Creative kids highlight 2008 costume contest



BUCKEYE LAKE – This year the kids swept our contest with creativity and style, particularly our winner, Eddie Vacca of Buckeye Lake, who was dressed as a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner. Right on track for second place was Victor Thompson of Fairfield Beach, dressed as Thomas the Train. Baltimore’s Austin McClelland cracked third place as a highly original deviled egg. […]

Joyce plea, Cortez trial set for this month



NEWARK – Former Buckeye Lake council member John Cortez and his former friend, Noel Joyce, each have hearings in November. Monday, Nov. 3, Noel Joyce is expected to plead guilty or no contest to charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in Licking County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain’s courtroom at 8:15 a.m., and Cortez goes to trial Thursday and […]

Village signs up 248 water customers so far



BUCKEYE LAKE – Don’t get any ideas; it’s not for everyone. Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster was clear during Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting that a wood chipper the village is renting to clear debris from along the village streets isn’t for use to clean up private property. The village is still clearing storm damage from Hurricane Ike […]

There’s no free lunch!



Once again, Ohio is one of a handful of states that will likely determine the outcome of our presidential election. Our beat is the Buckeye Lake area, but, like four years ago, the stakes are too high to ignore this election. Four years ago the critical issue was domestic security. Now it is our economic security. We’ve been hearing a […]

Just say “no” again



It’s back…! Buckeye Lake Village voters are again being asked to approve a NEW 2.5 mill police levy. Residents are already paying a 3 mill police levy. This is now the fourth attempt in four years to raise more money for the police department. Village officials don’t have any trouble asking residents for more money, but they can’t seem to […]

In their own words: Licking County candidates



To help readers make their choices on Nov. 4, the Beacon surveyed candidates in contested lake-area races. Last week, we published the responses from Fairfield County and the four Licking County candidates for county commissioner. This week we are finishing up the Licking County candidates and publishing all of the Perry County responses. Candidates were asked to explain, in 150 […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. 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 required, meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands. […]

Sight Night is here



MILLERSPORT – Lions, tigers, bears, ghouls, and goblins, oh my! These are some of the ghostly characters you might see on Halloween. The Lions Clubs in your area will be around to pick up the used glasses you have scared up. The spooktacular thing is, you can give us used prescription glasses for adults and children, non-prescription sunglasses, used hearing […]

More great Halloween costumes



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