‘Blasst’ Off

What a show!!! Thousands of lake area residents and visitors were treated to a spectacular fireworks show Friday night. BLASST coordinator Tory Wolfe said it was the biggest and most expensive ever – $60,000. It is a tribute to our veterans and service men and women. Friday’s Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s Boat Parade started off with VFW Post 1388 […]

Local candidates gearing up for Nov. 3 election

LAKE AREA- November seems far away, but candidates for municipal offices, school boards and township trustee are already gearing up for the November 3 election. The first step is to circulate a petition among registered voters to get placed on the ballot. Petitions must be filed with the county boards of elections by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 20. Both […]

Hebron, Union Township reach basic agreement

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees agreed to the basic terms of a fire contract with the Hebron Fire Department, but an independent arbitrator will decide the ongoing debate about how EMS billing revenue should be distributed. Trustees agreed to sign a contract with Hebron provided the village promises to hire an arbitrator to help settle the feud. Trustees believe the […]

Here’s ODNR’s report on BLASST

First special thanks to the following ODNR staff for their hard work and support on Friday night, July 3, 2009. Thanks to: Mark Maxwell, Chuck Wadley, Brian Bishop, Brenda Sams, Jon Dobney, Pat Swallie, Victor Ricks, Kirk Tranchita, Mark Hoffhines, Doug Johnson, Greg Bushee, Jack Manley, Josh Gardner, Martin McCallister, Mike Yates, Jeff Baker, Eric McCune, Greg Seymour, Paul Baker, […]

Former member rejoins Kirkersville Council

KIRKERSVILLE – Former Kirkersville Village Council member Carolyn Woods rejoined council to fulfill the two years remaining in former council member Erika Mudd’s term, who resigned last month. Woods previously served on council from 2001 to 2003 when she resigned because of an illness in her family and dissatisfaction with what she said was excessive infighting between council members. But, […]


Girl Scout Twilight Camp set for Dawes

JACKSONTOWN – A Girl Scount twilight camp is set for July 27 – 30 at The Dawes Arboretum. The camp runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The cost is $35. Call Joni at 928-7396 for more information and to register.


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Pruning Practicum: Pruning Conifers – Saturday July 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $15/$10 members. Reservation required, at the Visitors Center. The class will take a ride with Arboretum Curator of Conifers Jeff Bowman to the Conifer Glen for outdoor work. This will be a very hands-on class featuring […]

Writer is appalled at the editor’s ‘ravings’ last week

Editor: I am appalled at the Buckeye Lake Beacon’s ravings in their July 4th addition. The full page column titled “Space votes to Kill Ohio’s Economy” is filled with misleading statements, unfounded personal attacks, and just plain garbage. The author of the column was not printed, so I can only assume these are the ravings of the Editor/Publisher, Charles Prince. […]