Sweet Corn Festival 5K run is set

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 […]

Former Hebron clerk sentenced to jail

COLUMBUS – Former Hebron Village Clerk/Treasurer Vicky Fulk was sentenced August 14 to 30 days in federal prison, followed by two years probation during which she will spend 60 days at a half-way house and serve seven months house arrest. She was also ordered to pay $49,103.32 in restitution to the village. Fulk, age 56, pleaded guilty on March 14 […]

Letters to the Editor

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Everybody is invited to the Sweet Corn Festival

Editor: We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on August 29 thru September 1 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]

Writer questions ‘watchdog’s’ approach, methods

Editor: In response to last week’s letter from Bonnie Mansfield.I promised myself that I wasn’t going to continue this. That I’d said what I felt I needed to say, and that I was finished. I understand that Ms. Mansfieldhas no intention of quieting herself, or focusing her energy elsewhere, and that’s fine. I can manage to put my big girl […]

‘Watchdog’ reviews some more public records

Editor: Kirkersville citizens interested in running for elected positions have only until 4 p.m. Thursday (August 23) to turn in a petition to the Board of Elections in order to get their names on the ballot in November. I believe the following seats are up for re-election: Mayor 2 Council seats Clerk-Treasurer Board of Public Affairs According to public records, […]

ORRD schedules guest speaker

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Ohioans for Responsible Rural Development will have a guest speaker at its next meeting set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Pickerington Church of Christ (corner of Ohio 256 and Stoudertown Road). The speaker will be Ron Galliher who will present the results of Liberty Township’s Lane Use Survey. The public is invited as […]

Guest Column: Preparing our children

Today’s global marketplace demands that our students have the skills and knowledge they need to both compete and collaborate in the 21st century. Not only do Ohio students need a strong foundation in core academic areas, they need exposure to finearts and foreign languages, as well as the ability to navigate across continents and understand world cultures. Our children need […]


Greetings from the “Port”. I want to update residents on projects and to also highlight areas of interest or concern. Construction on your new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is about 70% complete and should be completed around the middle of October. Zaryl Stamford, GGC Engineering’s on-site project manager, is very pleased with our contractor, Crace Construction and their progress. The […]

It’s time to watch out for school buses

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists that school buses and students are returning to Ohio roadways over the next few weeks and everyone should be observant and use caution when traveling this fall. Last year in Ohio there were 1,809 crashes involving school buses, causing eight fatalities to other motorists and 612 injuries to other motorists […]