It’s tournament time…



BUCKEYE LAKE – The lake area’s best sports are softball and baseball. Five area teams – three softball and two baseball – are still in the tournament. Tuesday, #10 seed Lakewood Lancers hammered #25 seed Columbus South 16- 0. The tournament trail gets much tougher for the Lancers when they meet #4 seed Plain City Jonathan Alder on their field […]

No salary increase contract reached with teachers



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members approved a tentative agreement Monday night with the district’s teachers’ union for a two-year contract beginning July 1. Superintendent Paul Mathews told The Beacon that the pay scale is ‘frozen’ for the entire two-year term. Teachers will also not get ‘step’ increases. In flusher times, teachers often got two raises per year as […]

EMS Meeting: ‘It’s really a kind of facts thing’



BUCKEYE LAKE – A public meeting about EMS options and the Buckeye Lake Fire Department’s future has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department building. “It’s really kind of a ‘facts’ thing,” said Mayor Rick Baker. Council clerk Valerie Hans notices it as a Public Safety Committee meeting. Council President Charlene Hayden […]

Don’t fall for the latest line!



If you been in a coma for the last eight months, you can be excused for thinking that Mayor Rick Baker’s report at Monday’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting means EMS services are improving. Otherwise you might wonder why discussions on how to fix operational problems didn’t begin until March (Baker’s own statement) – nearly SEVEN months after our first […]

Holman to run for Licking Twp. trustee



Editor: My name is John Holman and I am officially beginning my campaign for Licking Township Trustee. In the coming weeks, I will be circulating my petition and asking for your support throughout the township. Many have known me as a “resident” of the township for nearly 60 years. I attended and graduated from Lakewood, my children attended and graduated […]

Saving runs trumps patient care



Editor: This month, a Buckeye Lake resident called 9-1-1 on behalf of a family member experiencing convulsions and seizures. Our paramedic informed 9-1-1 that his crew was just leaving Licking Memorial Hospital and asked if anyone else in Buckeye Lake was responding. Told “no,” the paramedic advised 911 to start mutual aid from Hebron and they would meet them at […]

‘Watchdog’ still keeping an eye on Kirkersville



Editor: According to the April council minutes, Kirkersville waived the “right-of-way” fee for the Kirkersville Elementary school to get water. But they still have to pay an application fee of $1000 and then a one time, up front fee of $7500! Also in the April minutes, council went into a closed meeting…an executive session. However, the minutes do not reflect […]

Willard (Bill) Drake



A Memorial Service for Willard (Bill) Drake is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the South Shore Ministries, 8335 Township Road 391 NW, Thornville.

Jo England



A graveside service, celebrating the life of Jo England, 89, of Hebron, who passed away on April 24, 2012, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Newark Memorial Gardens. Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville is honored to care for the England family.

Clarissa E. Fisher



Clarissa E. Fisher, 100, of Lancaster passed away May 9, 2013, at the Crestview Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. She was born on March 15, 1913, in Baltimore to the late Perry W. and Blanche (Leuchli) Bugh. Clarissa retired from Crown Zellerbach Paper Co. Clarissa is survived by her daughter, Vivian (John) Verhine; athree granddaughters; five great grandchildren; and nieces and […]


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