The Coshocton County Beacon January 23, 2019

FREE! FREE! • Jan. 23-29, 2019 • Vol. 11 • No. 39 • TheBeacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years THANKS Expo draws large crowd FOR READING TheBeacon By Beth Scott beth@coshoctoncountybeacon.com Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years COSHOCTON – Th e seventh annual Health, Safety, and Wellness Expo was held Saturday, Jan. 19 at Kids America. Snow storm Harper held off until early Sunday morning, which helped to make the expo a success this year. BOOMER times JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2019 OF COSHOCTON COUNTY PEOPLE / PLACES / HOBBIES / FAMILY / HEALTH / FINANCE Square Dancing Memories PAGES 6B-7B Church Offers Grandparents Ministry PAGE 8B The Beacon Mullet & Rainwater Publish Book PAGE 9B Po s i t i ve l y Co s h o c t o n Co u n t y f o r 1 0 Ye a r s Boomer Times Inside! Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Josie Sellers | Beacon Tina Hardesty is pictured standing in front of the Dress for Success closet at the Coshocton County Career Center. The goal of the project is to help students obtain business-casual and work-related att ire for job interviews. Dress for Success closet started at career center By Josie Sellers josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com COSHOCTON – When Tina Hardesty’s church started talking about ways people could help or serve others, she decided to take the idea to work with her. Hardesty, a paraprofessional at the Coshoc- ton County Career Center, recently launched a Dress for Success program at the school. “Doing this just kind of hit me,” she said. “I’ve been here for a while now and I know there are a lot of kids in need.” SEE CLOSET ON PAGE 9 Coshocton Regional Medical Center, who co-sponsors the event with the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce and the Coshocton Safety Council, had 37 tables set up at the expo, which was a signifi cant increase from the previous year. Th e hospital off ered free blood sugar tests, blood pressure screenings, lab testing for a small fee, and had representatives from about every one of the hospital departments as well as outpatient services. Test results were sent to each person’s physician. “We are very proud to continue to be able to support the chamber in this event,” said Stephanie Conn, CEO of the Cohocton Regional Medi- cal Center. “It’s very important.” Th e hospital has co-sponsored the event since its inception in 2012. “Part of our mission is to better the health of our community,” said Conn. “It’s very important to provide edu- cation to keep yourself well. We want everyone to live full and well lives in NOW OPEN in Coshocton SEE EXPO ON PAGE 19 Trust us with your pet! 0002_012319 622-800 • 845 Cedar Street