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The almost absolute best time of the year is here

The almost absolute best time of the year is here

| April 28, 2022

That’s my opinion of course. For obvious reasons, many folks enjoy fall – and I am sure there are a few fans of winter while many are fans of the glorious summertime. My personal favorite time of the year is fall – with the county fair, the crisp air, apples, pumpkins, harvest time and the […]

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It’s a crazy, crazy, crazy world

It’s a crazy, crazy, crazy world

| March 24, 2022

To say that the world situation is deteriorating rapidly would be an understatement of the largest magnitude. What started out as a seemingly innocuous movement of Russian troops to the Ukrainian border for “military exercises” has proven to be – as most people with half a brain knew would happen – a large-scale invasion of […]

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Springtime is in the air

Springtime is in the air

| March 3, 2022

We all know it’s coming. About the time we flip the calendar page to March to escape the cold of winter, we start to anticipate the warmth of spring, the green grass, flowers blooming, birds chirping and all things, well, spring. While the date on the calendar says March 20 (that’s what my calendar says!) […]

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Super-sized wins are all around

Super-sized wins are all around

| February 3, 2022

I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now. Intel is planning to build a semiconductor microchip manufacturing facility in Licking County that will bring 3,000 new jobs to the area. There is no doubt that the economic impact of this plant, the influx of jobs for construction and the jobs themselves will be a major […]

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Rolling like a snowball

Rolling like a snowball

| January 27, 2022

It’s incredible to see what can happen when people, leaders, groups and organizations work together to make things happen. To sum it up, things happen. I know, it sounds cliché, but it is the reality. This is the reality of where we are in Coshocton County right now. There is a lot of forward movement […]

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We Can. We Shall. We Will. Overcome.

We Can. We Shall. We Will. Overcome.

| January 13, 2022

My former English teachers, along with a few others, are probably cringing at my word usage in the headline of this “Mark’s Musings” column. I also realize that the words are cliché, but I believe they are appropriate for where we are – and perhaps where we are headed. One way or another, we will […]

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Positivity plentiful throughout our community

Positivity plentiful throughout our community

| December 30, 2021

Here’s hoping everyone in Beacon land had a very Merry Christmas and are ready to jump into the New Year of 2022. With the loss of many that we keep in our hearts, 2021 was a difficult and emotional year for many in our community and beyond. The ravages of COVID-19 and its variants continue […]

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It’s a wonderful time to live in Coshocton County

It’s a wonderful time to live in Coshocton County

| November 18, 2021

As the first bit of snow drifted down from the sky yesterday all seemed right with the world. The Buckeyes were coming off a huge win and statement against the Boilermakers on Saturday in what seemed to be a tune-up for Michigan State and TTUN. The Browns went into Foxboro as the favorite and that […]

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