The Coshocton County Beacon December 26, 2018

FREE! FREE! • Dec. 26, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019 • Vol. 11 • No. 35 • The Beacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years River View board votes to consolidate Union with Warsaw THANKS FOR READING The Beacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years By Josie Sellers Happy New Year from The Beacon Staff Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Josie Sellers | Beacon The Elf on the Shelf, also known as Tim Ward, sixth grade teacher at Coshocton Elementary School, was part of his fl oor’s att empt to win the door decorating contest at the school. He even had cookies ready to handout to judges on Dec. 19. WARSAW – Th e River View Board of Education voted unanimously at its Dec. 20 meeting to pass a resolution to consolidate Union and Warsaw elementary schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Prior to passing the resolution they heard from the food service director about how this decision would im- pact feeding students and at the Dec. 20 meeting Transportation Director Joel Moore updated them on plans for bussing the students. “My assignment as I understood it was to fi gure out how to transport 170 students from Union Elementary School to Warsaw Elementary School and not increase overall route times and maintain the current drop off and pick up times at the school,” he said. “Time and mileage is the name of the game for us, not necessarily student numbers.” According to state data researched by Moore, River View Transportation is the eighth largest district in square miles (376 square miles) out of 605 districts. Its effi ciency rating in rider- ship is 15th out of 605. Th is is based on a calculation of how many SEE BOARD ON PAGE 12 Happy New Year! We look forward to serving Coshocton County in 2019! Lori Frank, Broker “We Always Have Time For You” Sheila Shingleton 740-610-5032 Realtor ® Niza Rodriguez 614-365-1455 Realtor ® Samantha Lusk 740-502-8291 Realtor ® 535 Main Street, Coshocton, OH 740-622-7653 (SOLD)