Mark’s Musings – April 22, 2015

| April 22, 2015
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

It was one of those special, activity filled weekends in Coshocton County. You may have attended the Casee Allen concert at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner with Barb Emmons humbly accepting the 2015 Coshoctonian Award along with several others receiving well deserved awards, were involved with the beagle hunt, maybe participated in the annual Dairy Banquet for Coshocton County or . . . stayed home and enjoyed a cookout with the family. Regardless of your involvement in the activities of our community it was great to see the weather take a nice turn for the better. Yards are being mowed.

Ah yes, that brings us to the mower. Dead battery. Now, I knew this would happen and despite having many opportunities over the winter to “check the mower,” “change the blades” and all that – Mark – of course – put it off until IT WAS TIME TO MOW THE YARD! (This past weekend as evidenced from the sound of mowers all across the county) And why not? It was much easier this winter to just go home and prop my feet up plus the garage was cold. Come on – I knew it would warm up and the grass would turn green – I just didn’t count on it happening all in one week!

Okay, the mower is now running but the blades still need changed. Any takers?

The Ohio State Buckeyes spring game drew a crowd of nearly 100,000. Surprised? Me too, but perhaps this is a testament to what will be happening in the horseshoe this fall.

Cavs are off to a good start in the playoffs with game two of their series with Boston scheduled for Tuesday night.

Indians are off to a sluggish start. It will turn around – (I hope, I hope, I hope).

There are some people in our community that deserve a shout out – I don’t have their names but it was told to The Beacon that several groups and families were out cleaning along some of our highways, county roads and township roads in the past few weeks. That is certainly appreciated in our community. And, not to be neglected, there were lots of folks that turned out on a sunny Saturday morning at the court square to clean up Coshocton during the annual United Way of Coshocton County Clean Up Coshocton day.

Watch next week’s Beacon for a question and answer for the upcoming election – there are two levies on the local ballot – one if you live outside the city of Coshocton. These levies are for the Coshocton County Career Center and the City of Coshocton.

You can always find photo galleries on our website at with this week’s featured galleries from the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and a photo gallery of the Coshocton City Schools Choir Program – “Salute to the Greatest Generation.” It was truly a magnificent show – with several in attendance proclaiming that it was “one of the best shows they have seen in years.” They were right. It was.

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; 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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