BLASST needs your support

Editor: Well, there are two Letters to the Editor left and you will likely notice our desperate pleas for donations will become stronger and louder. We know everyone is now preparing yard flags and decorations, doing those last minute “to do lists”, contacting friends and family while preparing for the year’s largest cookout and party. Friends will start to rsvp […]

Help start a new tradition

Editor: Summer at Buckeye Lake is a really special that hosts lots of traditions – picnics, boating, swimming, reunions and our wonderful 4th of July celebration to name a few. The Friends of Buckeye Lake Library hope that Buckeye Lake can handle yet one more tradition and that is an annual 5K walk along the Ohio Canal. Our very first […]

Yacht Club will still have boat show

Editor: I write to clarify a statement in The Beacon that has led to some confusion about the 31st Annual Buckeye Lake Yacht Club Anitque and Classic Boat Regatta (BLYC Regatta). The BLYC Regatta is not moving to Millersport. It will be heald August 20-22 at the Yacht Club where it has been for the past 30 years. It will […]

Thanks to US 40 yard sale participants

Editor: Our thanks to the buyers and sellers who participated in the 5th Annual Licking County National Road Yard Sale Days! We appreciate everyone “weathering” the storms to participate! The National Road is the road that opened the Ohio territory and Licking County is proud to have 32 miles of the road. Plans are being made for next year’s sale […]

Let’s not lose our great parks

Editor: We would like to offer another view about the Licking Parks District and rejection of the May levy. Although we live a few thousand feet from the Licking County line, we have used Licking Parks for many years and have supported them with our time and money. We have hiked, walked our dog, and ridden our horses on miles […]

Nominate someone we should know

BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Do you have an interesting neighbor? Someone, perhaps, who has made their community a better place? Someone who has great stories? Someone who started influencing a few people and ended up changing their little corner of the world? Someone you want to drag around by the hand, introducing to people, because, hey, they’re just worth knowing? […]

Residents and wildlife alike deserve better treatment…’

Editor: The ODNR owes residents and visitors of Buckeye Lake an apology and an explanation. ODNR ok’d the killing of a female swan and her nest of eggs, with no regard for the residents’ attachment and interest in the regal pair that lived on their lake. The complaining residents who decided to have the swans eliminated were either terrified or […]

A Walk on the Wild (Flower) Side

Dawes botanist authors book

JACKSONTOWN- Legendary botanist John Thieret described Dawes Arboretum Taxonomic Botanist David Brandenburg as a “born botanist,” with great passion for his work. Brandenburg dedicated his newly published book, National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of America, to Thieret, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University, who traveled North America as Brandenburg and other students’ mentor. Thieret passed […]

Resident wants all the lake’s swans removed

FAIRFIELD BEACH – An Island Ave. resident whose sister obtained a permit to destroy a mute swan family recently asked the Ohio Division of Wildlife to remove all swans from Buckeye Lake. However, the ODW has no plans to do so. Residents all around the lake were infuriated when the ODW issued a destr uction permit for a pair of […]

Rain delaying construction start for middle school

BALTIMORE – Construction crews have had complete control of Liberty Union High School for two weeks. Demolition work is proceeding inside and outside. Sidewalks are being removed outside. “It is moving along reasonably well,” architect Joe Schappa told school board members Monday night. “There is still a lot of work to do,” he added. “Hopefully we are still on schedule.” […]