The Coshocton County Beacon February 8, 2017

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Volume 9 Number 41

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Volunteer showered with gifts

Sarah Schmied is pictured opening baby shower gifts that were a variety of books presented to her on Feb . 3 from students and staff at the Coshocton Christian School . Schmied is from Switzerland and volunteered at the Coshocton Christian School during her time in Coshocton and will soon be returning home . For more on this story see page 14 .

Meeting held to discuss plans to revitalize city ’ s north end

By Josie Sellers josie @ coshoctoncountybeacon . com
COSHOCTON – Coshocton city and county government officials are working together to apply for a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant , but they need the help of the community .
The role of residents in this grant writing process was explained to them by Whitaker Wright during a community meeting held Feb . 2 at city hall . Wright works with CDC of Ohio , a planning firm that does work for the Coshocton County Commissioners .
The goal of this grant is to assist low and moderate-income communities with revitalization . The grants typically fund two to four projects that benefit the entire neighborhood . A maximum amount of $ 500,000 can be received and the application is due in June . The work must then be completed during the time frame of September 2017 and August 2019 .
The grant can be used for a variety of projects , but Wright said the state pays a lot of attention to the residents ’ opinions , which will be collected from a survey that was passed out at the meeting .
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