‘If Millersport needs us, we will be here’

MILLERSPORT – “If Millersport needs us, we will be here,” Fairfield, Hocking, Athens Major Crimes Unit Commander Dennis Lowe told Mayor Gary Matheny and village council members Tuesday night. Millersport Police Chief Mark Consolo invited Lowe to the council meeting to thank him and the multi-jurisdictional team that sweep the Millersport area three weeks seeking 14 drug traffickers. Consolo gave […]

Buckeye Lake Police Chief retains lawyer

BUCKEYE LAKE – Police Chief Jimmy Hanzey has lawyered up. He appeared with his attorney, Larry Arnold, at Monday night’s village council meeting. After several attacks on Mayor Peggy Wells and Council President Kitty Zwissler during unfinished/ other business, council member Arletta Ruton said, “I want to turn this over to Jimmy Hanzey.” Arnold first introduced himself, stating that Hanzey […]

Tornado siren drill set for Thursday, March 22

NEWARK – The Licking County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will perform an annual tornado siren drill on Thursday, March 22 throughout Licking County. The intent of the drill is to verify that all tornado sirens in Licking County are operational and to verify the exact locations of these assets. Testing is scheduled to begin at 9 am and may continue […]

Good news on buttress wall progress

BUCKEYE LAKE – It took weeks to get an update from ODNR, but there’s good news on the buttress wall construction. Late last week, ODNR told The Beacon that as of Monday, March 4: • 14,074 linear feet of one pass has been completed; • 15,905 linear feet of two-pass has been done; and • 4,480 lineal feet or almost […]

Randy Eugene Hottinger

A graveside service celebrating the life of Randy Eugene Hottinger, age 63, of Newark, was held March 15, 2018, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Randy was born March 20, 1954, in Newark, to the late Dale William and Eva Frances (Buell) Hottinger. He passed away March 9, 2018, at the Newark Care and Rehabilitation Center. […]

Joseph A. King

Joseph A. King, 82, of Somerset, died March 10, 2018, at Genesis Hospice-Morrison House. Joe entered into this world on December 14, 1935, to the late Joseph A. and Rosina (Bader) King. He was an Army veteran and retired from Modern Welding in Newark. Joe leaves behind his wife, Carolyn S. (Garich) King; and their legacy, a son, Michael J. […]

Phyllis M. Logue

Phyllis M. Logue, 71, of Millersport, formerly of Lancaster, passed away March 11, 2018, at Arlington Court in Columbus. She was born on June 10, 1946, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to the late Alf and Rachel (Branham) Tackett. Phyllis was the youngest of 14 children. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jim Logue; son, Austin (April) Logue; granddaughter, […]

Lewis C. LoMaglio

Lewis C. LoMaglio, 81, of Millersport, formerly of Amanda, passed away March 8, 2018, at Fairfield Medical Center. Lew was born on August 26, 1936, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the late Frank and Cecilia (Berry) LoMaglio. He was a long time member of the Laurelville Church of God, a veteran of the United States Army, and retired from Anchor Hocking. […]

Jeane Ruth Wolfe Mast

Jeane Ruth Wolfe Mast, age 83 of Pleasantville, passed away March 9, 2018, at her residence. She was born on May 5, 1934, in Baltimore, to the late Merrill Frederick and Helen Wise Neff Wolfe on a small dairy farm outside of Thurston. She was raised as a member of the Thurston United Methodist Church where she received much of […]

Rosa Lee Emerson Newkirk

A funeral service celebrating the life of Rosa Lee Emerson Newkirk, 92, formerly of Kirkersville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Rosa Lee died peacefully March 11, 2018, in Morton, Illinois, following a brief […]