Writer wants ‘Bob’s Law’

Editor: This is an urgent message to Beacon readers. Recently, I was appalled as I watched from the bank while a man in a boat wearing a hat with hooks in it pulled one of our beautiful Buckeye Lake sunfish out of the lake. When he broke the surface of the water, I named him Bob. The boat was more […]

Sweet Corn Festival is almost here

Editor: In a few weeks the 64th Sweet Corn Festival will be held on September 1 – 4 in Millersport. Much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution of our area’s largest volunteer fundraising project. Without the support of several hundred businesses, elected officials, community groups and our tolerant neighbors, the Millersport Lions Club would not be successful. In […]

Thanks for supporting ice cream social

Editor: I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the museum last month for our 1st Annual Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Community Celebration Committee and the Buckeye Lake Museum. Having the museum as our venue was a great decision! Weldon’s ice cream was quickly devoured by everyone in the 98( weather! The Salvation Army brought […]

Thanks for supporting cruise-in

Editor: We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Gail and Becky Frank and the Casual Cruiser Car Club for hosting our Cruise-In on Saturday, July 31. Many thanks to Jeff Watson of Watson’s Valero for use of the black top, Debbie and Sandy Wright for the tables and chairs, Billy Raines for running the grill, Karen and […]

Lakewood levy defeat will hurt our community, future

Editor: Every generation strives for “things” to be better for their children. Growing up, I remember fondly stories about, “When I was your age…” Of course, they usually involved walking up hill both ways for a mile in the snow! Now, I’m afraid we are coming to the end of a time when jobs were plentiful and the next generation […]


Levy request to return in November

HEBRON – The only thing Arnie Ettenhofer, Lakewood School District’s director of pupil services, is certain about the district’s failed levy is that it will appear again on the November ballot. “We don’t have a choice; we still need that $4 million,” he said. Tuesday, Lakewood School District voters defeated the additional 9.9 mill levy in a special election 1,672 […]

Alpaca herd replaces salvage yard

BALTIMORE– Live alpaca will replace dead vehicles at a Liberty Township property. “It’s all over,” said Bremen resident Richard Estep, owner of 145 Baltimore-Somerset Rd. and Lancaster’s Estep’s Auto Service. Estep proposed creating a recycling salvage yard at the property, similar to U-Wrench It, a self-service used auto parts store familiar to Columbus residents. Liberty Township citizens created the East […]

Trustees scale back zoning changes

JACKSONTOWN – A proposed amendment to the Licking Township Zoning Resolution was scaled back by trustees after Monday night’s public hearing. The Licking Township Zoning Commission initiated the amendment to update the zoning map to incorporate previously approved zoning amendments and to switch from a mylar based map to a digital map based on specific parcels. The Commission held an […]

Health department won’t ignore nuisances

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees spent some time at their July 27 meeting discussing what they termed ‘distressed properties’ – two in New Salem, and one each in Fairfield Beach and on North Bank. Trustee President Sonny Dupler said he discussed the issue with Jennifer Valentine of the Fairfield County Health Department. He claimed she told him that the department’s […]