Fishermen remove more than 2,000 lbs. of carp

BUCKEYE LAKE – More than 275 fishermen from as far away as Cincinnati and Cleveland turned out for the first ever Buckeye Lake Carp Fest. Everyone cooperated except the carp as many seemed to abandon their usual haunts. For the most part the winners had to fish hard during a hot weekend to earn the $3,600 in cash prizes offered […]

Trustees table levy request for 24/7 fire staffing

JACKSONTOWN – After more than an hour of discussion, Licking Township Trustees Monday night unanimously agreed to table Fire Chief Mike Wilson’s request to place a continuing or permanent three mill levy on the November ballot. The proposed levy would raise an estimated $381,000 a year. The township fire company is currently funded by two one-mill five-year levies that bring […]

Lakewood to raffle camper

HEBRON – Who’d spend $20 for a chance to win a $20,000 camper? Lakewood school board members and administrators hope thousands of people would. Lakewood Athletic Director Bo Hansen proposed a raffle to raise the money needed to transport student athletes to and from away games. Board members tasked Hansen and a committee to find alternatives to charging students for […]

Carp Fest Thanks

Thanks to the efforts of dozens of Buckeye Lake area residents and businesses, the first ever Buckeye Lake Carp Fest got off to a great start last weekend. Nearly 275 fishermen from as far away as Cincinnati and Cleveland vied for more than $3,500 in cash prizes. Our effort to improve Buckeye Lake’s water quality by reducing the carp population […]

Horn endorses Yates for Walnut Township Trustee

Editor: I want to be one of the first to endorse a political candidate for Walnut Township Trustee. I know of no better person than Bill Yates to be the next Township Trustee. After having worked with Bill over the course of the last several months, I can say that he will perform the duties of the office with excellence, […]

Some BLASST thanks

Editor: This year like every year I had about 40 BLASST hats waiting to be signed out at The Beacon for those of you who have parties at your homes. Three families signed out a hat and one family picked up one from me like they do every year. I want to thank Diane White who collected $26, not including […]

Proposed waterline questioned

Editor: Thurston’s 604 residents have for 35 years contracted for water from Baltimore, 1.3 miles away. Currently, a dispute is occurring and Baltimore is threatening to cut off the flow. Thurston owns the eight-inch supply line along Ohio 256 between the villages. Thurston says that a snag is that Baltimore wants to buy the water line as far east as […]


Perry County Fair vendors sweat the details

NEW LEXINGTON – Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be stuck in a small trailer behind a red-hot grill on searing hot days? Lauren Cortelletti, a University of Akron student who works in a Gentille’s Carousel of Foods vending booth summers, knows all too well. “It’s really hot. This one doesn’t have air conditioning,” she said. “New Lexington […]

Gary L. Bachelor

A funeral service for Gary L. Bachelor, 64, of Hebron, will be held Friday, July 22, 2011, at 10: 30 a. m. in the Newark Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Mr. Bachelor died Tuesday, July 19, […]

James D. Kincaid

A funeral service, celebrating the life of James D. Kincaid, 82, of Kirkersville, will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Tom Myers as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Kirkersville Cemetery. James died Monday morning, July 18, 2011, at his home. He was born in Columbus, […]