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Mark’s Musings – April 24, 2019

| April 23, 2019

Mark Fortune

They are calling it the greatest comeback in sports history – of course, I am referring to Tiger Woods donning the green jacket after capturing the Master’s 14 years after his most recent win (2005). To call this nothing short of a miracle is really not going too far if you follow Tiger and his path to glory after multiple back surgeries. In fact, many sports pundits consider it almost a miracle that he can still swing a golf club. Persistence and dogged determination paid off in a big way for Tiger and good for him.

Did you hear the news about the Cleveland Browns? Season ticket holders are expected to be the highest in many years and fans can expect home games to be sold out. Apparently people are expecting great things this fall. And based on how the Browns finished last year, with good reason. Before you get too excited about the rabid fan base though know this – the Green Bay Packers list of names for season tickets is now over 100,000. People in Wisconsin add the name of their baby to the list when the birth certificate is issued. The home schedule for the Browns is favorable for the most part with a game against Los Angeles looming large on Sunday evening, Sept. 22. That game could be a bellwether for the Browns and the entire 2019 season.

Have you been down Main Street lately? Especially in the past week? The trees that line the streets are absolutely beautiful and in full bloom for spring. You need to see them while they are blooming. You will appreciate it and be glad you did. Speaking of our streets, etc., the Three Rivers Bridge project continues to move along with sidewalk work, the wonderful handrail / guard on the river and land bridge portion, the lights (which are a nice touch!) and more. How about the concrete painted to resemble the stones on the locks at Roscoe Village? THAT is a really nice touch. A big thank you goes out to all those in our community and at the state level that had the vision to make this happen. It will certainly be exciting when the westbound lanes open to traffic.

Take some time this Saturday to attend the annual Earth Day event sponsored by CECA at the Coshocton County Career Center from noon to 4 p.m. There will be lots of cool displays and information on how all of us can help conserve and protect our environment. It is something that should matter to everyone. I always find the conversation about bees to be quite informative and – I will admit – a bit alarming too.

The Beacon is in the midst of working on the sixth annual “Remember When” section with a focus this year on remembering Union School which will be closing at the end of this school year. For those that attended Union we hope to provide a nice walk down memory lane. Thank you to everyone that has helped with this year’s project. It is greatly appreciated!

Our company is now one year older and the May 1 edition will be the beginning of Volume 12, Number 1 as we celebrate our 11th anniversary of publishing the very first edition of The Coshocton County Beacon. It has been a wonderful ride and we are excited for what the future holds for our company. Our readership continues to grow – we have added over 50 new requestors in just the past few weeks. That translates to more people reading The Beacon and if you are one of our many advertising clients that means more potential customers are seeing your message. We thank you for your support and confidence.

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