Home sales still trending up in central Ohio



COLUMBUS – There were 2,377 homes and condos sold during the month of November in central Ohio, which is a 3.2 percent increase over the same month a year ago, although a decline of 13.9 percent from October. This is the highest number of sales on record for the month of November, according to the Columbus REALTORS(r) Multiple Listing Service. […]

Holiday traffic fatalities drop



COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting preliminary traffic fatality data from the 2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year reporting periods. During the 2017 Christmas reporting period, beginning December 22 and ending December 25, five crashes resulted in five fatalities. This is a significant decrease from the 2016 Christmas reporting period when 14 individuals lost their lives in […]

Looking back at 2017



BUCKEYE LAKE – 2017 was a mixed year for the Buckeye Lake area – some good and some not so good. While it certainly wasn’t the biggest story of the year, The Beacon had to face financial reality in late January and suspend print production. After nearly 22 years in print, The Beacon is now appearing exclusively on our longtime […]

Barbara Joann Adkins



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Barbara Joann Adkins, was held December 23, 2017, in the New Life Apostolic Church, Glenford. Barbara died peacefully December 21, 2017, in Zanesville, following a lengthy illness. She was born May 2, 1932, in Wilkesville, the daughter of the late Clifford and Ruby (Oiler) Thomas. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother; she loved […]

Mark P. Anderson



Mark P. Anderson, age 68 of Thornville, died December 31, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on June 9, 1949, and worked as a lab technician for the City of Lancaster Water Department. Mark had several hobbies, including cars, trains, computers, knife making, and owning the latest gadget. Most of all, Mark loved his family and will be […]

Betty (Louise) Taylor Bigler



Betty (Louise) Taylor Bigler, age 90, died peacefully at her home in Baltimore, on December 22, 2017. Betty was born October 13, 1927, to parents Samuel and Nettie Taylor in Peebles, Ohio. She was the fifth of seven children. She had wonderful memories of childhood on the farm with her sisters. Betty’s father died when she was 16 years old […]

Tammy Sue Chadwick



Memorial Service arrangements are pending for Tammy Sue Chadwick, age 42, of Grove City, who passed away unexpectedly December 30, 2017, at Mount Carmel West Hospital. Tammy was born August 26, 1975, in Columbus. Tammy loved animals, fishing, camping and being outdoors. She loved to be catered to and to spend time with her family. She is survived by her […]

Stephen D. Cornell



Stephen D. Cornell, age 69 of Buckeye Lake, died December 20, 2017, at Licking County Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 19, 1949, to the late James and Dorothy Bierley Cornell in Columbus. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in both the US. Army and then enlisted in the Navy. He worked as a social worker; was a […]

Robert Stanton “Stan” Daugherty Jr.



Robert Stanton “ Stan” Daugherty Jr., passed away unexpectedly December 23, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Newark, on September 4, 1969, the son of Robert Stanton and Phyllis (Porter) Daugherty Sr. He was a graduate of Sheridan High School, Class of 1988, and worked for Ometek, prior to his disability. Stan enjoyed helping friends and family, woodworking, […]

Paula Kay (Meyer) Erwin



A funeral service celebrating the life of Paula Kay (Meyer) Erwin, age 66, of Granville, formerly of Whitehall, will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Friends may call on Saturday, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Paula passed away peacefully while surrounded […]


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