Looking Back on 2010



BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Even amidst a giant, historic water project and a last- ditch school levy vote that left a district’s future hanging in the balance, 2010 could be called the Year of the Swan. A lonely Mute swan dubbed Sam may have captured the most attention from lake area residents and beyond last year. Here’s a look at […]

Lakewood grads offer advice



HEBRON – College-bound high school students really should pay attention in class in order to succeed in higher education, agreed all seven members of a panel of recent Lakewood grads Tuesday. The grads described college life to several roomfuls of Lakewood High School students. “I wished I would’ve looked into other areas (of study),” said Lakewood grad Brittany Lang, who […]

Letters to the Editor



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Bowling Green Township ‘watchdog’ is back



Editor: It has been quite some time since my last Beacon letter. But lest we forget, the Bowling Green Township “good ole boys” (GOB’s) are still making up their own rules as they go along. Only now, they don’t even have one lone trustee who will stand up and say enough is enough. Our elected township officials are once again […]

IRS can help with your taxes



Editor: Income tax filing season has begun, and important tax documents should soon arrive in the mail. Returns aren’t due until April, but getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are some tips to make the process run smoothly. * Round up documents you’ll need when filing your taxes – receipts, canceled checks, etc., to support deductions and […]

Patricia A. Cadegan



Patricia A. Cadegan, age 75, of Hebron, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Generation Hospice at the Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born October 3, 1935, in Zanesville, to the late James Edward Martin and Mae Elizabeth (Lawrence) Maslo. Mrs. Cadegan worked in the Newark area as a bartender/ cashier and was employed by Kroger for […]

Catherine Louella Coleman



Catherine Louella Coleman, age 79, of Millersport, passed away on December 21, 2010, at the Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Columbus to the late Clarence and Lucille (Lynch) Huston. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for many years. Catherine is survived by her son, Bob (Hope) Coleman […]

Paul A. Darling, Sr.



Paul A. Darling, Sr., 67, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, January 01, 2011. Paul was a Master Welder and a welder’s union member. He retired from Waukesha Cherry- Burrell in Louisville, KY and from the Kroger Tamarack Farms Dairy in Newark. Paul also worked as a corrections officer at the former Ohio State Penitentiary. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, […]

Marty D. Decker



A funeral service for Marty D. Decker was held December 23, 2010, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Paul Reimer presiding. Interment followed at Newark Memorial Gardens. Mr. Decker, age 52, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born October 17, 1958, in Newark,to his parents Gene and Ella Mae (Dusenbury) Decker. […]

James H. “Hog” Dupler



James H. “Hog” Dupler, age 80, of Millersport, passed away December 22, 2010, at Fairfield Medical Center. James was born on March 18, 1930, to the late Martin L. and Margaret S. (Logue) Dupler in Thurston. He graduated from Thurston High School in 1948. He married Mary Louise Stilwell on December 31, 1950. James and Mary lived on a farm […]


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