June 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Schaffer gets Liberty Union amendment in budget bill

COLUMBUS - An amendment authored by State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) to help Liberty Union-Thurston Schools get the State of Ohio to make good on a commitment to build a new school building has been added to House Bill 119, the state budge More...

Mel Tillis to appear at Sweet Corn Festival

MILLERSPORT - Country music legend Mel Tillis will appear in concert on Friday, August 31, 8:30 p.m. More...

Buckeye Lake, Hebron officials will continue water talks

HEBRON - Buckeye Lake residents could be closer to affordable public water now than any time in recent memory. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Grooms

A funeral mass of the Resurrection celebrating the life of Catherine Grooms, 98, of Kirkersville; was held June 6th, 2007, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake with Msgr. Frank J Meagher Celebrant. More...

Betty Eileen Hazlett

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Eileen Hazlett, age 86, of Lakewood, Colorado, formerly of Newark, will be held at 11:30 am Thursday in the Chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Rev. Oluf Kongshaug officiating. More...

Virginia Ruth Sears

Virginia Ruth Sears, age 86 of Millersport, entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was born October 19, 1920, in Millersport to Edmond and Fairy (Haynes) Bonn. More...

Police Report

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake + May 30: A Mill Street man reported someone broke into his home and stole a cell phone, his driver's license, keys, and fifth of Crown Royal. More...

Editorials & Letters

Writer responds to concerns about parade route

Editor:

I normally don't get involved in the sometimes mean-spirited, hateful letters that pass back and forth through The Beacon, but I believe I must respond to the recent letter from Tom and Belva Wiseman. More...

Writer surprised by gun sales at yard sales

Editor:

I was enjoying myself Saturday dropping in on all the National Road yard sales and happened to turn onto Chowning Street. More...

Help is available for summer cooling, electric bills

Editor:

Each year, many consumers suffer through the hot summer without air conditioning and many even struggle to pay their monthly electric bill. More...

Schools

Scholarships awarded to essay winners

THORNPORT - AMVETS Post 51 recently announced the winners of its annual Americanism Essay Contest. Each winner receives a $500 scholarship. They are: + Kristie Waller, daughter of Don and Laura Waller of Thornville. More...

Sheridan Class of 1962 sets 45th reunion

THORNVILLE: Sheridan High School's Class of 1962 is celebrating their 45th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 15. Class members will be meeting at Trotters Inn on North Main Street in New Lexington. A social hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

School gets spruce-up

Graduating third graders in Jessica Fry's class at Jackson Elementary School recently spent a day sprucing up the grounds for all the new students coming to the school in August. More...