Patricia E. Squibb

Patricia E. Squibb, age 55, of Baltimore died at Riverside on January 14, 2016. She was born in Akron on Jan, 26, 1960, to the late, Ernest and Macel Jarvis. Pat worked for Limited Brands and is a member of Crossroads Church in Lithopolis. Pat was an amazing mother and wife, who loved spending time with her family and helping […]

Ila “Jean” Welty

Ila “Jean” Welty, age 62 of Thornville, passed away on January 12, 2016, at her residence. She was born March 8, 1953, to the late Clyde and Maude Fyock Snyder. Jean worked as an assistant man- ager at UDF and was a member of the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene. She adored Elvis and loved spending time with all her […]

Former Thornville officer slain

THORNVILLE- The small Knox County Village of Danville made national headlines early this week following the tragic fatal shooting of Danville police officer Thomas Cottrell. Thornville Police Chief Darrell Ball said Cottrell served as an auxiliary officer on the Thornville police force from April to December 2004. Ball said although Cottrell’s service in Thornville preceded Ball’s appointment as police chief, […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Beginner’s Yoga Series I – 6 – 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. Cost for series is $50/$40 members. In this beginner-focused workshop, learn the basics of yoga, including breathing techniques and introductory-level postures. Night Hike – 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. FREE! […]

Free Radon test kits are available

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) remind residentss that January is National Radon Action Month. Licking County has the highest average indoor radon levels in the state and high levels of radon can pose significant health risks. “I encourage all residents to test their homes for Radon,” said Joe Ebel, Licking County Health Commissioner. “Because Radon is an […]

Email problems at The Beacon

BUCKEYE LAKE – Last week The Beacon’s web host which also hosts its email addresses switched to a new email service. The changeover did not go smoothly. After spending the better part of Monday and Tuesday trying to recover lost emails and resume service on our email accounts, we were told that any emails sent between 7 a.m. […]


Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Dec. 31: An officer extinguished a small fire at the Goodwill store. The Buckeye Lake Fire Department was called to ensure the fire hadn’t spread or wouldn’t re-ignite. The fire’s cause is under investigation. • Dec. 31: Police were dispatched to a fight scene. Those involved with the fight were gone […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of January 25. Lakewood Local Schools Monday: #1 Chicken nuggets/ dinner roll; #2 Fish sticks or sandwich, steamed carrots, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Walking taco; #2 Bosco stick w/marinara sauce, steamed green beans, and fruit. Wednesday; #1 Pizza; #2 Pulled pork sandwich, tossed romaine salad, and fruit. Thursday: #1 Eggo pancakes; #2 Eggo waffles, […]

‘Know Before You Go’ in snowy weather

COLUMBUS – Snowy roads are expected by Friday. The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT’s) realtime traffic portal – – helps you avoid traffic tie-ups by posting current highway traffic speeds, traffic accidents, slowdowns and tie-ups, travel times, road construction, traffic cameras images and more! By using, motorists can get where they are going safer, faster and easier than […]

Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.