Warm winter may not be good for plants



JACKSONTOWN- It can’t be good: Winter’s unseasonably warm weather is fooling many plants into believing it’s spring, and now some are budding and blooming early or poking though Monday night’s snowfall. Actually, Mike Ecker, Dawes Arboretum’s director of horticulture, said that most plants can handle sprouting early without too much problem. Ironically, it’s the warm weather that really gives them […]

Perry County audit finds improper payments



COLUMBUS – F o rme r Au d i t o r o f S t a t e Be t t y Montgomery released the 2005 financial audit of Perry County Jan. 4, which revealed improper payments of compensatory time, or “comp” time, and overtime to 21 employees in the county engineer’s department totaling more than $8,720. The audit […]

Bounds Farm plans presented



B U C K E Y E L A K E – Representatives for a proposed residential development of the 118-acre Bounds Farm property presented their plans to the Buckeye Lake Planning and Zoning Commission and a crowd of curious residents Tuesday night at the Tri-County Rescue and Dive Team building. While the crowd was treated to new information about […]

Logan named ODNR director



COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has appointed Sean Logan as director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “I was fortunate to work with Sean when I was a Member of Congress representing Columbiana County, and I know first-hand how bright and hard-working he is,” Strickland said. “Sean truly believes in the potential of Ohio’s parks and natural resources, […]

Becky’s family thanks her friends



Editor: I want to thank all the people in Buckeye Lake and the surrounding areas who have expressed their sympathy in the passing of my wife, Becky. She loved you all and would hope that you would continue to support those whom she worked with over the years. I have received cards from people I do not know, but I […]

Writer avoids ‘New Rome East’



Editor: Until I read the article by Scott Rawdon in last week’s Beacon, I thought the frequent letters to the editor written by a Kirkersville resident were probably a bit exaggerated. Now I’m not so sure. Given Mayor Evans quoted statement that he wants to lower the speed on the unpopulated State Route 158 connecter to 35 mph sort of […]

Council member retracts apology for speeding ticket



Editor: I wish to clarify my previous letter to the “citizen” who received the speeding ticket on Loop Road. I wrote my previous letter a little too hastily. I wasn’t trying to apologize for the ticket. Further, I was not trying to undermine our police, that was not my intention. I firmly believe that our police are doing a finejob. […]

‘Watchdog’ says driver deserves refund



Editor: The Kirkersville good Ole Boys cringe when they are referred to as New Rome wannabes. But yet they continue to read from the same script as the New Rome players. As some of you may recall, the fall of New Rome started with a man getting a speeding ticket and then proving that the posted speed limit signs were […]

Driver deserves apology



Editor: No one should ever apologize for something some one else did or did not do. Likewise no police officer should ever apologize for doing the job they are getting paid to do, provided they are right and enforcing the Ohio Revised Code as it is written. Municipal ordinances are derived from the ORC and can not legally be more […]

Thanks from Little Lakers



Editor: Chalk another one up for up the Little Lakers! Yet another successful fundraiser was completed at the Breakfast with Santa, so the thanks goes out to: Stephanie Little and her family, without you a lot of things would not get done in this community not to mention we would all starve! A special show of appreciation to those of […]


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