Cold Fusion

Frozen lake is worth the risk

Cold Fusion LICKING TOWNSHIP- It’s going to take more than an icy dip in a frozen lake to turn ice boaters Sean Ahern and James McFall into landlubbers. McFall found himself waist deep in ice water Monday afternoon as he and friend Ahern were sailing ice boats across Buckeye Lake. Unfortunately, McFall was skating on thin ice–literally. His boat, owned […]

Commissioners get earful over sewer rate hike

HEBRON- It was a tough night for the Licking County Commissioners Jan. 31 as more than 400 residents packed the Lakewood High School auditorium to voice objections over a 69 percent sewer rate hike proposed by the county. If imposed, monthly sewer rates for Buckeye Lake Sewer District residential customers will rise from $29 to $49 possibly starting February and […]

Commissioners delay sewer rate hike

NEWARK – Licking County Commissioners want some more time before making a decision on a proposed rate increase for Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers. “We’ve just got to have some time on this issue,” Commissioner Marcia Phelps told several district customers at the commissioners’ meeting Monday. A week ago, commissioners told the same customers that a decision could be made […]

Report says sewer rate increases are declining

COLUMBUS – Ohio EPA’s latest annual sewer and water rate survey shows that water and sewer costs in 2005 increased by 2.9 and 2.2 percent respectively. Both sewer and water rates increased at a rate slightly slower than inflation. The survey compiles information about the annual charges to residential users of sewer and water systems in Ohio. On average, the […]

Salvage yard opponents turn up the heat

BALTIMORE- The Liberty Township Trustees hadn’t long to wait. Members of the East Side Neighborhood Group – a citizens’ group created to oppose a controversial salvage yard planned for 145 Baltimore- Somerset Road – hired attorney Mike Shannon to help the group appeal the county prosecutor’s conclusion that there are no zoning violations on the salvage yard property. Earlier, Shannon […]

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 Ohio Boating Education Course covers state and federal laws, navigational rules fo the road and basic boating safety practices. The course meets Ohio’s boat- ing education requirement which applies to anyone born after Jan. […]

Lakewood considering May levy

HEBRON – Lakewood school board members set the wheels in motion Monday night to put a levy issue on the May 8 ballot. The board met in special session, where they voted unanimously to pursue a renewal of an existing emergency levy plus an increase designed to meet projected fiscal needs through 2010. If another resolution is passed at the […]

Auction grows for ‘A Night Out for Dennis’

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 sixyear battle against brain cancer, but provide an opportunity for everyone to spend quality time with […]

Baltimore Council members respond to Mooney letters

Editor: This letter is in response to the numerous inaccurate statements set forth in the letter appearing in the January 20, 2007 edition of the Beacon, written by Dave Mooney of Baltimore, Ohio. The stated salaries for the Village Administrator and Village Service Superintendent are not accurate. The amounts stated by the writer represent the maximum possible salary for each […]

‘Watchdog’ says fivevotes required for emergencies

Editor: I will give the benefit of the doubt to Kirkersville Council Member Bobbi Miller and hope that since she is fairly new to politics maybe she just doesn’t understand the process in passing an ordinance, especially as an EMERGENCY…at least in Kirkersville. The ordinance in question is the 2006 Municipal Traffic Codes. Ms. Miller wasn’t at this meeting. In […]