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The best part of the big game is always the food

The best part of the big game is always the food

| February 11, 2021

That’s my opinion and I’m sticking with that like the Chiefs defense stuck with the Bucs’ receiving corp. A little too much apparently, for the referees. I thought that the referees controlled more of the outcome of the game than they should have. Let ‘em play! At least be consistent as teams navigate their way […]

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We’re ready for the big game and more than ready for spring

| February 4, 2021

Spring is less than two months away – in fact, if we use the date of this issue of The Beacon, Feb. 4, as the date to count “from” – we have a mere 46 days until spring. I am confident when I say this that all of us are ready and waiting for a […]

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I can’t hear you through your megaphone

I can’t hear you through your megaphone

| January 28, 2021

I think there are times when we need to press the “pause” button on sharing every single thought and criticism that dances through our brains just wanting to get out and play with others. The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us in a different place, mentally, socially and in many cases, even physically. As […]

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Moving in or moving out, let’s keep moving

Moving in or moving out, let’s keep moving

| January 21, 2021

Doctors and health professionals at all levels tell us that to keep our bodies flexible, healthy and retain some muscle mass – even as we age – we must keep moving. Walking, running, biking, swimming, choose your particular method of staying active for your own good. As we observe the inauguration of a new President […]

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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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