School Lunch Menus for week of September 24th.

Hebron Elementary/Jackson Intermediate Monday: #1 Popcorn chicken #2 PBJ pocket, mashed potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Sub sandwich #2 PBJ pocket, steamed broccoli, and fruit. Wednesday: #1 Pizza #2 PBJ pocket, steamed green beans, and fruit. Thursday: #1 Chicken/cheese quesadilla #2 PBJ pocket, refried beans, fruit, and ice cream. Friday: #1 Grilled cheese sandwich #2 PBJ pocket, tomato soup, celery w/peanut […]

Editorial: State Auditor Dave Yost snags a minnow

Beacon Editorial The Beacon recently received (Tuesday, September 18) a press release from State Auditor Dave Yost (and candidate for Ohio Attorney General) touting that the Walnut Township Fiscal Officer had been ordered to step down following a guilty plea. It’s a sad story and incomplete story. Back in 2014, Walnut Township Fiscal Officer Lynn Kraner told trustees she knew […]

Residents blast trustees over Lost Lands Festival

By Charles Prince JACKSONTOWN – The second Lost Lands Music Festival attracted some 40,000 electronic dance music (EDM) fans from around the world to Legend Valley last weekend. The festival officially began Thursday and wrapped up Sunday night. The four-day festival also attracted a standing-room-only crowd to the Licking Township Trustees’ meeting Monday night. More than 20 area residents, including […]

North Shore Park being restored

BUCKEYE LAKE – Work started last week on restoring the North Shore Park to its condition before the dam reconstruction work began. The west parking lot for boaters and visitors is being rebuilt starting with a new base and asphalt.  The park’s entrance and exit lanes are also being rebuilt  with a new base and asphalt.  The roadways linking the […]

Pat Bader

Pat  Bader, age 73 of Baltimore, died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born to the late John and Verna Gibbs on April 26, 1945.  She was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother.  She was a past member of the Baltimore Grange and Trinity Church of Christ.  Pat devoted her life to taking care of […]

Evelyn Louise (Ours) Clay

Evelyn Louise (Ours) Clay passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 20, 2018, following an extended illness. Evelyn was born in Akron, on May 14, 1931, to Everett and Zella (Gainer) Ours. She was a graduate of Hebron High School and attended Hiram College. She married Sherman Clay, Jr. on July 8, 1953, and enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Evelyn’s generous […]

Donald W. “Bill” Dodson, Sr.

A memorial gathering celebrating the life of Donald W. “Bill” Dodson, Sr., age 79, of Buckeye Lake, will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. from 10 a.m. until Noon at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath. Bill passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice […]

Billy W. Fanning

Billy W. Fanning, 86, of Thornville, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Billy was a member of Oakthorpe Church for many years and he was a member of the Patriot Lodge #496 F&AM for 68 years. He retired after 33 years as a printer with the Columbus Dispatch. In his retirement years, he was able to pursue his true […]

Betty Sue Antle VanGundy

Funeral services, celebrating the life of Betty Sue Antle VanGundy, 67, of Thornville, were held September 19, 2018, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Jim Addy officiating. Burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown. Betty passed early Monday morning, September 17, 2018, in Columbus, following an extended illness. She was born November […]

Benjamin D. “Ben” Whitehead

A memorial service celebrating the life of Benjamin D. “Ben” Whitehead, 71, of Granville, was held September 14, 2018, at Centenary United Methodist Church, Granville, with Rev. Casey Wilson as celebrant. A gentleman, farmer, and retired agent with State Farm, Ben passed away September 11, 2018, at his home. He was born in Granville to the late Henry E. and […]