October 25, 2008 RSS feed / Editorials & Letters

This is it for election letters!

Letters about candidates and issues on the November 4 ballot will NOT be published next week, with two exceptions. More...

Writers urge voters to reelect Cooperrider in Perry County

Editor: We are writing to ask Perry County voters to re-elect Judge Luann Cooperrider. More...

Voters urged to renew Buckeye Lake street lights

Editor: In these uncertain economic times, it seems everyone is attacking our wallets. Either the money we though we had coming isn't going to be a much or the things we want to buy seem suddenly to cost more. More...

Another letter: No to police levy

Editor: I want to comment on the new tax levy for the Buckeye Lake police department. First, we are all experiencing difficult times. The economy is spinning out of control. Second, people are losing their jobs and homes. More...

Writer criticizes Van Buren

Editor: I would like to add my name to the list of Franklin, Licking, and Muskingum county residents who have done business with Mark Van Buren or his South Forty Homes and know that he is the last person who should be in charge overseeing taxpay More...

Crites for attorney general

Editor: While the Mayor of Granville I had the opportunity to work with Attorney General candidate, Mike Crites. I have also worked with Mr. Crites the past three years as a Granville Village council member. More...

Democrat voting for Feightner for county commissioner

Editor: I would like to express my opinion regarding the upcoming Licking County Commissioner race between Mark Van Buren and Brad Feightner. More...

Don't 'put a price on your families' lives'

Editor: Since Buckeye Lake voters elected me to council a year ago, I've kept my promise to work as hard as I can for you. Now I'm going to ask you to do something for your village and me - vote yes for our police department levy. More...

More Letters: Don't give Buckeye Lake more money

Editor: Charlotte Basnett is promoting the new levy for the BLPD. Basnett said "even in hard times, most of us waste that much money on something we really don't need." (10/18 Beacon) Unlike Ms. More...

More support for street lights

Editor: Buckeye Lake Village voters are being asked to renew a levy to operate our community street lights. Voting "Yes" on Issue 20 will not increase our taxes. More...

Wilkens endorsed for Clerk of Courts

Editor: To all of the voters in Perry County. I would like to ask each of you to vote for my son Chad Wilkins. He is running for the Clerk of Courts position. He takes his job seriously and would do a good job. More...

Trustee responds to 'dog warden'

Editor: This is the second time I have written a Beacon Letter to the Editor. At least this time I am not responding to a "phantom writer," but to "Dog Warden Duval". More...

'Watchdog' barks back at 'dog warden'

Editor: Hurray, it has been over a month, but I finally received the information I had requested from our township's fiscal officer. More...

Wright supported for Licking County Domestic Relations judge

Editor: I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Richard Wright for several years and find him to be a person of great character and recommend you vote for him on November 4. More...

Guest column: Fire chief explains Licking Township fire levy

JACKSONTOWN - Since its creation in 1995, the Licking Township Fire Company and its volunteers have been committed to provide high quality service to township residents. More...

Superintendent explains renewal

Editor: A property tax levy that was originally approved on May 6, 2003, for a period of five years will appear on the November 4 election ballot for renewal. More...

Kirkersville water deal called 'reasonable'

Editor: Last winter Kirkersville had a public meeting for people interested in the details of a proposed water service agreement between the Southwest Licking Community Waster & Sewer District and the Village of Kirkersville. More...

Baltimore voters urged to support Issue 15

Editor: I want to address three main issues about Issue 15. 1. Mr. Farmer's accusations that this was a "stealth movement" and "quietly placed on this November's ballot" are not true. More...

Van Buren is saving money for the county

Editor: Commissioner Mark Van Buren has been doing a great job since he was appointed in January. He has made changes in county policies that help save money. More...

Farm Bureau endorses fund

Editor: The Fairfield County Farm Bureau endorsed the renewal of the $400 million Clean Ohio Fund, which is part of Ohio's economic stimulus package Governor Ted Strickland and state legislation leaders recently announced. More...

Mayor asks voters to support levy renewal

Editor: On behalf of the Millersport Village Council and the mayor's office, we are asking for your support to pass our 2.7 mill levy for Current Operating Expenses. More...

Van Buren responds to critic

Editor: I'm writing in response to the letters criticizing me. I ask that readers keep in mind that there are two sides to every story. More...

Feightner supported for county commissioner

Editor: In a few days the citizens of Licking County will be casting their ballots for the position of Licking County Commissioner. More...

One more election Letter: Vote 'no' on new police levy

Editor: I am writing to ask Buckeye Lake Village voters to vote "no" on the additional levy for the police department. More...