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Thanks to Tour of Homes supporters

Editor: The 25th anniversary edition of the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s Tour of Homes was held this past Sunday and I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all who made this special day such a success. THANK YOU to our five homeowners who allowed over 800 people to walk through and tour their lovely homes. […]

Sweet Corn Festival honors Madeline Utley

Editor: We are pleased to announce that Ms. Madeline Utley of Millersport has been selected to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 64th Sweet Corn Festival Grand Parade on Wednesday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m. We encourage all of her friends, family, neighbors and the citizens of Millersport to come out and cheer her as she leads the […]

National Military Service Fund supporters thanked

Editor, The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW #1388 would like to thank those who supported our efforts to raise monies for the National Military Service Fund of the VFW through our “Taco Night”. This program helps veterans and their families in many ways. A very special thank-you goes to Kevin Gorham at the Pizza Cottage. He is always so generous with […]

‘Bucket List’ adventure turns into nightmare

Editor: This is a true story that is too good to keep to ourselves. My husband and I made out a “Bucket List” a year or so ago and one of the things on the list was a trip out West in our RV. On July 18th we rolled out of Buckeye Lake and headed to Las Vegas. We planned […]

Lighten Up: In sickness and health

When my husband is ill, I always make sure I rush to his side and express lots of love and concern. Just like the other day. “What’s wrong with you? Why are you napping AGAIN? “ I said. “I have a headache,” he said. “You have ANOTHER headache?” I said. “It’s a tumor,” he said. “Well, if it’s a tumor, […]


Grand parade is largest ever

BALTIMORE – The Grand Parade down Market Street Saturday morning is the highlight of the four-day Baltimore Festival for many residents. Hundreds of residents and visitors line both sides of the street to watch high school bands, festival queens from all over Ohio, several color guards, Shriners, veterans, athletes, cheerleaders, dance troupes and others make the trek to Johnson Park. […]

High school renovation deadline looming

BALTIMORE – Tim Turner is the new assistant principal at Liberty Union Thurston High School. The long-time vocational agriculture teacher replaces Chet Carlson who resigned to accept an elementary principal position with the City of Newark Schools. “We’re very fortunate to have someone to step in,” Superintendent Paul Mathews told The Beacon. “He’ll be a great addition.” Turner’s first task […]

Buckeye Lake street repairs underway

BUCKEYE LAKE- The end of the dust, dirt and ruts is in sight! Chemcote Asphalt Paving Company began work on Buckeye Lake’s battered streets Monday morning. ME Companies engineer Jack Christy said Tuesday that crews started at Slocum Street and will move westward. Crews began milling streets Monday and he expects crews would begin putting down new asphalt over the […]

Kirkersville Police chief resigns

KIRKERSVILLE – Kirkersville Police Chief Mark Bossa resigned his position effective Aug. 5. Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft said Bossa left for a “better paying job” at a “large security company,” but wasn’t able to be more specific. “I’m happy for him,” said Ashcraft. “He didn’t leave under bad terms.” Ashcraft said Bossa was willing to do both the police chief […]