School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of May 3. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Toasted cheese sandwich, soup/vegetable, Goldfish crackers, and fruit. Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and fruit. Wednesday: Chicken & rice bowl, vegetable medley, mandarin oranges, and fortune cookie. Thursday: Walking taco w/RF Doritos, buttered corn, choice of fruit, and Rice Krispie Treat. Friday: Specialty pizza, green […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • April 22: An officer was dispatched to 1st Street on a report of a possible overdose victim. The victim was semi-conscious and no one around her thought it was a suicide attempt. The victim was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital. • April 24: A driver was cited for traveling 54 in […]

Douglas Irving Bugbee



Douglas Irving Bugbee, 77, of Arbor, MI, formerly of Baltimore, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center, with his family by his side. He was born in Ashtabula, OH, to his parents, Harry Irving and Edith Lillian (Robbins) Bugbee. Mr. Bugbee is survived by his wife of 55 years, […]

Helen Agnes Hall



Helen Agnes Hall, age 69, of Buckeye Lake, passed away on April 21, 2010, at her residence. She was born in Millersburg, Ohio, on April 23, 1940, to the late Christian A. and Olga L. (Hall) Eppley. Helen is survived by her husband, George W. Hall, Sr.; children, Linda D. (James) Watson, Fred A. Barton, Tim E. Barton, Jonathan K. […]

James A. Parkinson



Funeral service for James A. Parkinson, 69, of Thornville, was held April 27, 2010, at the Reed- Egan Funeral Home, Newark, with Chaplain Cliff Biggers officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date. James A. “Jim” Parkinson, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center of Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born on January […]

Division of Wildlife’s statement on swans



District One Wildlife Manaement Supervisor Gary A. Ludwig provided the following statement to The Beacon on April 27. “In regards to mute swans, the Division of Wildlife considers them a non-native invasive species. Mute swans are native to Europe and Asia and were introduced into North America during the late 1800s as decorative waterfowl. They have now established wild populations […]

Union Township may do its own EMS billing



HEBRON – Union Township should pass a resolution to enact its own EMS billing, advised Assistant Licking County Prosecutor Austin Lecklider, who attended a Union Township Trustees special meeting Monday night. Trustees and Hebron Village officials have haggled for months over how to distribute and use revenue generated from EMS billing. Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies are charged whenever […]

Water will start flowing to customers next week



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village water customers will be able to pay their water bill via credit card. Council members unanimously approved an ordinance Monday night authorizing Mayor Rick Baker to execute an agreement with Elavon Inc. to handle Visa and MasterCard payments. Mayor’s Court defendants will be able to pay fines and court costs with credit cards, Service Director Tim […]

Tree to be planted Friday



BUCKEYE LAKE – The village Tree Commission is starting an annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 30. Commission members will be planting a tree at the Buckeye Lake Library at 1 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony.

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Arbor Day Festival – Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m .– 4 p.m., Free, It’s Arbor Day! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us and to spend a […]


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