New stadium with turf field on schedule for August 17 dedication

HEBRON – Lakewood School District board members opened their May 24 meeting with an executive or closed session to review negotiations on new contracts with district employees. Contract discussions are continuing. Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews told The Beacon there is nothing to report at this time. Board members also discussed the 5.24 mill emergency levy that expires in 2018, but […]

Boats return for holiday weekend

BUCKEYE LAKE – In sharp contrast to the past two years, it finally looked like a summer weekend last weekend. Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer and the Buckeye Lake boating season. By noon on Monday, there was no more room for trailers at the North Shore. Tow vehicles and trailers were parked on the grass and […]

Colleen Marie Davis

Colleen Marie Davis, 53, of Columbus, passed away on May 24, 2017, following an extended illness. She was born in Newark, on May 4, 1964, the daughter of the late Calvin and Margaret (Lane) Davis. She attended Lakewood Schools. She had worked as a cashier, prior to her illness in 2009. Collen loved painting vases and cooking. She also adored […]

Donna Jean George

A memorial service celebrating the life of Donna Jean George, age 84, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, with Lay Pastor Scott England officiating. Donna Jean passed away May 24, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born October 29, 1932, in […]

Kyle A Hochradel

Kyle A Hochradel, age 67 of Thornville. passed away May 15, 2017. He is survived by daughter, Leah Stumme; sister, Robin Hochradel; and niece and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents, Robert and Marveen Hochradel; and sister, Vicky Johnson A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Trinity UCC in […]

Kenneth “Kenny” W. Karsten

Kenneth “Kenny” W. Karsten, age 79 of Thurston, died May 25, 2017, at the Pickering House. Arrangements were handled by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Baltimore, Ohio.

Patty Jean McCullough Oyler

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Patty Jean McCullough Oyler of Alexandria, was held May 30, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Kae Merold as celebrant. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Alexandria. Patty died unexpectedly May 24, 2017, at her home. She was born September 22, 1930, the […]

Patrol reports 14 deaths over Memorial weekend

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 14 deaths on Ohio roadways over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. In 2016, 15 fatalities occurred, and 16 occurred in 2015. One of this year’s fatalities was a motorcyclist, and seven were pedestrians. The four-day reporting period began Friday, May 26 and ran through Monday, May 29. The Patrol made 33,548 […]


We remember, honor

HEBRON – Once again American Legion Post 285’s members covered the most ground in Monday’s Memorial Day services. Starting at 6:45 a.m., members conducted brief services in nine cemeteries before returning to Hebron at about 9:15 for a nearly 1/2 mile parade with the Lakewood Marching Lancers, the Lakewood Lancers baseball team, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Legion […]