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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Elson shares faith at FCA event

Elson shares faith at FCA event

| February 12, 2018

COSHOCTON – Teens enjoyed pizza, fellowship, music and an inspirational message by Michaela Elson, a 2012 graduate of River View High School at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event held Sunday evening, Feb. 11 at Coshocton High School. John Strasser, who heads up the organization with help from his wife Debbie, said, “This would not […]

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Mark’s Musings – February 7, 2018

Mark’s Musings – February 7, 2018

| February 6, 2018

This will be almost exclusively a sports focused column so if that is not your cup of tea, I apologize in advance. How could it be anything else with the just concluded amazing Super Bowl win by the Eagles and the Olympics starting in South Korea later this week? NBC had stated that if any […]

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Huff signs letter of intent for Marietta

Huff signs letter of intent for Marietta

| January 25, 2018

WARSAW – River View senior MacKenzie Huff, who suffered a season ending injury early in the basketball season, signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Marietta College on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 24, in the high school library. Huff was surrounded by her friends, family and teammates at the signing. She said, “It feels […]

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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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