2009-08-22 / Editorials & Letters

Tory defends The Beacon


Oh my, Mr. Bowman, aren't you a man with delusions of grandeur. Wouldn't J.B. Cain have fun with you? But, he's not here and you went and stepped on my toes. The Beacon will leave town when Charlie chooses to, but not until. To you Beacon readers: You don't know what you've got until it's gone.

Let's review to be sure. You compared Peggy Wells, who has proven over and over as a woman who does her home work, and The Beacon, a community newspaper that is the largest asset in three counties to Ron Small, a police chief who appears to have accrued a baby fortune on a village salary of about $40,000 a year, some rentals and small side businesses? The maxim that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely is applicable here. Ron Small has been in power in Buckeye Lake for years and few have challenged him. In case anyone is uncertain of my opinion of Ron Small, let me be very clear; I think he is a disgrace to the badge he wears and has been for a long time.

Mr. Bowman, the only people angry are maybe his family and friends. He's got a big family but they number far less than those who believe his time is long done. Ron is a dinosaur. His days are numbered. When he's gone, it will be a new day in Buckeye Lake.

Now if somehow the two Leindeckers would retire as well, it's "Katie bar the door" with Buckeye Lake Village growing like spring grass. As for the mayor of Buckeye Lake, you are right, Peggy is right and I won't waste words on the prince of the selfabsorbed.

Mr. Bowman, it is my opinion you may make bad choices of friends. On the other hand, you don't seem to know right from wrong which would make your choice of friends appropriate. Either way there are a great many of us out here that care where and how our money is being spent. There are a great number of us who appreciate The Beacon for turning a spotlight on public officials who forget they are supposed to be serving the public. You have pointed out that you don't care about things like that. Mr. Bowman, you just made a fool out of yourself. My hope is that you did not intend to do that. Victoria Wolfe West Bank

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