Day of Caring

United Way volunteers at Buckeye Lake

Story & Photos by Scott Rawdon BUCKEYE LAKE- More than 350 volunteers participated in the Licking County United Way’s 13th Annual Day of Caring event June 15, many of whom spent the day at several projects around Buckeye Lake Village. “What a great community partnership,” said Buckeye Lake State Park Manager Tim Waln, who coordinated volunteer activities at the North […]

Millersport may sell water to Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE- Could the third try be the charm for Millersport to provide public water to the Village of Buckeye Lake? Even as Buckeye Lake negotiates for public water with Hebron, Michael Carder, president of GGC Engineering – the firmthat provides engineering services for Millersport – sent a letter to Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster, asking him to consider using […]

Baltimore police coverage increasing

BALTIMORE – Business owners and residents should soon be able to sleep a bit sounder. “Every night from midnight to 8 a.m. somebody will be watching,” Police Chief Michael Tussey told The Beacon after Monday night’s council meeting. During the meeting, Mayor Bob Kalish swore in another part-time police officer.David Kennedy, of Westerville, will soon be on the street once […]

Cooperation is critical for area fire departments

LAKE AREA- Lake area firechiefs said what happened between the City of Newark and Newark Township won’t happen around the lake. Earlier this year, the Newark Township Fire Department made changes to its firerun cards after Newark City FirefighterBruce Gutridge’s Newark Township house burned down Feb. 5. Newark City firefightersdispatched themselves to the scene seven minutes after the call for […]

Baltimore volunteers keep soldiers well supplied

BALTIMORE – If it’s Thursday morning, you’ll findBecky Ety and Sharon Gates, generally with other volunteers, packing boxes at Christ United Methodist Church for area soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. The inspiration for the project came last summer when Gates’ nephew went to Iraq. He sent an e-mail home asking for treats. Sometimes, mess halls are closed when troops return […]


HER SHIP HAS COME IN- J-me Braig, executive director of the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society, happily waves from the deck of the Salt Fork Queen – soon to be the Queen of the Lake II following renovation – as it’s pulled to a temporary dry dock at the Buckeye Lake Marina. The 55-passenger, 46 foot pontoon boat was purchased […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Care and Maintenance of Conifers Saturday, July 7, 1 – 4pm. This class will be useful to anyone considering getting some conifers for their yard as well as homeowners who already have conifers gracing their land. Although these plants tend to require different care than deciduous trees, they are […]

Discounts available for Tour of Homes

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s 22nd Annual Tour of Homes is set for Sunday, August 12. This year’s tour features homes that are built on and form a part of the lake’s infamous 4.5 mile earthen dam. Tour boats will depart from the Liebs Island boat launching area beginning at noon. The last boat departs at 3 […]

The BLASST will go off July 3 despite huge fire

Editor, First and foremost, even though Hamburg Fireworks took a big hit last week with that huge fire, the BLASST will go off at 10 p.m. on July 3 from FairfieldBeach. Come hell or high water…in this case fire, Kenny Sprague and Mike Jolly always come through for us. What great people they are to work with. Every year it […]

Writer doesn’t want Millersport to be anything like Buckeye Lake

Editor, As a Millersport resident, I had to take pause after reading the article about the increased police presence in the village. First I would like to say it is sad that we would even NEED more police protection, a sign of the times I guess. However, the comments of our council member Kenneth Brotherton disturbed me more. His statements […]