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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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We have a lot to be thankful for

We have a lot to be thankful for

| November 12, 2020

“Barreling” down Main Street early this Monday morning (Nov. 9) the headline above is the phrase displayed on the wonderful Rotary sign at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets. That is close if not the exact words. Yes, we do. Yes, we do. Regardless of how the election turned out for you on the […]

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I double and triple dog dare ya’ – to make a prediction

I double and triple dog dare ya’ – to make a prediction

| November 5, 2020

Yep. I called it. The great benefit of writing this column a few days before the paper hits the street – this is Monday and we receive the Beacon in our office on Wednesday morning – is that on a week like this I can have some fun. With election day being tomorrow, I could […]

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Chamber presents annual awards and announces date for 2021 dinner

Chamber presents annual awards and announces date for 2021 dinner

| October 29, 2020

The Buckeyes looked pretty sharp in their season opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It took a bit to get going, but once they did, it was almost like watching the team from last year on the field. In fact, the Buckeyes made enough of an impression in the first game that they soared from the […]

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Shop early, shop often and shop local this holiday season

Shop early, shop often and shop local this holiday season

| October 22, 2020

Someone said there was a football game in Pittsburgh on Sunday. That’s odd, because I never found a football game. I saw a thrashing though. Just think, only a couple more weeks and all this craziness will be over, and we can go back to being civil with each other. I’m sure that the national […]

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I guess we are still observing things after all?

| October 15, 2020

Town seemed a bit quieter as I made the left turn onto Main Street on Monday morning. Then I remembered – this is Columbus Day – Monday, Oct. 12. Gee, I thought that this may have went away with the dodo bird, statues, monuments, team names, and on and on. You get the idea. So, […]

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There’s none of this or none of that going on

There’s none of this or none of that going on

| October 8, 2020

Sure, I picked up, paid for and chomped down my share of “fair food” at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds over the past few days – it would seem that the candidates for the junior fair king and queen court were right on when they said that, “the Stromboli was their favorite” as witnessed by the […]

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