Mark’s Musings – September 12, 2012

| September 11, 2012
Mark Fortune

Mark Fortune

We are excited here at The Coshocton County Beacon to announce the launching of Coshocton County’s newest website located at Perhaps the best news is that it is a free site and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

This website has been in the “production” phase for several months and we are pleased to release it to not only the people of Coshocton County, but your friends and family members who are spread across the globe. Yes, the World Wide Web makes it instantly possible to share your favorite photos, stories, video and more with brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, moms and dads and grandparents who are living elsewhere. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and who knows how many more I missed – all allow the world to see what is happening inside your own home, our community and more.

Our goal is make this new website a “go to site” for local news, photo galleries, video, classified, community links and more. We expect there to be some growing pains along the way as we ramp up our efforts to bring you more of the positive stuff that happens right here in Coshocton County. That is our mission and that mission has remained consistent since we started publishing The Coshocton County Beacon on May 1, 2008. We have been publishing continuously since that date. We’re proud of the fact that, despite several efforts to draw our attention away from our mission – we have remained steadfast and persistent in publishing the good news about our community.

Our new website makes it possible for people to share this good news with, well, anyone. And we hope you do. Again, the address is Please let us know what you think. We will, of course, be reading and watching for your thoughts.

Please take a few moments to reflect on the significance of this week. September 11, 2001 was a day that truly changed our nation and the world in which we live. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep America safe. And they have kept that promise. We owe all of these men and women more than we can possibly repay. The time spent away from wives, husbands, sweethearts, children, friends and extended family members’ causes pain and sorrow that are not shown on the evening news. Americans need to sometimes think beyond what we see and hear, always remembering that somewhere a little girl misses her dad or mom, a father misses a first step taken, a home run or a mom misses that opportunity to help make a special birthday cake. For those of us who get to do these things in freedom, we thank those who do not for their personal sacrifice.

Never forget that our military exists completely of volunteers. That volunteer spirit and willingness to serve goes beyond the military of course, and all those who volunteer deserve our thanks. But this is a special shout out to those in uniform. Thank you for what you give.

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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; 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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