Thanking Veterans



HEBRON – Retired U.S. Army Major James Mooney of Columbus told the small crowd at the Evans Park Veterans Memorial that he was proud to be born in the greatest nation in the world. “There is no place like the United States of America.” Mooney said a diverse population is united for freedom. The annual ceremony included a presentation of […]

Voters thanked for income tax approval



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members thanked voters Monday night for making the final .5 percent of the district’s 1.75 percent income tax a continuing or permanent levy. The unofficial tally was 1277-1158. The income tax represents about a quarter of the district’s revenue. District treasurer David Butler reported that revenue from the income tax is up compared to […]

Bank building Buckeye Lake branch



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Zanesville based North Valley Bank is building a new branch in Buckeye Lake Village, Buckeye Lake Mayor Clay Carroll announced during Monday night’s council meeting. Construction started this week along Ohio 79 as part of developer Garry McAnally’s North Shore Landing project. Carroll said the bank may be open in early spring 2015. The new bank […]

Duck hunter cited for hitting house



BUCKEYE LAKE- Maple Bay resident Joe Miller said duck hunting season is like “World War III” for some lake front residents. “Duck hunting’s been a problem,” he said. On Oct. 25, a duck hunter, who illegally shot too close to homes, shattered a window and damaged his home’s siding. “You get used to it, but this time they were standing […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘Watchdog’ keeps an eye on the pound



Editor: In my letter in the October 18th Beacon, I wrote about two pound employees moving a camera at the pound. These two employees, Tyler Moore and Larry Williams, didn’t just “readjust” the camera…they moved it to aim at the floor. Moore and Williams came from the Knox County pound before being hired here in Licking County. I’m not sure […]

Thomas M. Artz



Thomas M. Artz, age 86 of Rushville, died November 7, 2014, at OSU Medical Center. He was born September 8, 1928, in Hebron, to his late parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Canter Artz. He graduated from Hebron High School, and The Ohio State University. He served in the Navy. He retired as a quality control engineer for AT&T. He was a […]

John J. “Jack” Brenner



John J. “Jack” Brenner, 94, of Thornville, passed away November 6, 2014, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. He was born on October 27, 1920, in Columbus, son of the late John and Ann (Bibby) Brenner. A Catholic by faith, Jack was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Buckeye Lake. An Army veteran, he served […]

Jean B. “Tommy” Farmer



A funeral service celebrating the life of Jean B. “Tommy” Farmer, age 98, of Newark, formerly of Buckeye Lake, was held November 11, 2014, at First Community Church, Buckeye Lake, with Pastor Kevin Blade officiating. Burial was in Barnes Cemetery, Wilkins Corners. Tommy was born June 26, 1916 in Mount Vernon, to the late Cary F. Farmer and Myrtle E. […]

Charles R. “Charlie” Moore



Charles R. “Charlie” Moore, 75, of Heath, passed away November 10, 2014, at Kindred Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Newark. He was born on January 20, 1939, in Fultonham, Ohio, son of the late Forrest and Lucy (Clayton) Moore. Charlie was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Newark. He was employed with Englefield Oil and managed the Buckeye […]


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