The Coshocton County Beacon September 12, 2018

FREE! FREE! • Sept. 12 - 18, 2018 • Vol. 11 • No. 20 The Beacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years Coshocton Crow Geotrail relaunches Remember 9-11-01 By Mark Fortune Beth Scott | Beacon Keene Elementary recently received a friendship bench on their playground. Pictured standing in back from left: Braylon Karr and Ceira Stott sberry; Sitt ing: Ella Williams, Kayson Caswell, and Lucas Parsons. Keene Elementary receives new friendship bench Fall Home Improvement Inside! Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper By Beth Scott KEENE – Children who are having a bad day don’t always know how to accurately express their feelings to their friends or teachers. But First Step Family Violence Intervention Services came up with a creative solution to let students express themselves to their peers. Th e playground at Keene Elementary recently received a friendship bench, sponsored by the Keene Elementary PTO. Keene is the fi rst school in Coshoc- ton County to receive a bench. “We talked about it a little bit with bullying,” said Robin Snider of First Step. “Children can’t always fi nd the right words to express how they’re feeling sometimes.” SEE BENCH ON PAGE 13 COSHOCTON - Participants of all ages and skill levels enjoyed a relaunch of the Coshocton Crow Geotrail which was held at Raven’s Glenn Winery & Restau- rant on Friday evening, Sept. 7. Professor Lenie Hol- brook of Ohio University used his Creativity class to relaunch the Geotrail with several new caches intro- duced throughout the county. Many of the cachers in attendance completed the original Coshocton Crow Geotrail and were eagerly awaiting the relaunch. Th ere are 13 required caches and 10 bonus caches with some in familiar locations and some in new locations spread throughout the county. Th ose that attended the event received some special hints and tips to get them started on the Geotrail. For those not familiar with a Geotrail, participants use their smartphone to locate “caches” through GPS and log their success at the cache. Th ose that com- plete the Geotrail receive a special coin that is covet- ed by cachers worldwide. As one participant said, “A Geotrail is kind of like a world-wide scavenger hunt”. Th e Coshocton Crow Geotrail went live at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, Sept. 8. Dr. Holbrook said, “Th is trail, and several others like it came about because of a creativity class that I teach. We decided to keep the trail intact - tomorrow the Crow comes back with some of the caches in the original spot but others we moved just enough and added a few new locations to the mix. It’s still 13 required caches to get the coin and 10 bonus caches. Each cache has a letter in it that will spell out “Co- shocton Crow” when all 13 are found and logged.” A google search will bring up the Coshocton Crow Geotrail and you can also visit the CVB website at and click on the links or go to to fi nd the Coshocton Crow Geotrail. 784 Wooster Rd., SR 83 N. Millersburg, OH 800.800.3814 Open Mon. & Thurs. 8am-9pm Tues. Wed. & Fri. 8am-5pm; Sat. 8am-3pm