The Coshocton County Beacon October 11, 2017 - Page 5

United Way ALICE report delivered COLUMBUS - Ohio United Way rolled out the ALICE report for Ohio at a luncheon in Columbus. ALICE stands for Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Th ose in ALICE make more money than the federal guidelines for poverty but not enough to make ends meet. Th e purpose of the report is to better understand the struggles and needs of employees, customers, and com- munities, within this growing sector, which can shape more eff ective services. For the state of Ohio, 40 percent of people are either in poverty or in the ALICE group. For Coshocton, 44 percent of its citizens are within those two groups. With the majority of jobs paying less than $20 per hour, this growing group of working poor is one dilemma away from a crisis with no cushion on which to depend. Government programs are intended to fi ll short-term needs and when a chronic need is met with an emer- gency response, communities will collapse under the pressure. Th e United Way has three focus groups and one of them is fi nancial stability. Th e United Way of Coshocton is looking at this issue and a sub-group of the Board of Control is working on an initiative that will attempt to alleviate some of the burden these ALICE families are feeling. Th at group consists of Tom Heading – Organic Technologies, Kelly Fortney – Home Loan, Ingrid Yod- er – McWane Ductile, Steve Oster – Board of DD, Laurie Stephan – AEP, and Jandi Adams – Clary Gardens. How that initiative will be shaped has yet to be determined. Th e United Way of Coshocton continually seeks to address the ever-changing needs in Coshocton, bringing people together in collaborations and illuminate the car- ing power Coshocton County has to get things accom- plished together. To view the full Ohio ALICE report, go to www.coshoc- tonunitedway.org and if you wish to support the eff ort, call 740-622-4567. New owner announced at Coshocton Sears Hometown Store COSHOCTON – Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. announced that the Sears Hometown Store located at 480 Downtowner Plaza in Coshocton has a new owner, Matthew Steiner. “Th e Coshocton community has been very welcom- ing,” said Steiner. “Our goal is to continue to be a valued community partner by striving to off er the highest-lev- el of customer service and building relationships with local residents, businesses, organizations and commu- nity groups.” Th is unique store format allows customers in small communities to have access to the great products and brands usually found only in Sears stores. For instance, the Sears Hometown Store in Coshocton is the only place in town where customers can fi nd an incredible selection of the top appliance brands such as Kenmore®, Maytag®, KitchenAid®, Whirlpool®, Bosch®, Frigidaire® and GE®, plus a large assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman® tools, fi tness equipment, elec- tronics, mattresses and more. Local consumers can expect the Coshocton team to provide professional advice, exceptional service and real-time price checks to make sure they receive the guaranteed lowest price. For example, if a product is not available in-stores, Sears Hometown Store associ- ates can order customers any product from the entire merchandise selection off ered by Sears, including apparel, footwear, jewelry and much more. Customers also have the option to order products online and pick Competitive Rates – FDIC-Insured * 1.75 % APY* 48 - month CD 2.10 % APY* 60 - month CD It’s a beautiful thing. 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Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools and hardware. As of April 30, 2016, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,150 stores across all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Bermu- da. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provide consumers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery, installa- tion and extended service contracts. Operating through two segments—the Sears Home- town and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment—Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries off er franchise and dealership opportu- nities focused on selling, as applicable, top brand home appliances, hardware, tools, lawn and garden equip- ment and outlet merchandise. For more information about Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc., visit www. shos.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a store format, visit www.ownasearsstore.com. Contributed | Beacon VOTE FOR YOUR LIBRARY f Contributed | Beacon Doug Marmie, Agent State Farm Agent 1201 S. 2nd St. Coshocton, OH 43812 Bus: 740-622-7721 THE BEACON 5 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com OCTOBER 11, 2017 Support your library by voting FOR the 0.5-mill, 5-year library levy on Nov. 7 th How much will it cost? � It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $17.50 per year What is it for? � The levy is for the operation of the Coshocton County Library system, including the Coshocton Library, West Lafayette Branch, and the Bookmobile Why is it needed? � 97% of library revenue comes from the state of Ohio � This revenue was cut by 20% in 2009 and has not been restored � The library is currently funded at 1997 levels � Due to state cuts, 77% of Ohio’s public libraries now have local tax levies Paid for by the Coshocton County Library Levy Committee - Tim Vance, Treasurer 0008_101117_B