• March 6-12, 2019 • Vol. 11 • No. 45
Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years
class pays it forward
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
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.
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Berry excited to
return to COTC
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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.
“When this opportunity came up I knew I want-
ed to explore it because this community, and
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