Licking County gets auditor’s award



NEWARK – Auditor of State Mary Taylor’s officerecently presented Licking County with the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for the fiscal year 2005 audit. Fewer than fivepercent of all Ohio government agencies are eligible for this award. “I commend Licking County officials for their commitment to fiscal accountability. Congratulations on your hard work and for being trustworthy stewards of […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, December 21, 5 – 7 p.m. Winter’s hushed evenings give us a great opportunity to get out and visit the forests for a moment of quiet reflection and peace on this evening walk through The Arboretum, Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Birds at Your […]

Christmas Eve service returns to its roots



THORNVILLE – This Christmas Eve will mark the 17th year that South Shore Ministries have been holding Christmas Eve services in a barn. About a 100 people turned out for that first service in Ron and Sally Comb’s horse barn on Ridenour Road. The pews were bales of hay. Worshippers shared the barn with the horses and some cats and […]

Baltimore Village Council meets Jan. 2



BALTIMORE – Village Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 in the village hall. The agenda includes: • Election of a council president for 2008. • Approval of Mayor Robert Kalish’s committee appointments. • Setting meeting days and times for 2008. • Hearing the third reading of an ordinance naming either The Fentress Goup or Winifree, Ruff & […]

Letters to the Editor



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An open letter to John Cortez



It’s nearly Christmas again. As in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, you are being visited by memories of Christmas past and my great concern for you last year. Remember? You are being visited by Christmas present – running and hiding without a safe, peaceful place to go. See yourself as we do. The good news is that Christmas future is yours […]

Voter wants the promised 24/7 fire/EMS protection



Editor: Here we ago again!!! Sonny Dupler and the “trust”ees are playing god with the lives of the citizens of Walnut Township. I know I am repeating everything the editor of the Beacon said and did it much better than I ever could, but this is making me just as angry as it did last year. I (and we) voted […]

Thornville Community Aid supporters thanked



Editor: Thornville’s Community Aid would like to thank all of you who helped the needy families in our area to have a brighter Christmas thanks to your time and donations. We also want to thank all the businesses, churches, organizations and schools who helped supply our lists. This would not have been possible without the Village of Thornville letting us […]

Phelps names Frenton deputy clerk of court



NEWARK – Marcia J. Phelps, Licking County Municipal Court Clerk -elect, recently named Lorretta Frenton deputy clerk. Frenton has a diverse government background. She hs spent 17 years in the public transportation field, managing staff, contracts, facilities construction, and public transit partnership agreements. Frenton along with the Licking County Transit Board members, its transportation coordination partners and staff were recognized […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of December 31. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday-Wednesday: Christmas Break Thursday: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Friday: Pepperoni pizza, buttered corn, and choice of fruit Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday-Wednesday: Christmas Break Thursday: Spaghetti, garden salad, garlic bread, and choice of fruit. Friday: Nachos supreme or taco salad, seasoned corn, chilled fruit, and ice […]


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