!� In the past, the course

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Dedication, Hard Work at Hilltop Golfers who haven’t played Hilltop Golf Course in the past three years will be surprised at the results that dedication and much hard work have produced. The Golf Young Management Company is beginning the fourth year of a lease management agreement from the city and county park association, and the transformation during those years has been astounding. Richard (Dick) Guess is the manager and driving force behind the goal of making Hilltop into the golf course which many marvel at today. One of three public golf courses in the county, Hilltop once had the reputation of being the “roughest� course in the county in more ways than one. When Golf Young took over the lease, Guess dedicated himself to making Hilltop the golf course he had always hoped it would be. His staff is composed of retired individuals from the local area. However,

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Spaghetti Dinner. The Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2009 is holding a spaghetti dinner benefit on Friday, April 24 from 5pm-8pm at the New Bethel Ministries (former Big Bear building). Tickets are $5 in advance (Organic Technologies, Chase Bank, Ohio Heritage Bank, The Beacon, any LLC 2009 class member) or $6 at the door. There will be live entertainment by the Jason Pendola Band and Laura Stuckey, a 50/50 drawing, cornhole


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Fish Fry. The Conesville Volunteer Fire Department is having a Fish Fry on April 25, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. at Conesville Fire Department. Fish or ham, baked beans, potato salad, pie, coffee will be provided. Adults - $6.00, children - $2.50 and all carry-outs - $6.00 ADHD Support Group. Are you at the end of your rope because your child or children may have ADHD and you don’t know what to do? Then the ADHD Support Group is for you! Come to the next session and meet other parents as we work together to gather information and DALE GRESS 

share ideas. Interested but can’t attend? Give us a call and we will contact you about some options. We may look into starting another group for the weekend if you are not able to attend during the week. A light snack will be provided. Childcare will be provided upon request. If childcare is requested, please bring homework, we can help! The ADHD Support Group will be at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 808 Orange Street, Coshocton on April 28 at 4pm. For more information contact Angie Moses @ 623-8551 or St. John’s United Church of Christ @ 622-2781, or email coop9097@ Yellow Flag Community Sales. Yellow Flag Community Sales located through out the Village of West Lafayette and surrounding area is May 1 and May 2. Maps of sales are available at Village Market, Brother’s Hardware & Variety Store and the sale held in the bandstand in Burt Park. $5.00 sign up fee to help cover cost of advertising and for yellow flag stake to mark you location. Sign up at Brother’s Hardware & Variety Store or call Debbie at 5459298 or Christie at 545-9370. Sign up deadline for map is April 17. Coshocton Canal Quilter’s presents Butternut and Blue. The 22nd Annual Quilt Show B will be Friday, May 1 from 12-6 p.m., Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Agents Realty & Auction Gallery located at 23024 CR 621, Coshocton. Butternut and Blue, a Civil War Era theme. Workshop and lecture by Kaye England. For more information contact Carolyn Mann at740-824-4632 or Haymann51@ Vendors, Little Quilt Auction, Demos, Opportunity Quilt Raffle. For show information contact Theresa Scheetz, Show Chair, 330897-0824.

Tiverton Alumni Banquet. The Tiverton Alumni Banquet will be at 6 p.m. on May 2 at the Tiverton Grange Hall with dinner served by Tiverton Home Ec. Club. Anyone wishing to attend contact Maxine Border, 32623 CR 368, Walhonding, OH 43843 or by calling 824-3652. Fresno Farmer’s Market. Opening Day for the Fresno Farmer’s Market will be May 2 at 9:00 a.m. and they will be having an “Amish Style” sausage and pancake breakfast. The Fresno Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. from May 2nd through October at the Fresno Elementary School on TR 171. Sunshine - held outside, Rain - it will be held inside the gymnasium. The market is handicap accessible and public restrooms are available. Conesville Alumni Banquet. The 2009 Conesville Alumni Banquet for graduates of Conesville High School will be June 6 at the Coshocton County Career Center, which is air conditioned and there are no stairs. Mark you calendar. Invitations will be forthcoming. For questions please contact Lola Spang at 622-4975, Polly Pepper at 829-2332 or Janice Wells at 622-6933. Guernsey Gathering. Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Guernsey Community Center, formerly known as Wheeling Local Elementary. A community social event for anyone who has fond memories of the Village of Guernsey. If you attended church, GTO, square dances, or school (any era) please join us for a day of reminiscing. If you taught, farmed, worked or just came to visit relatives, if you remember Bob Wearsch’s Garage, Folkert’s General Store and Feed Mill, or visiting Carl Miskimen at the Post Office, you are invited to attend.

