Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

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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30th annual NWTF banquet deadline approaching

| February 7, 2019

COSHOCTON – The deadline to purchase tickets or to help sponsor the 30th annual Muskingum Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet is fast approaching. The event will be held Saturday evening, March 2 at the Lake Park Pavilion in Coshocton with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 […]

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Coshocton’s Woodie signs with Ashland

Coshocton’s Woodie signs with Ashland

| February 6, 2019

COSHOCTON – Wesley Woodie, son of Dusty and Michelle Woodie of Coshocton, signed his national letter of intent to play football for the Division II Ashland University Eagles at Coshocton High School on Wednesday morning, Feb. 6 with his parents, brother, coaches, teammates and friends watching. Woodie anchored the offensive line in his three varsity […]

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Several honored at Board of Realtors dinner

Several honored at Board of Realtors dinner

| December 14, 2018

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Turkey Trot surpasses target

Turkey Trot surpasses target

| November 26, 2018

COSHOCTON – The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, held each Thanksgiving Day morning at Lake Park, brings together running enthusiasts and walkers that want to get involved, have some fun and help raise funds for a good cause. The event is sponsored by Dean’s Jewelry, who bought all of the event gifts for this year’s […]

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Drawing held to benefit animal shelter

Drawing held to benefit animal shelter

| November 26, 2018

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Furniture pulled the winning ticket on Friday, Nov. 23 for its annual 50/50 drawing that benefits the Coshocton County Animal Shelter / HATA. Half of the proceeds go to the shelter and half to the winner. The amount of $251 will be donated to the shelter and Angie Rotruck held the winning […]

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Shopping spree will help many families

Shopping spree will help many families

| November 21, 2018

COSHOCTON – They say that one good turn deserves another and Monday morning at Buehler’s was a fine example of this playing out in our community. Each year the Cosmetology Department at the Coshocton County Career Center donates several food items to the New Life Ministries food bank for the holidays. Doug Nagle, who is […]

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COTC recognizes Corbett

COTC recognizes Corbett

| October 26, 2018

COSHOCTON – Dr. Bonnie L. Coe, president of Central Ohio Technical College, thanked those that have helped the Coshocton campus grow and flourish and presented a special Legends of Loyalty award to Richard Corbett, who passed away in 2015. The award was accepted by his wife Judy Corbett in his memory. The Legends of Loyalty […]

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One hundred eighty-seven attend 76th Annual SWCD Meeting and Banquet

One hundred eighty-seven attend 76th Annual SWCD Meeting and Banquet

| October 19, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District held their 76th Annual Banquet at Lake Park Pavilion Thursday evening, Oct. 18. One hundred eighty-seven area residents and special guests were in attendance. A buffet dinner was served by Shrimplin’s Catering preceding the meeting. The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission held an election for […]

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