Writer says levy critic should complain to legislators



Editor: I was disappointed to read the misguided musings of Dave Kenmir and his assessment of the educational landscape of Lakewood Schools and C-TEC. Considering his numerous misstatements, it’s doubtful he realizes that his “ideas” for cutting costs violate State and Federal education laws. Additionally, he fails to realize that schools don’t pay property taxes! Mr. Kenmir also takes potshots […]

Grounded swan may need winter home



Editor: After reading the letter Sharon McGraw-Hines wrote to the Beacon, I wanted to say, “Thank you.” You put into words what most everyone out here was thinking, so God Bless you for doing so. I read that Sam was safe as long as he didn’t attack any boaters or swimmers, since his wing was clipped and he can’t fly, […]

Don’t ignore underage drinking laws



COLUMBUS– This is an exciting time for high school seniors, as well as friends and family, taking part in all of the festivities surrounding graduation. This time of celebration can easily turn to a time of tragedy because of the increased prevalence of underage drinking, as teens may be tempted to drink at graduation celebrations. “I commend those who make […]

Lighten up: It’s fun flying with Captain George



Here’s something you don’t want to hear on an airplane: “Uh, sorry folks. It appears our right engine isn’t working.” I had a feeling something like this would happen when our flight attendant introduced our pilot as “Captain George.” Captain George had a distinct hillbilly accent and an overlyfriendly attitude. He chatted us up over the intercom as if he […]

District Champs Trifecta



Three lake-area teams won District Championships last week. For the Lakewood Lady Lancers, it was their fourth straight district title and eighth in the last nine years. The Lady Lancers, who won back-to-back Division III state championships the last two years, moved up to Division II this year. Lakewood held their two district opponents – Olentangy and Canal Winchester – […]

Hebron sweetens fire contract offer for township



HEBRON – Village council members unanimously rejected a four-point, half-page proposal from Union Township Trustees for a 2010 fire/EMS service contract, Wednesday night. The Hebron Fire Department has provided fire/EMS services to the unincorporated portion of Union Township south of the CSX rail line for years. In recent years, negotiations for the annual contracts have extended well into the new […]

Lakewood is seeking opinions on levy



HEBRON – Lakewood officials want to hear from district residents. The school district is at a critical crossroads. Voters narrowly defeated a May 4 levy proposal designed to replace the district’s loss of tangible personal property tax revenue and avoid $4.4 million in planned cuts in staff and programs. Officials need your help in charting the district’s future. You can […]

Village now has street repair responsibility



BUCKEYE LAKE – Cars traveling Union Street are bottoming out from the potholes, said Buckeye Lake Village Council President Charlene Hayden during Monday night’s village council meeting. Stillion Brothers, the company that installed Buckeye Lake’s new public water distribution system, has one more obligation to fill in potholes with dirt and gravel before its contract with the village ends. Afterward, […]

‘We’re going to finish it in August’



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board President Joe Bowman, Jr. is ready to wrap up a 9.9 mill levy’s on-going saga. “We’re going to finish it in August,” he said during the school board’s May 12 meeting. The high school library was packed with residents wondering what’s going to happen following the levy’s defeat in the May primary, where it narrowly […]

Average homes sale price continues to rise



COLUMBUS – Home sales activity in Ohio continued its surge in April, as buyers flocked to the market to take advantage of the federal home buyer tax credit program that expired at the end of the month, according to statistics provided to the Ohio Association of REALTORS ®, by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. “Across Ohio, buyers made their move […]


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