It finally looks like winter

MILLERSPORT- Janet Johnson, owner of the Millersport General Store and Upper Deck Coffee House, would love snow if it weren’t so cold. “Really, snow’s fine. It’s driving in it I hate,” she said, while sweeping a couple inches of freshly fallen powder from the sidewalk in front of her store. Many drivers could relate to Johnson as they contended with […]


Ah, the 21st Century! The Buckeye Lake Beacon can now be found online at a new address – It’s close to the same address we’ve had for years, except it is now “dot net,” instead of “dot com.” The new web site has a new look and printable PDF versions of every page. We will provide links to our […]

Lakewood looking at levy

HEBRON – Lakewood school board members will meet in special session on Monday, Feb. 5, where they could pass a resolution that would be the first step to putting a levy on the May ballot. Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault said the district has an emergency levy going off the books – a 5-year, 5.8-mill levy – that generates $2.058 million […]

It’s Consumer Protection Week February 4-9

BUCKEYE LAKE – National Consumer Protection Week is February 4-9. The U.S. Postal Service is teaming with other agencies to educate consumers about fraudulent work-at-home schemes. Four pamphlets will be available in the Buckeye Lake Post Officelobby next week: Sweepstakes Advertising, Preventing Mail Fraud, Consumer Fraud by Phone or Mail and Safeguard Your Personal Information. The Postal Service has a […]

It’s a waiting game for salvage yard

BALTIMORE- It’s starting to feel like a chess match for the Liberty Township Trustees; none of the trustees is certain what is going to happen next with a controversial salvage yard planned for 145 Baltimore-Somerset Road, or even if they can legally do anything to affect the situation. At the moment, it seems like a case of “hurry up and […]

School board changes meeting date

MILLERSPORT – The Walnut Township School Board is changing its February board meeting from Monday, February 12 to Monday, February 5 at 8 p.m. The meeting is being changed due to a conflictwith the varsity girls Central District Basketball Tournament set for February 12. The board is holding a special session at 6:30 p.m. on February 5 to go into […]

Union Township Trustees don’t oppose annexation

GRANVILLE – Un i o n Township Trustees said they don’t oppose the annexation of more than 514 acres of land – 135 acres of which is in Union Township – into the Village of Granville. “Union Township is aware of the unity of people in the annexed area. The trustees offer no opposition to the annexation,” said Union Township […]

Boating class set

MILLERSPORT – The 8- hour Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered on Saturday, March 10 at the Division of Watercraft’s Buckeye Lake officein Millersport. The course meets Ohio’s boating education requirement which applies to anyone born after Jan. 1, 1982, before they can operate a boat with greater than 10 horsepower. Cost is $5 and preregistration is required. Call […]

‘A Night Out for Dennis’ set for Feb. 10

MILLERSPORT – Saturday, February 10 will be a special night at Millersport Elementary School. The PTO and students are holding another benefit for their friend, Dennis Channel. The group hopes that “A Night Out for Dennis” will not only raise money for his now six-year battle against brain cancer, but provide an opportunity for everyone to spend quality time with […]

Sewer rate hike: Something can be done

Sewer rate hike: Something can be done The proposed 69 percent increase for Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers has been called, among other things, “unaffordable and unreasonable.” While the huge increase certainly will be unaffordable for some residents, unfortunately it doesn’t make any difference. The sewer district has been violating its permit for years, primarily by dumping untreated sewage mixed […]