Sun Shines on Hebron Festival

HEBRON – The Hebron Music & Arts Festival has battled poor weather in its first six years. It got beautiful weather for its seventh year. Activities star ted at 8:30 a. m. Saturday with a 5K Run/Walk heading out from Evans Park. The festival parade with a bicycle decorating contest stepped off from the New Life United Methodist Church at […]

State School Superintendent visits Sheridan

THORNVILLE – Sheridan High School hosted State Superintendent Dr. Richard Ross, who visited Sheridan and Maysville Schools Sept. 25, to evaluate the schools’ progress implementing their shares of the state’s $250 million Straight A Fund. Northern Local School District and Maysville are partners in a 27 school district Ohio Appalachian Collaborative. The Straight A Fund is designed to help schools […]

Newark fire chief to take Hebron post

HEBRON – Mayor Clifford Mason told The Beacon Tuesday night that Newark Fire Chief Jack Stickradt Jr. signed a Letter of Agreement to become the village’s second paid fire chief. Mason said the agreement was reached in consultation with council members, but it must be formally approved by council members at their Wednesday, Oct. 8 meeting. If approved, Stickradt will […]

Parking still allowed on South West Street

THORNVILLE – Parking on South West Street will go back to the way it was before a new curb was installed – for now. Thornville Village Council members decided Sept. 22 that parking would continue to be permitted in front of a new curb on West Street. There was some concern the weight of vehicles and snowplowing may damage the […]

Election Letters!

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the November 4 ballot are welcome. However, due to our volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will not be […]

Voters asked to support library renewal

Editor: I would urge the community to support the renewal levy for funding of the Licking County Library system in this fall’s general election. This one mill request is not a new tax and will not cost the taxpayer additional money. And it will allow the County Library to maintain current level of operations. As a former Board member and […]

VFW Auxiliary yard sale coming up

Editor: It’s that time of year again, time for an indoor yard sale. The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW 1388, 3430 North Bank Rd., Millersport, is hosting another indoor yard sale to raise money for Cancer Aide and Research. We are asking all our friends to help us out and make a donation of your unused and unwanted treasures. We will […]

Thornville diamond to be shared

THORNVILLE – The TYRA and Timberwolves baseball organizations agreed Sept. 15 to compare notes and provide Thornville officials with a schedule of teams and practices so the organizations can share Thornville’s baseball facilities. Village officials held a special meeting with representatives of both baseball organizations and village government to settle when and how the Thornville baseball facilities would be shared. […]

Kimberli C. Dornon

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Kimberli C. Dornon, age 57, of Newark, was held September 29, 2014, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home, with Pastor David Myers officiating. Kimberli was born in Columbus, on June 2, 1958, to the late Dale Lenhart and Betty (Smith) Wellman of Buckeye Lake. She passed away at Arlington Care Center on […]

Nellie Stoltz McDonald

Nellie Stoltz McDonald, 79 of Thornville, died September 24, 2014, at her home. Nellie was born July 31, 1935, in Fairfield County, the daughter of the late Willis and Gertrude Ruff. She was a housewife, and enjoyed making cross-stitched quilts for her family and as gifts for friends. Her most precious joy in life was her husband, children and grandchildren. […]