Everything Under the Sun



NATIONAL ROAD – There was truly something for everyone at the nearly 100 yard sales last Saturday along the 10 miles of the National Road between Jacksontown and Kirkersville. From autos to a sailboat, you spend anything from a dime to thousands of dollars for your special find. The Annual National Road Yard Sale in Licking County promotes our own […]

Township’s share of Thornwood project drops



UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township is responsible for less of next year’s Thornwood Drive repaving project than anticipated, said Union Township Trustee President John Slater Monday night. “We’re down to 20 percent of the cost now,” he said. Slater said trustees were told previously that the township would be responsible for 36 percent, but that changed. The Thornwood Drive Paving […]

Lakewood Drama needs help in national contest



HEBRON – More than 120 Lakewood Drama students were involved in this spring’s production of “Annie.” Now Lakewood Drama is competing in a national contest – Broadway in My Hometown – for a local visit by part of the creative team for the Broadway production of “Annie” that opens Nov. 8 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. Local […]

First step taken to replace district income tax



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Board of Education members took the first step Monday night toward replacing the school district’s income tax levy. Voters, on May 6, 2003, approved a 10-year 1.25 percent income tax that will be collected through Dec. 31, 2013. Only school district residents are liable for the tax. Until recently, Ohio law based a school district’s income […]

Officer pulls man from lake



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake resident William Remias III, 45, likely died of cardiac issues, not drowning, after he was pulled from Buckeye Lake Monday evening, a Licking County Coroner spokesperson said Wednesday. Monday evening, part-time Buckeye Lake Police officer Andy Davis, who was off duty, pulled Remias to the North Shore boat ramp from roughly 50 yards out, but […]

Council thanked for reconsidering $45,000 water position



Editor: At the 5/29 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting, Council Member Jeryne Peterson said, “We’re taking back control – this is NOT a one-person council!” For years, Council President Charlene Hayden has played the dictator role with little respect for the rest of council. There’s just no kind way to say it ….she’s a bully! Caught off guard when Council […]

Writer says she has solution for stray cat problem



Editor: Cats! Cats! Cats! I have finally came up with a solution with all the stray cats. I suggest that if one owns a cat that they dearly love, then keep it in the house, instead of letting it roam the neighborhood. Spay and neuter them as a responsible pet owner. Over the past few years or so, I have […]

‘Watchdog’ says township favored one company in road bid



Editor: After reading The Beacon’s report on Licking Township’s award of its summer road projects, I wish they had seen how Bowling Green Township handled the bids and contract for its summer road projects. I knew before any bid was opened that Small Brothers would end up with business, no matter what was on the other bids. GOB Trustee Dan […]

A 24/7 police department will cost more money



Editor: I believe that in my previous letter I stated there was a” recent informal gathering of citizens whom believe Baltimore needs a 24-7 police department.” Key words are ‘informal gathering’ and whom “believe Baltimore needs a 24-7 police department.’ From Mr. Lamb’s comments in last week’s Beacon, he is not convinced that Baltimore needs a 24-7 police department, but […]

John R. Cremeans



John R. Cremeans, 69, of Thornville, passed away on June 4, 2012, at his home. He was born on October 3, 1942, in Proctorville, Ohio, to the late Hobart Berton and Mabel Ellen (Mann) Cremeans. John was a racing enthusiast, U.S. Air Force Veteran, and member of the AMVETS Post 51, Thornport. He is survived by his loving family: three […]


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