Hebron Council thanks Marietta for his service



HEBRON – Council member Tom Marietta was thanked for his service and dedication to the village at village council’s last meeting of the year Wednesday night. He came in last in a six candidate field for four open council seats in November. Former Mayor Clifford Mason led the field and will replace Marietta on council. Incumbents Scott Walters, Jim Friend […]

Analysis: Dam buttress wall is 22.8 percent complete



BUCKEYE LAKE – Completion of the 10-foot wide buttress wall behind the two-foot wide seepage barrier (completed in May 2016) is the key factor in determining when the lake will return to normal levels. Returning the lake to normal levels will revitalize our struggling local economy. Last week, The Beacon asked ODNR’s now in-house public and media contact, Heidi Hetzel- […]

Elsie Dyer



A memorial visitation, celebrating the life of Elsie Dyer, age 90, of Thornville, will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 108 N. 7th Street, Hebron. Elsie was born in Rhodes, England, on December 3, 1927, to the late James Henry and Sarah Ellen (Groom) […]

Thomas J. Miller



Funeral services, celebrating the life of Thomas J. Miller, 53, formerly of Millersport, were held December 7, 2017, in the chapel of The Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Inurnment will follow at a later date in the Millersport Cemetery. Thomas died suddenly December 1, 2017, at his home in Batavia. He was born in Canton, on December […]

Richard L. Stukey



A funeral service celebrating the life of Richard L. Stukey, age 83, of Hebron, was held December 11, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Douglas Iden and Richard Linn officiating. Burial will took place in Newark Memorial Gardens. Richard was born February 4, 1934, in Hebron, to the late Chelsea Herbert and Lola M. […]

Heath Alan Thompson



Heath Alan Thompson, age 44, of Baltimore, passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2017. He was born August 19, 1973, in Columbus. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor David Long-Higgins, was held December 13, 2017, at David United Church of Christ, Canal Winchester. Interment was at Union Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be found at www.spencefuneralhome.com.

Richard L. Tracy



A memorial service celebrating the life of Richard L. Tracy, age 74, of Thornville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church, 65 E. Columbus Street, Thornville. Richard was born in San Bernardino, California, on July 6, 1943, to the late Jess O. and Maxine (Montgomery) Fryer. He passed away at his residence […]

Limit lottery ticket gifts to adults



COLUMBUS – The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) reminds holiday gift givers to keep the fun in the holidays by only gifting lottery tickets to adults. Studies show that many adolescents gamble at least occasionally and that lottery products, especially scratch tickets, have been an initial introduction to gambling activities for young people. Researchers have reported a link between […]

Christmas Eve services set



MILLERSPORT – The Millersport United Methodist Church has set its times for its Christmas Eve Services: Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Candlelight Services: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Our regular services are: 9 a.m. – Adult Sunday School10 a.m. – Worship11 a.m.– Fellowship Time

Letter: Some residents support new dam sidewalk



Director James Zehringer, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Dear Director Zehringer, We are making the following comments and recommendations relative to the Dam Project at Buckeye Lake for your consideration: BASIS – The basis of our comments are: • We are a home owner currently living on the Dam at the corner of Westbank Drive and North Bank. • We […]


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