The Coshocton County Beacon June 7, 2017

FREE! FREE! POSITIVELY COSHOCTON COUNTY! The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper June 7-13 2017 Volume 10 Number 6 w w w.coshoc FREE Council passes medical marijuana resolution FREEZER WRAP on any of our 19 Economy Meat Bundles $19 .95 - $179 .95 Collins MEAT & FOOD MARKET, LLC 993 Kenilworth Ave. • Coshocton 740-622-4625 0022_060717 By Josie Sellers Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival Information inside! Balloon rides offered at festival Take the ride of your life in a hot air balloon during the Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Fes- tival. Hot air balloon rides will be offered by Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Company on Friday and Saturday evening and Saturday morning. Only six passengers per flight will be permitted. The cost for this once in a lifetime experience is $225 per passenger. File | Beacon For more information and on how to schedule a ride, visit loon-festival. Tethered balloon rides will also be offered for a fee from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8 and 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Satur- day, June 10. COSHOCTON – After much discussion, Coshocton City Council passed a res- olution during a special meeting held May 30 to welcome medical marijua- na manufacturing facilities and put a six month moratorium on dispensary facilities in the City of Coshocton. Applications to establish such facil- ities are due to the state this month and before city officials decided their stance on the topic they wanted input from the public. Council chambers was filled with members of the public who want- ed to voice their opinions about the medical marijuana industry and those in attendance also heard from two representatives from a company interested in constructing a facility in Coshocton. Mayor Steve Mercer opened up the meeting by explaining to those pres- ent that the state has already passed legislation legalizing medical mari- juana and recently wrapped up reg- ulations for manufacturing facilities. Regulations for dispensaries, however, will not be wrapped up until Septem SEE COUNCIL ON PAGE 15 0004_060717