The Coshocton County Beacon February 6, 2019

FREE! FREE! • Feb. 6 - 12, 2019 • Vol. 11 • No. 41 • TheBeacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years Warming centers off er chance to escape cold, seek assistance FOR ALL YOUR LUMBER NEEDS By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON PALLET & DOOR 23222 CR 621 Happy Valentine’s Day See page 19 Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Josie Sellers | Beacon Chunks of ice were fl owing down the river on Jan. 31 in front of Waterworks Park. Coshocton County experienced extreme cold last week and snow that forced schools to cancel. To help those who didn’t have a warm place to go during the days with sub-zero temperatures, The Salva- tion Army, Coshocton Senior Center and local libraries opened their doors as warming centers. SEE CENTERS ON PAGE 15 Hannah Marie’s 740-575-4689 Haley’s Floral Studio 740-295-9100 & COSHOCTON – Th e Salvation Army of Coshocton opened its doors as a warming center and those who attended were grateful for the chance to get inside and out of the cold. “We depend on this place (Th e Salvation Army) a lot,” said a woman who did not wish to be identifi ed. She became homeless after losing her job and her friend, who shared a lunch of stew with her, fell on hard times after his wife died. Th ey are able to stay with others in a house that is rented by someone, but that is not a permanent solution. “It gets us in out of the cold and we look out for each other,” said the man, who also did not wish to be identi- fi ed. “I wish I could buy a big 18-20 bedroom house so all my friends could have a place to go. People need to quit treating us like dirt.” Th e woman agreed with him. “Th ere are people out there who really do need help,” she said. Th e Salvation Army operated its warming center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29-31 to give people a safe place to get out of the bitter cold and sub-zero temperatures that were