The Coshocton County Beacon August 23, 2017

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! eacon Coshocton County's locally-owned newspaper August 23-29 2017 Volume10 Number17 www.coshoctonbeacontoda .com Bowling Center reopens THANKS FOR READING By Beth Scott H.S.FootballPreview See insert Mark Fortune I Beacon Chuck Johnson ladles some beans into the pan held by his son, Bryan with Ed Moran, Kenny Moran and "guest" bean stirrer Tom Staats (right) helping at the 150th G.A.R. Bean Dinner held Sunday, Aug. 20 at McElwee Park in New Castle. For more information on the event see page 13. 150th G.A.R. bean dinner held By Mark Fortune NEW CASTLE-The 150th Grand Army of the Republic bean dinner was held on the beautiful Sunday afternoon of Aug. 20 at McElwee Park in New Castle with a large crowd in attendance. Various awards were presented and the Walhonding Rube Band and Chestnut Ridge Bluegrass Gospel pro­ vided musical entertainment. Chris COSHOCTON-After closing on May 8, the Coshocton Bowling Center re­ opened on Saturday, Aug. 12 to new owners, Jeff and Sue Oswald, Jim Mah­ an, and Benny Banang. "We didn't want to see Coshocton lose its only bowling center," said Jeff. "Benny and Jim were interested in going in together. They came to us and we decided to partner and buy it." Jeff has worked at the bowling alley for almost 40 years and has a lot of changes planned. "One thing we would like to do is cre­ ate more leagues," said Jeff. "Leagues are a guaranteed 30 to 32 weeks and that is what we depend on to survive." Another thing Jeff would like to do is encourage more youth to get involved with bowling and form their own high school leagues. "We are going to the local schools to get the youth involved," he said. "We are going to try to raise interest in high school bowling. Just about every town in Ohio has a high school bowling team except Coshocton." The bowling alley will have a grand opening on Friday, Aug. 25. Hours will be seven days a week starting in Sep­ tember from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. SEEDINNER ON PAGE13 You Plan for the most important events in your life: I Why not plan for this too 7 A meaningful funeral takes planning. Take the time to plan ahead your wishes! MILLER FUNERAL HOME LLC Let us help you with all your pre-planning needs! Call Matt or Darcie at 740-622-8000 639 Main Street Coshocton, Ohio