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What have we learned during this crisis?

What have we learned during this crisis?

| April 29, 2020

A global pandemic that shuts down many businesses and has many others working from home should be considered an opportunity to learn – more about ourselves, our family and friends and our community. Have we done that? I’m not sure that I have done as much of that as I would like to. And that […]

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Time for reflection and perspective

Time for reflection and perspective

| April 22, 2020

Is this the new normal? What will the new normal look like? How will we know when the “new normal” has arrived? One thing is almost certain – it is highly unlikely that the world as we knew it earlier this year will return to that point in any rapid form. Or maybe not at […]

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Will we be back to normal by May 1?

Will we be back to normal by May 1?

| April 15, 2020

This was certainly an Easter to remember. If you followed the recommendations there were no large family gatherings, no visits to the nursing homes or assisted living facilities to enjoy an Easter meal with a loved one – and the list goes on and on. Perhaps, though, you were still able to enjoy a slice […]

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My books have arrived!

My books have arrived!

| April 8, 2020

You’ve heard the old saying of course. I heard my dad use that phrase often during his life, but it seems to be fading from our vocabulary and it seemed appropriate to pull this out with the recent passing of the 2.2 trillion stimulus bill. Somebody will pay. For those of my generation it will […]

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Grab some bottled water – and donuts!

| March 17, 2020

Are we on the brink of the apocalypse? I don’t think so, but you would not know it by gauging the store shelves – empty – the shutting down of schools, sporting events and more. Is the government taking the necessary – or too many – risks? I think we need to step back a […]

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Mark’s Musings – January 29, 2020

Mark’s Musings – January 29, 2020

| January 28, 2020

As promised my column is returning just in time for a true big game prediction. Did you know that the words S____ B___ are copyrighted by the NFL? I think I read this somewhere but hey, let’s err on the side of caution, shall we? I am still predicting Kansas City behind superstar quarterback Patrick […]

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Mark’s Musings – January 15, 2020

Mark’s Musings – January 15, 2020

| January 14, 2020

The Beacon is rolling along! I am sure that many of you – if not all – were surprised by the announcement of our sale to AloNovus. This was a decision that was many months in the making and one that Nancy and I did not take lightly for many reasons. One of those very […]

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Mark’s Musings – January 8, 2019

Mark’s Musings – January 8, 2019

| January 9, 2020

For the past 11 years the team at The Coshocton County Beacon has had the distinct pleasure and honor of providing this community with a weekly community newspaper that focuses on the positive news happening here in Coshocton County along with publishing advertisements for area businesses and organizations. And while it has been a privilege […]

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