POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY!
By Beth Scott
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
"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
"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.
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