It’s time to say thanks for BLASST



Editor: Well, I guess I’ll start by fixing my giant mistake first. I am a little dyslexic and last year I transposed the call letters for the radio station simulcasting our show in my Beacon letters… continually I might add. Quite naturally Marnita took the information from my letters and reprinted it again this year. God love my friend, Tom […]

Big thank you for the boat parade



Editor: I want to give a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the boat parade a success this year. Our theme – “Support the Troops” – gave everyone an opportunity to honor our veterans and current troops who have and are giving so much to preserve our precious gift of freedom. A special thanks goes to Buckeye […]

‘Watchdog’ responds to pound manager



Editor: This is in response to the story in last week’s Beacon, “Luzio responds to cat claim, defends record.” Dog warden Jon Luzio claims that he does not sell dead cats for “research” purposes. However, he DOES sell them to Great Lakes Biological who DOES sell them to research labs. Luzio has no control over who gets the cats and […]

More thanks for BLASST



Editor: I would think most lake area residents would agree with me in saying this year’s BLASST show were #1, once again. Not only does this celebrate our independence as a free country, it also shows how well a community can work together to organize such an amazing event. I’m sorry I don’t know the names of all the organizations […]

Thanks for remembering swans in boat parade



Editor: I just want to say THANK YOU for the great fireworks show. I wore my BLASST t-shirt proud. It was just what our lake community needed. I also want say thank you for the swan boat in the boat parade on Sunday. It was good to see that other residents feel the same way I do about the swans. […]

The Biggest BLASST of All!



BUCKEYE LAKE – Perfect weather for July combined with the biggest BLASST fireworks show ever and a great boat parade made for a memorable 4th of July weekend. The absolutely spectacular fireworks show lasted about 30 minutes, prompting a long chorus of boat horns and whistles in appreciation. Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388’s honor guard set Sunday’s boat parade honoring our […]

Kalish will head Ohio Mayors Association



BALTIMORE – Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish has plenty of reason to celebrate. On June 25, he was named statewide president of the Ohio Mayors Association, an affiliate of the Ohio Municipal League. He’ll hold the position through June 2011, during which time the association will hold its annual conference in Lancaster, also June 2011. Kalish said he worked closely with […]

Class of 1970 sets reunion



BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union- Thurston Class of 1970 is holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday, August 7. The Classes of 1969 and 1971 are invited to participate. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Karen Smeck Santore’s Party Barn at 7395 Basil Road. Parking is available at the Smeck Historic Park. Meat, ice tea and water will be provided. Graduaes […]

Buckeye Lake opens bids to repave streets



BUCKEYE LAKE – Bids for repaving Buckeye Lake’s streets were higher than anticipated, but one was “not unreasonable,” said ME Companies engineer Jack Christy. Bids were opened Wednesday afternoon at the Buckeye Lake Village Hall with the following results: • Chemcote Asphalt Paving Company of Dublin bid $722,643.10; • Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. of Fredericktown bid $789,664.20; • Shelly Company […]

Trustees seek to replace fire/EMS levy this fall



HEBRON – Union Township residents can expect to see a 1.8 mill replacement fire and EMS levy on the November ballot, Union Township Trustees decided Monday night. A replacement levy will increase taxes, as it returns the current collected or effective millage to the original millage approved by voters. Property tax levies raise set amounts of revenues. As property values […]


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