Editorial: Breach of Faith



BUCKEYE LAKE – The breach has occurred. No, nothing has happened to the Buckeye Lake Dam. What’s been breached is the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ pledge last August to work with the community “in an open and transparent process.” ODNR Director James Zehringer made that pledge in an August 13, 2014, letter to Buckeye Lake Dam stakeholders. We gave […]

Trustees won’t put electric aggregation on the ballot



JACKSONTOWN – Thanks, but no thanks, said the Licking Township Trustees Monday night. Trustees agreed none of the three was interested in placing an electric power aggregation issue on the November ballot asking voters if they would like to aggregate their electric demand in order to get a reduced price. According to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, aggregation is […]

Hebron Area Soccer registration set



HEBRON – Hebron Area Soccer is accepting registrations for the Spring season. Reserve your spot now by registering directly on line @ www.HebronAreaSoccer.com or by downloading and mailing a registration form. Register through March 16 and qualify for the early bird discount price of only $40. Also receive a $10 discount for each additional family member you register. The league […]

Letters to the Editor



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Former administrator’s grand plans seem to be crumbling



Editor: If you read the story in the February 28, 2015 edition of The Beacon, you will find that the agenda started with the hiring of Village Administrator Hall, appears to be “crumbling”. Three local contractors, and a local business owner appeared before the village council. Prior to her departure, apparently due to a larger paycheck elsewhere, Village Administrator Hall […]

Barbara Jean Barrera



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Barbara Jean Barrera, 76 of Newark, formerly of Hebron, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the chapel of the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Jenn Ballenger as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery. She was born May 2, 1938, in […]

Richard Lee Brandum



A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard Lee Brandum, age 64, of Pataskala, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 East Main Street, Kirkersville, with Pastor Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will take place in Kirkersville Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. prior […]

Isabelle M. Collins



A graveside service for Isabelle M. Collins, age 99, of Newark, formerly of Kirkersville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Mifflin Township Cemetery, Gahanna. Isabelle was born January 14, 1916, in Kirkersville, to the late John and Phyllis (Cooperrider) Moore. She passed away March 1, 2015, at Kindred Rehab and Transitional Care of Newark. […]

Normagene Glaize



Normagene “Tommy” Glaize, 88 years young of Millersport, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2015, at Fairfield Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 13, 1927, to the late Fredrick and Louella Hammond Thompson. She graduated from Hebron High School in 1945 and retired from Filter Fab. Tommy was an honorary “favorite personality” at Hocking Hills […]

Rita V. (Bonifas) Kilbarger



Rita V. (Bonifas) Kilbarger, age 90, of Lancaster, passed away March 2, 2015, at the Pickering House, in Lancaster. Rita was born February 16, 1925, to the late Linus and Henrietta (Pohlman) Bonifas, in Van Wert County, Landeck, Ohio. She was united in marriage in St. John’s Catholic Church, Delphos, Ohio, to Jerome D. Kilbarger on March 31, 1948, who […]


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