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Pie Bake-off and Luncheon. Relay for Life Pie Bake-off and Luncheon will be April 21 at Coshocton Health & Rehab, located at 100 South Whitewoman Street, with lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-register your pie by calling MaLynda Booth or Terri Klein at 622-1220 by Wednesday, April 15. Pies will need to be at CHRC 9:30 a.m. on the 21st. Pies must be in a 9 inch disposable pan with your name and phone number on the bottom. All pies will be donated to our luncheon. $5.00 donation for meal which includes: shredded chicken sandwich, pie, soup and beverage. All proceeds benefit team Alana in memory of Alana Branstetter. Prizes will be awarded for Best Fruit, Best Cream and Best Presentation.


Sally Foster 824-3630

Jim Stoffer 622-5705 . Please join us for a fun filled afternoon at the Pizza Party for the PPMS! Pizza and beverages will be provided.

tournament, and two hog raffles. All proceeds benefit the Coshocton County Alternative School. Writers Conference to be Held in Coshocton. The Write-On Writers group of Coshocton is sponsoring their annual writers conference Saturday, April 25, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Coshocton Senior Center, 201 Brown’s Lane, Coshocton. Rob Smith, winner of the 2006 Robert Frost Poetry Award, novelist and nonfiction writer, will give the keynote address on overcoming writing barriers. Workshops include: Everyday Writing, InterviewBased Writing, Narrative Poetry, Technology for Writers, Song writing, Short Stories, and Memoirs. A panel featuring Jerry Kelly (XOXOXO Press—Gambier), short-story author Loranne Temple and other Ohio publishers and writers focuses on writing for the small press. Song writing workshop speaker Sarah Goslee Reed, Mt. Vernon, will provide music for the event. Cost to attend the conference is $45 for the day, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Early bird registration, by March 25th is $35. Senior and student rate is $25. Deadline for registration is April 15th. For more information and a conference brochure visit or call (740) 623-8348 or email


For Over 50 Years We Have Had the Privilege of Servicing the Real Estate Needs of the Residents of Coshocton County and We Would Like to Help You.

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Monday, April, 20, 27: Books Galore Book Store Coshocton Public Library. The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has hard magazines, movies, audio



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Fifth Annual Stone Creek Community Benefit and CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Saturday, April 18, 2009 • 10:00 AM Stone Creek Grace United Church Fellowship Hall

Accepting donations of new & good used items, and consignments of lawn, garden and farm equipment Auction Committee reserves the right to accept or reject items of little or no value.

Consignment Items: 18’ Pontoon boat w/25hp outboard motor, 2-new Crosley 5 Cu. Ft. chest freezers, laundry storage tower, 2002 Silverado pick up truck ext. cab; Baldwin Cabaret fun machine w/2 keyboards, 30 new board games, 4 wheel pull cart; Wheelhorse Mower 17.5 H.P. Hydrostatic transmission 42” cut w/ blade, Tilt trailer 4’x8’ bed, Pedestal sink w/hdwe; Butcher block table 24”x24” (originally from Dinger’s Market), Collection of Longaberger baskets – 1992 Crisco American cookie basket, 1992 Discovery basket, 1993 Inaugural basket, 1993 JW Collection original Easter, 1998 Collectors club, 25th Anniversary, 25th Anniversary Hostess basket, 1999 Miini Sleigh, 1999 Homestead basket, 1999 Homestead crock, 1999 Mother’s Day Early Blossom, 2000 Century Hostess Appreciation basket, Century Celebration 2000 Cheers, Shade of Autumn basket, Heartland basket, Woven Traditions, plus numerous regular line discontinued baskets, Jenny Lind baby bed complete with mattress – very nice, weed eater, misc. hand tools. Not responsible for early consignment no shows. To consign items contact - Steve Cronebaugh at 330-243-6574; John Griffith at 330-330-8752; Pauline Lanzer at 330-308-0709

