You know the year is abnormal when Brady dons a different uniform

| September 17, 2020

Someone asked me over the weekend what was wrong with the Tribe – as in, The Cleveland Indians. I said, “I don’t know, I thought they were rolling.” Well, I guess not. Somehow, the Indians have went on a six-game losing streak – and are now in third place behind the White Sox and the Twins. Geez. Things sure change quick in today’s world, don’t they? Right now, the Tribe is still in position for a wildcard berth – and I think – but don’t hold me to this – the first-round wildcard games are a best two of three, not the one game play-in like past seasons.

The Dodgers are running away with the National League – but the playoffs are a different season altogether as we know from past experience. The Cubs have a solid chance for a playoff run.

Moving on to the NFL it seems that the Browns are off to their usual start to the season. How weird is it that Tom Brady is not in a Patriots uniform?

It appears that we have turned the COVID-19 pandemic into something political. Anyone surprised? Neither party should be doing this.

You gotta feel for the folks in California, Oregon and Washington right now – the wildfires are severely out of control with people losing their lives and much less important, their property. Three million acres have burned in California alone – the headlines are calling it a “hellscape.” This is not something that we deal with here in east central Ohio so trying to imagine what it is like would be very difficult, I think.

We need to appreciate our teachers and all those that are involved in providing instruction to our kids in this very challenging year. It’s probably not much fun for anyone but I am sure they are making the best of it as you know they would do. This goes also to all the parents out there that are providing instruction at home while trying to juggle work, home and family obligations. Everyone is being asked to do more right now and to do it with patience and a healthy outlook on things.

This pandemic will be solved – it’s just a matter of time now I believe. Some are saying that a vaccine will be available by year end – the top scientists and researchers’ in the world are working on a solution. According to the website www.cdc.gov, Coshocton County has 227 cases as of Sept. 14 with about 7,000 new cases reported in the past week. COVID-19 is here and is still something to continue being diligent about as we go about our daily lives.

Are you going to vote absentee, in person at the board of elections prior to Election Day – or wait until Nov. 3rd and vote at your respective polling place? The estimate is that up to 60% of votes cast will be prior to the election this year.

Let’s get ready to help support the youth that have livestock projects at the fair this year.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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