‘Watchdog’ says you’re gambling just entering Kirkersville



Editor: Even though Kirkersville is no Las Vegas, it seems as though you are gambling just by entering the corporation limits. I am told that one of the Kirkersville Kops was recently observed STANDING along Interstate 70 (just inside the limits) motioning for cars to pull over! The motorists pulled over and then the officerpulled the cruiser in behind them. […]

Writer ‘thanks’ Wells for letter about Hayden appointment



Editor: Thanks, Peggy for your recent Letter to the Editor. Getting Charlene Hayden’s name in the headline for the letter is very good advertising for her, especially when she has just applied for a political seat. Also, thanks for making sure that our residents know you do not agree with Ms. Hayden. This helps our voters make an informed decision […]

Reader says ‘only in Buckeye Lake’



Editor: Only in Buckeye Lake can all of this be happening. I had to check my address to make sure that I wasn’t in Mayberry RFD. Only here can village council and our mayor raise our taxes to pay for “no water.” Now they plan to extend Charlene Hayden’s term by two years without any input from voters. Our mayor […]

Proposed term extension for Hayden supported



Editor: I was saddened to open the September 1st issue of the Beacon and see another scathing letter from Peggy Wells. Several of us council members considered the action that President Charlene Hayden took regarding the vacated seat of John Cortez. She discussed this action with us and we agreed that it would be a good thing for her to […]

Thanks from the Little Lakers



Editor A big thanks is in order! The Millersport Little Lakers football and cheerleading organization would like to thank everyone who played a part in our Mid state league varsity preview that was held on August 19. A lot of hard work and generosity was put into this event. It does not go unappreciated. This day went on without a […]

Another Letter: Group praises lake cruise



Editor: On behalf of the Thornville Senior Citizens, I want to commend and thank Jamie Braig and her “crew” who took us on a lovely, nearly two-hour cruise of Buckeye Lake on their newly purchased “Queen of the Lake II” passenger pontoon boat. They were very efficient and friendly, making the day most enjoyable. They also told us many informative […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of September 10. Hebron/Jackson/LakewoodIntermediate Monday: Pepperoni pizza, mixed vegetables and chilled fruit. Tuesday: Hot dog sandwich, Sun Chips, baked beans, and fruit cup. Wednesday: Popcorn chicken, whipped potatoes, Fruit Roll-up, and pudding cup. Thursday: Spaghetti, garden salad, garlic bread, and choice of fruit. Friday: Nachos supreme or taco salad, seasoned corn, chilled fruit, and […]

James R. Epifano



A Mass of Christian burial for James R. “Big Jim” Epifano, 70, of Thornville, formerly of New Lexington, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church, New Lexington, with Father James Csaszar as celebrant. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery with full military graveside rites. James passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at OSU James Cancer […]

Joseph Merit Thomas



A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph Merit Thomas, 91 of Heath, formerly of Thornville, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Tom Gill officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester. Joe died early Tuesday morning, in Heath, following an extended […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake Aug. 10: A Georgia man was reported missing from his Georgia home. His family thought he may be in the vicinity of Buckeye Lake. Aug. 31: An officerassisted Hebron Police Department with the recovery of a stolen vehicle. Aug. 31: An Anchors Way man reported someone removed items from his locked vehicle. […]


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