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Giddiness dominates the day with Browns win

Giddiness dominates the day with Browns win

| January 14, 2021

That was certainly an interesting week. Where do we go from here seems to be looking at things mildly, but I think taking a long-term view with a glass half full of optimism for the new administration is warranted and perhaps even necessary for where we are right now. Bringing the nation “back together” will […]

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Martha Elizabeth Young and Joshua Allen Jones

Martha Elizabeth Young and Joshua Allen Jones

| January 13, 2021

Martha Elizabeth Young, 34 and her brother, Joshua Allen Jones, 26, both of Coshocton, passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. Martha was born on Nov. 26, 1986 in Salisbury, Maryland and Josh was born on Aug. 12, 1994 in Coshocton, Ohio to George Jones Sr. and Merit (Gregory) Rutland formerly Jones nee’ Dryer. Martha was […]

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Reflect and remind ourselves of where we’ve been

Reflect and remind ourselves of where we’ve been

| January 7, 2021

Happy New Year! Hopefully you, like me, enjoyed giving the year of 2020 a swift kick to the scrapheap of years to forget. Yes, there were moments of happiness for many, and for others moments of sadness. For many, these feelings were mixed together with the addition of a new family member or the loss […]

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A year to forget, a year to remember

A year to forget, a year to remember

| December 31, 2020

It does seem somewhat ironic that the final column of this year would be in an issue of “The Beacon” dated Dec. 31, 2020. I tried really hard to come up with a headline for this week’s column that would be insightful and something you would remember. You know, one of those headlines that people […]

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How should we celebrate the season this year?

How should we celebrate the season this year?

| December 17, 2020

As the year has worn on for all of us, many of my weekly columns have contained a paragraph or two about the COVID-19 pandemic. Lately though, I decided to focus on somewhat more mundane topics – figuring that you hear enough about the pandemic from other sources. Hopefully, those sources are reliable and informed. […]

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If everyone just does their share – it helps all of us

If everyone just does their share – it helps all of us

| December 10, 2020

The words “sharing” and “caring” are as commonplace with the holiday season as Santa Claus, reindeer and pecan pie. (well, maybe two of those three for most folks!) If there was ever a year where those words need to be more than just words, 2020 is certainly as much of a poster child as a […]

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that . . . it’s leftover mania!

A little bit of this and a little bit of that . . . it’s leftover mania!

| December 3, 2020

So, someone told me that today, Monday, Nov. 30, is CyberMonday. Gee, I thought that just about every day anymore was a “cyber” day.” Do we really need a special day dedicated to more online shopping? I don’t think so but just so you don’t think I am some fuddy duddy I get it. And […]

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Can we press the pause button – Thanksgiving is almost here!

Can we press the pause button – Thanksgiving is almost here!

| November 19, 2020

With COVID-19 cases rapidly on the rise, an election that we think is over, a Senate majority that will hang in the balance until early January – and families poised on the edge with holiday plans also hanging in the balance – is it any wonder that we all seem frazzled? Well, most of us […]

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