‘Subway Guy’ Ditches His Britches



THORNVILLE- Most of us, at one time or another, have watched television, played a video game, or ordered junk food. Jared Fogel, best known as the “Subway Guy,” took these habits to whole new level. Fogel, who tipped the scales at 425 pounds before losing 245 pounds by eating two Subway sandwiches a day and exercising, spoke to Thornville Elementary […]

Trustees discuss traffic laws enforcement



HEBRON- For every traffic ticket the Union Township Police write, the officeris, in a sense, writing the township a ticket as well, said Union Township Trustee Jack Justice Monday night. “Every ticket we write in reality costs us money,” he said. The subject came up during the trustees’ regular meeting when resident Bill Garrett said he was stopped in Kirkersville […]

Report from the Village: Update on water discussions



For those of you that missed the Fire Prevention Parade, you missed a great time. Many firedepartments and other organizations participated in the parade and everyone was served free bean soup and hotdogs at the firehouse. Also there were games and demonstrations at the firestation. Everyone had a great time. There will be a levy on the ballot in November […]

Fire contest winners named



HEBRON – The Hebron/ Union Township Fire Prevention Bureau sponsors an annual coloring contest at Hebron Elementary School as part of Fire Prevention Week activities. Hebron students also visit the firestation during the week. Each class watches a video covering fireand home safety. Following the video, firefightersreview the information and stress life-saving techniques such as “stop, drop and roll;” crawling […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, October 19, , 7 – 9 p.m. Who’s afraid of the dark? Not nocturnal creatures in Ohio! No need to fear, this night hike will be full of the same traditional fun that you have come to expect at The Arboretum’s monthly night hike. Free, meet […]

Last Chance for Election Letters!



Your letters about lake-area candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 ballot are welcome. Due to the volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT. Letters must be original. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be published. Letters […]

Writer says proposed Lakewood income tax will be costly



Editor: Even though the Lakewood School Board would like for you to believe that its just a 1% income tax increase, it is actually a lot more than that. For example, let’s assume you are a current home owner in the area that owns a $100,000 property with an average yearly property tax of $1,500 per year, which a huge […]

Writers support Popo for board of education



Editor: Vince Popo is among many excellent candidates running for the Walnut Township School Board. If elected, we believe Vince will not only serve our district with distinction, but make a lasting impact. He’s running with no ax to grind yet with a tremendous amount of vision. Vince and his wife Debbi are recently retired teachers with over 60 years […]

Watch out for more taxes



Editor: Watch out Buckeye Lake taxpayers. After reading last week’s Beacon, I see council wants another three mills from us. I believe council members need to look at the whole picture before asking us for more money. For example, a number of villages are using bicycles for police patrols. They save money on gas and allow police officersto patrol in […]

Plan for the future with Galliher



Editor: Voters in Liberty Township… just as it was time for change two years ago, it is again time to think ahead and plan for the future of our township. Ron Galliher is that person. Ron Galliher stands for positive growth, commercial stability and preservation of the history of Liberty Township. Ron Galliher has donated hours of time and effort […]


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