The Coshocton County Beacon January 3, 2018

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Jan. 3-9 2018 Volume 10 Number 36 w w w.coshoc Coshocton residents show appreciation for troops overseas FOR ALL YOUR LUMBER NEEDS COSHOCTON PALLET & DOOR 23222 CR 621 By Josie Sellers Coshocton-where hope abounds See pages 13-16 Jillian Given and Maggie Laaper were two of several children who helped decorate boxes on Dec. 27 that were being packed full of sup- Josie Sellers | Beacon plies for troops overseas. For more photos, visit COSHOCTON – Boxes packed by Co- shocton County residents and their families will travel about 8,000 miles to a variety of countries and put a smile on troops’ faces. “We get thank you notes for these on a daily bases,” said Jim Caronis from Operation Buckeye, which will take care of sending the boxes to military service members stationed overseas. Operation Buckeye, a nonprofit organization started by Caronis who is a veteran, is headquartered in Columbus and has the sole purpose of sending boxes to troops as a way to thank them for their efforts and to bring them a touch of home. To date his organization has sent 38,000 boxes. The ones packed in Coshocton on Dec. 27 were full of supplies collected by the staff at Jillian’s Salon and their clients. SEE TROOPS ON PAGE 11