We can’t stop now



Editor: Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers need to keep the pressure on Licking County Commissioners to reduce their proposed sewer rate increase to just what is required to efficiently build and operate the new plant. It’s probably going to take more than just going to one meeting. Commissioners told some customers Monday that they plan to set the new rates […]

Guest column: Telephone tax refund available this year



By Janine Migden – Ostrander, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Telephone customers need to know that a special one-time refund is available through their federal tax forms. As part of a U.S. Treasury Department decision in May 2006, customers are entitled to refunds equal to the excise taxes paid on long-distance service after Feb. 28, 2003 and before Aug. 1, 2006. The […]

Community aid donors thanked



Editor: Thornvi l l e Communi t y Aid would like too thank all of you who helped the needy families in our area have a brighter Christmas because of your time and donations. Also, without the churches, businesses, organizations and schools (who supplied our lists), the Villae of Thornville Administration (for letting us use part of their building), and […]

More Letters: Council member responds to ‘watchdog’



Editor: I have several issues I would like to respond on. On receiving “seven kinds of hell” from the good ole boys, not true, I actually got it from John Q. Public. That is what caused me to take back my apology. The good ole boys didn’t say much of anything at all. As for passing emergency ordinances the 2006 […]

Lions Clubs doesn’t take positions



Editor: The Baltimore Lions Club does not take sides on issues! In a Letter to the Editor titled “Neighbors question rebirth of junkyard in Baltimore” in the December 9 Beacon, the Baltimore Lions Club was listed as one of the community organizations that opposed the rebirth of this business. The Baltimore Lions Club would like to state, for the record, […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 5. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Pizza, garden salad, and chilled pineapple. Tuesday: Hamburger, oven baked fries, and chilled peaches. Wednesday: Chicken patty, tater tots, and home-style applesauce. Thursday: Ravioli/meat sauce, mixed veggies, and apple wedges. Friday: Mac & cheese, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, and ice cream cup. Lakewood High/ Middle School Monday: […]

Free help available Feb. 11 for college financial aid



NEWARK – Applying for financial aid beyond high school can often be complicated, confusing, and even intimidating to college-bound students. College Goal Sunday, a free program that helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), aims to demystify the financial aid process. Hosted by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), this one-dayfree […]

Marie Kalb



Marie Kalb, 81 of Baltimore, died Sunday, January 28, 2007, at FairfieldMedical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Wildermuth Memorial Church. She is survived by her son, Daniel R. (Theresa) Kalb of Baltimore; two daughters, Barbara (Alan) Zimmerman of North Myrtle; daughter-in-law, Debbie J. Kalb of Pataskala; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Billy (Loretta) LeMaster of […]

Marcia Alice McFarland



Marcia Alice McFarland, age 86 of Jacksontown, entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 25, 2007, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice, Newark Memorial Hospital. She was born May 3, 1920 in Newark, to William W. and Jessie (Redman) Ryan. She was a 1938 graduate of Newark High School and Newark College of Commerce. She served in the Navy W.A.V.E.S. during WW […]

Police activity report



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Baltimore + Jan. 22: Police assisted on a squad run to West Jefferson Street. + Jan. 22: Police removed a deer in the roadway south of the village on Ohio 158. + Jan. 22: Police took photos in a civil matter on East Market Steet at the corporation limit. + Jan. 22: Police notified […]


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