The Coshocton County Beacon January 17, 2018 - Page 6

6 THE BEACON www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com JANUARY 17 , 2018

Adams returns home to raise family , give back to community

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COSHOCTON - Jandi Adams found it really easy to get a job when she graduated from The Ohio State University with her degree in molecular genetics .
The 2001 River View High School graduate applied to several places and soon found herself employed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a lab technician , but she always knew she wanted to come back home .
She first came home to Coshocton County to work for Job and Family Services in the field of adult literacy .
“ I was able to start our connection with COTC and I started attending every workshop and conference I could and became an advocate for adult literacy and the GED ,” Adams said .
She soon found herself advancing to the position of state program manager for Ohio Higher Education .
“ I worked in downtown Columbus and you could feel the hustle and bustle of the professional world ,” Adams said .
However , at this time her daughter Jozie was born and she and her husband , Jared a 2002 RVHS alum , knew they wanted their children to be around family and where they felt they could find affordable , trustworthy childcare .
“ I knew when our kids were in school that I wanted to be part of that and that there would be a lot for them to do here ,” Adams said . “ We also wanted to raise them in a close knit community .”
Jozie is now 5 . They also have a son Jagger who is 3 and Jandi has a 13-year-old stepdaughter Jordan .
“ Our young kids are involved in everything ( karate , Girl Scouts , indoor and outdoor soccer , dance classes , 4-H , classes at the Pomerene Center for the Arts , the local museum and library , and Roscoe ), not to mention the best schools and preschools at extremely good prices ( compared to what my friends pay in more developed areas ),” Adams said .
When she , her husband and daughter first returned to Coshocton , Jandi went back to Coshocton County Job and Family Services , but this time she worked in the workforce development area .
“ I was able to work with all area businesses and develop leadership roles in the community ,” Jandi said . “ Jobs open in Coshocton came across my desk and I did interviewing for places like Jones Metal , WestRock and some small businesses . I got pretty good at interviewing because I knew what questions were going to be asked .”
She decided to try for one of the job openings that came through her office and was for a local nonprofit .
“ It was the kind where you wear all hats ,” Jandi said . “ It was a great experience , but I didn ’ t get the job .”
One of the people who interviewed her though thought that she would be a good candidate for another position , which is her current role as executive director of Clary Gardens .
“ It ’ s different than a lot of other nonprofits ,” Jandi said . “ It ’ s close to running your own business without actually doing that and you get to deal with different things every day .”
She admits when she started she didn ’ t know much about Clary Gardens and is not a gardening expert , but she is excited to start Master Gardener classes .
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Jandi Adams , a 2001 graduate of River View High School , is executive director of Clary Gardens .
“ It ( Clary Gardens ) also allows me the opportunity to be involved in so many other different pieces of the community like Leadership Coshocton County , Rotary and United Way ,” Jandi said . “ I ’ ve always been involved in so many different things throughout my life . Anyone can complain , but if you don ’ t like something the only way to create change is if you sit at the table .”
She also has to disagree when people say , “ There is nothing to do around here .”
“ My husband and I enjoy visiting the local breweries , going to see local bands and shows , and outdoor activities like hiking , fishing , and tubing down the river ,” Jandi said . “ We have to correct them with positives and remember to look around at what we have here . I don ’ t want to live in any place more urban or rural . I get to own a bit of my own land and get to enjoy amenities within a 10-minute drive that make Coshocton such a great place to settle – especially for a younger couple looking to get their feet wet in a community this rich in history .”

COTC autumn semester 2017 president ’ s and honors lists announced

NEWARK — Central Ohio Technical College ( COTC ) has released the president ’ s list and honors list for autumn semester 2017 .
President ’ s list : To qualify , a student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded credit hours and earn a grade point average of 4.00 . Only Coshocton County students are listed : Coshocton : John Shaw Honors list : To qualify , a student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 graded credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better . Only Coshocton County students are listed :
Coshocton : Angelia Barker , Tanner deJesu , Whitney Fender , Jarod Kaufman , Abbigail King , Diana McKee , Caley Ridenbaugh , Ashley Roahrig and Jaymie West Walhonding : Alynnza Brady West Lafayette : Erica Olinger and Antonia Rettos Only students who have granted COTC permission to release their names to the public are listed .
COTC is a fully accredited , public college dedicated to providing high-quality , accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs . COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations : Newark , Coshocton , Knox and Pataskala .
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Space comments on Sen . Huffman ’ s redistricting proposal

COLUMBUS - Former U . S . Congressman and candidate for Ohio Auditor of State Zack Space released the following statement Wednesday evening , Jan . 10 , regarding State Senator Matt Huffman ’ s Congressional redistricting proposal :
“ What was supposed to be a bipartisan approach to solving the insidious use of gerrymandering has been undermined , once again , by self-interested politicians concerned only with retaining partisan advantage . This so-called reform bill not only fails to address the central flaws of Ohio ’ s current redistricting process , but actually makes the situation worse and less democratic . Unfortunately for incumbent politicians like Matt Huffman , Ohioans of all political persuasions understand that gerrymandering is eroding faith in Ohio ’ s democratic process and only serving those who draw the lines .
I stand with the vast majority of Ohioans who believe in a redistricting process that prioritizes competitive and fair elections . The people of this state deserve real leadership on this critical issue facing our democracy , not politicians hell-bent on preserving partisan gain .”
Ohio ’ s Auditor of State serves on the Redistricting Commission , which will redraw state legislative districts after the 2020 U . S . Census . Space has pledged that , if elected , he will advocate to fully depoliticize the redistricting process .
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