HO HO Hebron!



HEBRON – Santa rested his reindeer last Wednesday, arriving on a fire engine for his annual pre- Christmas Eve visit to Hebron. Santa read several stories to about 75 children, before asking each one of them what they wanted for Christmas. Children could also make Christmas crafts at the Hebron Library. Santa made his annual pre- Christmas Eve visit to […]

Buckeye Lake Council approves storm water utility



BUCKEYE LAKE – It’ll be roughly a year before any money is collected, but Buckeye Lake Village Council members agreed to create a storm water utility Monday night, despite the urgings of a council member-elect to wait. A storm water utility is a “stand-alone” service unit within the local government that generates revenues through fees for service. A storm water […]

Raver steps down after 24 years on school board



BALTIMORE – An era came to an end at Monday night’s Liberty Union-Thurston Board of Education meeting. It was Mike Raver’s last meeting as a school board member. At 24 years, he is the district’s longest serving board member. Art Brate, who retired two years ago, served 20 years. Raver didn’t seek reelection. “His service well exceeds a quarter of […]

Letters to the Editor



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Watchdog watching the dog pound



Editor: Last week I said that I believe FOUR of the six employees at the Licking County Animal Control (Dog Pound) are from other counties and that those four were hired by Dog Warden John Silva. I need to correct part of that statement. Silva hired three of those four out-of-county employees and he (Silva) is actually one of the […]

Here’s what could have been done



Editor: If you have read recent Letters to the Editor in The Beacon, you are well aware of the amount of money that has been spent on “new positions” in Baltimore. Village Council and Mayor decided to “enhance” government payroll, all the while, neglecting our streets. They apparently felt that “growing” our government payroll was more important that taking care […]

Mayor, council president bid farewell



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night was the final regular Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting for Mayor Rick Baker, who served four years, and Council President Charlene Hayden, who served 10. Both reflected upon their tenure and how the village has changed. “There’s a renewed sense of pride in the village,” said Baker. “People are proud to live here.” He said […]

Mike Field



A funeral service for Mike Field, age 61 of Thornville, was held December 9, 2013, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Field died December 5, 2013, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was born October 19, 1952, in Zanesville to the late […]

George “Kerrie” Keiner



George “Kerrie” Keiner, age 78, of Newark, passed away peacefully December 7, 2013, at Autumn Care Center in Newark. Kerrie was born August 29, 1935, in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Edward Pratt Keiner and Phyllis (Mendell) Keiner. Kerrie graduated from Country Day School in Providence and attended the University of Maine, College of Engineering. He was a member […]

Gregory B. Kuhn



Gregory B. Kuhn, age 56, of Zanesville, passed away December 8, 2013, surrounded by his family, at the Morrison House in Zanesville. He was born on February 22, 1957, in Lancaster, son of the late John and Patricia (Poff) Kuhn Henderson, who survives. Greg grew up in the New Salem area, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. […]


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