What a Weekend!

Exciting times around Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – You couldn’t say there wasn’t anything to do last weekend. There was something for everybody – from cleaning out your garage or basement to watching classic cars at National Trail Raceway or classic wooden boats at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Perry County’s first ever household hazardous waste collection day in Thornville was a big success. A […]

Lakewood to seek income tax, renew levy this fall

HEBRON – Lakewood school board members agreed unanimously last Wednesday to put a one-percent earned income tax issue on the Nov. 6 ballot. Last month, the board passed a resolution declaring the necessity of raising an additional $2,176,000 annually – which, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation, equates to one percent of earned income tax in the Lakewood district. […]

Absences cost council member his post

BUCKEYE LAKE- Eight strikes and he’s out. Per the terms of the Buckeye Lake Village Charter, former council member John Cortez is no longer serving on council because Monday night was his eighth absence from a council meeting this year; the charter only allows each council member seven absences per year. Cortez served on council for about eight years. Mayor […]

Village delays decision on games of skill

MILLERSPORT – Village officials decided to wait until next month to decide how to address Tim Nolan’s July 10 request to open a skill games business in Millersport. He wants to have 34 games. Nolan is currently hospitalized following a motorcycle accident so he wasn’t available to answer questions Tuesday night. Mayor Dean Severance consulted with Village Solicitor Thomas Corbin […]

District wraps up labor contracts

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Schools wrapped up its second labor contract in record time. Superintendent Ron Thornton told board members Monday night that negotiations with non-teaching employees went very well. Board members later unanimously approved a three-year contract beginning July 1, 2007 with annual increases of 3 percent, 3 percent and 4 percent. A three-year contract with teachers with the […]

West Coast baseball players bunk in Hebron

HEBRON- There’s a lot less traffic and a lot more corn in Hebron, Ohio than Arcadia, California, but that’s just finewith Nick Kennedy, a pitcher for the San Gabriel Valley, California Babe Ruth League baseball team. “It’s definitely different here,” said the East Los Angeles Junior College student who likes open spaces. He’s in Central Ohio to play in the […]

Festival 5K race returns

MILLERSPORT – The 18th annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Fun Run takes off from Founders’ Commons at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 1. Pre-race registration is $12, with race-day registration, starting at 7:15 p.m., at $15. Entry forms are available from race director Ken Keener at (740) 246-6101 or on-line at www. sweetcornfest.com. Trophies will be awarded to the top […]


CLARIFICATION- A graph within the Unincorporated Liberty Township Citizen Survey shows that township residents believe the township’s rural atmosphere is the best part of living in Liberty Township, not its historical character, as was stated in a Beacon story last week. According to the graph, the lowest number represents what is liked best about living in the township, the highest […]

QFM96’s Breakfast Club trying to fix parking

COLUMBUS – On-air promotion for QFM96’s Wags and Elliott End of Summer Breakfast Club set for 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, August 31 at Captain Woody’s begins Monday. “We’re going to tell them not to park in The Woods subdivision,” Daddy Wags told The Beacon Wednesday. “We’ll have a place for them to park.” The station is working […]

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