February 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Commissioners get earful over sewer rate hike

HEBRON- It was a tough night for the Licking County Commissioners Jan. 31 as more than 400 residents packed the Lakewood High School auditorium to voice objections over a 69 percent sewer rate hike proposed by the county. More...

Commissioners delay sewer rate hike

NEWARK - Licking County Commissioners want some more time before making a decision on a proposed rate increase for Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers. More...

Report says sewer rate increases are declining

COLUMBUS - Ohio EPA's latest annual sewer and water rate survey shows that water and sewer costs in 2005 increased by 2.9 and 2.2 percent respectively. Both sewer and water rates increased at a rate slightly slower than inflation. More...

Obituaries

Mark Alan Barber

Mark Alan Barber, age 45, of Hebron, passed away suddenly at his residence, Sunday, February 4, 2007. Mark was born July 6, 1961, in Columbus, to Harold Duke Barber and Patricia (Fulton) Zinck. More...

Patty Lou Reedy Mercurio

Patty Lou Reedy Mercurio, 78 of Baltimore, died February 1, 2007, at Heartland-FairfieldNursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 29, 1928, in Baltimore and was a graduate of Thornville High School. More...

Jenny L. Moulton Ott

Jenny L. Moulton Ott, age 48 of Baltimore, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at her residence. She was a hardware department manager for Big Bear then later a department manager at Wal Mart in Canal Winchester. More...

Editorials & Letters

Baltimore Council members respond to Mooney letters

Editor: This letter is in response to the numerous inaccurate statements set forth in the letter appearing in the January 20, 2007 edition of the Beacon, written by Dave Mooney of Baltimore, Ohio. More...

'Watchdog' says fivevotes required for emergencies

Editor: I will give the benefit of the doubt to Kirkersville Council Member Bobbi Miller and hope that since she is fairly new to politics maybe she just doesn't understand the process in passing an ordinance, especially as an EMERGENCY...at least More...

Increase fails 'acid test'

Editor: More than 400 people attended the public meeting January 31st at Lakewood High School to hear the Licking County Commissioners and Mr. Kenneth E. Salsberry, Jr. cover details in the letter you received mid January. More...

Schools

Walnut Township Schools select interim superintendent

MILLERSPORT - Walnut Township School Board members unanimously decided Monday night to seek an agreement with Ron Thornton to serve as interim superintendent. Superintendent Ed Abram announced in December that he will retire at the end of March. More...

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of February 12. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Pizza, seasoned corn, and diced pears. Tuesday: Italian sub sandwich, Sun chips, carrots w/dip, and pudding cup. More...

Financial aid help available Feb. 11

NEWARK - Applying for financial aid beyond high school can often be complicated, confusing, and even intimidating to college-bound students. More...

Police Report

Police activity report

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Baltimore + Jan. 25: Police on patrol noticed a strobe light in a window of a home on East Market Street. No one was home. + Jan. More...