Benny forecasts an early spring



BUCKEYE LAKE – Benny the Bass keep a crowd of several hundred hardy Winterfest celebrants in suspense at dawn on January 28. Just as the early morning fireworks show was starting, Benny gobbled up a minnow meaning that Buckeye Lake will have an early Spring. It turns out that a little research gives an early spring at least a sporting […]

Hebron Police Department certified



COLUMBUS – The Hebron Police Department has adopted and implemented state standards established by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations. More than 330 agencies employing over 18,000 officers (or 67 percent of all full-time and part-time law enforcement officers in Ohio, including agencies and officers in most of […]

Fairfield County to update Comprehensive Plan



LANCASTER – The Fairfield County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is kicking off a year long process to update the county’s Comprehensive Plan and is seeking input from residents and business owners to help prioritize goals, objectives, and policies for the plan. The survey may be accessed by the following link: https://s.zoomerang.com/r/PlanFairfield A Comprehensive Plan is a visioning document that will […]

Hopewell Cottages available soon



HEBRON – Spire Development and Fairfield Homes recently announced Hopewell Cottages will soon open. The 50-unit development will offer one, two and three bedroom cottages throughout 10 new buildings located between North Main Street and North 6th Street in Hebron. The new community was developed to provide high-quality, affordable rental housing for working families in Licking County. It is within […]

Letter to Readers



Thank you for your kind words about The Beacon. We’ll miss the print edition too, but we could no longer afford it. The last two weeks have seemed a bit surreal as we break away from the routine of the last 22 years. Many of us still like to hold a paper or book in our hands. But that physical […]

Prove Tory wrong



Editor, It’s been many moons since I wrote a letter in The Beacon. I knew this day was coming and like Charlie I hid my head in the sand and hoped for the best. Well the best is not happening because I won’t have a paper Beacon to open up, read and collect. However, an on-line Beacon might just be […]

Elizabeth Tate Barnhart



A Celebration of Life will be held for Elizabeth Tate Barnhart at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home 985 N 21st Street, Newark. Pastor David Pennington will officiate. Family and friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. with the service immediately following. Elizabeth was born on July 19, 1992, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The […]

Shirley J. Boster



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Shirley J. Boster, 84, of Pataskala, was held February 7, 2017, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with pastor Steve Dunn as celebrant. Shirley was laid to rest next to her husband, Owen Boster in the Pataskala Cemetery. She was born December 27, 1932, in St. […]

Scott E. Chambers



Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Scott E. Chambers, age 57, of Hebron. Mr. Chambers passed away January 27, 2017, at his residence. The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Louis A. Comer



Private cremation arrangements have been completed for Louis A. Comer, 70, formerly of Kirkersville, who died February 7, 2017, at his home in Georgia following an extended illness. Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for Louis and his family.


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