The Coshocton County Beacon June 28, 2017

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper June 28- July 4 2017 Volume 10 Number 9 w w w.coshoc tonbeacontoday.com THANKS FOR READING The Beacon w w w.coshoc tonbeacontoday.com Celebrate Coshocton See pages 17-32 Mark Fortune | Beacon Members of the Army National Guard Honor Guard served as pallbearers for United States Army Private Eugene “Gene” J. Apple- by, who was honored with full military rites at his burial service at South Lawn Cemetery in Coshocton on Thursday, June 22. Pvt. Appleby, a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, was carried to the cemetery in a horse drawn caisson and the former World War II soldier is buried alongside his mother and young sister. For more see page 12. By Beth Scott beth@coshoctoncountybeacon.com crossed the county line at approximately 4 p.m. and was greeted on Main Street with people waving American flags and with signs that said “Welcome Home”. The processional began in Columbus and with the help of the state highway patrol, every intersection was blocked to let the motorcade proceed without interruption. As the motorcade made its way into Miller Funeral Home’s parking lot, people gathered around the hearse and watched as Appleby’s remains were transported into the funeral home with full military rites. Only the sound of birds and distant traffic Private Eugene Appleby receives hero’s welcome COSHOCTON – The remains of Pvt. Eugene “Gene” Appleby arrived in Coshocton County Tuesday afternoon to a hero’s wel- come. The motorcade escorting his remains 0003_062817 SEE APPLEBY ON PAGE 12