How to replace food stamps



COLUMBUS – The Sept. 14 wind storm that left more than 2 million Ohioans facing longterm power outages is more than an inconvenience to food stamp recipients. According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), food purchased with food stamps can be replaced in certain circumstances, including if it spoils because of a power outage lasting longer […]

‘Watchdog’ corrects one report on selection of police chief



Editor: According to public records, it took the Kirkersville Zoning Inspector, GOB (Good Ole’ Boy) Tom Fredericks, 2 1.2 hours to write a letter and “did the Planning Commission minutes.” It apparently is necessary to check the “amusement devices” at the local bar on a regular basis as well as attending council meetings which, I believe, could ALL be handled […]

Not everyone is a ‘watchdog’ fan



To The Editor: I am a great admirer of the Buckeye Lake Beacon. In particular its coverage of local government and its open “Letters to the Editor” policy. However, I feel that Ms. Bonnie Mansfield frequently violates the spirit of your stated policy of preferring letters of 250 words or less. Her last mindless rant, consisting mostly of recriminations and […]

Thanks for birthday celebration



Editor: I want to thank my family and friends for recognizing my birthday with phone calls, cards, flowers, song, a plane trip, a certificate and much more that touched a very soft spot in my heart. A “thank you” is certainly not enough, but words do not come easily to express how very dearly I feel towards everyone. To mention […]

Writer defends school bus passengers



Editor: As a parent and school employee, I am offended by Buckeye Lake councilwoman, Donna Thompson’s comments in the Sept. 13 Beacon. Ms. Thompson is quoted saying, “If you think that’s bad, get on a school bus and listen to them”. If I were to venture a guess, I bet the last time you were on a school bus, Ms. […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of September 22. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Toasted cheese sandwich, soup or vegetable, Goldfish crackers, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: MS: cheeseburger, smiley fries, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken & noodles, whipped potatoes, roll & butter, and fruit crisp. Thursday: BBQ sandwich, potato wedges, choice of fruit, and mini ice cream sandwich. Friday: […]

Norma Jean Emmert



Funeral service for Norma Jean Emmert, 69, of Hebron, was September 15, 2008, at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville, with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Norma passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Hospice Unit, Newark. Norma was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Knox County, to Robert and Gertrude (Kent) Hazlett. She loved sewing, socializing and painting. She […]

Gary “Jake” L. Hannan



Gary “Jake” L. Hannan, 66, of Baltimore, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Fairfield Medical Center. Jake was born July 20, 1942, in Lancaster, to the late Alva and Gerry (Tiller) Hannan. Jake was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aeries No. 2801 and Buckeye Lake and the Fairfield Fish and Game Club 2801. Jake is survived […]

Charles L. Lewis



Memorial service for Charles L. Lewis, 79, formerly of Worthington and Glenford, will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, with Dr. H. Eugene Folden officiating. Burial will be at later date. Charles died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. He was a 1947 graduate of Worthington High School. Charles owned and operated L&M […]

Jennifer Kay (Ward) Matheny



A funeral service celebrating the life of Jennifer Kay (Ward) Matheny, 40, of Millersport, was September 13, 2008, in the chapel of Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Steve Bush officiating. Burial was in Millersport Cemetery. Jennifer died September 10, 2008, at Pickering House in Lancaster after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 25, 1967, in Columbus, to Karen […]


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