Dane Shryock

Dane R. Shryock commenced his first term as Coshocton County Commissioner on January 3, 2005. Prior to being elected County Commissioner, he spent 27½ years as a deputy sheriff in Coshocton County, with 15 years as the Chief Deputy. He retired from his law enforcement career in 2002. He also owned Shryock’s Turf and Industrial Vegetation management business for nine years.

Dane serves on the following committees for the county: Eastern Ohio Development Alliance (EODA), Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC), Homeland Security, Transportation Advisory Committee, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA), Coshocton/Fairfield/Licking/Perry Solid Waste District (CFLP), Airport Board – Advisory Capacity, Regional Planning Executive Committee, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), County Investment Policy Board, and the County Insurance Committee.

Dane lives with his wife Amy in Keene Township. He graduated from River View High School in 1972. He attended the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council and other numerous accredited training schools and seminars associated with law enforcement. In 1993 he was awarded the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Outstanding Peace Officer of the Year Award additionally he has received the Coshocton Tribune Community Police Officer Award, Grange Community Citizens Award, Coshocton Chamber Of Commerce Community Improvement Award and Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Police Work from the Ohio Attorney General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.)

Dane has two daughters Darcie (Jason) Gard of Heath and Diane (Chad) Jackson of Coshocton. He has two granddaughters, Taylor and Madilynn, and two step granddaughters, Kendal and Paige. He also has two step grandsons, Grant and Chase.

He is member of Elks, Coshocton Sportsman Club, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Keene Methodist Church, and The Ohio Township Association. His hobbies are golf and hunting.

Gary L. Fischer

Gary Lynn Fischer commenced his term as Coshocton County Commissioner on January 1, 2007. Gary was born in 1955 to Lynn R. Fischer (Deceased, 1985) and Patricia A. (Kanuckel) Fischer (now Patricia A. Lewis, wife of the late Jack E. Lewis of Warsaw).

He is a 1973 graduate of River View High School. He attended The Ohio University-Zanesville and Muskingum Area Technical College, and is a 1978 Graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

He resides in Warsaw with his wife, Michelle (Pew) Fischer, (who works at Frontier Power in the Propane Department) and one step-son, Zach. He has three sons; Corey (Chrissie) Fischer of Warsaw, Jesse (Tana) Fischer of Warsaw, and Evan (Tiffany) Fischer of Warsaw, and deceased step-son Evan Wright. Gary also has six grandsons, Caleb, Brody, Logan, Jake, Carter and Alex and three granddaughters, Ally, Alexa and Maci.

Gary and his brother Nick, along with his sons Corey and Jesse, operate Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw and Danville.

He was a charter member of the first volunteer, grant-funded E.M.S. service in Coshocton County. He served as an emergency medical technician for ten years with the Warsaw Emergency Squad.

He was a volunteer firefighter for ten years with the Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department.

He has been a member of the Warsaw Village Council since 1984, serving as President of council for eight years, and served as Mayor from 1995 to 2007.

Commissioner Fischer’s Affiliations

Rick D. Conkle

Rick D. Conkle commenced his term as Coshocton County Commissioner on January 2, 2021. Rick was born to Dwaine and Janice Conkle in 1961 in Coshocton County. Where he was raised in the Roscoe Village Area. Rick graduated from River View High School in 1979. He attended one year of Auto Body at the Coshocton County Joint Vocational School.

Rick has worked several jobs in the Coshocton County Area through the years including the Coshocton County Engineers Department. He retired in 2008 with 25 years of services. He also retired as a Jackson Township trustee where he service 19 years.

Rick’s hobbies include; building construction projects, hunting, fishing, raising animals along with many other outdoor activities.

In 1998 he married Nancy (Selders) Conkle and has resided in Coshocton County along with their four children, Kristin (Conkle) Steinhauser, Adam Conkle, J.R. (James) Dovenbarger and Malissa (Dovenbarger) Quincel. Rick and Nancy have been blessed with twelve grandchildren.