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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 number five spot to the number three spot in the AP top 25 rankings this week. And with Clemson (number one) making mistakes and Alabama (number two) losing Jaylen Waddle to a season ending ankle injury, the Buckeyes are in the right place at the right time this season. Heading east this week to take on the shocked Nittany Lions will be an early test of this much aligned Buckeye team.

The Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce held a virtual awards ceremony this year in lieu of the annual dinner being cancelled due to COVID-19. Congratulations is in order for the newest member of the elite Coshoctonian club with Tom Edwards being named the 2020 winner. Well deserved and congratulations Tom! Other awards presented were: Employee of the Year award to Carol Hadrosky of Peoples Bank and Barb Karr, Coshocton County Clerk of Courts. The Young Leader of the Year Award went to Jandi Adams of Clary Gardens and the First Responders Award went to Jon Mosier. Amy Crown, Executive Director of the Chamber has announced that Friday, Sept. 10 will be the date for the 2021 Annual Chamber Dinner.

Here we are with less than two months until Christmas 2020 – seems like yesterday that we were observing the New Year of 2020 doesn’t it? You’re right – it doesn’t. It has been a long year by any stretch of the imagination, and you don’t even have to stretch that far. It is difficult to get a grasp on where we are exactly with the COVID-19 pandemic, right? Or do we know exactly where we are in this mess?

With cases climbing and winter headed our way the next few months will be interesting indeed. Meanwhile we seem to have adapted for the most part with limited contact and limited events across the nation. There does not seem to be a lot of consistency though – major league baseball went from zero fans at regular games to “limited attendance” during the playoffs and World Series. Which will be concluded when you read this column. I am sticking with my original prognostication of last week – Dodgers in six games. As I write this column (Monday) they have a 3-2 game edge on the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Ridgewood Generals football team marched on with a convincing win over Liberty Union 43-7 and now take on that nemesis from along the Ohio River – the Wheelersburg Pirates. Except that this time around the Pirates travel to West Lafayette – that’s right – a home game for the hard-working Generals on Saturday night, Halloween, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. West Lafayette will be filled with spirit(s) and a football team that will give its all for each other and their school to crush the ghosts of seasons past against the teams from southern Ohio.

Category: Mark's Musings, Opinion

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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