The Flow Of History

Lake Area, county celebrate Ohio Erie Canal era

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the Ohio and Erie Canal. The lake was created to help fill the canals, many remnants of which are still intact around Buckeye Lake and Licking County. Easter Sunday, storyteller Mark Myers presents “My Life as a Boy on the Ohio Canal,” 2 p.m. at the Buckeye Lake Museum. […]

Buckeye Lake sale to MIG collapses

COLUMBUS – The State of Ohio’s deal to sell Buckeye Lake to Macquarie Infrastructure Group of Melbourne, Australia, has collapsed. Actually, it only existed in the fertile imagination of some rogue writers and a designer. The $990 million deal was cooked up by The Beacon staff as its tenth and probably last April Fool’s hoax. We heard from more than […]

EMS/Fire contract still pending

By Scott Rawdon

HEBRON – They’re close, but no cigar quite yet. Union Township Trustee President John Slater said an EMS/fire services contract between Union Township and the Village of Hebon has been rewritten and both sides are close to an agreement, but no one has signed on the dotted line. “Sounds like things are very favorable,” said Slater during the trustees’ regular […]

Guest Column: Mayor explains water upgrades for 2009

Village of Baltimore officials have spent the last few years upgrading our Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sanitary Sewer system to meet Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) requirements. The wastewater tratment plant upgrade is scheduled for final completion in May, and a village-wide sanitary sewer line re-lining and repair project is close to contract award. The re-lining project is being primarily […]

Cranberry Bog clean-up days set

BUCKEYE LAKE – Friends of Cranberry Bog, working with ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, had such an enjoyable time last year clearing poison sumac and other woody vegetation from the Cranberry Bog that they have scheduled two clean-up days this year. They are set for the first two Saturdays in May from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and […]

Residents reminded about zoning

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township officials remind residents that anyone planning to put up a fence, shed, deck, pool, accessory building or an addition will need a zoning permit. Call the township office at (740) 467-2420 for more information.

Public Works committee seeks private sector representative

NEWARK – The District 17 Integrating Committee of the Ohio Public Works Commission is seeking nominations to fill the seat of private sector representative for a three-year term. Meetings are held approximately 4-6 times per year at the Licking County Administration Building in Newark. The private sector representative should have experience in local infrastructure planning and economic development and should […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Arbor Day Festival- Saturday April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Free, It’s Arbor Day at last! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum, our busiest times. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us […]

NBC4 investigates Buckeye Lake sale report

BUCKEYE LAKE – NBC4 News Reporter Marshall McPeek is getting to the bottom of a newspaper report about the sale of Buckeye Lake to an Australian developer-or is he? McPeek and camera man Joe Clark visited Buckeye Lake and The Beacon April 1 to put their own spin on The Beacon’s annual April Fool edition, which this year had some […]

Writer defends ‘watchdogs’

Editor: I am replying to a letter written by Rhonda Stephens regarding the watchdog letters being published in The Beacon. I don’t laugh at those letters. I enjoy reading about what our local watchdogs, junkyard dogs, etc. have uncovered. We need more people like them out there on the local level and, yes, all the way up to the national […]