Letter to the Editor: Writer urges Army Corps to reject ODNR application until drainage issues are resolved



Editor: I would like to share the letter I sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to CELRH-RD-N Public Notice No. 2013-257. All public comments must reach the Huntington office on or before April 29, 2017. See last week’s Beacon report “Concrete appears to replace grass” for more information. The entire notice is available at: http://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/Article… I […]

Work to drain Lake Hayden to begin April 13



BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake draining is a scary term around Buckeye Lake. Cranberry Bay area residents in Buckeye Lake Village are pleased that work begins April 13 to drain the stormwater that accumulates on Cranberry Lane in front of Charlene Hayden’s home after every steady to heavy rain. Law General Contracting of St. Louisville will install an eight-inch storm water […]

James Lee Colbridge (Huckabaa)



James Lee Colbridge, (Huckabaa), age 65, died peacefully April 5, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center Newark. James is survived by his four daughters, Cindy Lee (AKA Cinderella), Kelly, Kimberly and Dawnie; two sons, Jimmy and Timothy; numerous grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews; and his two special friends, Greg Farrington and Patty Wilson. James is preceded in death […]

Richard L. “Rich” Denny



A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard L. “Rich” Denny, age 84, of Hebron, was be held April 11, 2017, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Gill officiating. Interment followed at Newark Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Rich was born in Perry County on May 18, 1932, to the […]

Melvin Ray Diller



A funeral service celebrating the life of Melvin Ray Diller, age 86 of Thornville, will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Jeremy Shank officiating. Interment will follow at New Lexington Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted. Melvin was born in Bristol, Ohio, on January […]

Betty L. Flynn



Betty L. Flynn, of Pleasantville, died April 4, 2017. Born May 09, 1934, in Zanesville, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Naomi (Wince) McGrath. Betty graduated from Zanesville High School and Shalom Bible College and Seminary. A long time employee of Forest Rose and member of Fairfield Christian Church, Betty loved travel, adventure and learning new […]

Nolan Perry Henderson



Nolan Perry Henderson, 94, of Glenford, went home to his Lord on April 5, 2017. Nolan was born September 19, 1922, to the late Charles and Lillie (Smith) Henderson at their farm in Glenford. Nolan graduated from Glenford High School and was a proud member of the 1941 State Champion Glenford Golden Horde basketball team. Following high school, he worked […]

Ottie M. Orr



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Ottie M. Orr, 89, of Glenford, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor David Helser as celebrant. Burial will follow at Olivet Cemetery, High Point. Ottie died April 12, 2017, at his home with […]

Raymond Douglas “Ray” Weekley



A memorial service celebrating the life of Raymond Douglas “Ray” Weekley, age 81, of Heath, was held April 11, 2017, at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, Millersport, with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Military honors were observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Ray was born July 4, 1935, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to the late Paul Jackson and Zola Marie (Fortney) […]

Rosemary C. Yingling



Funeral services celebrating the life of Rosemary C. Yingling, 70, of Thornville, were held April 11, 2017, at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, Newark, with Deacon Patrick Wilson as celebrant. Interment followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Rosemary, a parishioner of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, died at the Pickering House, Lancaster on April 7, 2017. She was born in […]


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