Never a Dull Moment

2007's top stories reviewed

LAKE AREA- Some Buckeye Lake Area 2007 events seemed like they came from a television crime drama, and last year there was no lack of the lake area’s usual controversies. But, as anyone who’s lived around the lake can tell you, it wouldn’t be Buckeye Lake without them. Inside this issue, The Beacon recaps the Buckeye Lake Area’s top stories […]

Looking back at some of the top stories in 2007

BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Here’s some of the top stories for 2007. Voters reject both Lakewoodlevies HEBRON – Voters dealt a double blow to Lakewood Local Schools by turning down the renewal of an emergnecy levy first approved in 2003 and a bid for a permanent one percent income tax on just earned income. The proposed tax would not have […]

24/7 fire/EMS coverage set for January

MILLESPORT – Walnut Township residents can rest easy. The Millersport Fire Department station will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department’s substation in FairfieldBeach will continue to be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The department’s January duty schedule was quickly filled after a Dec. 27 meeting between […]

Good named to Lakewood board

HEBRON – Trisha A. Good missed being elected to the Lakewood School Board by seven votes in November. She came in third after Forrest O. Cooperrider and Robert A. Large in the threeway race for two seats. Board members selected Good at a Dec. 22 special meeting to fillthe two remaining years of Connie Fought’s term. Fought died December 7 […]

Thornville Police Chief, Captain retire

THORNVILLE- Duane Moore, Thornville’s part-time police chief and his wife, Elaine, auxiliary captain of the police department, both announced their retirement effective Dec. 31. Both served in their respective positions for 13 years. Thornville Mayor Beth Patrick swore in auxiliary officer Mike Schankle to serve as parttime interim chief while the village conducts a search for a full-time police chief. […]

Funds needed to save special monument

BUCKEYE LAKE- Gary Webb is looking for about $1,500 to keep the late Clint Harris’ memorial from being repossessed. “If I have to take out a bank loan, I will,” said Webb. “We need to do something.” Harris, a contractor and former Buckeye Lake Village street commissioner, was killed in a construction accident spring 2006. At the time of his […]

Fire destroys two Sweet Corn Festival booths

MILLERSPORT- A fast moving fireDecember 26 destroyed two Sweet Corn Festival booths at Historic Lions Park. The Millersport Fire Department was dispatched at 11:05 p.m. with the first truck arriving on the scene at 11:12 p.m. The firewas quickly brought under control, but the damage had been done. Fire Chief Bill Yates said the fire started in the Millersport Cheerleaders […]

Trustees change meeting day

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. this year, trustees decided at their January 2 reorganization meeting. The meetings will be on the second and fourth Wednesdays. The change from Tuesday nights should improve communication with the Village of Millersport. Millersport’s Village Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month. That means trustees […]

Driver collides with tree, minor injuries

Muzzleloaders take 21,473 deer Dec. 27-30

COLUMBUS – Hunters took 21,473 deer during Ohio’s fourday muzzleloader season, December 27-30, with Tuscarawas County again leading the state with 971 deer checked. Last year, a preliminary total of 22,413 deer was taken during muzzleloader season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. During the last two decades, Ohio’s muzzleloader season has consistently grown […]