We Remember



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285’s Color Guard and Firing Squad cover a lot of ground every Memorial Day. Their small caravan is on road just after dawn to conduct services at nine cemeteries by 9:15 a.m. The first stop at 6:45 a.m. is the Licking Baptist Cemetery. Next is the Luray Cemetery at 7:00 a.m., followed by Kirkersville at […]

Village gets $25,000 grant for radio read meters



BALTIMORE – It was a quick post-holiday council meeting Tuesday night. Council members wrapped up business in about 20 minutes. In his brief report, Village Administrator Scott Brown reported the award of a $25,000 grant to purchase new water meters. The balance of $90,000 for the $115,000 project comes from a 2 percent, 30-year loan. The project means every water […]

Council rescinds approval of new post



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village council members voted 4 to 3 Tuesday night (the meeting was delayed a night due to the Memorial Day holiday ) to rescind an ordinance that, among other things, created the position of water department supervisor. However, Mayor Rick Baker said Wednesday that village solicitor Butch Bindley informed him that council’s action was invalid. April 23, […]

Opponent responds to police levy supporter



Editor: I did not attend, and never saw anything relating to any meeting about police protection, but I am sure they would not want me there anyhow. I did state what I heard from the meeting, and what I know, is that Baltimore Police want more money. I do understand that if we want 24/7 police protection we will have […]

‘Let’s stop whining’



Editor: I have been reading The Beacon for about three years and certainly enjoy the Letters to the Editor. Other than the ‘thank you’ notes, it seems there are three constant themes: 1. “I don’t have any professional expertise on this topic but…” 2. “Our elected officials aren’t doing enough…” 3. “We should do everything cheaper.” Wow! Do we really […]

Thanks to benefit supporters



Editor: I would like to sincerely thank the Buckeye Lake VFW, New Life Pentecostal Church, Pizza Cottage, Todd Koon, friends, family, great customers and my outstanding employees for all their support for the May 21 fundraiser to raise money for Baby Hrebluk’s funeral expenses. We had an awesome turnout thankt to your support. The total we raised was $2,356 and […]

Law protects pets



Editor: In my last letter I stated that Kirkersville Police Chief James Chapman told me that Kirkersville was going to “call in an agency to come in and exterminate cats.” I talked to Mayor Terry Ashcraft and told him those were Chapman’s exact words to me. Ashcraft said that was the first he had heard that and he didn’t “think […]

Joseph Steven French



Joseph Steven French, beloved son of Steven and Tracy (Hayes) French Jr. of Thornville, passed from his parents’ arms into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 16, 2012, in Columbus. In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Steven and Jackie French Sr.; maternal […]

Frederick “Freddie” Hannan



Frederick “Freddie” Hannan, 87, of Pleasantville, passed away May 29, 2012, at Fairfield Medical Center. Freddie was a loving husband, father, and Papa. He was employed with Owens Corning for 37 years. He enjoyed 19 years as a 4-H advisor. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing and trips to Canada with family and friends. Freddie is survived […]

Lizabeth Lynn Moats



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Lizabeth Lynn Moats, 64, of Heath, was held May 25, 2012, in the chapel of The Thornville Home of The Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, with the Rev. William Ferguson officiating. At Lizabeth’s request, cremation will follow and private family burial will follow at a later date. Lizabeth died May 22, 2012, […]


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