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Climb a Tree! Dawes Arbor Day fest ival grows

JACKSONTOWN- Like a healthy tree, Dawes Arboretum’s annual Arbor Day celebration keeps growing. This year, more than 3,000 people attended the April 26 event. “That’s a wonderful turnout, especially for the little bit of rain we had,” said Public Relations Director Laura Appleman. She said in addition to the Arbor Day celebration regulars, such as Abram Winters’ Tree Climbing USA […]

Two decisions made; special meetings set for two more



MILLERSPORT – It didn’t take Walnut Township Trustees long to address two proposed changes to the township zoning ordinance. Four individual public hearings, starting at 5 p.m., were scheduled before the trustees’ regular April 22 meeting. First up was an amendment to rezone all R-1 LF properties along North Bank Road, West Bank Drive, Sellers Drive and Shepard Avenue to […]

Hydromaster turned down again



BALTIMORE- The Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals dismissed Hydromaster Seeding Company’s second request for a conditional use permit following several hours of grueling testimony April 24 at Liberty Union Middle School. In the end, the majority of BZA members agreed that not enough had changed from Hydromaster’s original application to reverse a previous denial. Richard Ricketts, an attorney representing […]

Everybody wins!



It took years – too many years in the eyes of many residents. Nevertheless, last week Buckeye Lake Village Council unanimously cleared a major hurdle in the long running effort to provide safe and affordable public water. Their decision, with the strong support of Mayor Frank Foster, will save residents thousands of dollars on their future water bills. Everyone does […]

Liberty Township Trustees at odds on health insurance



BALTIMORE – Liberty Townshp Trustees are battling over health insurance. Trustees Nancy Montell and Tim Linkhorn were unhappy at the April 21 meeting with Trustee Ivan Ety’s decision not to approve checks paying for Administrator/Zoning Inspector Tom Spring’s insurance benefits.Montell said Spring ultimately received his benefits because a check only needs to be approved by two trustees and the fiscal […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Planning and Planting a Perennial Garden- Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – noon. Come learn the basics of perennial garden design and how to install and maintain your garden in a way that is lowmaintenance and environmentally friendly. Cynthia Dawes, a certified landscape designer and perennials specialist, will show […]

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Pledge is alive & well at Millersport Elementary



Editor: I would like to respond to the recent letters to the editor regarding the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in Millersport Elementary School. First of all, let me say that the Walnut Township Local Board of Education wholeheartedly supports the practice of reciting the Pledge in all classrooms that make up the Millersport schools. We also support our […]

Pledge is being said



Editor, Due to recent letters published by the Beacon, I felt compelled to respond in regard to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at Millersport Elementary. I have three children in Walnut Township School District (one in high school, one in junior high and one in elementary). During their school careers and to this very day, the Pledge of Allegiance has […]

Thanks from the Thomases



Editor: We are so thankful to everyone for everything you have done and given to us after the firethat took our home. We can not express in words the gratitude and appreciation we have to all the firedepartments that worked so hard to save what could be saved. A special thank you to the American Red Cross who arrived in […]


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