BLACA Tour of Homes returns August 10

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s Tour of Homes returns for the 24th year on Sunday, August 10. More than 100 volunteers will host 500-600 guests as they tour Buckeye Lake shoreline homes. Visitors will be treated to a scenic boat ride as all boats will again launch from the Liebs Island boat ramps. This year’s featured […]

Letters to the Editor

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One more BLASST letter until the big show July 3

Editor: Well, this is the last letter in the Beacon before our July 3 celebration. As a side note, I want to share with you the funniest profound thing my friend Eric Ashton said to me. “Ohio has two seasons, winter and Fourth of July.” That’s just funny, I don’t care who you are. God willing, maybe it won’t rain […]

Writer says simple rezoning request turned into circus

Editor: Recently, a Liberty Township resident owning two pieces of land asked the Liberty Township Zoning Board to rezone an irregular sliver of land (which is zoned R-1), that crosses the front of their driveway into one piece of property. The rest of their property is zoned R-R. Fairfield County Regional Planning approved this action that would simply make one […]

Writer wants Thornville to protect its historic buildings

Editor: This is the same letter that I sent to the Mayor of Thornville and members of village council. I am greatly concerned about the future of Thornville. The fate of the historic building known as the old hardware store is of immediate and grave concern. At one time, Thornville had such potential to become a thriving, charming village with […]

Football supporters thanked

Editor: On behalf of the Laker football team, we would like to thank everyone that bought a ticket to the first Annual Lake Football Reverse Raffle. A special thanks to the following for their generous donations: Buckeye Lake VFW, Sammy’s J’s, Tartan Golf Management, Schorr Architects, Inc., Roger D. Fields & Associates, Sands Decker and Cisco Foods. We raised $4,200 […]

Mooney discovers critic’s true identity

Editor: The Baltimore residents who read the two letters that the Beacon published on May 10 and 24; and further identified as authored by a certain “Diana Snoke of Mesa, Arizona,” should be advised that both these letters are concocted and assembled by at least two persons working together to deceive the Beacon, townspeople and anyone else reading the paper. […]

Thornville needs to think creatively to save the Leatherman property

Editor: Thornville is a historic community. It’s character is defined by it’s people, structures and places that make the community unique. Unfortunately, village council voted Monday night to take a step backward by recommending the demolition of one of the historic buildings in the community. Specifically, Dr. Leatherman’s property which sits next to the village post office. In the discussions […]

Howard Wilson Bigony

Howard Wilson Bigony, 90, died Friday, June 20, 2008, at Fairfield Medical Center. Howard was born in Baltimore on Sept. 7, 1917, to the late Scott W. and Dessie “Miller” Bigony. Howard spent most of his life farming and worked as a feed salesman. He was a member of St. Michael’s United Church of Christ, the Liberty Union VFW Post […]

James Allen Britton

Private family arrangements have been made for James A Britton, 54, of Buckeye Lake, who died June 22, 2008, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center in Newark. He was born June 22, 1954 in Leavenworth Kansas, the son of James A. and Janice Britton. Arrangements were entrusted to the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, where an on-line guest register is […]