Spring Has Sprung

And just in time for Earth Day

Photos & Story by Scott Rawdon   LAKE AREA – Even the most die-hard fan of snow is likely to be grateful for spring following this year’s brutal winter. Spring is "busting out all over," as the saying goes, and just in time for Earth Day, April 22. While Earth Day may not be as ingrained in our culture as […]

Location matters for Walnut Township fire/EMS response



MILLERSPORT – Location, location, location is a real estate axiom. It also determines the type of response to a fireor medical emergency at your home, school, church or place of business. Fire and EMS services are dispatched by county 9-1-1 centers using run cards drawn up by local firechiefs. A March 25 house fireon Bickel Church Road demonstrated the disparity […]

Buckeye Lake approves Millersport water contract



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing the village to acquire public water from the Village of Millersport. “We made a historic decision tonight,” said Mayor Frank Foster following the vote during a special meeting Monday night. The next step is for Millersport Village Council to adopt a similar ordinance. Millersport council member Dave Levacy […]

Soccer tournament set for April 28-29



BALTIMORE – The LIberty Union Youth Soccer Association is having a three versus three soccer tournament April 28-29 at Alt Park in Baltimore. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with games starting at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome. Boys and girls will be split. All participants will receive a medal. Trophies will be awarded to the winning teams in the […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Arbor Day Festival, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At last! It’s Arbor Day! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum, our busiest times. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us and […]

Parent thanks writer for publicizing Pledge issue



Editor: Thank you, J. L. Burns. It did my heart good to read your letter in last week’s Beacon. I’m a 33-year-old mother of a fourth grader that attends Millersport Elementary. My fourth grader told me last fall that students were no longer reciting the Pledge of Allegiance on a daily basis like they sue to. Actually, they were lucky […]

Millersport Spring Fling supporters thanked



Editor: Millersport Laker PTO would like to say “Thank You.” The Annual Spring Fling was held Friday, Apil 18th. As always, the event went very smoothly. But this could not have happened without many of the wonderful people of Millersport. Watson’s Valero and Pizza Cottage donated gift cards for the drawing. The Millersport Athletic Boosters donated spirit ware and the […]

Boating forum set for April 29



Editor: I recently learned about a meeting that I think everyone around the lake should try to attend. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Watercraft is holding ten public forums around the state on the revision of the state’s Strategic Plan for Ohio Boating. The first session in the state will be held on Tuesday, April 20 from […]

Writer says village administrator is taking control of Baltimore



Editor: The control of the Village of Baltimore is slowly being taken over by the present Village Administrator, Marsha Hall ($63,700). Hall is the voted-out former mayor of Canal Winchester and little more than a political vagabond ready to squat anywhere she can findemployment. Regardless of her incompetent record, town council is clearly obsessed by this female and grovels, dog-like, […]

One more Letter: Bowling Green ‘watchdog’ looks at trustee compensation



Editor: Let’ get back to the subject of our oldest trustee and what he told us about his health insurance and Medicare reimbursement check. Now get this, he says he is getting this extra reimbursement check because past trustees wanted things to be fair! So far, I have not been able to find/verify this claim in past meeting notes, but […]


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