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Shop local first – It’s in your best interest!

Each Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. It’s been another tough year for many of us. This list is shorter than last year’s. Many of our local businesses are struggling, and some have closed their doors. Local businesses are the foundation of our local economy. They are always the first […]

Mayor presents Community Pride awards



BUCKEYE LAKE – Mayor Rick Baker presented five Community Pride awards to six recipients Monday night. “Number one on my achievement list is trying to improve the village,” said Baker, whose term expires at the end of the year. He said he wanted to recognize those who helped achieve that goal and he hopes the mayors who succeed him continue […]

Goodyear picks Hebron for new R & D center



HEBRON – Goodyear Tire and Rubber is bringing a new research and development center and 30 technical jobs to the village. Robert O’Neill of Southgate Corporation and Dan Evers of GROW Licking County made the announcement to village council members at a special council meeting Monday night. Calling it the “worst kept secret,” O’Neill said Goodyear is moving into Southgate’s […]

Some parents question Common Core



BALTIMORE – Some parents have been questioning the State of Ohio’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards at the last three regular meetings of the Liberty Union-Thurston Board of Education. Ohio is one of 45 states to adopt Common Core which is setting national educational standards for English and Math. Melanie Harrison, who moved into the district last year […]

Letters to the Editor



Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We prefer typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right […]

Support local this holiday season



Editor: I want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. While I know that as many are mapping out the menu for Thursday’s dinner, others are plotting their “Black Friday” shopping strategies. Far be it for me to criticize mass economic activity! However, I do encourage everyone to direct some of their shopping budgets to a local business this holiday […]

Little money left for street repairs



Editor: If you drive around Baltimore you will note that in addition to so some streets with potholes, many streets have visible cracks in the roadway. I am sure that when driving in other areas you have seen O.D.O.T. blowing debris from the cracks and covering the crack with hot tar. This process “slows” water infiltration and helps to extend […]

Incumbents reelection ‘underwhelming’



Editor: Letter writer Mike Vermillion calls himself the Bowling Green Township Civility Project facilitator. His false statements in The Beacon are not civil. Vermillion declares the following about Trustee Jeff Chorpenning: “He openly admits that he refuses to take any calls from the other trustees and refuses to return their calls when they try to speak with him.” That’s not […]

Kathy R. (Reichert) McMann



Kathy R. (Reichert) McMann, 64, of Thornville, passed away November 24, 2013, at her residence. She was born on August 10, 1949, in Oakland County, Michigan, to the late Morgan and Georgina (MacKenzie) Reichert Phillips. Kathy attended the Grace Lutheran Church in Thornville and retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. In her retirement, she worked as […]

Linda L. Miskell



Linda L. Miskell, 69, of Amanda and formerly of Baltimore, passed away November 14, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker and loved to cook and bake. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Richard “Dick” Miskell; sons, Richard (Debra) Bitler and Brian (Teresa) Bitler all of Lancaster; daughters, Shelly (Matt) Harless of Columbus, and Nicole Cattran […]


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