Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wetland Chronicles: Butterflies and Their Plants- Saturday, August 4, noon – 2pm, Dutch Fork Wetlands, located on White Chapel Rd. August is the month when populations of butterflies reach their peak in central Ohio. Enjoy a leisurely walk as we explore the many species of these winged “flowers” of […]

Martial arts championship coming to Lakewood



NEWARK – Last month, two members of the Annarino’s Martial Arts School brought room some prizes. Joe Studder competed in the NAGA Ohio Championship in Grove City, bringing home the silver medal in the Master’s Heavyweight White Belt Division. Allyson Smith traveled to Ravenswood, W. Va. to compete in the West Virginia State Tournament. She competed in the Young Ladies […]

Letters to the Editor



Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We would appreciate typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the […]

Writer says costs are too high for retirees



Editor: We as retired people and many who are on a fixed income wonder how much longer the greed of our government, utilities, prescription drugs, garbage pick up, home taxes, sewer and water rates, gasoline, hospitals, and, of course, the doctors are becoming more greater. My gas company has been sold again and now is listed as a co-op, and […]

‘Watchdog’ says she supplies the information for others to act on



Editor: In response to Erika Mudd’s letter in last week’s Beacon: First of all, I take the time to look at public records and then exercise my First Amendment rights and write a letter to the Beacon reporting what the minutes say. I inform the citizens of things such as the GOB’s (Good Ole’ Boys) spent $400 on a chain […]

Writer questions Cookston’s motives



Editor: I’m responding to the letter about Peggy Wells from Kellie Green. To my knowledge, Karen Cookston has never had a problem voicing her opinion to divert her vested interest. I do not know of any job where multitasking is not mandatory from time to time. Maybe Ms. Cookston has “too much on her plate!” I would imagine a financial […]

Benefit supporters thanked



Editor: Thanks to all the businesses that donated and to all the people who helped make Tara Kirk’s Benefit successful. Special thanks to Terry Figgins for the all day DJ service and the The Port Lounge and Smokehouse for hosting the benefit. Again, thanks to everyone who was there with donations and moral support for the cause and me. I […]

Liberty Union High names honor students



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union High School recently named its honor students for the fourth and final grading period. Distinguished Seniors: Rietta Curnell, Katie Fitzpatrick, Rachel Foltz, Dawn Green, Sarah Maxwell, Maggie McDill, April Smith, Chelsey Turley, Beth Underwood, Taryn Winchell and Aaron Witte. Juniors: Michele Dobos, Chris Dychala, Kaiti Hodge, Kaitlin Klopfer, Laura Mathews, Ericka Myers, Katie Stallard and Taylr […]

Deborah E. Alexander



A funeral service for Deborah E. Alexander, age 51, of Newark, was held July 31, 2007, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Jason Cordle officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Lancaster. Mrs. Alexander died July 26, 2007, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. She […]

Paul Gerald Geiger



A memorial wake celebrating the life of Paul Gerald “Jerry” Geiger, 65 of Kirkersville, was held August 1, 2007, at the Outville Station House, Outville, with friends from his model railroad club sharing memories and remembrances of Jerry. Jerry died early July 22, 2007, at the Dayton VA Medical Center following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by […]


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