Laura B. Brown



Laura B. Brown, 91, of Baltimore, passed away October 14, 2015, at her residence in Amelia, Ohio. She was born March 24, 1924, daughter of the late John and Mahala Conley Blanton. She was the widow of the late Howard Wilson Brown, who passed away in 2005. She is survived by her children, Scott (Beth) Brown, Jane (David) Brown Kuebel […]

Ronald Wayne Buskirk



Ronald Wayne Buskirk died peacefully, from lung cancer, at his home on October 12, 2015, in Baltimore, at the age of 66. He was born on November 8, 1948, to Warren and Mary Buskirk in Canal Winchester. He graduated from Bloom Carroll High School in 1966. He played football and baseball, and was a member of the National Honor Society. […]

Richard L. Cash



Richard L. Cash, age 77 of Licking Township and formerly of Edgewater Beach and Columbus, passed away October 17, 2015. As a graduate of the Newark High School Class of ‘56 and Denison University, he lettered in numerous varsity sports and was a member of Sigma Chi. Richard taught science at Reynoldsburg High School, Crestview Jr. High School and Whetstone […]

Franklin Ross Hatcher



Franklin Ross Hatcher age 61 of Baltimore, passed away October 16, 2015, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He was veteran of the US Army and a graduate of Liberty Union High School. He attended Eastgate Assembly of God and loved sports. Ross is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Max) Chang of Pickerington and Jackie (Marcos) Knight of Blacklick; son, Franklin […]

Patricia Ann Rodgers



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Patricia Ann Rodgers, 86, of Glenford, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Glenford. Patricia died October 18, 2015, in Newark following an extended illness. She was born in Perry […]

Richard Dalton Walters, D.O.



“Doc” Walters passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2015, while napping. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie (Byrd); daughter and son-in-Law, Bethany & Tommy Hudgens; parents Russell & Lois Walters; beloved aunt, Margaret (Bickie) Walters; and other aunts, uncles and cousins. He leaves behind his former wife and mother of his children, Elaine […]

Elaine Watkins



Elaine Watkins, 72, of Millersport, formerly of Columbus, died October 14, 2015, at her home following an extended illness. She was born October 29, 1942, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Ray and Pauline (Hammons) Harmon. Retired from Brookshire Food Liner, she enjoyed plants and gardening, barrel racing and riding horses. An excellent baker, she also enjoyed spending time […]

Candidates in their own words: Union Township



LAKE AREA – The Beacon has surveyed lake-area candidates in most contested elections to help our readers make their decisions. Candidates were asked to respond to two questions: 1. In 150 words or less, please explain what you believe are the two most important issues facing the position they are seeking. 2. In 50 words or less, please explain why […]

More Letters: Kirkersville incumbents endorsed



Editor: Hopefully, Kirkersville’s voters will reelect Mayor Ashcraft. He seems to give police officers a chance to do a good job but isn’t afraid to remove them if they don’t. I have good reason to believe that some of the police officers spearheaded an opponent to run against Ashcraft (and maybe a couple of council members)…. because, in my opinion, […]

Lakewood candidate introduces herself



Editor: My name is Melissa McBride and I am a “Write In” candidate for the Lakewood Local School District Board. My husband Dave and I have lived in Union Township for 18 years. We are from Zanesville, and graduated from West Muskingum High School. I was a nurse for 20 years and now a stay-at -home mother. We have four […]