Editor’s response



The ‘ravings’ are the work of Editor/Publisher Charles Prince. All Beacon Letters to the Editor include the writer’s name and community. Unsigned columns appearing on the editorial page are editorials written by the editor unless otherwise noted. Vickie Fogarty’s letter above is a direct copy of her email up to her community identification. She is obviously very upset with our […]

Walnut Township Trustees thank Tory for her BLASST work



Editor: Victoria Wolfe does it again with an outstanding 4th of July fireworks display! I had the opportunity to speak to her the Thursday before the display – which was a feat in itself because of her busy schedule. I asked for 10 minutes of her time, which she gladly obliged between phone calls. I had no idea of the […]

More Letters to the Editor: Biggest BLASST show ever



Editor: What everyone saw on July 3 was a $60,000 show. It was the biggest show ever launched by Hamburg Fireworks Company at Buckeye Lake. I have had a 12 year relationship with Ken, Lyn and I met their brother, Mike the first time this year who came in from the State of Washington to help with the family business. […]

Another Letter: Thanks to everyone who made the Boat Parade a success



Editor: Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Annual Boat Parade. Parade chair Don Carley did an outstanding job of organizing this year’s event and all went smoothly as a result of his efforts [even the weather cooperated]. Special thanks to the Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 Color Guard for raising the flag prior to the parade as […]

Watchdog’ wants trustees to follow ORC requirements



Editor: On June 15, 2009, I made a written public records request to our township fiscal officer for copies of the official resolution, form letter and permits regarding Ohio Revised Cod (ORC) 5571.16 -Obtaining A Permit Before Installing Driveway Culvert or Making Excavation in Township Highway or Highway Rightof Way. At the June 30 monthly trustees meeting, I asked her […]

Hebron Elementary names honor students



HEBRON – Hebron Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the fourth and final nine-week grading period. Principal’s List Samantha Dorris, Gaven Mc- Intosh, Malia Vandagriff, Katie Cox, Allysse Marietta, Logan Newhouse, Bailey Moraine, Noah Braden, Grant Davis, Christen Saenz, Chase Vierstra, Scott Hartman, Courtney VanSky, Nick Andujar, Maddy Gloyd, Tiffany Strohm, Jennifer Spires, Zaven Boland, Jacob Coffey, Hannah […]

George T. McKenzie, Sr.



George T. McKenzie, Sr., age 59, of Thornville, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Kindred Healthcare, in Pickerington. He was born on August 19, 1949,, to the late George and Francis (Saunders) McKenzie. He enjoyed working on his boat, wrenching in the garage with his buddies and loved his dogs. George is survived by his wife, Michele (Jones); children, […]

Richard “Dick” Nagle



Richard “Dick” Nagle, age 79, of Millersport,passed away on Sunday July 5, 2009, at the Echo Manor Extended Care Center in Pickerington. He was born on January 28, 1930, in Columbus to the late Charles E. and Reathe M. (Decker) Nagle. Dick was a former Deputy Sheriff in Fairfield County and Police Chief in Millersport. He will best be remembered […]

Martin Jacob “Jake” Roshon



Martin Jacob “Jake” Roshon, 83 of Baltimore, entered peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Chillicothe. Jake was born in Baltimore on May 4, 1926, to the late James W. and Maude M Court Roshon. He was a 1944 graduate of Liberty Union High School. He was a member of Trinity United […]

Betty Ann Weber



A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Ann Weber, 46, of Hebron, was held July 8, 2009, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Burial followed in Millersport Cemetery. Betty died surrounded by her family on Friday evening in Newark following a long illness. She was born May 16, 1963, in […]


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