Prosecutor expects quick resolution to charge



NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Commissioner Lonnie Wood confirmed the county will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate sheriff candidate Amy Nash English’s allegation that incumbent Perry County Sheriff William Barker’s application for candidacy is incomplete. “We decided it was a matter that should be looked into,” Wood said. “It’s not an election board thing, it’s criminal charges.” Perry County […]

Benefit set for Millersport firefighter



MILLERSPORT – You can help someone that has helped you for more than 15 years this Saturday. The Millersport Volunteer Firefighter Association is holding two fundraisers Saturday, Oct. 4. Both benefit Harold (Pete) Wilson. He has been an active volunteer for more than 15 years. A July 2007 surgery resulted in complications and has lead to four more surgeries since […]

College night is Oct. 8



HEBRON – Lakewood High School is sponsoring College Night on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this meeting; although the information is geared towards juniors and seniors, all students are welcome. Mr. Perry Robinson, Director of Admissions and Vice President at Denison University, will present the program. He […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Fall Plant Sale – Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Our Horticulturists say there is still time to put plants out for next spring’s bloom! We will have recommended perennials and some woody plants (Dawes Favorites). If you missed spring Plant Sale, here’s another chance to buy […]

Cornhole tournament to benefit Channel family



MILLERSPORT – Let’s all pull together and help the Channel family through a difficult time by participating in the Dennis Channel Corn Hole Tournament, Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. at the Millersport High School football field. Entry fee per team is $50, or any donation will be accepted to play. Concessions will be available. Sign-up sheets are located at Millersport […]

Tree attacks Bowling Green Township ‘watchdog’



Editor: I would like to start off with a some news about a recent event. The local Moundbuilders Toastmasters Club toured Buckeye Lake aboard the Queen of the Lake II. We enjoyed ideal weather conditions and the tour was fantastic. I would highly recommend it for anyone that has never taken this tour before. We all enjoyed the extensive historical […]

Watchdog: ‘You don’t have to read it…’



Editor: First to respond to Sean Ahern who feels that I have “inflicted over 700 words worth of this tripe on your readers:” The wonderful thing about the Beacon and their policy of “preferring letters of 250 words or less” is that they extend the same courtesy of 250+ words to ANYONE. The wonderful thing about our freedom is… YOU […]

Election Letters

Three more opportunities

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 4 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

‘There is NO health without mental health’



Editor: The enactment of a federal mental health parity law by Congress this month will broadly outlaw insurance discrimination against people with mental illness and substance-use disorders. I applaud Senators Voinovich and Brown as well as Representatives Space and Tiberi for their support of this important legislation which will benefit over 113 million Americans. This law recognizes that mental health […]

Tips for Tots is coming up



Editor: How time flies! It’s already time for our annual Tips for Tots Drive to raise money for those children who will need our help in order to have an enjoyable Christmas. We are all aware of the tough times some of us are experiencing in this down economy. Even though it affects many of us, those with less feel […]


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