Rabies clinic scheduled for May 3



LANCASTER – The Fairfield Department of Health is offering a rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Sunday, May 3 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Junior Swine Arena from noon to 3 p.m. Cats and dogs must be at least 12 weeks old. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a carrier. The cost […]

United Way urges voters to support local schools



Editor: Help to Keep our Communities Strong There are basic things that we all need for a good life. At United Way of Licking County, we believe that education, income and health are the building blocks that lead to a good life. A quality education is essential to finding the job that can provide a living wage and health benefits. […]

‘Make the decision to be a hero’



Editor: If you could be a hero and save or improve the lives of up to 50 people, would you do it? Most of us won’t have the opportunity in our lives to make an impact this tremendous. But, we can be heroes after death: through organ and tissue donation. 101,000 Americans, including 3,000 Ohioans, are currently waiting for a […]

Bowling Green ‘Watchdog’ questions legal opinion



Editor: It appears that our Bowling Green Township GOB’s have been trying to stop me from putting out information out to the public via my Letters to the Editor. How so? Well, it seems that our GOB’s asked assistant Licking County prosecutor Eric Fox to open a file specifically having to do with my Beacon letters. How is that for […]

Accolades for Lakewood drama production



Editor: Last week, the Lakewood High School Performing Arts Department presented the classic Broadway show “Fiddler on the Roof.” What a joy! The talented cast was flawless as it lead the audience through the story, evoking emotions ranging from humor to tears. Cast members sang, danced and created a professional environment. The crew supported the cast in inventive and creative […]

Thanks for Licking Township spring clean up help



Editor: Saturday, April 18 was Licking Township Spring Clean-up. It was very successful in Avondale. I would like to thank our township trustees – Joe Hart, Dave Miller and John Holman – for once again sponsoring the event. I especially want to thank our neighborhood volunteers who helped make it so successful – Pat and Sherry Dover, Nanette Snyder, Dough […]

Jackson Intermediate names honor students



HEBRON – Jackson Intermediate School recently named its honor students for the third nine-week grading period. Principals List Third Grade: Mike Crist, Amara Cummins, Tristan Warthman, Katie Gossett, Sarah Todack, Shelby Graham, Olivia Janicki, Kaitlyn Conn, Abby Padar, Thomas Paladino, Stephanie White, Annalora Nguyen, Lane McClurg, Kai Reed, Kristen Aldridge, Cassidy Justus, Raegen Elwer, Remie Helt, Jacob Koch, Abbey Henthorn, […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of April 27. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Pizza bites, buttered corn, choice of fruit, and Scooby snacks. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Fritos, and fruit bar. Wednesday: Potato bowl w/popcorn chicken/corn/gravy, fruit crisp, and roll & butter. Thursday: Cheeseburger, seasoned fries, and fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and fruit. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate […]

H. Jean Davis



A funeral service celebrating the life of Hilda Jean Davis, 85, of Hebron, was held graveside April 20, 2009, at Kirkersville Cemetery, with Pastor Steven Brown as Celebrant. Jean died early Friday morning, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, following an extended illness. She was born in Union Township, on February 28, 1924, the […]

Frank “Ryan” Laughlin



A funeral service celebrating the life of Frank” Ryan” Laughlin, 24, of Pataskala, was held April 22, 2009, in the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery. Ryan died suddenly Friday evening April 17, 2009, in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was born October 27, 1984, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Frank Laughlin (Billie Jo Chapman) of Mt. […]