The Coshocton County Beacon November 22, 2017

FREE! FREE! THANK YOU DEPUTY DINGO The Beacon Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Nov. 22-28 2017 Volume 10 Number 30 w w w.coshoc tonbeacontoday.com Two long serving fi remen honored THANKS FOR READING py, day By Mark Fortune mark@coshoctoncountybeacon.com The Beacon w w w.coshoc tonbeacontoday.com Loca d l ay Holi Local Holiday section Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in downtown Coshocton on Friday evening, Nov. 17 with the Miracle on Main parade. Prior to the parade Santa and Mrs. Clause made a surprise visit to Mark Fortune | Beacon the Coshocton Fire Department. Three year old Lauren Akers, the daughter of Andrew and Jessica Akers, is all smiles as she visited with the special guests clad in red and white. SEE FIREMEN ON PAGE 13 145 Dover Rd. NW, Sugarcreek 101 E. Main Street, Baltic 33919 SR 643, New Bedford 0067_052516 See pages 18-23 WARSAW - Volunteer fi remen, friends and family members recognized two long serving members of Company 7, Walhonding Valley Fire Department, on Monday evening, Nov. 13 at the fi re station in Warsaw. Ernie Norris, number 722, and Chet Beard, number 724, received a round of applause, plaque, sweatshirt and a piece of cake in a surprise ceremony to recognize their years of service to Company 7. Norris began serving in 1958 and has 59 years of service, clos- ing in on his 60th year while Beard started in 1967 and has served for 50 years. Chief Mike Snyder said of the two volunteer fi remen, “Well, they’ve been here longer than I have. I’ve been here 32 years and these two guys have gone over and above. You’re looking at over 100 years of ser- vice between the two and they’re still going. Th ey still get up in the middle of the night and run the tankers, you couldn’t ask for two better men.” “Th eir primary role is to drive a tanker full of water to the fi re to supply us with our lines. Th at’s a most important role. If we don’t have water we don’t put the fi re out.” (330) 897-6401 Jason Starcher Jon Brown Vice President Asst. Vice President Chris Harstine Vice President www.balticstatebank.com