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.

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D. Curtis Lee

D. Curtis Lee commenced his term as Coshocton County Commissioner on January 2, 2009. Curtis was born in 1961 to Donald & Phyllis Lee of Cooperdale. He is a 1979 graduate of River View High School where he was active in sports, earned a State Farmers Degree in FFA and was a member of the National Honor Society.

In 1981, Curtis married Toni L. Mercer, daughter of Max & Ann Mercer of New Castle. She is the secretary at Union Elementary School. They have 4 children: Ashley, Autumn (Mike Hadley), Aubrey (Tony Ripple) and Zared. Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Ohio State University and will finish her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology in August of 2009 from The University of Akron. She is working as a Speech Pathologist and completing her internship through the Licking County Educational Center. Autumn has a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. She is employed by the Coshocton City School District as the School Psychologist. Aubrey has a Registered Nurse Degree from COTC and is employed at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Zared is a sophmore at River View High School. Curtis, Toni and their son, Zared reside at 36640 TR 455 Dresden. Curtis and family are members of Perry Chapel Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon.

Curtis worked 3 summers at Mineral Fiber and 6 years at Buckeye Fabric in Coshocton. Curtis & Toni owned and operated La-zEE Hollow Bed & Breakfast for 5 years. For the past 22 years Curtis has worked as a lineman for American Electric Power and was a member of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 116. He has been an elected official for the past 21 years, serving as Washington Township’s Fiscal Officer. He is a member of the State Township Association, the Coshocton County Township Association and is a member of the Farm Bureau.