Donated items: Cavaliers Jersey from Daniel Gibson #1, 50 Bales of Hay, whole hog sold by the half (basic processing by Beitzel’s Meats); Walking stick carved by Carl “Fritz” Poland, Picket fence bench, knick-knack shelf, bird house, plastic chair, cookbook, used recliners, p/u load sawdust. Gift Certificates: For pizza, for 6 games of bowling, Golf gift certificates, Barber shop and Beauty Salons, Restaurant gift certificates, cheese, meat markets, oil changes, New items: 1 bottle of spray & wipe degrease, carpenter apron, tape measure, glue, pencils & pocket knife, 6-prs. Size 9 yellow boots, grave stone flower arrangement, tool sets, 2 outdoor rugs, wrought iron plate holder, wood cane, coffee beans, golf umbrella, outdoor decorative faucet, handmade pillows, front end alignment, Gift baskets: Cheese box, Men’s beauty basket, Women’s beauty basket, Baker’s basket, Gardening basket, gift basket, misc. gift baskets. More items added daily. Auction sponsored by members of: Grace UCC; Jefferson Grange; Zion Lutheran Church Pancake & sausage breakfast sponsored by Stone Creek Fire Sirens – Free will donation 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Come for breakfast and spend the day!! Lunch Stand by ladies of the Churches and Grange







Saturday, April 18, 25: Books Galore Book Store. Coshocton Public Library. The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has hard magazines, movies, audio books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3-6 and Wednesday and Saturday from 10-1. Call 740-622-0956 for information. 10 AM - 1 PM

Terry Longsworth, Auctioneer

Announcements sale day take precedence over advertising. Sellers and auctioneers are not responsible for accidents. Auction conducted by Cronebaugh Auction Services, LTD • Steve Cronebaugh Auctioneer/Realtor Dale Gress Real Estate, LLC. • Terry Longsworth Auctioneer/Dale Gress Real Estate, LLC.

316 West Main St., West Lafayette Office: (740) 545-7186 Auction: (740) 545-7158 BRANCH OFFICE: (740) 498-4545 •


Gospel Sing. LaVerne & Edith Tripp will be holding a concert at Gospel Hill Ministry, 27610 TR 45, Warsaw, Ohio on Saturday, April 18 at 7 PM. A food stand will begin serving at 5:30 PM & the sing will be held

2009 Program Schedule for the Coshocton Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society. Most monthly meetings are held the Third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM in the meeting room at the Coshocton Public Library located at 655 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812. Time and place may change as per yearly schedule. April 21th - Living History-Kate -- “Llasha Philabaum”

Wednesday, April 22, 29: Teens: Plugged and Unplugged. Coshocton Public Library. Video Games, Internet Access, Board Games, Snacks, Friends, Fun! 2 PM - 5 PM

Terms - Cash or Check day of Auction, I.D. required. Owners - Ron & Karen Altier


Moving Show. Fireproof, voted Inspirational Movie of the Year, will be showing on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, located at 23891 Airport Rd., Coshocton. For more call 622-4133.

Clean Up Day. The Friends of the Parks will be hosting the annual “Clean Up Day” at Lake Park on Saturday, April 18, 2009. Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake Park Office. Please bring your gloves, rakes, shovels, trimmers or any tools that might be needed for the park cleanup. But most of all bring your family and friends to spend a fun morning at the park with other volunteers who will be cleaning the debris and letter from a long winter. All volunteers will be treated to a cookout following the cleanup at noon. The annual spring clean up day is sponsored by the Friends of the Parks; however volunteers need not be a member of the Friends to participate. To register please call the Park Office at 622-7528.

