BUCKEYE LAKE – Here’s an event planning tip! If you want above normal temperatures set your event for the same weekend as Carp Fest. The second annual Carp Fest was pushed five weeks earlier due to the blazing hot temperatures last July that had both fish and fishermen focusing on cooling off. Participation dropped about 20 percent this year, but […]

School unions agree to base, step increase freezes

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Thurston School Board members approved contracts for teachers and support staff Monday night. The teachers’ contract is for one year through June 30, 2013. There will be no increases in base pay nor movement on the step scales. All teachers will receive a supplemental $1,000 payment in December. Base and step increases are also frozen for […]

Petition presented to remove new 4-way stop

MILLERSPORT – Why stop traffic 24/7 for two hours a day for 185 days a year?” Main Street George Pettet asked village council members Tuesday night. He presented a petition with 78 signatures asking that the new 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Main and Lancaster streets be removed. The primary complaint is noise from vehicles, particularly trucks and […]

Writer didn’t document any ‘lies’

Editor: I am happy that Robert Van Dyke took the time to respond to my letter, but he didn’t address any of the “untruths/lies” that were apparently in my previous letters. I ask again, “What were the lies” ? His statement, “You can rest assured Mr. Lamb, that when this levy passes, it will cost our household much more than […]

Wolfe said to be part of the problem

Editor: In response to G. Wolfe: First and foremost, I understand WHY people complain about cats and I typically sympathize with them. However, HARMING a cat is out of the question and when someone talks about harming them I no longer have sympathy nor understanding. When I started reading your letter I thought you really were going to be part […]

Let’s work together to deal with strays

Editor: I read G. Wolfe’s letter in The Beacon and felt the need to respond. I can understand folks’ frustrations over problems with stray animals as I have had my share through the years too. Menacing stray dogs, barking dogs, deer and raccoons ripping up newly planted gardens, birds trying to nest in awning and ‘dumping’ all over porches, chairs […]

Thanks to National Road Yard Sale participants

Editor, We want to express a big thank you to everyone who participated in the Historic National Road Yard Sale Days in Licking County! We also appreciate the support from The Beacon in helping spread the word about the Yard Sale on this All- American Byway in Licking County’s backyard. The photos and story in the June 9th edition captured […]

Dale E. Eppley

Dale E. Eppley, 75, of Thornville, passed away on June 6, 2012, at his home. He was born on July 17, 1936, in Millersburg, Ohio, to the late Christian Arthur and Olga Lucille (Hall) Eppley. He is survived by his loving family: three children, Kenny (Diane) Moore, Daleena Nelson, and Deedra (Jerry Castle) Hess; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, […]

Dolores A. Guisinger

Dolores A. Guisinger, 66 of Baltimore, passed away June 8, 2012, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, of 49 years, Charles; children, Charles Guisinger, Jr. of Lancaster, Molly Coey of Baltimore, Steve (Sandy) Guisinger of Lancaster, Polly (Mark) Francis of Pleasantville, Izzy Guisinger of Thurston, Jeanetta (Brad) Williams of Baltimore and Jeremiah (Amie) Guisinger of New Lexington; […]

Mary Frances Hupp- Gordon

Mary Frances Hupp-Gordon, 81, of Thornville, passed away on June 8, 2012, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. She was born on November 9, 1930, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Van Dee and Mary Willie (Stephens) Calvert. Mary was a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 51 Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and a 60 year member of Edgar Orr, Post […]