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The fair – and the shows – must go on

The fair – and the shows – must go on

| September 24, 2020

There’s a point in time each year in Coshocton County, as the leaves start turning, the hummingbirds head south, the gardens have produced their last tomato, that many of us – I dare say most – start thinking about the Coshocton County Fair. The sights, the smells, the chance to meet up with friends old […]

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

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 […]

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Can everyone just take a deep breath . . . please?

Can everyone just take a deep breath . . . please?

| September 10, 2020

Through your mask of course. Yeh, I think everyone needs to relax, chill out and unwind a bit. Maybe those all mean the same thing to you – but is it just me – or are many people wound tighter than a drum right now? Not only do we have a virus to continue contending […]

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Just when you thought it was safe to return to?

Just when you thought it was safe to return to?

| August 26, 2020

Yep. Headlines are easier to write when you use clichés like this one. But I like it when you, the reader, can fill in the blanks. You could say, the water, a restaurant, the store, church, or any of a dozen other words. You get to choose! Hey, the Indians are on a six-game win […]

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What a difference a year – a day – or an hour makes

What a difference a year – a day – or an hour makes

| August 19, 2020

You remember the old saying, “What a difference a year makes?” I think we can revise that phrase to a new one for modern “COVID-19 Pandemic” times – “What a difference an hour makes?” When I nestled into my comfy office chair last week with my plush teddy bear, a steaming mug of coffee and […]

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Is being forced to change a good thing?

| August 12, 2020

They say that change brings opportunity and can open new doors. In what is probably the biggest understatement of my 10 plus years of writing this column, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to adopt new ways of doing things, letting go of traditions and adapting to new methods and habits. Ordering groceries […]

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Tales from the haymow

Tales from the haymow

| August 5, 2020

Reading David Marrison’s Coshocton County Ag & Natural Resources newsletter this week, particularly the section that he wrote for the Farm & Dairy paper with memories of making hay brought back my own fond memories of that summertime chore. It especially brought forth memories of my mom and dad at the farm. Mom and Dad […]

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Could our ‘new normal’ be the new normal?

Could our ‘new normal’ be the new normal?

| July 15, 2020

Some scientists are now beginning to wonder if the COVID-19 virus will ever go away or could it become the fifth of the strains of coronaviruses that are already endemic in humans. The official scientific nomenclature for this virus is SARS-CoV-2. Other coronaviruses can cause anything from the common cold to a severe disease like […]

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