Millersport’s On Track



MILLERSPORT – It’s a dream come true for the Walnut Township School District. Millersport High School Principal Charles Leedle said the district has needed an all weather running track for many, many years, and finally the stars aligned; an all weather track is currently under construction and should be complete by July. “This has been a long time dream for […]

New ordinance limits grass height to 6 inches



THORNVILLE – People in Thornville don’t just sit around watching the grass grow – or do they? Thornville Village Council has adopted an ordinance to enforce a lawn height of six inches or face a $150 fine. While this may sound harsh at first, council members explained the ordinance is aimed at habitual violators who refuse to manage their lawns. […]

Buckeye Lake delivers tap fee check to Millersport



MILLERSPORT – There’s nothing wrong with your eyesight in Millersport. Nobody is seeing triple. Thanks to an incredible deal, the Village of Millersport now has three identical police cruisers. “We got a fantastic deal on these cruisers,” Mayor Dean Severance said at Tuesday night’s council meeting. All three are 2006 Ford Crown Victorias purchased for a total of $12,000 from […]

Kirkersville adds two auxiliary officers



KIRKERSVILLE – Last week, Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft said he thought the village’s May 4 operating levy passed because the current administration is cleaning up some of Kirkersville’s finances. This week, he’d like residents and businesses to think about cleaning up Kirkersville literally, where necessary. Ashcraft said the village distributed flyers in the sewer bills, telling businesses and residents about […]

I-70 detours are now set



HEBRON – ODOT District 5 is ready for an I-70 closure when and if it ever happens again. District 5 Planning and Programs Administrator Julie Gwinn presented District 5’s plan for dealing with I-70 closures to The Beacon May 7. Flooding and traffic accidents have closed I-70 near the Ohio 79 interchange at Buckeye Lake once or twice a year […]

OSHP made 25,512 OVI arrests in 2008



COLUMBUS – Franklin and Butler counties had the most Patrol OVI arrests last year according to new statistics released by the Patrol today. Troopers made 25,512 OVI arrests statewide last year, an increase of 782 arrests over 2007. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol OVI-Related Crashes and Arrests statistical recap from the Patrol’s Statistical Analysis Unit, during 2008 troopers […]

Few lake area ODOT projects this summer



JACKSONTOWN – ODOT District 5 has a rigorous construction agenda for the 2009 construction season, but Buckeye Lake area motorists won’t be dodging too many orange barrels. Here’s what Lake Area motorists can expect this summer: FAIRFIELD COUNTY • Ohio 37 between Stemen Road and Ohio 204 – A bridge replacement on Ohio 37 will require a 21-day closure for […]

Thornville Memorial Day set for Monday, May 25



THORNVILLE – The annual Thornville Veterans Day begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23. The parade includes the the Sheridan Marching Generals, the color guards from the Thornville American Legion and the Thornport AMVETS, and the 2009 inscription of veterans’ names on the 20th Century Veterans Monument. Most activities will take place downtosn at the Veterans Park and at […]

Buckeye Lake Memorial Day parade set for Saturday, May 23



BUCKEYE LAKE – The 4th Annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Saturday May 23. It starts at 11 a.m. at the First Community Church proceeding up Ohio 79 to the Buckeye Lake State Park., North Shore Boat Ramp. More than 30 units are preregistered for this year’s event. Leading the parade will be VFW Post #1388 Color Guard under […]

Community Shred Day is May 16



PATASKALA – Stacks of old bank statements, bills and personal papers that are collecting dust around the house could actually benefit patients at Licking Memorial Health Systems. The Park National Bank (PNB) and Shred-it are hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to provide free shredding and recycling services to the public. […]


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