The Coshocton County Beacon August 30, 2017

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper August 30- September 5 2017 Volume 10 Number 18 w w w.coshoc Bakersville Volunteer Fire Dept. receives funding THANKS FOR READING The Beacon w w w.coshoc By Josie Sellers H.S. Fall Sports Preview Mark Fortune | Beacon Ernie Haase and Signature Sound delight crowd at Roscoe UMC The voices of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound fi lled the sanctuary of the Roscoe Unit- ed Methodist Church on Saturday evening, Aug. 26. Left to right; Ernie Haase, Devin McGlamery, Dustin Doyle and Paul Harkey. Tyler Vestal, not pictured, was on the piano. The group, which is widely known for their southern gospel music, performed in front of a capacity crowd with Mount Vernon pianist Timothy Noble opening. The concert was dedicated to long time Roscoe organist Janet Mosier. See story on page 16. SEE FUNDING ON PAGE 11 Ask Atley For Real Estate Solutions for Today’s Buyers & Sellers Darlene Kelly Guess Shrimplin 740.502.2920 740.502.6692 Paul Bratton Auctioneer 740.327.6331 Jessica Williams 740.502.6095 Robert Bennett 740.502.0487 Marc Lacy 740.502.3074 John Thomas 740.502.4342 BeLinda Lacy 740.294.8869 Debbie Myers 740.502.1589 Kim Williams 740.502.6618 Kyle Myers 740.502.2383 Section inside BAKERSVILLE – Fire Chief John Ridenour was happy to hear U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) an- nounce that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $68,715 to the Bak- ersville Volunteer Fire Department for Operations and Safety through the Assistance to Firefi ghters Grants (AFG) program. “We go through a grant writing ser- vice and have been trying for this for three years,” Ridenour said. “We were rejected the fi rst two years and fi nally got accepted.” According to Ridenour, the fi re department has been very fortunate lately. “Last year we went in with neigh- boring departments for a regional grant and were able to get 14 new air packs with bottles and face masks and a new washer and dryer for our turnout gear,” he said. “Cancer is a big thing now with fi re departments and our gear has to be washed after every fi re and at least twice a year. 160 Years Combined Experience • 740-622-3669 • 224 N. 4th St., Coshocton •