Letter to the Editor: Van Buren responds to business critics



Editor: I am writing in response to the letters last week. As I read the letters I noticed they are mainly the same writers who attacked me two years ago, and several of the writers do not even live in the Buckeye Lake Beacon circulation area. I have been a builder for over twenty years and I can guarantee I […]

Different opinions should be respected



Editor, I would like to address this letter to the person or persons who have twice vandalized my John McCain for President campaign sign. I have the utmost respect for those who differ in their philosophies and beliefs, and would certainly not disrespect those individuals by trespassing on their property and destroying their campaign signs. I am an active duty […]

Thanks for another successful Firebowl



Editor: My name is Ria Fox. I am fortunate to do what I love to do, which is change people’s lives. This was the ninth year for Firebowl and the fourth year for the benefit of the Thurston Fire Department to purchase equipment as they see fit. Firebowl was once again held as Starlite Lanes where owner Brad Williams donated […]

More Letters: ‘Watchdog’ explains why township is no longer ‘quiet’



Editor: I hate to go backwards, but I have to make to respond to our “dog warden’s” comments about our once “quiet” township and why things may have changed. More people coming to township meetings is a good thing. That means more opinions can be heard. Unfortunately, some people use that for personal attacks rather than focusing on township business […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of November 3rd. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, veggie, choice of fruit, and roll & butter. Thursday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, Starz, and orange juice. Friday: Specialty pizza, […]

Richard Bader



Richard Bader, 82, of Baltimore, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at his home. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, was a past member of the Fairfield Grange, and he worked for Anchor Hocking for 24 years and enjoyed farming. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Pat Bader of Baltimore; son, Stephen […]

Melissa Ann Patterson Ball



Funeral services for Melissa Ann Patterson Ball, 35, of Rushville, were October 27, 2008, at Maranatha Bible Church, Glenford. Pastor Steven Shaw will officiate. Burial was in Highland Cemetery. Melissa left her loving family to join her family already in heaven on October 22, 2009, at Pickering House Hospice in Lancaster. She was born July 14, 1973, in Zanesville, to […]

Deborah A. Luff Edler



A memorial service for Deborah A. Luff Edler, 53, of Buckeye Lake, were October 29, 2008, at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, Ashville. Deborah passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2008, in Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s emergency room in Lancaster. She was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Coraopolis, Pa., to the late Charles R. and Joan (Butya) Penix. She is survived by a […]

Thomas A. Moss Sr.



Funeral service for Thomas “Tom” A. Moss Sr., 56, of Buckeye Lake, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, 108 N. Seventh St., Hebron, with Pastor Mark Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery in Newark. Tom passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at his home with his loving wife by his side. He was born […]

Lt. Col. William H. Roley



Lt. Col. William H. Roley, 88, was born March 19, 1920, in Baltimore, the son of Glen H. Roley and Marie Huntwork Roley, and died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in Scottsdale, Ariz. William graduated from Liberty Union High School and attended Otterbein College in Westerville. He married Margaret Van Dorn in Basil, July 21, 1946, and had twins. His daughter […]


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