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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Grab some bottled water – and donuts!

| March 17, 2020

Are we on the brink of the apocalypse? I don’t think so, but you would not know it by gauging the store shelves – empty – the shutting down of schools, sporting events and more. Is the government taking the necessary – or too many – risks? I think we need to step back a […]

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Township Room opens in Roscoe Village

Township Room opens in Roscoe Village

| January 20, 2020

COSHOCTON – The former Jackson Township Hall has returned to its namesake and purpose as a meeting room with the refurbishing and opening of The Township Room event space located at 318 N. Whitewoman St. in Roscoe Village. The business is owned and operated by Brad and Janell Richard with seating for 35, restroom, Wi-Fi, […]

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Salmans retires from Coshocton school board

Salmans retires from Coshocton school board

| December 20, 2019

COSHOCTON – An emotional Dr. Todd Salmans expressed his appreciation and gratitude for everyone that serves the Coshocton City School District as he talked about his 16 years of service on the school board. Salmans, just for fun, voted no on approving the minutes, saying that, “That’s my first no vote in 16 years and […]

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2019 Lions Club Show

2019 Lions Club Show

| December 2, 2019

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Thompson memorial dedicated

Thompson memorial dedicated

| October 7, 2019

COSHOCTON – A large crowd gathered near the entrance to Lake Park for the dedication of the Tom Thompson Memorial at Ben Tufford field. Ken Smailes gave the invocation and Bob Bigrigg greeted everyone. Bigrigg thanked the following organizations and area businesses for making the site possible. “I would like to thank the Coshocton Foundation, […]

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Fair Photos

Fair Photos

| October 4, 2019

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Chapman sweeps contest with first of firsts

Chapman sweeps contest with first of firsts

| October 1, 2019

COSHOCTON – Sharry Chapman placed first in each pie category and the specialty cake category at this year’s Coshocton County Fair. The specialty cake was a three layer chocolate cake and bakers had to follow the recipe as published in the 2019 Premium Fair Magazine. Chapman also won the best of show prize with her […]

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Tractor Pull

Tractor Pull

| October 1, 2019

COSHOCTON – Scenes from the tractor pull on Monday, Sept. 30 at the grandstands at the Coshocton County Fair.

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