Wednesday, April 22, 29: Books Galore Book Store. Coshocton Public Library. The Friends of the Library used book store in the library basement has hard magazines, movies, audio books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3-6 and Wednesday and Saturday from 10-1. Call 740-622-0956 for information. 10 AM - 1 PM

Tools, Lawn & Garden

Craftsman 10” table saw, Craftsman 14” band saw, 6 in. jointer, 13in multi speed, drill press, Sears portable air compressor, Roto zip tool, Furniture clamps, small grinder, cabinet on casters, Router table, dust collector system, belt sander, grinder w/vac system, bench grinder, brace & bits, elec. motors, buffing wheel, folding ladder, misc. lumber, misc. hardware, router, misc. land & garden tools, Troy Bilt 7hp. Roto tiller, hand mower, Craftsman chopper shredder, gas weed eaters, leaf blower, BBQ grill, misc. Garden supplies, much more not listed.


Church Events

Public Notice. The Coshocton County Budget Commission will be meeting in the County Treasurer’s Office on April 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with members of the County Health Departments to discuss their 2010 budget.

Antiques & Collectibles

Boyd’s bears, teddy bears, doll house, comic books, records, Strohs beer sign, misc. glassware and china, park bench


Event Date: April 25th , 2009, from 7p.m. until 11p.m. Team Name: Coshocton Village Inn & Suites. Event Location: Coshocton Village Inn & Suites. Event Contact Person: Teresa Fry, 740-502-1318. Event Theme: Laughter is Great Medicine. Event Description: Support Relay for Life by having an evening out. Adults are welcome! There will be a comic entertainer, Matt Perry, and American Family Entertainment’s Tim B (juggler/balancing act). Music by A1 Sound & DJ, dancing, food, 50/50 Raffle and lots of fun. Tickets on sale at Coshocton Village Inn & Suites. $20.00 each or 2 for $30.00.


Wednesday, April 22, 29: Preschool Story Time Coshocton Public Library. Children, 3-5 years old, are invited to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday, from 10:30-11:00 am. Register by calling 622-0956. 10:30 AM - 11 AM

Thursday, May 7: Children, preschool through 6th grade, are invited to “Bits and Pieces,” a hands-on art experience led by artist and author Michelle Stitzlein, on Thursday, May 7, at Coshocton Public Library. Stitzlein, author of Bottlecap little Bottlecap, a book of art projects using recycled bottle caps, will sign her book following the program. Registration is required. Call 740622-0956 to sign-up. This program is held in conjunction with the community Dogwood Festival.

Household & Furnishings

Recliner sofa, Lazy boy recliner, Magnavox T.V., Entertainment Center, G.E. Ref. w/beer tap, swivel rocker w/ ottoman, office chair, dehumidifier, window A/C, metal cabinets, small desk, sofa & matching chair, metal office desk, lamp stand, doll house, kitchen utensils, lamps, craft items, quilt rack, wooden cabinets


Event Date: April 17th , 2009, from 5p.m. until 7:30p.m. Team Theme: Hope is on the Horizon. Event Location: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 Pleasant Valley Drive, Coshocton, Ohio Event Description: Spaghetti Dinner! Meal will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a dessert. Just asking for a donation to help raise money in the fight against cancer.

Vacation Bible School. Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church located at 45494 CR 23 will have it’s Vacation Bible School June 22 - 26 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 16: An Evening with Mary Doria Russell Lake Park Pavilion. Mary Doria Russell, author of A Thread of Grace, Coshocton’s One Book, One Community choice for 2009, will be speak. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, this superbly researched novel chronicles the Italian resistance to the Germans during the last two years of WWII. After her talk, Dr. Russell will sign copies of her book. 7 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday, April, 21, 28: Preschool Story Time. Coshocton Public Library. Children, 3-5 years old, are invited to Preschool Story Time every Tuesday evening, from 6:30-7:00 pm. Register by calling 622-0956. 6:30 PM - 7 PM


Tuesday April 21, 5:00p.m. 204 E. 5th Street West Lafayette


Relay for Life Fund Raising Events

Mofia. Men of Faith in Action will be held the third Saturday of each month at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle located at 23891 Airport Rd., Coshocton. 740-622-4133.

