Honoring All Who Serve

HEBRON- It felt like it could snow at any moment, but a strong crowd braved the chilly wind for Tuesday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Evans Park in Hebron. Ila Mason emceed the ceremony and Ted Keller, a Vietnam veteran, was the featured speaker. Hebron Christian Church Reverend Steve Brown delivered the prayer and Pete Stollard spoke for VFW Post 1388. […]

Cut looms for Millersport Fire

MILLERSPORT – Some Millersport officials are questioning whether Walnut Township Trustees held an illegal meeting Monday morning. Walnut Township Trustees have set their regular meetings as 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month and 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday. The question arose after trustees moved the Nov. 11 meeting to Nov. 10. The Beacon received an email […]

Heating bill help available

BUCKEYE LAKE – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible households with their heating bills. Households must be in a disconnect status with their gas or electric bill, or at ten days or less on bulk fuel supply. For income guidelines and further information, contact your the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481.

Kirkersville may still get some public water

KIRKERSVILLE – Public water may still be a possibility for some places in Kirkersville. Last week, Kirkersville voters overturned council’s decision to contract with the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District to provide public water to properties along Ohio 158 – including the Flying J Truck Stop, Phantom Fireworks, Kirkersville Elementary School, and several parcels proposed for development – […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, November 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Luminary Tour- Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. […]


Stop by the Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department, 8474 High Street, Thurston, for a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 15. If you can’t make breakfast come by from 2 – 4 p.m. for the department’s open house. Check out the department’s brand new McCoy Miller medic complete with a compressed air foam system for fire suppression […]


Wells asks who is minding the sinking Buckeye Lake ship

Editor: Buckeye Lake’s ship is sinking and we’re all asking, “Who is at the helm?” Voters turned down two more levies for the Village of Buckeye Lake. The additional police levy didn’t stand a chance. However, it’s pretty telling when your street light renewal levy fails. After all, who doesn’t want street lights? Were voters uninformed or sending a message? […]

Harper wants readers ‘to see the facts for a change’

Editor: As your star letter writer Ms. Mansfield, and Scott Rawdon reported several weeks ago, I resigned my position as the Computer Technician for the Village of Kirkersville. Ms. Mansfield was not present when I read my resignation, and both of them took statements from it out of context. I am therefore sending you the entire resignation, verbatim, to print […]

Millersport Track project has raised more than $30,000

Editor: This letter updates the efforts of the Millersport Schools Track/Athletic Facilities Renovation Committee. Thanks to alumni, residents, businesses and service organizations, we have received over $27,300 in donations. We recently held a beef raffle which brought in over $3,440. Linda Ervin of Millersport was the winner. Congratulations to her and thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. Currently, from donations […]