Lake not ready for ice fishing yet

ICE WOULD BE NICELake not ready for ice fishing yetPhotos & story by Scott Rawdon LAKE AREA- Local bait shops, the Buckeye Lake State Park office, and even The Beacon office are receiving lots of calls from anxious anglers, wondering if the ice on Buckeye Lake is thick enough for ice fishing. The short answer is– not even close! While […]

History repeating itself on huge sewer rate hike

NEWARK – It looks like Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers are reliving history. Nearly eight years ago, sewer district customers received a letter from Licking County Water and Wastewater Director Ken Salsberry Jr. announcing a 66 percent rate increase. Customers were invited to a meeting at Lakewood High School to discuss the “adopted rate increase” from $17.50 per month per […]

Agreement preserves 24/7 on-duty coverage

MILLERSPORT – It took some time Tuesday night, but Walnut Township Trustees and the Village of Millersport eventually reached an agreement to keep two part-time paramedics on-duty around-the-clock at the Millersport Fire Department. Two weeks ago, Millersport Fire Chief Bill Yates told trustees that the department would have to cut back on-duty hours to 10 hours a day, seven days […]

Council opposes sewer hike

BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake resident Kitty Zwissler won’t take any – stuff. She asked the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night to take a public stand against what she called an “egregious” 69 percent sewer rate hike proposed by the Licking County Water and Wastewater Department. If imposed, monthly sewer rates for Licking County sewer customers will rise from $29 […]

Guess the number of kisses

BUCKEYE LAKE – New “With Love and Kisses” stamp leads to contests at the Buckeye Lake and Hebron post offices. The new stamp issued last week features a Hershey’s Kisses chocolate and a red heart. Kisses were introduced in 1907 and have been available for 93 years, missing only 1942-49 when foil was rationed during World War II. Kisses, wrapped […]

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Wells says developers need to pay their fair share

Editor: Have you read your letter from Licking County about the proposed rate increases for the Buckeye Lake Sewer District? The district serves Buckeye Lake Village, Harbor Hills, Avondale, Edgewater Beach, Hollywood, Lakeside, West Bank, Leibs Island, South Bank, Shell Beach, FairfieldBeach, Custer’s Point and Snug Harbor. A public meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31 at […]

Time to get involved in fighting sewer rate increase

Editor: Do you have an additional $400 in your pocket to give to the Licking County Water and Wastewater Department? NO? Have you signed the petition in opposition to the rate increase and the manner in which the Licking County Commissioners are notifying us? NO? Are you going to let your neighbors, once again, deal with the problems affecting your […]

Rate increase is a result of poor planning

Editor: A 68% increase in sewer rates is unconscionable in light of today’s present economic trends! This kind of increase without hearings shows just plain poor planning on the part of the Commissioners and the Water and Wastewater Department management. Expansion planning certainly wasn’t done overnight so why should the means to pay for it be? The chart accompanying the […]

Sewer rate hike will hurt renters too

Editor: I am strongly opposed to the drastic increase in sewer bills for February l, 2007! I have several rental properties around the lake and my tenants pay their own sewer bill. They barely can afford the rent and utilities as it is now. They will have a difficulttime paying $20.00 more a month. I will also have difficultyre-renting properties […]