Alice Stiles Nickerson



Alice Stiles Nickerson, formerly of Massachusetts and Michigan, died March 27, 2103, at the age of 102. She attended Wellesley College at the age of 16, and graduated from what is now the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in microbiology. She voted in 20 presidential elections, beginning with the election in 1932, and ending with the […]

Trustees planning road repairs



UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township Trustees are ready to begin this season’s road work and are waiting for cost estimates from the Licking County Engineer’s Office so they can put the work out to bid. Trustee President Rick Black said the engineer’s office creates the cost estimates for chip and seal and asphalt paving jobs, but not for crack sealing […]

Lighten up: It’s been a long winter



Lately, people have been asking me when the baby is due. The baby is ten, and capable of long division. I guess I can see why they ask. It’s been a long, cold winter, and nowhere is this more evident than my gut. And maybe my thighs. Also my rear. It began innocently in October, with a few hundred snack-size […]

Why I write letters



Editor: Over the past couple of years, I have had the privilege to have some of my letters published in The Beacon. First, I thank the Beacon for publishing those letters. Since the Towne Crier just publishes meeting minutes, and apparently not “Letters To The Editor”, The Beacon is the only local newspaper that allows ordinary citizens to speak their […]

Chief’s retirement will save money



BUCKEYE LAKE – Council member Barry Herron says appointing Captain James Hanzey police chief after Ron Small retired last week will save the village money. Herron, who chairs the Personnel Committee, which met April 1, said Hanzey isn’t making as much as Small was. “(Hanzey) doesn’t have the time in,” said Herron. He said officer Andy Davis was promoted to […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Baltmore 3/11/2013: Officers responded to a call for assistance from the fire department in the 400 block of East Market st. Officers assisted with the transport of an elderly female and secured the residence. • March 11: Police assisted the fire department with the transport of an elderly female from a home in the […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Walk MS – Saturday, April 20, with check-in starting at 8 a.m. The Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting Walk MS to raise funds for local programs, services and medical research. For more information about multiple sclerosis or Walk MS call 1-800-344-4867 or visit […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of April 8. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: All beef hot dog on WG bun, seasoned fries, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: French toast sticks w/syrup, cheese omelet, potato rounds, and orange slices. Wednesday: Rice bowl, popcorn chicken, California blend vegetables, and fruit. Thursday: Super nachos, taco meat, cheese, lettuce, black bean salsa, Mexican corn, […]

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