Thursday, April 16: W.L. Branch Teen Movie Night. West Lafayette Branch Library. Teens are invited to this after-hours showing of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Popcorn and pop are provided. Free admission. Space is limited. Register by calling 740-5456672. 5 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 21, 28: W.L. Preschool Story Time. West Lafayette Branch Library. Children, 3-5 years old, are invited to Preschool Story Time every Tuesday, from 11:30 am - 12:00 noon. Register by calling 545-6672. 11:30 AM - 12 PM



Plant Sale. The Coshocton County Master Gardeners and we will be having our yearly plant sale June 6, 2009 at the Rotary Pavilion at the Fairgrounds, 8:30am-10:30am. Educational demonstrations start at 8:30 and the actual plant sale will start at 9:00.

Dinner and Music. A special night of dinner and music at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, located at 23891 Airport Rd., Coshocton on Saturday, May 2 with the concert to begin at 7:00 p.m. with a free-will offering taken. A spaghetti dinner wil lbe served from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with cost of donation to Coshocton Christian School. Singer/Songwriter Brent Vernon and special guest appearance b Sam. For more information call Coshocton Christian Tabernacle at 622-4133.

Thursday, April 16: Pizza and Pages--Children’s Book Club. Coshocton Public Library. Pizza and Pages--The Book Club for children in 4th, 5th, or 6th grades, will be held in The Small Meeting Room the third Thursday of each month during the school year. April’s book is Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt. Register online or call the library, 622-0956. 4 PM - 5 PM

books, hard and paperback books and more, all at rock-bottom prices. Open to the public every Monday from 3-6 and Wednesday and Saturday from 10-1. Call 740-622-0956 for information. 3 PM - 6 PM


Chicken Barbeque and Car Show. Newcomerstown Fire Department Annual Chicken Barbeque and Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2009 at The David Barber Civic Center, located at 1066 East State Street in Newcomerstown. Car show registration until 12 Noon with a $10.00 registration fee. Judging will begin 1 hour after arrival with 75 Fenton Bell trophies & Best of Show Award at 2 p.m. with 150 dash plaques. There will be a 50/50 raffle and numerous door prizes. Music will be provided by “The Spikeman”. For more information contact Wayne at 740-498-7118.

Salad & Tater Bar. All you can eat Salad & Tater Bar on Wednesday, April 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle located at 23891 Airport Rd., Coshocton. All you can eat, adults - $6.00, Children 10 & under - $4.00 includes salad & tater bar, dessert and beverage. Sponsor by X4J Youth Group Cafe.

At The Library


Please bring a covered dish and well marked photographs. Beverage and table service will be provided. For more information contact the planning committee, Christi Merce at 740-545-7377, Carl Gano at 740-829-2769 or Richard Gano at 740-498-8931.

inside. For more information please call 740-824-3300.

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Public Record


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March 23, 2009 Mary Baker, Trustee to Carl E. Wilke, Jr. & Wendy M. Wilke; $171,000 Steven Mark Anthony Estavanko et al. to Duetsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan; $32,000 March 24, 2009 C. Kenneth Finton to AB Rentals, LLC; $100,000 Casey Properties, LLC to Dane R. Shryock; $43,000 Karen Summers to Kenneth & June Jones & Gerardo Sintora; $31,500 FNMA to Gerald Hochstetler, Jr.; $22,000 Countrytyme Lodi LTD to Timothy J. & Margaret J. Argent; $7,500 Denver E. & Lucy R. Teeling to Charles L. & Sherry E. Beatty, Beatty Family Trust; $45,000 March 25, 2009 William H. Denzer to Lawrence Eugene & Betty A. Wilkin; $29,000 March 26, 2009 Allen Max Freetage to Hinds Jersey Farms; $39,624 Robert J. Batchelor, Administrator of BG Albert Estate to Raymond E. III & Katherine M. Young; $3,000

March 30, 2009 Ronald D. & Beverly E. Holbrook to Century National Bank; $14,000 Scott W. & Jennifer J. Nelson to Terry, Jr. & Angela M. Taylor; $140,000 Terry, Jr. & Angela M. Taylor to Scott W. & Jennifer J. Nelson; $242,500 March 31, 2009 Century National Bank to Scott A. & Angela M. Brillhart; $18,500 Countrytyme Lodi LTD to Countrytyme Serving LLC; $12,911.66 Randall R. & Ruth A. Larr to Dane R. Casto; $48,000 Robert M. Miller to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for CMLTI 2006-WF2, $37,000 Joyce A. Hummall, et al. to Virgil A. & Linda Stark; $35,000 Terry G. Croskey to Sara Ann Stutzman; $80,000 Norma V. Bair to Michael Tidrick; $53,000 Susan Jane Neading to Kenneth F. & Wilma Hill; $99,900 April 1, 2009 MorEquity, DNC to Joshua R. Moore & Melissa S. Brown; $121,017 April 2, 2009 William E. & Barbara J. Reed to Jeanie M. Barr; $135,000

