Council member resigns



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village- Council member Drew Bourne resigned after six years on council to take a job in West Virginia. He has two years left on his term. Council member Hilde Hildebrandt, acting as council president in Council President Charlene Hayden’s absence, read aloud Bourne’s resignation letter during Monday night’s council meeting. According to Bourne’s letter, “I sadly must […]

Hebron honors two police officers, appoints new officer



HEBRON – Two Hebron Police officers were honored at the Sept. 9 Village Council meeting. Officer Travis Shanaberg received the Medal of Merit for his efforts to curtail drug trafficking. In 2008, he discovered that a recent parolee had moved to Hebron and was dealing drugs from two separate locations inthe village. Over the next 12 months Shanaberg continued to […]

Fall color show is about to start



COLUMBUS, OH – The highlights of color that are beginning to speckle the canopies of Ohio’s woodlands, along with the cooler temperatures, are signs that autumn is beginning to take hold. “In many parts of Ohio, we are seeing the first signs of leaf change to yellow and orange,” said Casey Munchel, fall foliage expert for the Ohio Department of […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Plant Oktoberfest- Saturday, Oct. 3, 8:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m, $28/$20 no lunch, The theme for this year’s Plant Oktoberfest is Resuscitate Your Landscape. Speakers will include staff members of The Dawes Arboretum along with Joe Steiger, a Certified Professional Soil Scientist, Lee Dunlap, C-Tec P.L.A.N.T. instructor, and Jim […]

The Show Went On



HEBRO threatened but held off for last Wednesday night’s Lakewood Homecoming Parade. More than 50 units followed Grand Marshal Dave Morrow from Evans Park to Canal Park for a pep rally. Wednesday’s predicated rain waited until Saturday, trying to drown out the second annual Hebron Music & Arts Festival at Canal Park. Nearly 2.5 inches fell during the day, but […]

Election Letters



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 ballot are welcome. However, due to our volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be […]

Writer questions article, editorial on trustees



Editor: Petty issues and half truths have been brought up in the past weeks addressed to the Walnut Township Trustees. Why do people feel the need to gather together in the parking lot after the meeting to collaborate on what to put in The Beacon? Shouldn’t The Beacon get both sides of a story before printing an article? Last week’s […]

Firebowl set for Oct. 10



Editor: I was having a difficult time coming up with this year’s Firebowl letter because I hate to put myself in the line of “fire”. I like doing what I do for my own self fulfillment and I really don’t enjoy having someone tell me I am wrong. We are self-employed for a reason and not the reason that I […]

Thanks for benefit



Editor: THANK YOU MILLERSPORT! My family and I would like to extend our gratitude to all of our friends, and to the community of Millersport for coming to our aid in a time of need. Thanks to all of you who prayed for us, brought food, sent cards, visited me in the hospital and at home. Thanks, also to all […]

Myer supported for trustee



Editor: In regards to Linda Myer, who is seeking a Thorn Township Trustee position, her credentials and expertise are enough to fill the job. Linda will try to better our township in all aspects. She will be available at all times. This will be her full time job, and she is not afraid to make decisions and do it in […]


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