Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Fall Plant Sale – Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Our Horticulturists say there is still time to put plants out for next spring’s bloom! We will have recommended perennials and some woody plants (Dawes Favorites). If you missed spring Plant Sale, here’s another chance to buy […]

Storm forced Red Cross to focus on mass care services



Editor: With the remnants of Hurricane Ike striking Central Ohio on Sunday, September 14, your local American Red Cross Chapter has been extremely busy responding to the needs of the entire county. However, a recent development has prompted me to write this letter to clarify some misunderstanding that may persist in the general public. First, I would like to personally […]

Writer says photo exploited victim of tragedy



Editor: The September 20th edition of the Beacon contained a story regarding the recent murder/suicide that took place in Walnut Township, along with an accompanying photograph of the victim’s daughter, visably distraught, sitting outside of the home she and her father shared with Mr. Dymek, the man who took her father’s life, and then his own. What incredibly poor taste […]

Thanks from Gary Matheny



Editor: I want to thank all my family, friends, co-workers and the great Village of Millersport where Jen and I call home. I can’t begin to express all the love and support you gave us during her illness. There’s no where else in the world where Jen and I could feel more loved. I want to thank the Millersport Fire […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of September 29. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, veggie, choice of fruit, and roll & butter. Thursday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, Starz, and orange juice. Friday: Specialty pizza, […]

Roy B. Arnett Sr.



Roy B. Arnett Sr., 75, of Thornville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at the Pickering House. He was born Jan. 19, 1933, to the late David C. Arnett and Lula M. Arnett (Baker). Roy served in the U.S. Army and helped start up the 53rd Medical Helicopter Unit. Roy is survived by his wife, Selma Arnett (Lewis); children, Bill […]

Jeffery Frank Harter



Funeral service for Jeffery Frank Harter, 41, of Buckeye Lake, was Sept. 19, 2008, at Boring- Sheridan Funeral Home, Thornville, with Pastor Gerri Lampton officiating. Jeff went to be with his Heavenly Father on Sept. 16, 2008. He was born June 12, 1967, at Old Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville. He is survived by his wife, Samantha, whom he married Aug. 20, […]

M. Jane Howerth



A funeral Mass for M. Jane Howerth, 91, of Thornville, were Sept. 24, 2008, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Junction City, with Father Victor Wesolowski officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Jane moved on to a new and glorious life with the Lord on Thursday. She was residing with and receiving loving care from her daughter, Cicely, and son-in-law, […]

Donald Edwin Mason



A funeral service for Donald Edwin Mason, 52, of Thornville, was Sept. 24, 2008, at Thornville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Cremation took place after the services. Donald passed away Friday at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. He was born Oct. 17, 1955, in Logan, son of Russel E. and Leona M. Mock Mason, of Logan. He […]

Diana Sue Neighbarger



Funeral service for Diana Sue Neighbarger, 63, of Buckeye Lake, was Sept. 22, 2008, at Boring- Sheridan Funeral Home, Hebron. Diana passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at her home in Buckeye Lake with her family by her side. Diana was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Columbus, to the late Richard and JoAnn (Keene) Clinger. She was a member […]


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