Rhonda S. Faust to Jared R. & Wendy Redmond; $215,000 April 3, 2009 Timothy L. & Jody H. Greer to Zachary F. Johnston & Haley Tolliver; $67,500 Bill & Melody Maple to Dustie Renee Thornsburg; $10,000 George E. & Joy R. Graves to Matthew C. Shupert, Timothy P. Shupert, John R. Shupert; $184,000 Dale McMasters to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee; $56,837.80 April 6, 2009 Charles Gregory Hackenbracht, Trustee to Derrick C. & Kimberly L. Wilkin; $107,500 Cecil Junior Freetage to Betty S. Bates; $43,500 April 7, 2009 Thomas J. Sutton to Sutton LLC; $67,500 Buckeye Fabric Employees Retirement Plan, et al. to Moon Restorations & Trust of Coshocton LLC; $80,000 Aden A. Yoder to David W. & Mary I. Weaver; $66,204 Ronald P. & Delores M. Leist to Robert Dale & Erika Bush; $57,000 James L. Wilcox to Countrytyme Serving LLC; $5,333.25 April 8, 2009 Nancy J. Conkle, Donald A. Selders, Charles R. Selders et al. to Cindy Parks; $3,000

Marriage License




1998 Oldsmobile Bravada >> $6,695

2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD >>>>>> $6,995

2006 Ford Mustang

Leather, auto >>>> $11,995

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 >>>>>> See Sales

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2005 Chevy Ext Cab 4x4 >>>>>> $12,995

2003 Ford Ranger Edge only 58k >>>>>> $7,995

2005 Chevy Impala >>>>>> $179/month

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March 23, 2009 Jonas M. Mast of Baltic to Emma N. Yoder of Walhonding March 25, 2009 Levern Edward Wilson of Coshocton to Amanda Devon Winterringer of Coshocton March 30, 2009 Mervin R. Miller of Millersburg to Susie M. Yoder of Millersburg Daniel Evan Duncan of Warsaw to Mindy Ann Gadfield of Warsaw Nicholas Earl Hahn of West Lafayette to Melissa Dawn Buchanan of West Lafayette April 1, 2009 Brett Howard Bantum of West Lafayette to Melissa Ann Bauman of West Lafayette April 2, 2009 Luther Allan New, III of Coshocton to Janice Doreen Grandstaff of Coshocton April 3, 3009 Shawn L. Sheaffer of Coshocton to Lindsey Marie Woodruff of Coshocton April 9, 2009 Kevin D. Klick of Warsaw to Nacole M. Berisford of Warsaw James R. Fahrney of Baltic to Melissa S. Mizer of Coshocton

Coshocton Common Pleas Court – Divorces/Dissolutions

(Up to $700 per month - thru June 1, 2009)

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March 20, 2009 Robert Eugene Bailey, Jr of Coshocton to Liz Ann Nemeth of Coshocton

Divorces Granted: Elizabeth Vestal of Coshocton to Charles A. Vestal of Coshocton Michelle A. Deeds of Coshocton to Vincent E. Deeds of Coshocton Crystal Johnston of Coshocton to Jason Johnston of Warsaw Billie G. Leary of Warsaw to Jennings R. Leary of Warsaw Tina Marie Belle of West Lafayette to Stacy L. Belle of West Lafayette Lynn A. McFarland of West Lafayette to Jerry W. McFarland of Coshocton Stacy R. Stottsberry of Coshocton to Larry Stottsberry of Coshocton Audrey E. Jones of Coshocton to Thomas W. Jones of Morgantown, KY Tanya J. Girard of Lubbock, TX to James E. Girard of Coshocton Sharra D. Watson of Coshocton to Rusty D. Watson of Coshocton Dissolution Granted: Kateri M. Woolard of Frazeysburg to Joe M. Woolard of Frazeysburg Teri Lee Cox of Warsaw to Patrick Neil Cox of Coshocton Melissa S. Myers of Coshocton to Kyle Myers of Coshocton Todd William Patterson of Zanesville to Jodi Ann Patterson of Coshocton Stephanie Sue Cognion of Coshocton to Donal Scott Cognion of West Lafayette • Classified Hotline 622-4ADS

