Mark’s Musings – Jan. 13, 2016

| January 18, 2016
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

Watch the Grammy’s? The NFL playoffs? The wind? Not sure exactly how you “watch” the wind except, I guess, blowing snow and the trees. And that’s kind of fun.

The Bengals seemingly can’t catch a break. Even at home. Injured quarterback, penalties and more doomed the boys in orange and black. Yeh, you Steelers fans are on top of the world – this week. I heard that all four of the away teams won this weekend which had never happened. As they say, there’s always a first time for everything. There just has to be I guess. That won’t happen this weekend. I predict three of the four home teams will win. I am not going so far as to predict which one of the four will win on the road. In fact, perhaps two will. The two will be the Packers and Seahawks.

Please plan on attending the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce Health, Safety & Wellness expo this Saturday at Kids America. A great venue to mix and mingle with members of the community and learn more about the many opportunities we have right here in Coshocton County to get and stay healthy. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. You can find the program inside this week’s edition of The Beacon.

What happened to the OSU men’s basketball team on Sunday against Indiana? That was a thumpin’. The Buckeyes had rattled off seven straight prior to yesterday including a win against Kentucky. The Lady Buckeyes are rolling – with a 12-3 record and ranked number five in the nation as of this writing. They are also 8-1 at home.

The Ashland Lady Eagles are 14-0 and are ranked number seven in Division II. Coshocton County’s very own Andi Daugherty is a key part of that team in the forward position. She had 24 points and seven rebounds in the Eagles win on Saturday against Michigan Tech. Even more impressive is that the Eagles roster is filled with an all Ohio squad – including three players from Holmes County. What’s also cool is that former RV standout and Ashland star Kari (Daugherty) Pickens is the assistant coach. Most of you knew this already but sometimes it’s nice to give an update.

Locally, Coshocton County’s Bob Buxton was elected as the new president of the Ohio Fair Manager’s Association during their annual meeting in Columbus this past weekend. This is quite an honor and everyone knows that Bob will put a solid and untiring effort into this role. Members of the Coshocton County Fair Board attended in quantity, giving of themselves and their time to find out what other fairs are doing and what they can do to improve our own county fair.

The Beacon added 30 new requestors this week. We thank you for your support of our community’s publication.

Mr. Richard Franklin will be sadly missed by his family, friends and fairgoers. Thank you for what you did to help our community.


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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