April 24, 2010 RSS feed / Editorials & Letters

Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We prefer typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. More...

BLASST theme suggestions pouring in; show set for July 2

Editor: July 2nd is just around the corner, and the BLASST is moving forward! I want to thank everyone who suggested themes for this year. I never thought we would receive more than 30 suggestions. More...

Easter egg hunt winners

Editor: We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Buckeye Lake Youth Association this year on April 3rd. It was a huge success and everyone had a great time! Here are the winners for this year’s contests. More...

Writer supports Smith for commissioner

Editor: On Election Day, May 4th, my wife Doris and I will vote to reelect Doug Smith as our Licking County Commissioner. I would ask you to join us. More...

Wood endorsed for Perry County Commissioner

Editor: In the game of politics, talk is cheap. That’s why when a politician says he is a member of a group or organization, I always ask what does that mean? Is he an active member or does he just write a check during election season? More...

Writer says Lakewood levy will cost more than estimates

Editor: The new Lakewood levy will generate $36 million dollars district wide during the 10 year period. $31 million dollars of the $36 million will go towards salaries, around 85% according to Lakewood officials. More...

Condolences to Walnut Township citizens

Editor: The fall elections are in the distant past, and the Walnut Township Trustee recount reconfirmed the second trustee winner. Congratulations and condolences are long overdue. More...

Dailey endorsed for Congress

Editor: Fred Dailey is our best choice to serve the 18th Congressional District. More...

‘Do our best for our dear old L.H.S.’

Editor: Last weekend our family had the privilege of attending a very successful performance of “Suessical the Musical” at Lakewood High School. More...

SWL schools are playing on generosity to children

Editor: SWL is again playing on our generosity to children. Their website has a picture of a little girl with the caption, “Strong Schools, Strong Community.” More...

This is it for election letters!

This is our last week for letters about candidates and issues on the May 4 ballot. It has been The Beacon’s long-standing policy not to print election letters in the final issue before an election. More...

Voters urged to support Liberty Union income tax renewal

Editor, I consider myself lucky to be raising my family in Baltimore. One of the biggest reasons is that we have a tremendous school system. More...

More support for Lakewood

Editor: The Ohio Supreme Court has declared that the way in which our schools are funded is unconstitutional yet the General Assembly has ignored their findings. In the meantime our school districts struggle to balance their budgets. More...

More support for Liberty Union tax renewal

Editor: On May 4th, Liberty Union- Thurston School District residents will be asked to support a renewal of the 0.5% income tax operating levy that was initially approved in 2005. More...

Flora J. Yates

Flora J. Yates, 91, of Baltimore, former resident of Archer, Florida, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at her residence. She was retired from RBM/ Essex Wire Co. with 20 years of service. She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, and needlework. More...

Poppy Day is May 1

MILLERSPORT – Poppy Day is Saturday, May 1. Members of the Millersport American Legion Auxiliary Unit 637 will be distributing the traditional paper poppies downtown and at businesses. More...

Writer disagrees with support for refuse districts

Editor: As always a great paper, and great articles. We finally disagree on one editorial. Residential Refuse District, Bad idea: 1. You said “will save residents and township taxpayers money”, maybe. 2. More...

VFW Ladies Auxiliary needs help

Editor: The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 1388 at Buckeye Lake is having a fund raiser on Saturday, May 15 to raise funds for our local needy veterans. More...

Time running out on best pool deal

Editor: Millersport Pool memberships are now available at the village office for the 2010 season. They will be discounted to $150 per family through Friday, April 30; $175 per family between May 1 - 31 and $195 per family after June 1. More...