First Step offers after-school program for at-risk kids
By Beth Scott beth @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
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Coshocton Regional Medical Center received the community improvement award at the Jan . 26 Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon . Pictured in front are Chamber Director Amy Stockdale and the hospital ’ s Director of Marketing Mary Ellen Given and in back are the hospital ’ s Director of Clinic Operations Melissa Snider and Interim Chief Financial Officer Ken Payne . For more photos , visit www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com . See story on page 15 .
United Way awards breakfast announced
COSHOCTON - United Way will have its annual awards breakfast on Thursday , Feb . 16 beginning at 6:45 a . m . at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites and any donor is invited to attend .
This event is the one time of the year that the United Way can publicly thank donors , individuals and businesses who contribute to the annual campaign . Donated dollars are given out to local non-profit programs that empower Coshocton residents to get on their feet , stay on their feet or grow into their feet .
This event is also the chance to nominate and vote on officers and board members for the upcoming year .
Serving on the board currently are Tom Heading of Organic Technologies , President Emily Adams of OSU Exstension , Vice President Bob Mauch of Wilson Phillips & Agin , Treasurer Kevin Ratcliffe of McWane , Tim Rohr of AK Steel , Tina Stoffer , Community , Delia Meek of Coshocton Regional Medical
SEE AWARDS ON PAGE 9
COSHOCTON – First Step Family Violence Intervention started an after school mentoring program in August 2015 where they mentored at-risk students in all three local school districts . This year , the organization is continuing the program , but needs more involvement from the community . If you would like to make a difference in a child ’ s life , contact First Step to inquire about becoming a mentor to one of the 60 students involved in the program . Currently , there are 30 mentors .
“ All kids need to have a positive role model ,” said Mindy Fehrman , director of Coshocton County Job and Family Services and a mentor in the program . “ They all need adults in their life who value them , and they might not be getting the love and support they need at home . They need to just have someone there who listens and not judge them . I personally enjoy it ( mentoring ) and love hearing about what is happening in their life and their futures .”
The program is sponsored in part through the Community Connectors
SEE MENTORING ON PAGE 15
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