Damarius Hope Wilson McGee



Damarius Hope Wilson Mc- Gee, 69, of Pataskala, died October 1, 2012, after a long illness. Hope was born December 14, 1942, in Coshocton, the daughter of the late Robert E and Macie A (Lemon) Wilson. She was a lifelong homemaker, who enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed reading her Bible, observing the beauty of God’s nature and […]

Alan C. McVay



Alan C. McVay, age 57, of Baltimore, passed away September 26, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy battle with cancer. Alan was a produce manager for Mercurio Produce, and a member of the Pataskala Church of Christ. Alan is survived by his wife of eight years, Rebecka McVay of Baltimore; daughters, Brooke Couch of Indiana and McKenna Scott of […]

Carolyn Sue Richards



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Carolyn Sue Richards, 70, was held September 29, 2012, with Pastor Mark Barbee as celebrant. Burial followed at the Kirkersville Cemetery. Sue passed away September 26, 2012, in Lancaster. She was born April 30, 1942, in Newark, to the late Albert and Jayne (Bullock) Gregory. She was a 1960 graduate of Liberty Union […]

Raymond F. “Speed” Shetrone



Raymond F. “Speed” Shetrone of Ft Myers, Florida, formerly of Baltimore, passed away on August 1, 2012. He was born June 11, 1923, to Russell and Forona Shetrone. He was precede in death by his parents and infant brother, Robert. He was co-owner of Shetrone and Son General Store with his father until 1957 when his father retired. Raymond ran […]

Home Fires: ‘Have Two Ways Out’



HEBRON – If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans households who made an estimate thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. […]

We deserve better fire department leadership



Editor: On 9/24, the Buckeye Lake Village Council President announced intentions to pass a resolution in support of the fire levy. Council would be wise to stay neutral and silent or else be caught with red faces. The advisory committee investigating the department has only met once. Nothing has been done to correct the serious issues reported by The Beacon. […]

Bowling Green Township residents should check for overcharges



Editor: It appears that there are some problems with the exclusive trash contract imposed on township residents last year. Trustees learned at their August board meeting that at least one resident has been way overcharged. The single bid contract was awarded to Big O Refuse in 2011 by now former Trustee Donald Watkins, then Trustee President Daniel Vanburen and Trustee […]

All three commission posts on ballot



Editor: I’m truly concerned for Perry County; we must stop our current practice of raising taxes and spending more money. We need to aggressively pursue delinquent taxes and make sure everyone pays only their fair share. Our county needs to be ran like a business, staying under budget and getting the most for your hard earned tax dollars. We need […]

Police reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Sept. 28: A man was officially barred from re-entering Scooter’s Bar and Bob’s Bar after trying to initiate a fight at both establishments. • Sept. 29: A Central Avenue man was cited for driving under suspension. • Sept. 29: A driver was cited for traveling 47 in a 35 miles per […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of October 8. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: No School Tuesday: French toast sticks w/syrup, cheese omelet, potato rounds, and orange slices. Wednesday: Rice bowl, popcorn chicken, California blend vegetables, and choice of fruit. Thursday: Super nachos, taco meat, cheese, lettuce, black bean salsa, mexican corn, and choice of fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, romaine garden […]


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