LAKE AREA LICKING COUNTY– Hebron Development Coordinator Linda Nicodemus couldn’t have been happier with the results of Saturday’s Licking County River Roundup. “This is the best one we’ve had yet,” she said. This year, the 20th event, whereby volunteers clean trash and debris from the Licking River and its tributaries, covered many Licking County entities, including Hebron, Buckeye Lake Village […]

Resident said praise turned out to be premature

BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, resident Jackie Sluder said she spoke too soon when she praised the village for taking action to clean up a property at 54 Union Avenue. She said she represents several neighbors who are unhappy with the property’s lack of maintenance. In August, Sluder thanked Mayor Clay Carroll and Police Chief James Hanzey for their help […]

Hebron withholding payment until problems fixed

HEBRON – Nearly two dozen Kelly and Westview drive residents came to Wednesday night’s council meeting. One by one nearly a dozen complained about problems with the $459,110 repaving project. Kokosing Construction was awarded the contract and started work July 7. The project includes a new curb and gutter and new driveway aprons. Some residents have complained that their driveway […]

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Davis thanked for protecting family

Editor: I am sorry but the statement in a Letter to the Editor in last week’s Beacon is false. The brown dog that tried to attack my family was brindle; no lab is brindle like that only your bully dog group. The white one is pure pit bull, and, yes, we are some of the ones who called because when […]

Lakewood wants input on new superintendent

HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members wants to know what school district residents, would like to see in a new superintendent. The board will distribute a public survey asking residents what qualities they expect from a new superintendent. Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault recently announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. The board is working with Licking County Education Service Center […]

Community drives set for Sept. 22- 27

NEWARK – United Way is also holding community drives during the Sept. 22 -27 Week of Caring. Twelve sites county-wide have been selected where much needed items can be dropped off. Each day has a theme and they include: Monday: Books and Baby Needs Tuesday: Toiletries and Blood Drive Wednesday: Animal Needs Thursday: Kids Coats & Hoodies Friday: Blood Drive […]

James Lee Cox, Sr.

The happiest man alive has died. James (Jim) Lee Cox, Sr., age 83 of Thornville, passed away in body only on August 29, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center. His spirit will live on in his wife, Jacqueline (his soulmate and best friend to whom he devoted his life); his children, Cynthia Cox Remaly Watkins (the tom boy, confirmed by the […]

Gary C. Holobaugh

Gary C. Holobaugh, 61, of Millersport, passed away September 6, 2014, at his home. He was born on December 15, 1952, in Columbus, son of the late Charles and Joann (Darling) Holobaugh. Gary loved camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the time he spent with friends at the Buckeye Lake V.F.W. Post 1388, […]

Ruth M. Hunsinger

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Ruth M. Hunsinger, 82, of Hebron, formerly of Westerville, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 E Main St., with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Ruth will be buried in a private family service on […]