Ben Morgan, Jr.



A memorial service for Ben Morgan, Jr., age 69, of Newark, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Jeff Kneice officiating. Ben passed away June 11, 2013, at his home. He was born October 27, 1943, in Jackson, Ohio, to the late Ben, […]

Aaron Edward Parker



Aaron Edward Parker, age 24, of Pleasantville died June 7th, 2013. He was a 2007 graduate of Fairfield Union who was a member of the Lighthouse Memorial. He loved anything involving the outdoors, especially fishing and riding motorcycles. He is survived by his parents, William and Tracy Parker; twin brother, Andrew W. (Chelsey) Parker; sister, Dana Marie Parker; son, Blaze […]

Jean Gantz Shoemaker



Jean Gantz Shoemaker, 87, of Baltimore, passed away June 9, 2013, at the Pickering House. Jean was a long time member of the Maple Grove United Brethren Church in Baltimore. She was also an avid bowler and loved fishing. Jean is survived by her sons, Neil R. (Mary) Shoemaker, John H. (Joyce) Shoemaker, and Carl D. (Mary) Shoemaker; daughter-in-law, Donna […]

John M. Snodgrass



John M. Snodgrass, 81, of Cambridge passed away June 9, 2013, at Kindred Healthcare. He was born April 26, 1932, in Elm Grove, WV, and was the son of the late Lindsey S. and Mary J. (Eddy) Snodgrass. Mr. Snodgrass was a 1951 graduate of Community High School in Trail Run and a retired Postal Worker from Hebron. John was […]

Jacob Henry “Jack” Stevens



Jacob Henry “Jack” Stevens, 16, of Mt. Perry, passed June 6, 2013, at his home due to an accidental gunshot. He was born on July 23, 1996, at OSU Medical Center to Matthew and Jody (Harter) Stevens. Jack attended Sheridan High School and just completed his sophomore year. He was active on Sheridan’s wrestling and football teams, the Fellowship of […]

A BLASST update



Editor: OMG this spring has been wonderful here in Ohio and I am so happy to have experienced it. It was 92 degrees in the shade when I left Florida. Usually when I get home it goes from cold to high humidly 92 degrees here. I’m so happy I could dance and not sweat. That being said I would like […]

‘We are all at risk’



Editor: Buckeye Lake council member and mayoral candidate Clay Carroll has convinced the rest of council to turn their backs on an EMS contract with Hebron. For all of us who may need to call 9-1- 1….we’re stuck with a crippled department. We don’t have well-trained and experienced paramedics and EMT’s (except for a very few) – instead we have […]

National Road Yard Sale is a big success



Editor, Our committee has wrapped up another successful sale and we thank the buyers and sellers who participated in the 8th Annual Licking County National Road Yard Sale! We also offer our thanks to The Beacon for helping spread the word “far and wide” about this “all American event on an All American Byway!” We couldn’t have done it without […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Training Young Trees- Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Achieving a strong structure in a young tree in the first five to seven years is critical to ensure a healthy tree. For this to happen, a young tree should be visited at least once per year so decisions […]

National Boat of Year will be at Boats on the Canal



MILLERSPORT – Chief Waramaug, the 2012 Antique and Classic Boat Society National Boat of the Year, will be at Boats on the Canal on Saturday, June 15. ‘Chief Waramaug’ is a 1927 Chris Craft Cadet outfitted with a 127 HP Scripps F6 Junior Gold Cup engine. The six cylinder, four-cycle engine displaces 331 cubic inches. Only 361 were built during […]


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