Singer/songwriter earns his living

MILLERSPORT – Aaron Tippin gained his success the old fashioned way; he earned it. The talented singer/songwriter – who headlines the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival this year – worked a midnight shift at a Kentucky factory early in his career, then commuted to Music Row in Nashville to write songs during the day- every day. “I’d get up at 10 […]

Back to school safety tips

MERIDEN, CT – With the start of the new school year, students will be rushing to be on time, parents will be getting them on their way, and drivers will be going about their business — all could heed some advice on safety. “This is a critical time of the year,” noted Ray Palermo, director of public information for Teachers’ […]

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Identifying Common Urban Trees – Saturday, August 23, a.m. – noon. This class focuses on many of the common trees that can be found in landscapes, cityscapes and parks in urban and suburban areas of Ohio. Basic anatomy of the leaf, twig and bark will be discussed well as branching […]

Letters to the Editor

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Bowling Green ‘watchdog’ impressed with Hart

Editor: Last Monday (August 11), I attended the Licking Township Board of Trustees special meeting. I decided to go to the meeting after reading a Beacon story about the special meeting. It was about placing an additional tax levy on the November 4 ballot for fire and EMS services. I felt this meeting could impact our township as well, since […]

$20,000 raised so far for Millersport track renovation

Editor: This letter is to update the residents of the Walnut Township School District on the efforts of the Millersport Schools Track/Athletic Facilities Renovation Committee. Thanks to alumni, residents and businesses, we have now received $20,000 in donations. We have sent letters seeking donations to approximately 70 percent of the residents in our school district and will finish this project […]

More thanks for help with BLASST

Editor: I would like to thank the following businesses that supported BLASST by selling the 2008 T-shirts: Buckeye Lake Marina, Copper Penny, Hometown Hotdogs, Harbor Hills Country Club, Island House, Millersport Hardware, Millersport General Store, Pizza Cottage, and T.C. Market. I would also like to thank pontoon Captains Gary Sharp, Dave and Todd Householder, Al Mowery. and Steve Maller, who […]

Lakewood needs help with Sweet Corn Festival donut booth

Editor: It is that time of year again…time for the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival and the Lancer Band Boosters’ donut booth. Band boosters are asking 6th – 12th grade band students, parents, grandparents, alumni, and the community to volunteer to work in the donut booth during the festival, which runs Wednesday,Aug. 27 through Saturday, Aug. 30. Shifts begin at 9:30 […]

One more letter: Thornville joining crackdown on impaired drivers

Editor: A nationwide crackdown on impaired driving is set to start August 15 to September 1. Anyone who is caught driving drunk will be arrested — no exceptions. The Thornville Police Department will be joining with other police agencies across the country in response to this year’s crackdown, known as “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” Motorists can expect […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of August 25. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Hot chicken sandwich, curley fries, fruit cup, and chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday: Ravioli, lettuce cup w/dressing, garlic bread sticks, and fruit cup. Wednesday: Cheese pizza, golden corn, choice of fruit, and pudding cup. Thursday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, chilled applesauce, and Fruit Roll Up. Friday: Grilled cheese […]

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