Analysis: Police Department still needs basic equipment

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night’s Village Council meeting was a particularly unproductive 75 minutes. Last Thursday evening, Council President Kitty Zwissler emailed council members about a “desperate need” for a joint Finance/Safety Committee meeting “focused on the Police Department’s LACK of funds.” Earlier Thursday, council clerk Valerie Hans had distributed the council packet for the August 13 […]

Letter to Editor: Thanks for back-to-school haircut supporters

Editor: Recently I started “Glenford Elementary Back to School Haircuts”. Thanks to all who supported and made this project happen. I would like to graciously thank our four stylists for volunteering their time during this project: Scott Tanner of Beaches Hair and Nails; Joy Stewart of Somerset Barbershop; Courtney Weirich and Brandice Padgett of Lady Janes Haircuts for Men; Glenford […]

Change in Hunts Landing Road closing schedule

BUCKEYE LAKE – Our wet summer continues to affect construction projects. Buckeye Lake Village’s scheduled closure of Hunts Landing Road on Monday, August 27, has been pushed back to Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29. Work will still begin on Monday with traffic controlled for the layout, signage and ditch work.  The road will be closed to all traffic […]

Village moving ahead on greenspace development

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Village council members unanimously agreed Wednesday evening to move ahead on the development of the greenspace at the northwest corner of High and Main streets. Council member Scott Walters, who had replaced Tom Marietta on the village’s ad hoc greenspace committee, said it is time to starting moving forward on developing the space for public […]

Housing inventory rising in central Ohio

COLUMBUS  – The inventory of homes for sale in central Ohio in July climbed to 5,184, a 5.5 percent increase over June, although still down 5.7 percent from July 2017. This is the highest inventory of homes listed for sale since last fall according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. “The slight increase in inventory is encouraging for buyers,” […]

Letter to Editor: Thanks to Summer Food Program volunteers

Editor: I want to thank all of the volunteers that helped with the Buckeye Lake Ryan-Braden Park Summer Food Program.  Three churches sent volunteers to pick up lunches at the Salvation Army in Newark, and distribute them to Buckeye Lake area children at the park all summer.  Funding for the program is from the U. S. Department of Education, and […]

Letter to Editor: Have some family fun at the Sweetcorn Festival

Editor: We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on August 29 thru September 1 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]

Dolores A. Curnette

A funeral service celebrating the life of Dolores A. Curnette, 83, of Hebron, formerly of Thornville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Dolores died suddenly Sunday, August 19, 2018, in Newark. She was […]

Betty L. Gard

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty L. Gard, 64 of Kirkersville will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor Amanda Olson officiating. Betty passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Mt. Carmel East. She was born September 5, 1953, to the late Roy […]

John Douglas Kruse

Service arrangements are pending for John Douglas Kruse, age 35, of Pataskala. John was born January 18, 1983, in Bloomington, Illinois. He passed away on August 21, 2018. John was a 2002 graduate of Watkins Memorial High School and had been employed with Ascena Retail Group and Amazon in Etna. John was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel […]


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