May 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New ordinance limits grass height to 6 inches

THORNVILLE - People in Thornville don't just sit around watching the grass grow - or do they? Thornville Village Council has adopted an ordinance to enforce a lawn height of six inches or face a $150 fine. More...

Buckeye Lake delivers tap fee check to Millersport

MILLERSPORT - There's nothing wrong with your eyesight in Millersport. Nobody is seeing triple. Thanks to an incredible deal, the Village of Millersport now has three identical police cruisers. More...

Kirkersville adds two auxiliary officers

KIRKERSVILLE - Last week, Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft said he thought the village's May 4 operating levy passed because the current administration is cleaning up some of Kirkersville's finances. More...

Obituaries

Scott E. Ety

Scott E. Ety, age 37, passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 9th, 2009. He owned Speedy Excavating, and was a fireman for the Hopewell Township Fire Department. He was also a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lancaster. More...

John H. Hart

A funeral service for John H. Hart, 88, of Newark, was May 9, 2009, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anthony Payton officiating. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery. More...

Karen Lynn Talbot

Karen Lynn Talbot, 62, of Lancaster, formerly of Baltimore, passed away Thursday May 7, 2008, at her residence. Karen was born in Oklahoma on May 28, 1946, to the late Francis and Louanna Bell Kean Gerrabrant. More...

Police Report

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. We'll have more reports next week. Hebron • April 17: A Lakeforesst Drive resident complained about barking dogs. Police spoke to the owner who put them in for the night. More...

Editorials & Letters

Writer thanks voters for supporting Kirkersville levy

Editor: I would like to thank all of the Kirkersville residents who voted for the village operating levy. More...

Reader likes new 'Lighten Up' column

Editor: Love your new column by Dawn Weber - "Lighten up: Men aren't welcome in laundry room," page 16, Saturday, May 9, 2009. There is someone that agrees with me, some places men have no business going and/or being. More...

Writer wants Beacon April Fool's stories to continue

Editor: I also would like to commend the Beacon on their April Fool's Day story. However, I have trouble understanding how someone could read it, consider it gospel and possibly make a life changing decision without researching the story further. More...

Schools

Millersport hires two new coaches

MILLERSPORT - Two new coaches were hired for next season Monday night at the Walnut Township Local Schools Board of Education meeting. Rob Wiseman will be the new varsity football head coach. He played football at Millersport and is a graduate. More...

Liberty Union High School names honor students

BALTIMORE - Liberty Union High School recently named its honor students for the third nineweek grading period. More...

Photo

Lakewood High School seniors Carli Crawford, Eric Carr, and Cody Menter, left in the photo, all recently signed letters of intent for collegiate athletic scholarships.. More...