LAKE AREA – Sure, there are many folks who look forward to winter for skiing, ice fishing, building snowmen, whatever. But, let’s face it, most of us who love boating, swimming, and long, hot summer days hate winter and have certainly had enough of it by February. In fact, here’s the Beacon staff’s Top 10 list of why winter stinks: […]

Trustee questions fairness of dual taxation

JACKSONTOWN – President Joe Hart’s comments about a meeting on annexation with Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt dominated Monday night’s Licking Township Trustees’ meeting. “This is a fairly complex situation,” he told trustees. Oswalt had invited townships to send one trustee and their fiscal officer to a January 19 meeting. There are five types of annexation, Hart explained. “But basically […]

Thornville, county discuss sewage

NEW LEXINGTON – Thornville officials and Perry County Commissioners definitely have some things to discuss. Last Friday Thornville Vilalge Administrator Ron Koehler and Mayor Beth Patrick met with commissioners to review several issues, including the county’s sewer contract with the village. Perry County contracts with Thornville to treat wastewater from the county’s new Northern Perry collection system that serves the […]

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‘God bless the ‘regular’ folks in Ohio for keeping it real…’

Editor: Dawn Weber, proud Ohioan and humor blogger, asked in her “Lighten Up: It’s Time for Quality Reality TV” column (2-5-11) “Where are the regular people? Where are the Ohioans?” Interestingly, many of them are here in Hollywood working on the shows we love to hate. They are proud that they are from Ohio, but really proud that they left […]

EITC benefits low, moderate income taxpayers

Editor: Last year, approximately 23,300 low to moderate income taxpayers in Fairfield, Licking and Perry Counties claimed and received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). As a result, more than $23.2 million in EITC money – an average of more than $2,050 per taxpayer — came back to county residents, to be saved or spent as each recipient saw fit. […]

Millersport youth baseball signups reschedule due to weather

MILLERSPORT – Sign-ups for Millersport Lakers Youth Baseball have been rescheduled due to weather. Sign-ups are now set for: • Thursday, Feb. 10 – Millersport Elementary School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 15 – Millersport Elementary School office from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Millersport Elementary School office from 6:30 to 8:00 […]

Dupler Memorial set for Feb. 19

MILLERSPORT – Millersport Community Theatre cordially invites everyone to a Memorial Reception in honor of James “Hog” Dupler at the Upper Deck (above the Millersport General Store) 12041 Lancaster Street on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be an open microphone to share remembrances, songs, and stories from past Millersport Minstrels. Light refreshments & […]

Michael “Mickey” Hare

A Memorial Service for Michael “ Mickey” Hare, 64 of Thornville, was held Saturday February 5, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Webb officiating. Mickey was born on July 3, 1946, in Pearisburg, Virginia to the late Emory C. and Katherine (Musser) Hare. He died Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Mt Carmel East […]

Shirley Faye Helsel

Shirley Faye Helsel, 74 of Thornville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at OSU Medical Center East. Shirley was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Washington, PA, the daughter of the late Cecil Nelson and Inez Scott Mansfield. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a long time member of Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, and a […]