Family Practice

Millersport doctor is Physician of the Year

MILLERSPORT – It appears as though Dr. James Whetstone was destined to be a physician, although his father, Dr. Paul Whetstone, insists he and his wife, Dr. Anna Whetstone, didn’t encourage their son to go into medicine over any other discipline. Still, while Dr. James Whetstone’s brother, Paul, is a pilot, his brother Dave is a pharmacist, and his sister, […]

Hochradel appointed to Liberty Union-Thurston board

By Charles Prince

BALTIMORE – Shaun Hochradel of Baltimore was appointed to the Liberty Union-Thurston School Board at a special board meeting last Saturday morning. He was one of four applicants to fill the remaining four months of Kevin Byers’ term. Byers had been appointed in March 2007 after Janet Raver resigned. “All four were qualified,” Superintendent Paul Mathews told The Beacon. All […]

Millersport native becomes pastor

MILLERSPORT – Joanne S. Utley of Huntington Station, Long Island, daughter of Madeline Utley of Millersport, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drew University Theological Seminary in May with a Masters degree in divinity. Joanne graduated from Millersport High School in 1975 and received a degree in journalism from Ohio University in 1979. She had been employed by the Newsday newspaper […]

Bids due on waterline extension

MILLERSPORT – Bids will be opened Aug. 21 to extend a waterline to Buckeye Lake Village limits. The rough cost estimate is $1.1 million, Mayor Dean Severance told council members at their Aug. 11 meeting. Millersport received a $250,000 federal stimulus grant for the project and the Village of Buckeye Lake has paid a $306,000 tap fee. The village also […]

Agreement reached in EMS billing dispute

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees and the Village of Hebron have reached agreement on an outline of how to distribution of EMS billing revenue, but nothing’s signed yet and there’s still much to consider. Trustee President John Slater met with Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason and William Kramer, of Kramer & Associates of Cincinnati, a fire service consultant, who agreed to […]

Dodd sets office hours

COLUMBUS – State Representative Dan Dodd (D-Hebron) will be holding office hours at the Hebron Municipal Complex, 934 W. Main St. He will be from 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27. ‘One of the greatest dangers as a public official is to be isolated from people who have everyday problems and common sense suggestions to make our government […]


Treasurer confirms Lakewood school taxes are less than Granville’s

HEBRON – Are real estate taxes for Licking Township residents within the Lakewood School District rivaling those of the notoriously high Granville Township and Granville School District? A Licking Township resident definitely thinks so, although the Licking County treasurer disagrees. Licking Township resident Randy Anderson attended last week’s Lakewood School Board meeting and asked members to postpone an 8.9 mills […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Identifying Asters- Saturday, Aug. 29, 9:00 […]

Lighten up: Some suggestions on how Heath should spend fines

Please, Sir, if you’re giving me a traffic ticket, give me lights! Give me sirens! Give me rubber necking motorists! I want the whole parade. Sadly, looks like cameras are spitting out traffic tickets these days, instead of actual, breathing police officers. That fact hit home recently here in Beautiful Downtown Brownsville, where we received a lovely photo of my […]