Writer responds to Mooney’s letter about Baltimore



Editor: I would like to respond to Dave Mooney’s recent letter to the Beacon regarding the Village of Baltimore, because it contained some generalizations and half-truths that deserve attention. First I want to make it clear that I have no affiliation with the Village of Baltimore – other than my residency – so I have no dog in this fight. […]

‘Watchdog’ called malicious, prejudiced, vindictive



Editor: Upon reading Ms. Mansfield’sLetters to the Editor in your paper, I have made a few observations. Malicious: Adjective 1. Having the nature of or resulting from malice; “malicious gossip”; “took malicious pleasure in…watching me wince”- Rudyard Kipling. 2. Wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; “a gossipy malevolent old woman”; “failure […]

Three chances for election letters!



Your letters about lake-area candidates and issues on the March 4 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 Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be published.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 […]

More Letters: Vigil for Justice is Friday at 6 p.m.



Editor: I want to encourage all the youth in the Village of Buckeye Lake and surrounding communities to attend the Candlelight Prayer Vigil on Friday, Feb 1 – 6 p.m. in front of the Banbury Cross Tea Room next to the village hall. This is an opportunity to support other youth who allegedly were victims of sexual abuse. The Licking […]

‘The mind fails, the body fails, but true love never fails’



Editor: I’ve served as a volunteer for the Ohio Department of Aging for 18 months. Visiting Licking County health care facilities exposed me to many personal situations. This one is particularly touching and appropriate for Valentine’s Day. The tones of the accordion caught my attention and drew me to the dining room. Fascinated, I slowly opened the double doors and […]

Jesse’s surgery went well



Editor: Here’s the latest news on Jesse Loudermilk. On Thursday, January 24, Jesse had a very serious seven hour double surgery to remove a malignant tumor on his back. This tumor is called a Plasmocytoma tumor which had totally destroyed his lower 5th lumbar vertebra. This vertebra was removed and replaced with a synthetic vertebra. The surgeons cut him open […]

One more Letter: Good news on the future of the Buckeye Lake library



Editor: There’s good news! The Buckeye Lake branch of the Newark Public Library will continue to provide services to our community for at least another two years. What began as a two-year “trial” has been so successful that the Newark Public Library recently signed an agreement to continue our library as one of their branches. And, if you’re curious about […]

Hebron Elementary names honor students



HEBRON – Hebron Elementary School recently named its honor students for the second nine-weeks grading period. Principal’s List Jensen Gartner, Sydney George, Kelsi Kessler, Devyn Allen, Hannah Amspaugh, Taylor Davino, Alexis Fulk, Miracle Byrd, Amara Cummins, Reagan Elwer, Hailley Moore, Madeline Young, Michael Crist, Kaleb Jones, Taylor Ogilbee, Olivia Janicki, Jacob Koch, Tristan Warthman, Shelby Graham, Remie Helt, Abby Padar, […]

Millersport Elementary kindergarten registration begins Feb. 11



MILLERSPORT – Millersport Elementary will begin accepting registration for the 2008-2009 kindergarten classes on Monday, February 11. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 1st, 2008 to be eligible. Due to new State of Ohio guidelines, students whose birthdays fall between August 1st and January 1st who show significantlyhigh levels of ability and achievement may request evaluation […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 4. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Cheeseburger, oven fries, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Chili soup w/crackers, toasted cheese sandwich, fresh vegetable, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Rainbow trouts, buttered potatoes, choice of fruit, and bread & butter. Thursday: Chicken tenders, cheesy potatoes, choice of fruit, and cookie. Friday: Stuffed crust pizza, green […]


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