Wells says get out the soap for Thompson

Editor: Buckeye Lake Village Council voted to turn off our street lights on June 30 because that’s what the residents want, so they say. The Beacon reported that Council member Drew Bourne said, at the May 25 council meeting, turning off the lights was “the voter’s choice.” If that’s how council interprets a “no” vote on taxes, why didn’t they […]

More reasons to keep the lights on

Editor: I read in The Beacon that the village is going to turn off the street lights on June 30 because the levy failed. If this happens, it will be devastating to me. I’m a senior citizen and there are five vacant houses nearby. I can’t go without street lights. Before the village took over the lights, I paid for […]

Congratulations to Lakewood baseball team

Editor: Lakewood Youth Baseball played in the Cayden Wince Tournament at Don Edwards Field in Newark the last two weekends. The Dor-Mar varsity team from Lakewood took first place. Congratulations for a job well done. Jackie Loudermilk Thornville

One more Letter: ‘Watchdog’ sees Kirkersville making progress

Editor: Kirkersville seems to be getting back on the right track. The voters finally approved an operating levy that the prior GOB ‘s (Good Ol’ Boys) failed THREE times to get passed. I am anxious to hear the outcome of some issues that were created during the reign of former GOB’s and should be corrected by the two remaining GOB’s […]



Due to an error in the Lakewood High School graduation program, our report on Lakewood’s graduation awards was incomplete. Terri Manbevers won the John Philip Sousa Award. Alexis Mc- Cullough won the Deborah A. White Memorial Fine Arts Award.

Richard “Dick” L. Baker, Sr.

Richard “Dick” L. Baker, Sr., age 79, of Buckeye Lake, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Hospice Unit, Newark. He was born March 6, 1930, in Newark, to the late Clyde and Charlotte (Elder) Baker. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and loved to fish, garden and help out neighborhood children. Richard is survived by […]

Michael Norris Cary,

Michael Norris Cary, age 57 of Thornville, passed away quietly after a second fierce battle with cancer at Genesis Hospice- Morrison House, Zanesville. He was born in Columbus on March 22, 1952, to Franklin Dewitt and Alma Eileen (Whaley) Cary. He graduated from West High School and was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. His best days were spent walking and […]

Chapin Ben Hauck

Chapin Ben Hauck, age 86, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009, at his loving home in Licking County. He is survived by daughter, Jeryne Peterson; grandchildren, Kris Peterson (April) and Jason Peterson (Jennifer); greatgrandchildren, Kira and Kendyl Peterson; sister, Myrtle Cook; brothers, John Hauck, Dennis Hauck (Meryl), and Tom Hauck (Karen); brother-in-law, Edward J. Wilson (Nancy); sisters inlaw, Joann Schmidt […]

Jeffry “Bruce” Kitchen

Jeffry “Bruce” Kitchen, 67, of Hebron, died Friday evening, May 29, 2009, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, following an extended illness. He was born February 15, 1942, in Zanesville, the son of the late Victor Kitchen and Elnora Lee (Smith) Kitchen Orr who survives in Hebron. He was a graduate of Lakewood High School, Class of 1960, a member of […]

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