Hebron thanks police chief



HEBRON – Village administrators, council members, police officers, residents, family members and friends honored retiring Police Chief D. James Dean at a four hour reception last Thursday. Dean and his wife were lead into the formal ceremony by their son, Madison Township (Franklin County) Police Captain Jim Dean playing bagpipes. Dean retired effective at midnight on May 13 after 48 […]

Prosecutor candidate proposes overdose amnesty program



JACKSONTOWN- Chris Shook, Democratic candidate for Licking County Prosecutor, promised Licking Township Trustees he wouldn’t shake up the prosecutor’s office and fire attorneys, including Mark Zanghi who advises Licking Township, if he wins the November election. Shook is running against Republican candidate William Hayes. “I won’t go in there and cause turnover,” Shook said, adding it’s tough to lure attorneys […]

$5,800 phone bill payment still being questioned



BUCKEYE LAKE – A $5,800 payment for unauthorized international phone calls sparked debate at the Buckeye Lake Council Finance Committee Monday evening. While Finance Committee members agree it’s no reflection on the village’s fiscal officer, they would like treasurer’s reports that are more clear and for the village administration to be more forthcoming with information. At the April 25 council […]

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Change needed in the county commissioners’ office



Editor: I’ll keep this letter fairly short since it will be considered “political,” but I should have more Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court reports for readers next week. There have been problems throughout much of Licking County government, but my focus has been on the Licking County dog pound. For many years, I told the commissioners about problems or issues at […]

Council member wants to hear from residents on possible police levy



Editor: I’m writing to Village of Thornville residents. Let me start by saying THANK YOU to Scott Rawdon and The Beacon for keeping village residents informed about the proposed five mill police levy in The Beacon’s April 9th article titled “Thornville voters will make the call on police levy”. I would like to explain why I abstained from voting on […]

Shut the ‘dam’ gate



Editor: While the “dam” guy who started this mess, was riding around in New England in his bus, who was in charge? His JANITOR? Toll lights are gone. Orange things are gone. Dirt fluffer still working on the pile of muck. Does ODNR stand for “Odd Ducks Never Respond”? Help Mother Nature, Shut the “Dam” Gate! Katfish NeubigBehind the DirtLeib’s […]

Lakewood finds leads in concession stand water



HEBRON – The Lakewood School District’s water supplies are lead-free according to Ohio EPA regulations, except for one place – the athletic field concession stand. “The concession had the higher level because it hasn’t been used,” said Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews. Water testing was conducted in cooperation with the Licking County Health Department last week at 70 locations in all […]

Law enforcement targeting ‘Click It or Ticket’ May 23 to June 5



NEWARK – From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement effort starts ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. According to research conducted by the National […]

Marcel “Mark” Borys



On Thursday May 12, 2016, Marcel “Mark” Borys, age 78 of Baltimore, joined our Lord after a long valiant fight with illness at The James Cancer Center. Mark was an active member at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Buckeye Lake. He enjoyed services with his wife every week. He also was a member of the VFW in Baltimore. He […]


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