Mark’s Musings – August 28, 2013

| August 27, 2013
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

It was quite the weekend in our community once again. It may seem like a broken vinyl record (I bet some of you are wishing you had not done that to your vinyl!) to read about the many events that are happening but it is a positive thing for our community. Whether you attended the first Farm to Table dinner at Clary Gardens, the Taste of Coshocton event for the United Way last Thursday, the wonderful performance at the Airport Amphitheater on Saturday evening, the gala ball at the Lake Park Pavilion or enjoyed a leisurely dinner at one of our local restaurants, it was a refreshing and beautiful weekend.

So, Aljazeera is launching a television station for the U.S. Really. They promise to be unbiased in their reporting (like all major media outlets these days – and none of them are biased either as we all know). BUT, in all fairness let’s keep an open mind and an eye on their efforts. Their website is

How about those Indians, Pirates and Reds? The Tribe is six games back of Detroit but only a couple games behind in the wild card. The Buckos are tied with the Cardinals as of today (Monday) after losing yesterday. The boys from Cincinnati are only two games back of both the Cardinals and the Pirates. Unlike the American League the Reds are sitting comfortably in the wildcard spot. According to the Tigers are pretty much a 100 percent chance of winning the central.

Let’s shift to football. Browns – could be another long season. That division is just so challenging. As it has been for many years. Have you heard about some possible uniform and logo changes for the Browns in 2014? Perhaps new helmets and a little “tougher” scheme. Good, but let’s keep the orange and brown – after all – that is tradition and we here in the Buckeye state are all about tradition. But some new duds and color schemes could be just the ticket to a shift in attitude.

Any predictions for the 2013 NFL season? Let us know.

OSU Buckeyes – 48 – Buffalo 14. It will be a long trip back to the MAC school from New York. But they will be 1 million dollars richer and that can go a long way towards healing some bruised muscles and egos.

Are you ready for the Coshocton County Fair? It’s coming this way Friday, Sept. 27.

Locally, school is IN – keep an eye out for those school buses and children walking to and from school.

Get out and attend the final First Friday of the season – Friday, Sept. 6 in downtown Coshocton. A lot of folks go to a lot of trouble to provide this event for our community. Support it and let them know that their efforts are appreciated. And get your cake ready for the BPW cake auction – it’s always a lot of fun and good to eat too!

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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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