Pressure Canner Dial Gague Testing

Coshocton County OSU Extension is providing free Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Coshocton Rural King on South Second Street. Pressure canner gauges should be tested for accuracy each year. Over time as the canner lid is handled, bumped, and used, the calibration of a dial gauge can become inaccurate. Only the canner lid is needed for testing. Canners using weighted gauges do not require calibration. 

Emily Marrison, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, will conduct the testing and will also be available to answer questions. Stop by to get free home food preservation and nutrition information. Please contact OSU Extension at 740-622-2265 with any questions.


A Matter of balance 

Are you a senior who is concerned about falling? Statistics show that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. 

The Coshocton Senior Center and Ohio State University Extension will present A Matter of Balance, an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight-session program will help participants to improve balance, strength, and flexibility, thus reducing the risk of falls. Participants will learn to maintain their independence and improve their health with this life-changing program!

Classes are free, and will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at the Coshocton Senior Center starting September 3 and run through September 26.

To register, call the Coshocton Senior Center at 740-622-4852. Find more detailed information on this flyer or contact Emily Marrison at 740-622-2265 with questions.


2019 Food preservation Series

Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by preserving fruits and vegetables and meats at home. Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences teach the basics of home canning and preservation through demonstrations and workshops.  These classes emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.

Join OSU Extension educators in Coshocton County for one or more of these free workshops.

  • May 13 - Canning Basics, 6:00- 7:30 pm, County Services Building, Room 145 cancelled
  • June 10 - Jams and Jellies, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Coshocton Public Library
  • July 15 - Quick Pickles, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Walhonding Valley Fire Dept. cancelled
  • August 12 - Fermentation- Sauerkraut & More, 6:00- 8:00 pm, Coshocton Christian Tabernacle
  • September 16 - Canning Meat, 6:00- 7:30 pm, County Services Building, Room 145

Pressure canner gauges should be tested for accuracy each year. Canners can be tested for $5 on May 13 or June 10 prior to class from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. To ensure adequate materials are available, please RSVP for all classes by calling Coshocton County Extension at 740-622-2265. Get more detailed information by clicking the link about or visiting us at