Michael L. Davis

A memorial service celebrating the life of Michael L. Davis, 72, of Hebron, was held October 28, 2015 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Pataskala with Pastor Brett Rizzo as celebrant. Mike passed away October 25, 2015, at Kindred Healthcare in Newark. He was born to Mariam Brake Sibert in Croton, and grew up with the additional care of his grandparents, Ethel […]

Mary K. Gilmer

Mary K. Gilmer, age 88 of Baltimore, died Oct, 22, 2015, at McCafferty Adult Care Center. She was born on January 11, 1927, to the late Harry and Ethel Wilkins in Carroll. She was a member of the New Zion United Methodist Church. Mary raised her family while also working full time for 33 years at Anchor Hocking. She will […]

Gladys L. Lewis

A graveside service celebrating the life of Gladys L. Lewis, age 94, of Fairborn, formerly of Thornville, was held October 28, 2015, at Newark Memorial Gardens with Pastor Walter Bruah officiating. Gladys was born August 29, 1921 in Licking County, to the late Virgil F. and Nellie E. (Thompson) Hendren. She passed away October 23, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living […]

Carl E. Palmer

Carl E. Palmer, age 82, of Lancaster, passed away on October 18, 2015, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on April 13, 1933 in Baltimore, to the late Dale and Clara Palmer. A graduate of Liberty-Union High School, Carl served in the U.S. Air Force in both Arizona and Colorado from 1951 to 1955. After returning to Ohio, he […]

Rick Vanoster

Rick Vanoster, 58, of Buckeye Lake, died suddenly October 27, 2015, in Columbus. He was born October 16, 1957, in Sumter, SC, the son of the late William C. Vanoster and Sheila Vanoster Acord of Buckeye Lake. Rick was a 1975 graduate of Watkins Memorial High School and served honorably in the US Navy. He was an electrician by trade […]

Candidates in their own words: Kirkersville, Northern Local

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 […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Oct. 16: Police assisted the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office with a report of a man driving a van wearing a ski mask and brandishing a shotgun. • Oct. 17: A woman reported a burglary that was recorded on a video surveillance camera. • Oct. 17: A Rosebraugh Circle woman reported a […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of November 2. Lakewood Local Schools Monday: #1Lancer chicken bowl; #2 Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Macaroni & cheese; #2 Mini corn dogs, steamed broccoli, and fruit cup. Wednesday; Pizza, tossed garden salad, chilled fruit cup, and peach muffin square. Thursday: #1 Lancer burrito; #2 PBJ pocket, mixed vegetables, and fruit. […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. For more information visit www.dawesarb.org Granville Farmers Market – Granville. Last outdoor Saturday until Nov. 21. From 8:30 a.m. to noon on North Main Street between Broadway […]