Writer is thankful for help



Editor: While it is a difficulttime for me, I wanted to publicly take the time to thank the businesses, lake family, and friends that took those few moments of time to stop by the funeral home to show respect for my husband, Phil (Bob) Pritchard. It is gratefully appreciated. I am still receiving condolences which I will treasure for quite […]

Watchdog’ looking out for dogs



Editor: According to public records, GOB (Good Ole’ Boy) Computer Jerk Bill Harper took in about $355 for the months of February and March. Bingman’s Auto and Truck Repair was paid $3,218.25 in February and Melissa Tremblay received $287.50 for assisting Village Clerk, Johnny (Bob) Adkins in doing his job. In a “draft” copy of the March 5th council meeting […]

Another Letter: Writer thanks ‘watchdog,’ police for safe return of pet



Editor: I feel I must respond to Mr. Ahern’s letter in last week’s Beacon since it was my “stray” that prompted Bonnie Mansfield’sletter. I’ve had my pet for six years and unfortunately, she strayed around 7:00 in the evening. I have tags and ID for her, but the clip broke a couple of days before this incident. I was not […]

Only Republicans can hunker in the bunker



Editor: In 1904, the residents of Baltimore felt the need for a new town hall. The design selected was a remarkably ugly three story structure they couldn’t afford but wanted anyway. The citizens felt brave at the time and selected the deluxe model that came complete with roof. As a consequence of their good judgment, the building still stands today […]

Writers thank Walnut Township road crew



Editor: Just a letter to extend a sincere appreciation to the Walnut Township road crew, who have diligently and consistently worked very hard to keep Seller’s Drive clear of ice and snow during winter. We so appreciate your efforts. Indeed, we appreciate all you do to maintain safe roads throughout our township. We realize that lately you have to put […]

Thanks for help



Editor: I have a grateful thank you for all the people that supported my husband, Frank Koss and me during his sickness and his passing. Thank you to the Village of Millersport Council, Board of Public Affairs and my coworkers. They have given so much support. I was able to get time off to be with my husband whenever I […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of March 31. Glenford/Somerset/Thornville Elementary Monday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, starz, and orange juice. Tuesday-Friday: Menu not available Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Pepperoni pizza, green beans, and fruit cup. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, whipped potatoes, and chilled fruit. Wednesday: Soft taco, lettuce cup, seasoned corn, and choice of fruit. Thursday: Cheese jammer sticks w/marinara […]

Donna Jean Brown



A service for Donna Jean Brown, 72, of Thornville, will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Boring Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville, with the Rev. Bill Beard and Pastor Arden Dennison officiating. Donna passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, at Mount Carmel East Medical Center, Columbus. She was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Zaleski, to the late John and Delia (Keppler) […]

John G. Maier



Funeral services for John G. Maier, 77, of Newark, were March 22, 2008, at Reed-Egan Funeral Home, Newark, with the Rev. G. Michael Gribble officiating. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Jack passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Mount Carmel West Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He […]

Barbara L. Mann



Barbara L. Mann, 51 of Baltimore, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at FairfieldMedical Center. She is survived by her two sons, Dale (Maegan) Ragan and Cody (Diana) Ragan, all of Baltimore; four grandchildren, Tyler, Tristan, Kaylee, and Brendyn; fiancé, Harold Scharrock of Baltimore; father, Wayne Brown of Texas; two brothers, Roger (Susan) Brown and Ronnie Brown, all of Texas; three […]


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