The Coshocton County Beacon January 8, 2020 - Page 11

BEACON: AloNovus Corp. purchases The Coshocton County Beacon |  MEMORIES FROM PAGE 1 “Mark and I have known each other for many years,” Mast said. “He and The Beacon have provided an amaz- ing level of service to the Coshocton community. We share the same values, and AloNovus intends to build upon that and further the relationships Mark and his staff have worked so long and hard to build. Mark’s entire career has been committed to serving the needs of local communities and small businesses and I welcome his passion, commitment and expertise to our company.” “We share the same values, and AloNovus intends to build upon that and further the relationships Mark and his staff have worked so long and hard to build.” - Michael Mast owner, AloNovus Fortune said, “My wife, Nancy, and I are forever grateful to this wonderful community for supporting us over the past 11 years. We’ve always considered our readers and advertisers partners in this business. So, as we looked at our options, it was with them in mind. This is a great opportunity for ourselves and our employees, but also for our community. AloNovus is a great compa- ny, and Michael and his team have resources we simply do not have. Both companies are family-owned and community-oriented, so Nancy and I are confident the Beacon will grow and flourish. She and I are both excited to join Michael’s team to help it do just that.” “My wife, Nancy, and I are forever grateful to this wonderful community for supporting us over the past 11 years.” - Mark Fortune publisher, The Coshocton County Beacon The Beacon staff will join the ranks of AloNovus, and Fortune will retain his role as Publisher of The Beacon. The acquisition of The Beacon marks the third expan- sion by AloNovus Corp. in the past nine months. The company continues to evaluate growth opportunities af- forded by the rapid decline in daily newspaper subscrib- ership against the demand by advertisers and residents for locally-owned, community publications. Contributed | Beacon FOUNDATIONS: sign affiliation agreement FROM PAGE 1 Contributed | Beacon The Montgomery Foundation and the Coshocton Foundation an- nounced the recent signing of an affiliation agreement between the two foundations. Pictured in front are The Montgomery Foundation’s Linda Scott and Coshocton Foundation Trustees Kathy Thompson and behind them are Coshocton Foundation Trustees Bruce Wallace and Coshocton Foundation Executive Director Bob Pell. JANUARY 8, 2020 as contributions to 501(c)3 community organi- zations for the betterment of Coshocton County and its citizens. From 1987 to the present, The Montgomery Foundation has contributed in ex- cess of $45 million to those causes. Distribution of funds is governed by a nine-member board of trustees. The Coshocton Foundation, a community foundation, was established in 1966 through the last will and testament of local merchant Adolph Golden and incorporated in Ohio as a charitable, community foundation. Mr. Gold- en’s will provided the framework for a govern- ing board of three permanent trustees and a distribution committee to oversee the authoriz- ing of grants. Since its inception the Coshocton Foundation has distributed $8.5 million in grants to community organizations from its un- restricted fund. In 1989, an investment commit- tee was created to monitor the status of the Co- shocton Foundation’s assets, which have grown from Mr. Golden’s original gift of $650,000 to $41.6 million as of the fiscal year-ended Sept. 30, 2019. In addition to the unrestricted fund, there are more than 160 restricted funds from which distributions are made for specific purposes. Additional information about the Coshocton Foundation can be found at www.coshocton- It is anticipated in the near future The Montgomery Foundation will be de- veloping a website. In the interim, information may be received via e-mail to lscott@roscoevil- or telephone 740-622-2696. JANUARY 4, 1970 Sixty-two to 46 was the final score of Coshocton’s final game in the central gymnasium. With the new school ready for students, set to return from winter break Monday, the Redskins were playing in a new gym. Bob McKee led the CHS team in scoring with 20 points followed by Denny Clark and Doug Hart with 14 and Mark McConnell with 10. Coshocton now stood 7-1, and hopefully a new gym would do nothing to harm that record. JANUARY 6, 1980 ”Up With People,” a musical education non-prof- it, was taking a little bit of Coshocton with them to California and the Superbowl in Pasadena. Karen Akers had spent the last few months with the group touring Europe and would rejoin them after spending the holidays in Coshocton. A graduate of CHS, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Akers. After her time with the group, she attended Miami University. JANUARY 6, 1990 The Generals had claimed their first win of the decade with a 69-66 win over Jewett-Scio. Five to 3 for the season, and 5-1 in the league, Ridgewood was second in the league behind Central Catholic. The bout was fierce as West Lafayette faced former Black Bear Dave Barrick and his star player Shawn Harkins. Harkins scored 34 points this game, but that wasn’t enough to stop the Generals, who were led by Josh Caudill with a career record 25 points. Travis Sim- mons followed him with 19 points, and Mike Bahmer rounded out Ridgewood’s top scorers with eight. JANUARY 2, 2000 Little Natalie Rose Coghan was the first baby of the new millennium here in Coshocton County. Born to Perry and Kim Coghan New Year’s Day at 1:58 a.m. JANUARY 2, 2010 Joe R. Engle was born in Coshocton nearly 88 years ago. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he re- turned to Coshocton and became a salesman. After meeting a chemist by the name of Vernon K. Krieble, he worked to sell the man’s invention, Loctite. Despite no one showing interest in the powerful adhesive in the beginning, Mr. Engle’s tenacity would turn Loctite into one of the largest industrial adhesives on the planet. Using the fortune he made, Joe would put work into both secular and religious education here in Coshocton and throughout the country. Princeton Theological Seminary and the Union Seminary in New York City both received support from him and his wife, Elizabeth. He was also a very active OSU alumni serving on several boards. It is, however, most likely his appreciation of the pipe-organ that most people know him for. He donated a tracker organ to the Coshocton Presbyterian Church, where he attend- ed much of his life, and supported an annual concert featuring prominent organists. His autobiography “ It’s A Wonderful Life” was then awaiting publication. All information was obtained from microfilm of the Coshocton Tribune at the Coshocton County Library and from the archives of The Coshocton County Beacon THE BEACON 11