Baltimore Festival XX

Twenty years of festival fun

Balt imore – Even Santa Claus showed up for the Baltimore Festival’s Grand Parade last Saturday morning. Hundreds lined Market Street to watch the nearly two-mile long parade. Mayre Weaver and Fred Wooster were the Grand Marshals. Bands from Canal Winchester, Liberty Union- Thurston and Millersport high schools participated. Several Aladdin Shriner Bands from Columbus also entertained parade goers. The […]

New fire chief sets record straight

Fire Chief Duane Moore. Beacon photo by Scott Rawdon. THORNVILLE – He’s entered plenty of burning buildings and won’t hesitate to do it again, said Duane Moore, who was recently appointed chief of the Thornville – Thorn Township Fire Department. During the July 29 Thorn Township Trustees meeting- where the trustees announced that Moore would be the new chief and […]

School board pulls bond levy

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Schools will have an issue on the November 2 ballot, but it won’t be a bond levy for athletic facilities. Board members unanimously reversed a 3-2, July 21 vote to take the first step toward asking voters to approve a one mill bond levy to build an all-weather track; improve lighting at the football field; construct […]


Free school supplies, haircuts available Aug. 16

BUCKEYE LAKE – Help is available to get your children ready for school. First Community Church, 4381 Walnut Road (Ohio 79), is offering free school supplies and professional haircuts from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Call the church at 928-4976 for more information.

Key decisions still need to be made for water system

BUCKEYE LAKE – A lot’s been done, but there’s a lot to do. Kevin Wood, vice president of M•E Companies – a Westerville based engineering firm designing the Village of Buckeye Lake’s public water distribution systemupdated council on the progress of the water system Monday night. Wood said many of the necessary steps are accomplished, but the village must act […]

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike: Friday, August 15, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Gems in the Landscape: Annual Art Show, August […]

Volunteers make Tour of Homes a success again

Editor: Thank you to all who made the 2008 Tour of Homes another successful event for the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association. There were 129 volunteers working as hostesses, dock workers, captains, 1st Mates, parkers and registration staff. A total of 32 pontoon boats transported over 760 visitors to the five homes featured on this year’s Tour. Thanks to the […]

Walnut Township officials failed to protect residents

Editor: We are writing to thank all the people who helped with the referendum petition on the Micro (Mock) property. The support we received from the people who signed the petitions was tremendous. Special thanks go to everyone who helped circulate the petitions. Your help made it so much easier. It’s wonderful to see that Walnut Township has so many […]

Dumped pets don’t survive

Editor: Police reports (July 19th Beacon) indicate that Kirkersville Kops issued citations for speed but only a warning for an open container and speed on the 4th of July! On July 19th, 23 stops were made! If that officer worked an 8 hour shift, that’s one stop about every 18 minutes excluding their lunch break! I received an “explanation” from […]