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Perry County Fair goes medieval

Photos & Story by Scott Rawdon NEW LEXINGTON – Thornville resident Jessica Runkel sits proudly atop her horse, patiently waiting to take another stab-literallyat a 4-H jousting contest. "This is just a fun show," she said. Still, members of the Perry County 4-H, who were enjoying a warm and sunny Monday morning at the Perry County Fair, took the contest […]

Interest strong in high school principal vacancy



BALTIMORE – There’s plenty of interest in becoming the next Liberty Union-Thurston High School principal. Superintendent Paul Mathews told The Beacon Monday night that 20 resumes have already been submitted for the vacant post that was just posted late last week. He has begun reference calls and hopes to schedule some interviews soon. Board members accepted Mark Fullen’s resignation as […]

Letherman House spared for now



THORNVILLE – Thornville’s Letherman house will stay intact, for now. Following a lengthy executive session, Monday night, Village Solicitor Michael Crites recommended council let the courts decide the fate of a home willed to the village in 1980 by the late Mary Letherman. She asked that the home, next door to the Thornville Post Office, be used as a community […]

Hearings set on petitions



LANCASTER – Two evidentiary hearings on referendum petitions have been set for Monday, July 28 before the Fairfield County Board of Elections in its Liberty Center office. The hearings will determine whether voters will have the final say this November on two controversial rezoning decisions in Walnut Township. At 9 a.m., the board will hear Licking-Fairfield Corporation’s protest. Walnut Township […]

Drag racing is no game



COLUMBUS – In light of the recent arrests in the Columbus area for participating in drag racing, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists that street racing is illegal and an extremely dangerous activity that can lead to death, injury and property damage. The Patrol would also like to remind motorists that persons rendering assistance in any manner to […]

Help with electrical bills available



NEWARK – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible senior citizens with their elecric bills. Call the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481 to make an appointment and get more information about assistance.

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Vandals frustrate Custers Point Road residents



THORNVILLE- Custers Point Road residents aren’t even bothering to replace their mailboxes; they’re renting Post Office boxes, said Wanda Huffer. She and most of her Custers Point neighbors have experienced a rash of vandalism during the last few years, which is getting worse. Tuesday night, lamps on the gate leading to the Huffer home were shot to pieces and a […]

Things to do…



Events Lake Tours – Buckeye Lake. See historic Buckeye Lake by boat. Take a ride on the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society’s Queen of the Lake II. The 50-passenger boat cruises every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. from May to October. Board at the Buckeye Lake State Park’s North Shore Ramp just off Ohio 79 in the Village of […]

Neighbor details concerns about commercial parking



Editor: I want to expand and clarify my comments as reported in last week’s Beacon story on the July 7 Licking Township Trustees’ meeting. Issue: The issue in question, as I see it, is the commercial use of a vacant property zoned residential. Specifically, it is Captain Woody’s use of a vacant field for off-street parking. The field is zoned […]


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