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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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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Kiwanis Club inducts new officers

Kiwanis Club inducts new officers

| October 10, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Kiwanis Club, a feature of Coshocton since the club was chartered in 1921, inducted a new slate of officers for 2018-2019 during the regular noon luncheon meeting held at the Coshocton Elks Lodge. Pictured from left are: Kelly Bratton, secretary; Doug Speicher, immediate past-president; Lyn Mizer, immediate past-president; Dr. Charles “Chuck” […]

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Mason wins Showman of Showmen contest

Mason wins Showman of Showmen contest

| October 4, 2018

COSHOCTON – Eleven youngsters from area 4-H clubs and FFA chapters vied for the honor of being named the “Showman of Showmen” at the Coshocton County Junior Fair on Wednesday evening, Oct. 3. The contest pits all Supreme Showmanship winners – unless they have won the title previously – in a three hour event in […]

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Baked goods auction leaves yummy taste

Baked goods auction leaves yummy taste

| October 1, 2018

COSHOCTON – The annual baked goods auction held on the opening evening of the Coshocton County Fair brings together a great group of bakers and those that enjoy what they bake. This year was no exception as the bidding was frantic and over the average, especially for the cakes. Nanci Rogers paid $60 for the […]

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Bradford honored at WL Chamber dinner

Bradford honored at WL Chamber dinner

| September 26, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE – West Lafayette Mayor Steve Bordenkircher welcomed everyone to the annual West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce dinner held Tuesday evening, Sept. 25 at the Kirk Street Event Center. The capacity crowd enjoyed a catered meal by Schumaker Farms of Swiss Steak, ham loaf balls, corn, potatoes, salad, dessert and beverages. Local officials, members […]

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Coshocton Crow Geotrail relaunches

Coshocton Crow Geotrail relaunches

| September 10, 2018

COSHOCTON – Participants of all ages and skill levels enjoyed a relaunch of the Coshocton Crow Geotrail which was held at Raven’s Glenn Winery & Restaurant on Friday evening, Sept. 7. Professor Lenie Holbrook of Ohio University used his Creativity class to relaunch the Geotrail with several new caches introduced throughout the county. Many of […]

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Mark’s Musings – July 11, 2018

Mark’s Musings – July 11, 2018

| July 12, 2018

Ever find yourself wondering where the time goes? As I age it seems that time has sped up despite the fact that there is no more running after the kids or attending school events. The year is now more than half over with the July 4th holiday just a fleeting memory of red, white and […]

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Tree dedicated to Elson at 4-H Camp Ohio

Tree dedicated to Elson at 4-H Camp Ohio

| July 6, 2018

ST. LOUISVILLE – 4-her’s from Coshocton County, along with adult and youth counselors, family and friends gathered outside the dining hall at 4-H Camp Ohio on Thursday evening, July 5 to dedicate a dogwood tree to the memory of beloved camp counselor Michaela Elson. Youth counselors Madison Miller, Kassidy Lahna, Evie Drennen and Luke Massie […]

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