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Maybe we’re returning to normal, and this could be it

Maybe we’re returning to normal, and this could be it

| July 29, 2021

Last year “returning to normal,” “returning to a new normal” and several other phrases were all the rage. I hesitated to say, “all the norm.” Our new normal could be anything but as we now face the “Delta variant” of the COVID-19 virus. There is an Alpha variant, a Beta variant, a Delta variant and […]

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Summertime, summertime, in the good old’ summertime

Summertime, summertime, in the good old’ summertime

| July 22, 2021

You know the tune. If you’re in the right age bracket you certainly know this wonderful ditty, but it is likely that you have heard it on a commercial or somewhere. I thought I would use some “poetic license” this week and conjure up my own version. According to the expert on all things – […]

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The mid-summer doldrums are here

The mid-summer doldrums are here

| July 12, 2021

The mid-summer doldrums are here – and this gloomy weather and forecast does me no good. Either mentally or physically – damp and humid weather conditions are not fun for aged bones, and I will admit – I am one for the sunshine. Now, mind you – not too hot. Nor too humid. More like […]

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We aren’t perfect but better than the rest

We aren’t perfect but better than the rest

| July 8, 2021

Okay, so it’s not the greatest headline ever written, that’s for sure. As our nation celebrated 245 years of independence just a few days ago, it seemed appropriate to throw out a reminder or two about this country we call America. Some comments flittered about in my email this morning from one of those services […]

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A lot can happen in a couple of weeks

A lot can happen in a couple of weeks

| July 1, 2021

A lot can happen in a couple of weeks. Last week’s column fell victim to the woes of technology – more precisely, technology not working. Something buggered up my Microsoft Word – (it wasn’t me, I’m sure of it!) and despite several efforts to work around the issue, things just did not fall into place […]

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Where are all of those ‘June’ bugs?

Where are all of those ‘June’ bugs?

| June 17, 2021

Where are they? What, you ask? The Cicadas of course. The “Brood X” cicada, billions of them actually, are in Franklin County and counties in western Ohio and other states. We do have cicadas of course but they are still in the ground – and are not quite ready to erupt. Brood V, as they […]

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It’s time to soar to new heights

It’s time to soar to new heights

| June 10, 2021

The Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival takes off this weekend at the fairgrounds, returning after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering all the fun and thrills that you would expect. This event is a terrific family focused opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy early June in Coshocton County. Take advantage of it […]

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Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember

| May 27, 2021

While there is some dispute, credit is widely given to Union General John A. Logan for founding the holiday that we now recognize as Memorial Day. Meant to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War, General Logan set May 30, 1868, as the day to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers who […]

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