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Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune – Owner & Publisher

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, I delivered The Coshocton Tribune in high school. 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.

You can contact Mark via email at: [email protected]


Josie McCormick

Josie Sellers

Josie Sellers – News & Content Editor

I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home!
I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them.
I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County.

You can contact Josie via email at: [email protected]



Nina Drinko

Nina Drinko

Nina Drinko – Sales Consultant

I have lived in Coshocton County for over 35 years and graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1981. With a background dealing primarily with sales I truly enjoy being a sales consultant at The Coshocton County Beacon. I certainly take pride in serving my customers and look forward to establishing new relationships in the future. I am also a freelance photographer and enjoy supporting various organizations within the community. I have one son, Morgan A. Landis, who is a full time Sheriff’s Deputy and serving in the USAF Reserves as a ground medic.

You can contact Nina via email at: [email protected]