Next Tuesday seems scarier



BUCKEYE LAKE – The goblins, ghosts, vampires, headless monsters and the “you name if you can” were out two nights seeking treats this year Baltimore, Millersport and Thornville set Trick or Treat for Thursday, Oct. 27, while Buckeye Lake Village and Hebron opted for the day itself – Monday, October 31. But for many, the real fright night is next […]

Lakewood’s financial future looks bright to 2021



HEBRON- – Lakewood Schools’ financial future looks bright going all the way into 2021. Lakewood Treasurer Glenna Plaisted presented the district’s five-year financial forecast to the Lakewood School Board Oct. 12. “Currently the district is in good financial condition,” Plaisted said. “We do have some capital outlay projects we will be working on over the next 18 months; however, the […]

It’s state tournament time



HEBRON – The state cross country tournament returns to National Trail Raceway Saturday, Nov. 5. Boys and girls will compete Saturday in three divisions. The Division II Boys Championship race starts at 11:45 a.m. Sheridan High School qualified as a team. Members competing are: Luke Brown, Kyle Clellan, Noah Deville, Brandon Lanning, Jed Shumaker, Levi Sweazy and Mitchell Wells. Individuals […]

Mayor invites lawyer to discuss charter



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council members must accept that the village charter doesn’t grant them as much power as some believe it does, said Athens based attorney Garry Hunter during a special council meeting Oct. 25. “There have been several comments made that questioned if we were following proper procedures when it comes to our charter, council rules […]

Letters to the Editor



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The case for Trump



Mercifully, the seemingly endless presidential campaign is almost over! The campaign has been going on for nearly two years. Like many voters, we’ve found it difficult to get excited, at least positively, about either major candidate. Both major candidates are seriously flawed. But there is simply too much at stake to stay at home next Tuesday or throw your vote […]

Mayor comments on clerk resignation



THORNVILLE – We ran out of space last week for all of Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner’s comments following a Thornville Village Council meeting where council clerk Danielle Lovett resigned. To review, Lovett said she resigned after council member Olivia Newbold questioned her professionalism and integrity in a Letter to the Editor in The Beacon’s Oct. 22 edition. In an email […]

Alice L. Hayes



A funeral service celebrating the life of Alice L. Hayes, age 86, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Hebron Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Reverend Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow at Licking Baptist Cemetery. Alice was born in Leon, Kentucky, on September 3, 1930, to the late […]

Charles Ted Melvin



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Charles Ted Melvin, 74, of Buckeye Lake, was held October 30, 2016, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Rick Smitson officiating. Ted died peacefully at his home October 26, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of […]

Roger Jay Noble



Roger Jay Noble, age 60, of Lancaster, died October 30, 2016, at his residence. He was born December 14, 1955, in Newark. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1974. Roger married his high school sweetheart, Alice in 1976. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and VFW of Lancaster. Roger enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his […]


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