Judge orders Walnut Township fiscal officer to resign

Columbus – A Fairfield County judge today (September 18) ordered the fiscal officer of Walnut Township to resign by Oct. 31 for unlawfully recommending her sister for a job with the township. “Nepotism has no place in government,” Auditor Dave Yost said. “All job candidates are entitled to a level playing field and cannot be hired based on their relation […]

Assistant fire chief found ‘not guilty’ on misdemeanor charge

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Fire Chief Bob Price told The Beacon September 12, that Assistant Chief Robert C. Robertson Jr. was found not guilty of a first degree misdemeanor assault following a short trial in Fairfield County Municipal Court on September 11. The misdemeanor charge arose from a November 17, 2017, EMS run to the R.E.M. Ohio group home […]

Claudette Arlene Pierce

“Once upon a time… isn’t that how all stories begin, especially those written by Grandmothers?” – Claudette Pierce Once upon a time, on November 15, 1933, Claudette Arlene Pierce was born to parents Claude and Vera (Davis) Woolley in the small town of Avard, Oklahoma. Separated from her mother at a young age and raised by her father and his […]

Rev. Robert L. Settlage

Rev. Robert L. Settlage, 86, of Newark and formerly Jacksontown, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, while in hospice care at Licking Memorial Hospital. Robert was born on March 29, 1932, to Noah and Selma Settlage of New Knoxville, Ohio. He lived a life of loving service to God as the pastor of several […]

Dale E. Snyder

Dale E. Snyder, 31, of Pleasantville, passed away suddenly at his home on September 8, 2018.  Dale was a 2005 Lancaster High School graduate and a 2006 graduate of Hocking College.  He worked for Ohio Auto Club (AAA) as a tow truck operator and light service tech for 11 years.  While at AAA he earned driver of the year and […]

Mark Lawrence Strohl

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mark Lawrence Strohl, age 56, of Newark, was held September 10, 2018, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Mark was born May 30, 1962, in Newark. He passed away September 6, 2018, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Mark was a 1981 graduate of Lakewood High School […]


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