The Coshocton County Beacon September 19, 2018 - Page 13

www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 RVHS and CHS athletes volley for a cure Homeless problem addressed at city council meeting By Josie Sellers josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com By Josie Sellers josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com WARSAW – River View and Coshocton high school volley- ball players rallied together on Sept. 11 to raise money to help fi ght breast cancer. Th e Volley for the Cure game, which was hosted by the Black Bears, was spearheaded by River View juniors Lydia Mitchell and Stephanie Hampton. “Th is is important to us and nice that we get to do it with Coshocton,” Hampton said. “It took a lot of work though.” She and Mitchell started working on organizing fund- raising and support for the game prior to the start of the season. Both teams sold Volley for the Cure shirts, there was a bake sale and a raffl e that parents and players helped with. Lydia has liked seeing her school come together for a cause. “I know the football team and golf team are coming (to the game) and even at school I saw people wearing their shirts or with the pink ribbon,” she said. “It’s really bring- ing us together.” River View’s choir also came to sing the National Anthem for the game. “My aunt and grandma both had breast cancer and my mom gets extra testing now,” Mitchell said. “Th is is a really important cause to help raise money for and help fi nd an end to breast cancer in the future. Getting to play the game against Coshocton just makes it even sweeter.” Volley for the Cure sponsors included: Albertson Law- rence Agency, Advanced Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Upper BP, Bogey’s Barber Shop, Canal Cargo, Carroll’s Men’s Shop, Coshocton Coff ee Connection, Creno’s Pizza, Dean’s Jewelry, Domino’s Pizza, Family Video, Th e Frontier Power Company, Frontier Propane, Fisher Decorating Center, Fortune’s Boot Shop, Jillian’s Salon, Kehl’s Body Shop, Kids America, Th e Old Warehouse Steak n Stein, Organic Technologies, Papa John’s, Phase 3 Barber Shop, Riley’s Auto Parts, Tim Horton’s, Dr. Salmans Dentistry Offi ce, Wal-Mart, Whit’s Frozen Custard, and Yucatan. COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Council returned from its summer break on Sept. 10, to hear from a citizen who is highly concerned about the homeless problem in our community. Karen Casey knows of at least one family who is so low income that they camp during the summer by the river to save money for bills in the winter when it’s cold. “Before you ban camping on city-owned property, you need to look at the whole problem, not just the symptom,” she said. Monty Shell from Buckeye Brine also shared with council that the Ohio EPA has issued two draft permits to the company to convert two of its three Class II wells into Class I non-hazardous injection waste wells. Th ey are not operating in this manner yet, but have com- pleted all the necessary paperwork with the EPA to make the change. A public hearing on the topic will be held at 6 p.m. on Th ursday, Oct. 18, at Coshocton High School. Tyler Shipley also introduced himself at the meeting and shared that he is running for state representative. “I want to help bring back the voice to the commu- nity and be the most approachable politician in Ohio,” he said. Safety-Service Director Max Crown announced that the new microphone system was up and running for the meeting and that it records automatically. He also shared that the city is about two weeks behind on pav- ing projects because of all the rain, a new picnic shelter is arriving for Water Works Park and that the tree com- mission planted trees on Seventh Street and had four or fi ve left over that were then planted at Bancroft Park. When Mayor Steve Mercer took his turn to speak he addressed Casey’s concerns about the homeless prob- lem in our community. He assured her that they have had multiple meetings with social service agencies and other concerned parties and have tried to fi nd Perry Chapel to host annual wild game dinner By Beth Scott beth@coshoctoncountybeacon.com WARSAW – Perry Chapel Baptist Church will once again host a wild game dinner on Sunday, Sept. 23. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Each year, the church has a guest speaker at the dinner and over the years has included a wildlife offi cer and missionaries from Alaska. Th is year, the guest speaker will be Kenny Evans, singer, evange- list, and sportsman who will speak at 7 p.m. According to kennyevans.org, Evans has always been surrounded by music and has opened for popular country music artists across the country. When he and his band were almost killed by a drunk driver, Evans gave up the country music industry and decided to serve the Lord. He became an evangelist in 2004 and has spoken at many Christian events across the nation. “Kenny Evans is a performer fr om Pigeon Forge,” said Kristin VanWinkle, coordinator of the event. “He sings THE BEACON 13 country and he’s also an evangelist. He hunts and fi shes and is a pro-sponsor for Mossy Oak and Elite Firearms.” Th is year, the menu for the dinner will include barbe- cued beaver, venison stroganoff , venison chili, venison stew, and the pheasant hunting group in New Castle will bring a pheasant dish. Th ere will also be sides and desserts available. Th e American Freedom Lodge will also be at the dinner. Th ey are a non-profi t agency located in Utica that serves veterans throughout the nation by including them on a one-week bow hunt each year. According to their website, they have served 175 veterans from 25 diff erent states. Th e dinner is free to attend, although donations are appreciated. Th ere will also be raffl es for t-shirts, hats, and baskets from Frontier Power and Annin. No RSVP is required. Th e money raised will go toward the speak- er and missions at Perry Chapel. ways to address the issue. At the meeting they gave fi rst readings to ordinance 35-18 and 36-18. Ordinance 35-18 defi nes vagrants as any person who by day or night loiters in an idle, disreputable or wandering way upon the streets, alleys, public places, private property, public shows, carnivals, or exhibitions of the city without being able to give a satisfactory account of himself, or who lurks, prowls or sleeps at night or day about or upon the premises of any person or at any public place without being able to account satisfactorily for his action or presence, or without permission from the property owner. Section b says no person shall commit any acts of vagrancy or be a vagrant within the city and section c says no person shall go about the city on public or private property begging for money, food, or property for his or her own use. Th is section shall not be con- strued or applied to prevent persons who are regularly authorized by religious, charitable or educational institutions from soliciting or asking for contributions. Whoever violates subsection (b) and (c) is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. Subsequent violations of subsec- tion (b) for vagrancy upon land not owned by the of- fender shall be considered criminal trespassing as the fi rst violations is notice against access to the property. Subsequent violations shall be charged under ORC 2911.21 Criminal Trespassing. Ordinance 36-18 states that no person shall establish or maintain any camp or other temporary lodging or sleeping place within any park or other property owned by the City of Coshoc- ton. Failure to obey this ordinance shall be considered a minor misdemeanor on a fi rst off ense. Subsequent violations shall be considered trespassing under Ohio Revised Code ORC 2911.21. Casey feels these ordinances are just putting a band aid on the problem. “Th ese people need a place to go and one that is open to everyone,” she said. “We have to care enough to do something. We are spending money on other things, but this is people’s lives that we are talking about.” Games By Teens contest announced NEW CONCORD - Games By Teens, 11th Annual Computer Programming contest kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 29. Th e program, hosted by Muskingum University Assistant Professor Jay Shaff stall, runs on Muskingum University’s New Concord campus, meeting on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, on Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, and 20. A fi nal awards ceremony takes place on the New Concord campus on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. Th e contest is open to kids aged 12+ who have an interest in computers and computer games. No experience is necessary. We teach the kids everything they need to know to build a game from scratch. Prizes are awarded to all completed proj- ects, including cash prizes and scholarships to Musking- um University. Register online at: http://gamesbyteens. org/register/. Contributed | Beacon