Wells amazed at the arrogance of some public officials



Editor: The arrogance of some public officials never ceases to amaze me. According to The Beacon coverage of the July 22 Union Township Trustees meeting, the trustees apologized to a resident about a poor chip and seal job on a cul-de-sac, but was not at all apologetic about a pregnant woman and her two-year-old getting sprayed with pesticide from a […]

Thanks from Jen and Gary Matheny



Editor: Jen and I can’t begin to thank all of our friends who gave us their love and support last Saturday at the rally for Jen. We have been blessed to live in such a wonderful community where people really do care. We wish we could individually thank everyone, but that would be impossible. I know if I tried I […]

Thanks to Burn Unit Charity Ride supporters



Editor: I’d like to give a big, big thank you to AMVETS Post 51; the ladies auxiliary; Ron Patterson and the sons; Eddie Hall and friends; my husband, Troy Davis; and the many, many contributors and participants who helped to make the 14th Annual Burn Unit Charity Ride and auction another great success. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU !!!! GOD […]

James E. DeVault Jr.



A memorial service for James E. DeVault Jr., 68, of Buckeye Lake, was held July 25, 2008, at Willow Grove Advent Church, 7192 Columbus Road, Mount Liberty, with the Rev. Carl Hankins officiating. Jim passed away Monday, July 21, 2008, at his home, after a long fight with lung cancer. He was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Columbus, to the […]

Phillip “Phil” Freas



A funeral service celebrating the life of Phillip “Phil” Freas, 54, of Thornville, was July 30, 2008, in the chapel of Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with the Rev. George Gordon officiating. Burial was at Fairmount Cemetery in Jacksontown. Phil passed away July 24, 2008, at home in the presence of his son. He was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Newark […]

Judge Joseph Robert Ralston



Judge Joseph Robert Ralston, 87 of Millersport, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Pickering House. He was a retired judge with the Fairfield County Municipal Court with 21 years of service. He was a World War II US Coast Guard veteran holding a rank of boatswain’s mate first class. He was a member of […]

Help with electrical bills available



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

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • July 23: A Walnut Road woman said her roommate stole her car while she was asleep. She didn’t know her roommate’s last name. • July 24: A Union Street resident said someone stole window screens and gutters from a house she was working on. • July 25: A Rosebraugh Circle man […]

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