School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of November 2. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, Starz, and orange juice. Wednesday: Roasted turkey, whipped potatoes w/gravy, choice of fruit, roll and butter. Thursday: Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, vegetable, choice of fruit, roll and butter. Friday: Specialty pizza, […]

Edna Mae Collins



Edna Mae Collins, age 76, of Thornville, passed away Saturday, October 24,2009. at Autumn at the Lake Care Center. She was born in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, on February 8, 1933, to the late Earl and Madeline (VanHorn) Litz. Edna was a member of Carnation OCCL, and worked at the Thornville Pharmacy for many years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, flowers […]

Charles A. Elliott, Jr.



Charles A. Elliott, Jr., passed away Monday, October 27, 2009, at The Fairfield Medical Center. He was an auctioneer for 41 years and a lifetime farmer, owner of Buckeye Farm Drainage and Elliott Trucking. He was a former Walnut Township Trustee, and was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, the Baltimore Masonic Lodge #475 where he was a […]

Mary Jane Galiher



A Celebration of Life Service for Mary Jane Galiher, 62, of Hebron, was October 27, 2009, at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, with Reverend Elaine J. Sturtz officiating. Mary Jane’s final resting place will be in Newark Memorial Gardens. Mary Jane went to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the Odyssey Health Care in Gahanna. She was […]

Jo Elaine George



Jo Elaine George, 67, of Thornville, died at 9:22 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center with family at her side. Jo was born April 26, 1942, in a car on the way to Newark Hospital, the daughter of the late Homer K and Bessie “Squibbie” Bissett Swinehart. She was a 1960 graduate of Glenford High […]

Betty Ickes



Betty Ickes, age 83 of Thornville passed away Friday, October 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Arcadia, Ohio, on October 17, 1926, to the late Marion and Lillie (Sturgis/ Babb) Harler. Graduating from Fostoria High School in 1947, she was a life long member of Fostoria Baptist Church and an loved to crochet. Betty is survived by […]

Clarence “C.W.” Schellenbarg



A funeral service for Clarence “C.W.” Schellenbarg, 65, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Irville Cemetery. Clarence went to be with the Lord Monday, October 26, 2009, at Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born August 15, 1944, in Lima, Ohio and […]

Gabriel proposes approving Millersport fire contract



MILLERSPORT – “I propsed to accept the contract given to us with the changes that council (Millersport) had agreed to,” Walnut Township Trustee told The Beacon Wednesday. His motion at Tuesday night’s trustees’ meeting was greeted with silence. “There was silence for what seemed like two minutes,” he said. Gabriel’s motion died for a lack of a second. The proposal […]

Candidates in their own words: Licking County



LAKE AREA – The Beacon asked each candidate in lake-area contested races to respond to two question: 1. In 150 words or less, please explain what you believe are the two most important issues facing the office you are seeking and how you would address them if you were elected. 2. In 50 words or less, please explain why you […]

Buckeye Lake, Union Township candidates speak out



BUCKEYE LAKE- Races for Buckeye Mayor, Village Council and Union Township Trustee are hotly contested this year and Buckeye Lake’s Meet the Candidates night reflected it. Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb moderated Tuesday night’s event at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Buckeye Lake Chamber President Lisa Stewart introduced him and retired Air Force Master Sergeant Ray Harris led the […]


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