The Coshocton County Beacon March 6, 2019

FREE! FREE! • March 6-12, 2019 • Vol. 11 • No. 45 TheBeacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years Youth leadership class pays it forward FOR ALL YOUR LUMBER NEEDS By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON – Here’s $100. Use it to make someone happy. Th is is the challenge that was presented to members of the Coshocton County Youth Leader- ship Class of 2019. On Feb. 27 they shared how they accomplished their task during a joint program day with adults from the Leadership Coshocton County Class of 2019. Carson Coff man decided to see if he could make more out of his money. He refurbished a piece of furniture that was donated to him and auctioned it off for $375. “Now I had $475, which is a lot of money, but I still didn’t know what to do with it,” Coff man said. COSHOCTON PALLET & DOOR 23222 CR 621 Salute to 4-H week! SEE CLASS ON PAGE 15 See pages 17 - 20 Berry excited to return to COTC • REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD ONE HOUR THIS WEEKEND! • Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper By Josie Sellers Beth Scott | Beacon The Cat in the Hat promotes love of reading The students at Coshocton Elementary had a special guest on Friday, March 1 to kick off Right to Read Week, which is an annual celebration that correlates with Dr. Se- uss’ birthday in March. The Cat in the Hat, who is arguably one of the most recogniz- able and coolest cats in literary history, came to the elementary school to read Se- uss’ “The Cat in the Hat” to students at the school. He is pictured here reading to the kindergarten class in the gymnasium. There were also other fun activities planned during Right to Read week, which is held March 4 through March 8 this year. COSHOCTON – John M. Berry Ph.D. spent 14 years at COTC and is happy to be back. Berry served as the dean of students at COTC and director of student life at Ohio State Newark from 2000 to 2014. He is now the fi rst new pres- ident in 15 years to serve COTC following the retirement of longtime COTC President Bonnie L. Coe Ph.D. “When this opportunity came up I knew I want- ed to explore it because this community, and Get Decked Out for Spring Come visit our showroom and see our displays 22560 SR 751 West Lafayette 740-545-5252 SEE COTC ON PAGE 15