Light Up the Sky

Fourth of July celebration is always a 'BLASST'

BUCKEYE LAKE – It was a perfect evening for Buckeye Lake’s traditional over the lake fireworks show. Temperatures cooled as the 10 p.m. BLASST off approached. The skies were clear and the lake calm as thousands gathered along the shore and hundreds of boats set anchors for the 25-minute fireworks spectacular. Officials reported no major incidents. On July 4th, the […]

Stolen property recovered in lot off Ohio 360

MILLERSPORT- Railroad containers reported missing from a Columbus CSX intermodal railroad yard turned up in a vacant lot on Ohio 360, along with many other large items believed to be stolen. CSX Transportation spokesman Garrick Francis said CSX railroad police and the FairfieldCounty Sheriff’s Department followed a lead to a property on Ohio 360 where they found three large containers, […]

Safety Town set for July 14

HEATH – Western Southern Financial Group agents are sponsoring a free Safety Town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 in the Best Buy parking lot. There will be safety demonstrations from Licking County Health Department, Licking Memorial Hospital, The Shelly Company, Boy Scouts, Heath Fire Department and Heath and Newark Police Departments. Free hot dogs and […]

Thornville, county reach deal

THORNVILLE- After two years of controversy and countless meetings, Thornville Village Council unanimously approved water and sewer contracts with the Perry County Commissioners Monday night quietly and quickly. Council member Dick Krumlauf abstained from a vote, citing a “conflictof interest.” The Perry County Commissioners are sponsoring an officialcontract signing Friday, 11:45 a.m. at their New Lexington offices. The water contract […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, July 20, 9 – 1pm. Summer’s heat has started an increase in nocturnal activity in The Arboretum so make sure to meet us at the Visitors Center for a fun-filled hike through fields, woods and collections. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Bonsai for Kids- […]

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Liberty Union gets state funding commitment for construction


I recently received a copy of the July 7th edition of the Beacon and read the article concerning funding for Liberty Union-Thurston Schools. Just last week the Ohio School Facilities Commission notified the District of the availability of funds for the state share of their building proposal. Supt. (Paul) Mathews had met with me on April l0th of this year […]

It’s time for the BLASST thank-you’s


Well thank God, the 2007 BLASST is over. Well, almost. My last job is to thank everyone. There’s a full-page listing in this issue. I certainly hope I didn’t leave anyone out, but if I did please accept my apology. Trust me, any omissions were inadvertent and your donations are all appreciated. I want to thank everyone for their love, […]

Big thank you for the BLASST


This is just a BIG THANK YOU to the Wolfe Foundation, Tory Wolfe, Bud & Marty Springer, Redneck Woman and everyone else that works endless hours putting together one of best fireworks displays around. You have certainly out done yourselves this year with this huge task and project. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!! Also a thank you to all of businesses and individuals […]

New flags thank veteran


On July 4th there was a flagraising and dedication with no fan fare, mayor or any newspaper there. We did this at Louie’s Corner House as a surprise for Buck Malott. He’s the owner and has been since Oct. 1976. Buck is a U. S. Air Force veteran and has done lots for the vets and veterans’ organizations. He has […]