Tipping the S.C.A.L.E.

Law Enforcement assists local school district

BALTIMORE- Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen and several other law enforcement agencies announced a new drug and alcohol prevention program called S.C.A.L.E.-school, communities, agencies, and law enforcement. The SCALE program includes environmental strategies with a coordinated, multi-layered approach to drug prevention including education, enforcement, and prevention. The new program was announced Jan. 9 at Liberty Union High School; the Liberty […]

Alzheimer’s class set



NEWARK – The Carol Strawn Center’s next class in its caregiver education series is “Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 1.” The free class covers the history of Alzheimer’ disease and provides an overview of its effects through to getting a diagnosis. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28 at the Carol Strawn […]

Cortez gets 17 year prison sentence



Former Buckeye Lake Council member John Cortez pled guilty to 23 felony charges on January 9. Beacon photo by Scott Rawdon. NEWARK – A long and difficult chapter in the Village of Buckeye Lake’s history came to a close January 9 as Licking County Common Pleas Judge John Spahr sentenced former Buckeye Lake council member John Cortez to 17 years […]

Baltimore adds two reserve officers to police force



BALTIMORE – Two new reserve police officers joined the Baltimore department Monday night. Mayor Robert Kalish swore in Officers Ed Arledge and Joseph Eddy. Arledge previously served as Millersport’s part-time police chief. “I’ll steal them from anybody I cant get them,” Police Chief Michael Tussey said. Kalish and Tussey also honored Russ Miller on his retirement from the department. He […]

Be aware of suspicious e-mails



CINCINNATI – Be aware of e-mail scams that fraudulently use the IRS name or Logo as a lure. The goal of the scam is to trick people into revealing personal and financial information, such as Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers, which the scammers can use to commit identity theft and steal your money. The IRS does not […]

Ten reasons to visit irs.gov



CINCINNATI – Ten reasons to visit irs.gov. 1. Get answers 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Whether you need a form or have tax questions, IRS. gov has a wealth of information. IRS.gov is accessible all day, every day for individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations. 2. Get tax forms and publications. You can view, download and order tax […]

Two council members resign



KIRKERSVILLE – Two members of the Kirkersville Village Council and the chair of the village zoning commission resigned Jan. 7. Council member and former Kirkersville mayor Bennie Evans, council member Jamie Cloud, and zoning chair and police photographer Mike Cloud tendered their resignations. Jamie Cloud’s first term began June 2005 and Evans’ began Jan. 2000. Jamie Cloud’s resignation letter simply […]

Free tax help available



NEWARK – The Licking County Coalition for Housing (LCCH) Positive Balance Financial Literacy program will be offering its annual income tax preparation to qualifying persons in Licking County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), offers free tax preparation to low and moderate income tax payers. Beginning January 15 through April 15, 2009, […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Breakfast with the Birds and Bird Walk- Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. – noon. Enjoy a light breakfast while identifying birds at the feeders—possibly including blue jays, cardinals, American goldfinches, house finches, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, whitebreasted nuthatches, red-bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, American tree sparrows, […]

Use extra caution on ice



COLUMBUS – Ohioans are reminded to use extreme caution during winter while venturing onto frozen waterways and to be prepared to handle an emergency should someone fall through the ice, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The advisory follows the tragic deaths last weekend of three men who died in separate incidents while snowmobiling and ice boating […]


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