BLASST donations running behind



Editor: This is my last BLASST Letter to the Editor which some of you won’t even get until after the holiday. I hope to thank all our donors in next week’s Beacon if Charlie has the space. We still haven’t heard from many past donors and there have been very few new donors this year. There is still time to […]

Make Snug Harbor a public park



Editor: My husband and I are residents of the original “Snug Harbor” on the south side of Buckeye Lake. On the evening of June 13, we enjoyed the music coming from the new Snug Harbor’s Jazz Concert and later experienced the fireworks raining down on our homes. My neighbor’s home received the brunt of this with much of it hitting […]

Liberty Union opening first bids for new school on July 6



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Thurston School Board members held their second meeting of the month Monday night. The special meeting was originally set to consider whether to rehire retired teacher Danny R. Johnson, but the agenda turned out to be much longer. Board members unanimously approved a one year contract for Johnson as a health, physical education and industrial technology […]

Charles “Chuck” William Davis



A memorial service to celebrate the life of Charles “Chuck” William Davis, 25, of Thornville, was held on June 30, 2009, at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Chuck was born in Newark on February 23, 1984, to the late Gerald Davis and Charlotte (Watson) Davis of Thornville. He passed away June 25, 2009, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was a member […]

Wilma Joann Huston



Wilma Joann Huston, 79, of Bremen, passed to be with the Lord, on Monday, June 22, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 20, 1930, in Greendale, Ohio to the late Samuel and Hazel (Decker) Jewell. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Porter; daughter, Karla Smith (Raymond Fetty) of Lancaster; sons, Ronnie (Lois) of […]

Todd Howard Painter



A funeral service for Todd Howard Painter, age 42, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta- Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Eric Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Todd died unexpectedly June 27, 2009, at his home. He was born January 30, 1967, in […]

Lewis E. Ed Smith



Lewis E. Ed Smith, 88 of Lancaster, died Friday, June 26, 2009, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. with 42 years of service, a life long farmer and a World War II US Army veteran. He attended Faith Memorial Church, Cedar Hill Calvary United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Baltimore VFW […]

Betty F. Stockdale



A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty F. Stockdale, 85, of Hebron, was held June 26, 2009, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with burial following in Zanesville Memorial Park. Betty died suddenly June 24, 2009, in Columbus. She was born in Zanesville, on January 28, 1924, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Bertha […]

Joyce Ellen William



Joyce Ellen Williams, 78 of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Kirkersville, passed away on June 25, 2009. She was born on July 31, 1930 in Zanesville, to the late Earl and Mary (Cheadle) Echelberry. She is survived by her son, A. Lloyd (Patricia) Williams; daughters, Jo Ellen Scott and Karen Sue (Woodrow) Wilson; grandchildren, Andrew, Conner, Jason, Heather, Amber, Jennifer, Victoria […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • June 25: Police cited a driver for going 48 in 35 mph zone on Walnut Road. • June 25: A Millersport man told police a person was trespassing on his Buckeye Lake property. • June 26: Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a disabled vehicle report. • June 26: […]


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