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Mark Fortune

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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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Local broadcast voice honored at Board of Realtors dinner

Local broadcast voice honored at Board of Realtors dinner

| December 8, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Board of Realtors gave out well-deserved awards during their annual Christmas dinner and awards ceremony held at the M Event Centre on Thursday evening, Dec. 7. A nice crowd of realtors, affiliates, lenders guests and friends attended the dinner, which was catered by Schumaker Farms. The holiday spirit of good […]

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Nearly 200 participate in annual Turkey Trot

Nearly 200 participate in annual Turkey Trot

| November 27, 2017

COSHOCTON – Kelly Treat, who organized the Turkey Trot with DK Races & Events business partner Dustin Haywood said, “This is our fourth annual event. We started this as a part of New Life Ministries and the race has now been turned over to DK Races & Events. We are a small town race and […]

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Warsaw Lions Club’s 60th annual Minstrel Show

Warsaw Lions Club’s 60th annual Minstrel Show

| November 21, 2017

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Two long serving firemen honored

Two long serving firemen honored

| November 14, 2017

WARSAW – Volunteer firemen, friends and family members recognized two long serving members of Company 7, Walhonding Valley Fire Department, on Monday evening, Nov. 13 at the fire station in Warsaw. Ernie Norris, number 722, and Chet Beard, number 724, received a round of applause, plaque, sweatshirt and a piece of cake in a surprise […]

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County wide levies, city schools permanent improvement levy pass

County wide levies, city schools permanent improvement levy pass

| November 8, 2017

COSHOCTON – In a nail biting election the Hopewell levy passed by 60 votes in unofficial tallying on Tuesday night, Nov. 7, while the Coshocton Public Library levy succeeded by more than 1,000 votes in the affirmative. Voters also approved several issues for Sunday sales and alcohol sales around the county. State Issue One passed […]

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RV boys’ soccer season rolls on

RV boys’ soccer season rolls on

| October 18, 2017

WARSAW – The talent-laden River View boys’ varsity soccer team continued their dominance during the sectional opener against Carrolton on Tuesday evening, Oct. 17 at River View. Garik Snow, with an assist by Blake Ashcraft, hit the first goal at the 35:19 mark and the RV squad never looked back scoring with ease. With a […]

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Bookless crowned Showman of Showmen

Bookless crowned Showman of Showmen

| October 5, 2017

COSHOCTON – Ten youngsters competed for the Showman of Showmen title at the Coshocton County Fair on Wednesday evening, Oct. 4. Each of the 10 youth took their turn at showing hogs, llamas, horses, goats, sheep, small animals, poultry, fielded questions about dogs, feeder calves and dairy. At the end of the evening and traipsing […]

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Bidders stir it up at pie auction

Bidders stir it up at pie auction

| October 4, 2017

COSHOCTON – The annual pie auction at the Coshocton County Fair typically brings out some spirited bidders to compete for their favorite pie. The auction was held on Monday evening, Oct. 2 at the Rotary Pavilion with a nice crowd in attendance. Local auctioneers devoted their time and talent to raise funds for the bakers […]

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