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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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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Couple honored at West Lafayette Chamber dinner

Couple honored at West Lafayette Chamber dinner

| September 27, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE – West Lafayette Mayor Steve Bordenkircher welcomed everyone to the annual West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce dinner which was held Tuesday evening, Sept. 26 at Schumaker Farms with a meal of Swiss steak, ham loaf balls, corn, potatoes, salad, dessert and beverages catered by Schumaker Farms. Local officials, members of the chamber, West […]

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Coshocton Kiwanis Club inducts officers

Coshocton Kiwanis Club inducts officers

| September 27, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Kiwanis Club inducted their new slate of officers for the 2017-2018 year, which begins on Oct. 1, at the regular club meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Elks in Coshocton. Members of the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club were in attendance as guests and the induction ceremony was conducted by Lt. […]

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Leadership team bids farewell

Leadership team bids farewell

| September 21, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Leadership Team of Coshocton County Job & Family Services met Thursday morning Sept. 21 at Hannah Marie’s to finalize the transition of director from Mindy Fehrman to Danny Brenneman which will be effective Oct. 1. Fehrman’s final day at the office will be Friday, Sept. 29. Members of the team pictured from […]

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2017 bacon festival court selected

2017 bacon festival court selected

| September 5, 2017

COSHOCTON – Downtown Coshocton was the site of the Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, following the First Friday event put on by Our Town Coshocton on Friday evening, Sept. 1. Brad Fuller, along with his wife Cathy, worked tirelessly alongside other volunteers to ensure that Coshocton, home to Kraft Foods premium bacon […]

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Bacon Festival court selected

Bacon Festival court selected

| September 5, 2017

COSHOCTON – Six young ladies and three young men competed for the title of 2017 Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival King and Queen along with the best recipe. Hunter Hamilton was awarded the title of King while Rebekah Lillibridge won the best recipe trophy (center). Elle Coffman was announced as the Queen. Kraft Foods sponsored a […]

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