A new Queen sets sail again

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Queen of the Lake II pulled away from the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club last Friday evening with a special group of passengers. The sunset cruise was part of a dinner appreciation party to thank everyone who helped bring a cruise boat back to Buckeye Lake. The Queen, operated by the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society, is […]

Construction entrance moved after protest

BUCKEYE LAKE- Maple Bay residents were horrified to discover a construction entrance to a new subdivision right across from Julia Street on Hunts Landing Road. They expected the construction entrance to be on the other side of the subdivision, hundreds of yards away from their homes and any others. About a dozen Maple Bay residents met Sept. 19 with construction […]

Mayor: Buckeye Lake must invest in wellfield

BUCKEYE LAKE- The Village of Buckeye Lake must invest up to $25,000 in its well field before it can accurately determine the best source for a public water system – Millersport, Hebron, or a village-operated system – said Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster Monday night. If the village buys bulk water from Millersport or Hebron, the village must complete a […]

Fire/EMS contract dispute resolved

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustee Wally Gabriel delivered two checks Wednesday morning to the Village of Millersport. One, for $ 31,329.11, had been written last July 10 and was to be paid to the village on July 24. The other check for $243,883.36 was approved by trustees Tuesday night and due to the village Sept. 24. With the two checks, […]

Who owns the property?

HEBRON- Everyone acknowledges there’s a problem, but no one’s quite sure who’s responsible to solve it. Beaver Run Road resident Walter Hockman told the Union Township Trustees Sept. 17 that his neighbor is encroaching upon his property and destroying it, particularly around his driveway, which is actually part of old Ohio 79. It was Hockman’s understanding that the township was […]

Candidates, issues on Nov. 6 election ballot

LAKE AREA – Candidates and issues are set for the Nov. 6 general election. To help voters make their decisions, The Beacon is surveying all lake area candidates in contested races. Those responses, in the candidates’ own words, will be published in the next four weeks. FairfieldCounty Village of Baltimore Mayor Robert M. Kalish Council (two to be elected) Tony […]

Country Fair set for Oct. 21

THORNVILLE – The Thornville Lions Club is accepting exhibitor applications for its 33rd annual Country Fair. The fair is set for Sunday, Oct. 21 with a Sunday, Oct. 28 rain date. The fair opens at 11 a.m. Spaces are $55. The space fee must be paid at the time of application. For an application or more information, contact Lion Larry […]

Free computer recycling at The Works

NEWARK – The Works museum is accepting donations of old computers and other electronic equipment. The equipment will be used for educational purposes in the museum’s Invent Lab and then recycled. “It’s a great opportunity to dispose of your old electronics in a way that is environmentallyfriendly, and give kids a hands-on learning experience at the same time,” said Aaron […]

Deer archery season opens this Saturday

COLUMBUS – Approximately 300,000 bowhunters, representing more than half of all Ohioans who hunt deer, are expected to participate in the statewide archery deer hunting season that opens September 29, according to experts with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. During last year’s four-month archery season, bowhunters killed 67,912 deer, an increase of 13 percent from […]

Fall turkey season begins Oct. 13

COLUMBUS – Hunters are preparing for Ohio’s upcoming fall wild turkey season, which runs Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The 16-day season is followed by the fall archery-only wild turkey season, which opens Monday, October 29 and ends Sunday, November 25. Thirtyseven counties are open for […]