The South Shall Rise Again?

Battle of Infirmary Mound evens the odds

Story & Photos by Scott Rawdon INFIRMARY MOUND PARK- Odds makers at Las Vegas should never assume the Union Army will defeat the Confederates during the Licking Park District’s annual Civil War Re-enactment. “We do the Battle of Infirmary Mound,” said Licking Park District Director Russ Edgington. “We show what a battle would’ve looked like during the Civil War.” The […]

Weaver Hardware closing doors after 112 years

BALTIMORE – After 112 years in business, Baltimore’s oldest business – Weaver Hardware – is closing up shop. A “going out of business” sale started on June 27. Weaver Hardware started in 1895 and has been at the corner of West Market and South Basil streets since 1898. Brad Weaver bought the business from his parents in 1999. He is […]

Safety Town set for July 14

HEATH – Western Southern Financial Group agents are sponsoring a free Safety Town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 in the Best Buy parking lot. There will be safety demonstrations from Licking County Health Department, Licking Memorial Hospital, The Shelly Company, Boy Scouts, Heath Fire Department and Heath and Newark Police Departments. Free hot dogs and […]

Hearing set on Thornville sewer, water contracts

THORNVILLE- For anyone who has questions or comments about Thornville’s proposed water and sewer contracts with Perry County, Thursday night, July 5, is your chance. The Thornville Village Council is holding a public hearing at the Village Shelter House in the Village Park July 5 at 7 p.m. Following the public hearing, the council will likely vote whether to approve […]


KICKIN’ THE HABIT- Briellen Ours makes a joyful noise as the singing nun Sister Amnesia in Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree, presented by the Millersport Community Theatre Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at 8 pm. Performances are at the Millersport District Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street, Millersport. All seats are $8. Call 740- 467-2669 for tickets. Beacon photo […]

No playing in the street

BUCKEYE LAKE- “Children Playing” traffic signs are not recommended by the Ohio Department of Transportation, even though they’re popular. Village of Buckeye Lake resident Marianne Perine sent a letter to the village council asking council members to consider placing a “Children Playing” sign on Highland Ave. She said a child on a bicycle, about fiveyears old, was struck by a […]

Governor’s veto kills Liberty Union construction funding fix

COLUMBUS – State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) is surprised and disappointed that Governor Ted Strickland vetoed an amendment Schaffer placed in the state’s budget bill helping more than 40 school districts resolve school construction delays, including FairfieldCounty’s Liberty Union-Thurston Schools. “I can not understand why Governor Strickland would veto a critical reform measure designed to improve the funding of our […]

New EMA director named

LANCASTER – Jon Kochis is the new Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director for FairfieldCounty. He started June 18. Kochis comes to FairfieldCounty from Hamilton County, where he served as the Emergency Management Information Coordinator. Kochis has a Bachelor Science degree in Emergency Management from the University of Akron. For more information about the FairfieldCounty Emergency Management Agency, call (740) […]

Nature meets symphony

JACKSONTOWN – The Columbus Symphony Orchestra returns for the sixth year in a row to The Dawes Arboretum on Sunday, July 8. The outdoor concert begins at 8:15 p.m. with concert gates opening at 4 p.m. for picnicking. Following the concert, a fireworks show will light up the sky. There is no rain date scheduled for this performance. Conducted by […]

Crafters sought

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Lions Club is seeking qualified crafters and artists to display and sell their artwork at this year’s Sweet Corn Festival, August 29 to September 1. Only authentic handmade items are eligible and exhibitors are encouraged to give public demonstrations. For more information, space requirements, and fees, call Shawn Carter, Craft Show Director at 614-562-1919. Entry deadline […]