It’s time to get connected



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village’s new public water system may be operating by April 1– no fooling! People really need to connect their homes and businesses to the distribution system soon, said Mayor Rick Baker during Monday night’s council meeting. The process involves burying water lines and at least one inspection, which could be hard to schedule if everyone […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Maple Syrup Madness: Saturday, February 20 – Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Admission is Free, meet at the Log Cabin. Don’t miss this once a year event! Sap will be drawn right out of our own sugar maple […]

Tax help available



BUCKEYE LAKE – AARP is again providing free tax assistance for low- and middle- income taxpayers with special attention to those over 60 years of age. Appointments may be scheduled by calling Leads (Buckeye Lake) at 740-928-4481. The service will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday in February, March, and to April 1 You will need […]

Business of Love



A successful marriage is a partnership. A successful business, in which the partners are also married … a virtual miracle of love that has no choice but to strike a unique balance to see it through not just the day-by-day, but the hour-by-hour. Several lake area businesses exemplify that balance, through husband and wife teams who all seem to agree […]

Reed story sparks memories



Editor: I want to thank you for publishing the article on Mr. Jim Reed written by Kim Garee. Kim’s story portrayed Jim Reed as the man I remembered from years ago, except for the gray hair. It was a magnificent way to start the Beacon’s year with a positive message – and not a negative controversy. I knew Jim and […]

Writer challenges ‘Watchdog’



Editor: C.S. Lewis said that,”The Devil’s greatest accomplishment is convincing the world he does not exist.” Bonnie Mansfield’s greatest accomplishment is convincing people that she really cares about the welfare of the animals in the Licking County Animal Shelter. Her method is known as the “Big Lie”. The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. The expression was coined by Adolf […]

Join BLACA, make your voice heard



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association is a group of civic minded area residents who wish to promote our region and better our standard of living. This helps to improve and maintain property values, but also help those that live here better enjoy our lifestyle. These are simple goals, but not always easy to accomplish. Recently, our quarterly newsletter […]

Meeting set to discuss dog pound



Editor: There will be a meeting at the Kirkersville Town Hall located at 135 N. 4th Street to discuss concerns/complaints about the Licking County Animal Shelter (aka dog pound) at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 In addition to problems, we will try to come up with solutions since our County Commissioners won’t! If you need directions or have questions, […]

Lighten up: Mom traumatizes children



I made my children very sick the other day. Didn’t mean to. There were tantrums, sweat and tears, fits, shouts and fevers. Hands covered mouths, bodies fell to the floor and cookies were tossed. Whatever did I do to make the little darlings so violently ill? I accidentally let them see me in a state of, well, “underwear.” Yes, evidently […]

2010-01-30 E-Edition


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