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FURNITURE Dinette Table with 15 inch leaf and 5 upholstered chairs on casters. 740-6229311

APPLIANCES Working Kenmore Electric Stove with Brook. Call 740-3273027


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YARD/GARAGE SALE West Lafayette Chamber of Commerice will be sponsoring the Yellow Flag Garage Sale Days on May 1 & 2. Deadline to register is April 17th. Sign up at Brother’s Hardware or call Debbie at 545-9298 or Christie at 545-9370. Registration fee is $5.00 to help cover advertising cost. Huge Spring Cleaning Garage Sale. 25798 TR 53, Warsaw, take 36E 7 miles outside Warsaw, top of Newcastle hill, 1st dirt road on left,, 3rd house on left. Girls clothes, many household items. April 17th, 18th, & 19th. YOUR CLUTTER Their Treasure! Want to clear away some clutter and make some money this summer? Advertise your Garage/



Bichon Frise female and Hybrid Poochon male had puppies on March 23. Two females/Four males. $250 each (also includes dewclaw removal and first shots). Ready for new homes by May 8th. Serious buyers call 740-5027868. Leave message if no answer.



or chipwood. 5 acres or more. Contact 740545-9227.


Buying Standing Timber - (sawlogs and/or chipwood). Providing all types of harvesting including selective harvesting, thinning, clearing and whole tree chipping. Paying top prices. Prefer 10 acres or more. Call 330-231-0745.


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A I R Y - V I E W HEIGHTS - Lots for sale, city water & sewer. Phone 740622-0556


Small Billy Goat, friendly, easy to handle, 3 years old, use to electric fence, $50.00. 740-3273027

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1610 Adams Street. $425 a month plus $425 deposit, no utilities included, 1-year lease, 2 bedroom, central air, attached garage. 740-622-1371

2 Bedroom,

Stove, refrigerator, garage, No pets, coin operated laundry, 1 year lease. 740-622-8020

$250/mo. $250/deposit. Pay own electric and gas. 740-622-5806 leave message

portable fish finder, carry case, 2 quick brackets. $150 each. $275 both. 740-8244606

AUTOS 04 Chevy Impala, 29 mpg, 70k, $7,995. 740-623-8337 08 Chevrolet Cobalt LS, 14k miles, 5 speed. $9,995. 740623-8337


Upstairs 1BR Apt.

Inground Swimming Pool Liners with


DR 26� Brush Mower, 15hp motor with 200 hrs. Also 42� snow blade. $2.700 new, asking $1,500. 740-824-5240 early A.M. or late P.M.


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2004 Schultz Modu-

lar Home on Full Basement. 3 bedroom, 2 full bath on 1 acre of land near Keene. Owner’s relocating. Must sell! Considering all offers, land contract to right buyer. $106,000. Call 740-824-4004 for more info.

BOATS 1997 Fisher Aluminum Bass Boat, 9.9HP, Mercury motor, trolling motor, fish finder, more, excellent condition. Please call 740-5456496 Minn Kota trolling motor, 12V, 46 pound thrust, like new - Fishin’ Buddy


03 Chevy Malibu, 48k miles, $5,895. 740-623-8337

TRUCKS 1984 Dodge Rampage Pickup. Front wheel drive, 4 cylinder, automatic, good exhaust and tires, good gas mileage, solid body. $1,800. 740-622-2006 06 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. 740-622-3936

SUV’s 06 Jeep Liberty Sport, Sharp. 740-622-3936 04 Ford Explorer XLT. 740-622-3936






















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April 15, 2009 Coshocton County Beacon  

Volume 1, Number 24 of The Coshocton County Beacon