The Coshocton County Beacon October 11, 2017 - Page 5
United Way ALICE
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
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-
To view the full Ohio ALICE report, go to www.coshoc-
tonunitedway.org and if you wish to support the eff ort,
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,
“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-
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-
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merchandise selection off ered by Sears, including
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Coshocton store also off ers Sears Nationwide Service,
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Th e Sears Hometown Store in Coshocton can be
reached at 740-622-5909 and is open Monday through
Saturday from 9:30am to 7:00pm and on Sunday from
12:00pm to 5:00pm. To learn more about Sears Home-
town Stores, visit www.searshometownstores.com.
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.
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Doug Marmie, Agent
State Farm Agent
1201 S. 2nd St.
Coshocton, OH 43812
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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