John Joseph Redmond

A funeral service for John Joseph Redmond, fondly known as “Pop” or “Joe”, age 79 of Thornville, formerly of Sour Lake, Texas, near Beaumont, was held on June 9, 2012, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service where Military Honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Joe passed away on June 6, 2012, […]

William P. Remias, III

A funeral service for William P. Remias, III, 45 of Buckeye Lake, was held June 12, 2012, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor David Paskal officiating. Burial with military funeral honors was at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. Mr. Remias died unexpectedly June 4, 2012. He was born June 18, 1966, in Martins […]

Rita M. Riencheld

Rita M. Riencheld, 71, of Baltimore, passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 7, 2012. Rita was a member of the Thurston United Methodist Church. Rita took great pride in over 30 years and countless hours involved with Fairfield County 4-H as an advisor, at the Fairfield County Fair, and cooking at camp. She also loved cooking and working […]

Helen Waite

Helen Waite, age 86 of Treasure Island, Florida and formerly of Harbor Hills, passed away May 20, 2012, in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born December 8, 1925, to Anna (Rifkin) and William Hanson in Brooklyn, New York. Until about a month before her death, she was busy with her many circles of friends and organizations: the Sisterhood, Hebrew class/lunch […]

Harold Alfred Yost

Harold Alfred Yost, 93, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2012, in the presence of family and caregivers. Alfred (al) was born December 2, 1918 in West Rushville, to Russell and Martha (Harman) Yost. A graduate of Thornville High School, Class of 1937, Al immediately went into the US Army, and saw service in the infantry during WWII. He retired […]


The Beacon has learned that off-duty Buckeye Lake State Park employee Jade McKittrick helped pull William P. Remias from the water June 4 at the North Shore boat ramp and administer CPR to him. She said others also helped get him out of the water.

Council to decide on fire levy issue

BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council’s Finance Committee will discuss a fire levy, said Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker. “It should be going to finance and, or the safety committee Monday,” said Baker Wednesday. “With council’s blessing, it should just be for a renewal at the next general (November) election.” Licking County Deputy Auditor Cindy Haas said the village’s five mill, […]

Police reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • June 9: A driver was cited for traveling 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road. • June 9: A driver was cited for running a red light on Hebron Road. • June 9: A driver was cited for traveling 47 in a 35 miles per hour zone […]


Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Walk with a Doc – 10 a.m. on Saturdays, June 23. Walk with a Doc was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a board-certified cardiologist who practices with Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists. The Arboretum is collaborating with WWAD to help encourage healthy, physical activity in people of all ages, and […]

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