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Fade to dust

| May 5, 2014

COSHOCTON – Mike Newell was in study hall 28 when President John Kennedy was assassinated. “They announced it over the loud speaker and let us out of school,” he said. That study hall was in the old Coshocton High School, which eventually became known as Central Elementary. The building may have come tumbling down this week, but memories of it will live on in the hearts and minds of those who attended school there.

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Mark Fortune, along with his wife Nancy, is the former owner and founder of The Coshocton County Beacon, the highest circulated newspaper in Coshocton County. He has over 40 years in the publishing business with sales, marketing, and journalism experience. After selling The Beacon to the AloNovus Corp., in January 2020, Mark has been a Business Development Strategist with the company. They publish a network of weekly news publications with almost a half million distribution weekly, a quarterly tourism magazine and a digital division. Mark enjoys history, and has a passion for genealogy, currently researching and discovering his Fortune ancestry. He and his wife Nancy live on a small farm outside of Coshocton.

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