A Short Fall



JACKSONTOWN- Brilliant autumn colors are few and far between this year. A lackluster autumn is particularly disappointing to Mike Becker, director of horticulture at Dawes Arboretum, whose favorite season is autumn. He said this year’s dry summer caused the less than stellar display. “The trees were already stressed from the dryness,” he said. Becker explained that fall colors depend upon […]

Trustees want more details on EMS billing



HEBRON – Union Township Trustees and the Village of Hebron may have different ideas about what could be done with EMS billing revenue. Monday night, Hebron Fire Chief Randy Weekly presented a fire department budget to trustees. Weekly’s report showed the fire department has collected $151,000 from EMS transport bills since last year. EMS billing programs are designed to collect […]

ODOT presents I-70 detour plans



HEBRON – The next time I-70 is closed or floods near the Ohio 79 interchange ODOT will be prepared. Monday morning, ODOT representatives attended a meeting in the Hebron Municipal Complex to discuss options for controlling I-70 traffic, should the interstate close temporarily. This was a follow-up meeting to an earlier meeting this summer. Closures of I-70 near the Ohio […]

In their own words: Fairfield County candidates



To help readers make their choices on Nov. 4, the Beacon surveyed candidates in contested lake-area races. Participation was voluntary. Candidates were asked to expalin, in 150 word or less, wheat they believe are the tow most important issues facing the office they are seeking and how they would address those issues. The second question asked candidates to explain in […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, October 17, 7 – Wetland Chronicles: Fall Migration Saturday, November 1, 8 – 10 a.m. Migratory birds winging their way south to wintering grounds may stop to rest and feed at the Dutch Fork Wetlands. Come explore this phenomenon while hiking the wetlands, $8/members free, reservation […]

Free firewood available



MILLERSPORT – Free firewood is available in the Buckeye Lake State Parks. The parks have created two debris piles to handle fallen trees and branches from the Sept. 14 windstorm. To help reduce these piles, the general public can cut up wood for personal use until Nov. 17. One debris pile is behind the park maintenance building on Lieb’s Island […]

This is it for election letters!



Letters about candidates and issues on the November 4 ballot will NOT be published next week, with two exceptions. Licking County Commission candidate Mark Van Buren can respond specifically to several letters that questioned his business practices and Perry County Probate-Juvenile Court Judge candidate David Humphrey may respond specifically to charges made in the letter from Donna McCord and two […]

‘Watchdog’ barks back at ‘dog warden’



Editor: Hurray, it has been over a month, but I finally received the information I had requested from our township’s fiscal officer. Incidentally, for those that do not know, our fiscal officer is also the wife of our new letter writer, Shannon “Dog Warden” Duvall. As they say, there are normally two sides to every story or dispute. I intend […]

Writers urge voters to reelect Cooperrider in Perry County



Editor: We are writing to ask Perry County voters to re-elect Judge Luann Cooperrider. It is so sad that David Humphrey has to go as far to slander a person and her family that has done so many good things for the children and families of Perry County. Her heart is full of love and compassion and what David Humphrey […]

Wright supported for Licking County Domestic Relations judge



Editor: I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Richard Wright for several years and find him to be a person of great character and recommend you vote for him on November 4. Richard constantly demonstrates his concern and compassion for his family, friends and neighbors, as well as those he represents in our court system. Rich has […]


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