Road Trip

Baltimore workers come from across the nation

BALTIMORE- Sarah Bugajny was a long way from home. She’s a high school student who belongs to the Faith Westwood United Methodist Church of Omaha, Nebraska. And, she’s one of hundreds of high school students and adult team leaders who converged on Baltimore last week as part of a massive volunteer program to paint and upgrade homes whose owners may […]

Millersport expects discoloration to clear up soon

MILLERSPORT – It could take up to a week to clear up Millersport’s water discoloration problems, Michael Carder of GGC Engineers told The Beacon Tuesday. His firm designed the new plant and serves as village engineer. Water customers started complaining about water discoloration about a month ago when the village started up its new state-of-the-art regional water treatment plant. The […]

Board takes first step for athletic facilities bond issue

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Schools Board of Education members took the first step Monday night to put a bond issue for athletic improvements on the November ballot. It was originally slated for an August special election but was derailed by a huge jump in special election fees. The vote was 3-2, with President David Brookover and Faye Whitaker voting “no.” […]

Captain Woody’s is still open after indictments

AVONDALE – A popular Buckeye Lake nightclub remains in operation following the arrest of its legal owners. A federal grand jury indicted Captain Woody’s owners Joseph Marasco, 42 of Pataskala, and Robert Fusner, 33 of Grove City July 16, alleging that they conspired to traffic in illegal drugs and launder the proceeds of the crime, as well as filing false […]

Township sprays residents

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees got an earful from Buckeye Lake resident Bonnie Mansfield Monday night. She told the trustees that a township employee directly sprayed her pregnant daughter and 22-monthold grandson with mosquito pesticide July 16. Mansfield said she was also sprayed with pesticide as she sat on her porch. She said the spray aggravates her and her daughter’s […]

Help with electrical bills available

NEWARK – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible senior citizens with their elecric bills. Call the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481 to make an appointment and get more information about assistance.

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wetland Chronicles: Butterflies! Saturday, July 26, 1 – 4 p.m. Join Jim Davidson, long-time member of the Ohio Lepidopterists and this organization’s vice-president, as he presents a slide program on the common butterflies and skippers encountered in Ohio. Learn how to accurately identify these incredible beauties found in your […]

Campaign for new track at Millersport started

Editor: I am writing to let people in the Millersport Walnut Township area know about our efforts to renovate the track at Millersport High School. Though I’ve retired after 36 years of teaching, I continue to coach track and field for the Lakers. Coaching the past 37 years has been a privilege and one I continue to enjoy. Our trophy […]

Liberty Township Community Chest seeks support

Editor: This is an open letter to the residents of Liberty Township and Liberty Union- Thurston School District. Many of us have heard the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally” about charity and good works. Great idea, but how does it relate to you? Did you know that there is a charity right in your neighborhood that promises you that EVERY […]

Writer says residents should help improve township

Editor: This is an open letter to everyone who attended the July 21 Licking Township Trustees’ meeting and all Licking Township residents. Ask not what Licking Township can do for you; ask what you can do for Licking Township. You can check out some of the things that residents are doing to make Licking Township a better place to live […]