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Millerpsort police and volunteers creating new station

MILLERSPORT – The former water treatment plant is starting to look more like an office than a utility plant. Millersport Police officers and a legion of volunteers are converting it into a new police station at no cost to the village. “It’s been crazy, to say the least,” said Police Chief John Shirk, who’s been overwhelmed by the outpouring of […]

Landlords asked to help clean up Baltimore



BALTIMORE – Stuff is “definitely collecting” at some Baltimore vacant and deteriorating rental properties, said Jim Hochradel, Baltimore Service Committee chair and village council member. He, Mayor Bob Kalish, Village Administrator Marsha Hall, and Police Chief Michael Tussey hosted roughly 50 property owners Tuesday night at the Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary School to discuss rental property maintenance. The number of complaints […]

EMS billing starting soon



MILLERSPORT – EMS billing for anyone transported to a hospital by the Millersport Fire Department and the Thurston Walnut Township Fire Department is expected to start May 1. “We’re on track to start May 1,” Trustee Terry Horn reported at Tuesday night’s trustees’ meeting. Millersport Fire Chief Bill Yates said his department is ready. “We’re pretty close,” Thurston Assistant Chief […]

BLASST is Friday, July 1



Editor: I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Do you think maybe Noah is coming to Ohio because it has been raining so much? Yes, as usual there are two seasons in Ohio…winter and the 4th of July. Speaking of that, this year’s BLASST will be at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Yes, we’ll continue to be on the […]

National Day of Prayer – who cares?



Editor It’s not like we can’t pray every day. You know, with the price of gasoline and the traffic and the kids (not to mention the spouse), everyone prays. Even if you don’t believe in a personal God, there’s always the Friday lottery prayer (“Lord, why don’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?”) I mean, why do we need a […]

Horn thanked for working for taxpayers



Editor: I would like to publicly thank Walnut Township Trustee Terry Horn for taking his oath of office seriously and working for the taxpayers and voters of Walnut Township. In reading the Beacon’s coverage of the last several meetings that concerned matters of this township and it’s fire departments, I noted that the idea that some of the people who […]

More on Glenn Beck



Editor: I feel the need to clarify C. H. Jackson’s clarification. I wonder when I hear the things said by Glenn Beck’s detractors if they have ever even listened to or watched his shows. Glenn does not believe that Israel or the U.S. had anything to do with the 9/11 attack. He is actually a big supporter of Israel (you […]

Thanks for food pantry drive help



Editor: The Hebron Business Association would like to thank everyone who donated food for our food drive. We collected three truck loads of food and $150 in cash donations. The food was divided up among the New Life Baby Pantry, the Jacksontown Food Pantry, the food pantry at Our Lady of Mt. Caramel Catholic Church in Buckeye Lake and the […]

Lakewood contracts up in the air



HEBRON – A tie vote was not enough to approve contract renewal recommendations for Lakewood School District administrative and exempt staff members, or certified staff members. This was a non-renewal situation, not a reduction in force, so technically the board is not required to give a public explanation for its actions, although teachers may request a written explanation from the […]

E. Gail Baughman



A funeral service for E. Gail Baughman, age 86, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Ed Lopeman officiating. Burial will take place in Wilson Cemetery where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance and the Hebron American […]


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