Mark’s Musings – October 31, 2012

| October 30, 2012
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

This may very well be the year that Buckeye fans say, “If only”. Ranked in the AP poll but not allowed to be ranked in the BCS has Buckeye fans preparing well in advance for the game with that team up north. The Buckeyes looked impressive against Penn State. Someone told me that a few weeks ago, the Nittany Lions were having trouble filling the stadium – it certainly didn’t look that way Saturday. But after all, it was the Buckeyes.

What was up with those Steelers uniforms on Sunday? My gosh, I could only watch about thirty seconds of that . . . I felt like I was viewing the game through a kaleidoscope. Steeler’s fans, and I know you’re out there, please tell your team not to ever, ever, ever, wear those uniforms again. Browns won.

On the local scene, two River View cross country runners advanced to state; Corey Miller placed fifth at the Pickerington regional’s and Steven Scheetz placed eighth. They will be running in the state cross country tournament this Saturday. Good luck boys!

The Coshocton High School Lady Redskins soccer team deserves some recognition – with a record setting year and a win this past Saturday putting them in the regional tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 30. When you receive this week’s issue of The Beacon, the match will be in the books as they say, and regardless of the outcome, this group of young ladies will be remembered in our community for quite some time.

The Coshocton High School boys’ soccer team is also on a nice tournament run, going up against Hiland on Halloween. Let’s hope its all treats and not tricks for Coach Dunlap and the boys.

Of course, this is the last issue of The Beacon prior to the election. Next week, we will be providing our website viewers with updated coverage from the board of elections on Tuesday night. Our print requestors will be able to read local results in the Beacon on Thursday – as we are delaying our press time by a few hours to get you this information. Our news team will be on site at the board of elections to update our website – – with results as they happen. You can keep up with local results and the response from candidates.

There are several key levies on this year’s ballot and you can read about the Coshocton City Schools renewal levy in this issue as well as the Coshocton Emergency Services (EMS) levy. A “Yes” vote on both is suggested by The Beacon. Both of these groups serve our community with distinction – and are prudent with their funds.

Depending where you live in rural Coshocton County will determine which fire district serves your residence. Your ballot will have the correct levy for your fire district and voting “Yes” on these should be a no brainer. Our volunteer fire fighters give much of themselves to stay current on training, safety and equipment. They keep us safe and deserve our appreciation. Voting “Yes” is a way of saying “Thanks” for what they do.

The most important thing, of course, is to vote.

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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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