Watchdog’ is checking out the county dog pound



Editor: Don’t worry, Kirkersville GOB’s, I haven’t forgotten you, but this week I felt compelled to focus on some of the GOB’s (Good Ole’ Boys) at the county level. As one of the people that complained to county commissioners about the dog pound, I want to clear up a misunderstanding about that complaint. My complaint was NOT that dog warden […]

More support for Popo for school board



Editor: Some of us were born and raised in Millersport, and we live here because it’s always been home. But others choose to move to Millersport because they believe it’s a special community. This is true for Vince Popo. With his wife Debbie, the Popos liked what they saw and felt in Millersport, and they moved here almost two decades […]

Vote for Prince called a ‘no brainer’



Editor: Union Township, which includes the Villages of Buckeye Lake and Hebron, selects a trustee Nov. 6. My friend, Charles Prince is one of two candidates. This is a no brainer vote, but I don’t have a vote. Here’s why I urge you to vote for Charlie. The current trustees have collectively been in officemore than 40 years. Are they […]

Lakewood voters thanked for past support



Editor: Thank you, to everyone who has voted in support of a Lakewood School Levy over the past years. We sometimes forget who really makes the difference. You may be the neighbor down the street, a business owner, a teacher, or just a parent like us, but we value your support. We are writing this letter to urge everyone to […]

Wells discovers why township can’t help the village



Editor: Several years ago as a village council member, I asked, ‘What services does the village get in exchange for the $30,000 plus in property taxes village residents pay to Union Township?’ The township discounts and stores road salt, lends us a bucket truck and employees to hang Christmas lights and mows a private fence line along East Street twice […]

Kalish outlines plans for next term



Editor: I’m running for reelection as mayor of Baltimore. Here’s my thoughts on the issues facing Baltimore. I will continue to make police protection a priority. When I was first elected mayor in 2000, all police department positions were part-time. With council’s support, we now have two full-time officersincluding the chief. While Baltimore, for the most part, is a safe […]

More support for Galliher



Editor: I support Ron Galliher for Liberty Township Trustee. Ron, as a long time resident of our township, sees the need to plan for the future. As an Ohio State Registered Professional Engineer Ron Galliher has the experience needed to provide intelligent decisions based on fact, while balancing our limited resources. Most of us all have felt the crush of […]

More support for Prince for trustee



Editor: I’m writing to support Charles Prince for Union Township Trustee. Charlie’s local newspaper has served the community well for over ten years. Before The Beacon came along, it was up to just a few of us who gathered and distributed the village news with a homespun newsletter. We’ve come a long way in distributing news and providing a public […]

Mayor urges voters to approve levy



Editor: I am asking Thornville voters to vote “Yes” on the Thornville Park and Recreation Replacement Levy. This replacement levy will provide continued funding for the maintenance and improvement of our Village parks and pool. Your support of this replacement levy will ensure that the village will be able to maintain the excellent and safe recreational services that you have […]

Ashcraft supported for mayor



Editor: I believe Terry Ashcraft deserves a second term for mayor of Kirkersville. I believe from his knowledge and experience from his previous term as mayor, he can face many of the tough decisions that have to made to move this village forward and not have all the controversy like this past mayor has done. Terry has the leadership that […]


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