Plan for some family fun at the Sweet Corn Festival

Editor: We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on Sept. 1 thru Sept. 4 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]

Carlin Addition residents shouldn’t be treated like second class citizens

Editor: Just a few weeks ago in a Beacon story, one of our Buckeye Lake Village officials said it’s the responsibility of the Carlin Addition residents to pave our streets. It’s not our responsibility; we’re not second class citizens. We know better, but I guess some of our officials don’t. You would think that our elected officials would look out […]

Subdivision buyers beware

Editor: If any readers are thinking about buying a home in a subdivision they should think carefully about it. You may purchase the home and the lot it occupies, but your freedom as a homeowner can end there. Once you purchase your home from the developer or contractor, they are typically done with you. Now you must deal with the […]

Little League supporters thanked

Editor: The Millersport Youth Baseball League wants to thank the Walnut Township Trustees and Park Commissioner Tim Morris for all the time and effort that was put into preparing the Fairfield Beach baseball field for our first year in the Northern Local Little League program. Thanks to all that preparation we hosted 30 games. Although we had a few stumbles […]

Levy opponent sees same fate in November

Editor, Last November, voters defeated the Lakewood levy by 1173 votes. Voter turnout was nearly 5000. The last two levy attempts failed by much smaller margins, most likely due to low voter turnout. Those are the factual statistics. Now summer is nearly over and folks are home from vacation and getting back into the grind of daily life. Many voters […]


Last week’s story on the Class of 2010 inductees into the Lakewood Wall of Fame stated that Diana Ours nominated William Ours. That was based on the news release from Lakewood Schools. Actually Tom Lawson nominated Ours for the honor. Concerning a story about possible cat licensing in Buckeye Lake, Bonnie Mansfield told The Beacon, “I’m totally against cat license […]

Thanks to Fishing Rodeo supporters

Editor, The Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary of the VFW #1388 hosted a Kid’s Fishing Rodeo on Sat. Aug. 14th. All the children seemed to really enjoy their time fishing (along with the adults). It was a beautiful day and prizes were given away for the first fish caught, most fish caught, and biggest fish caught. These were in two categories, […]

Field Days

Antique tractors illustrate farmers’ legacy

CROTON – If tractors could write, they’d each write book about a foot thick, said farmer Wilmer “Willy” Purshing, a Land of Legend Antique Tractor Club member. He and some of his fellow club members, including Hebron resident Dixie Cayton, sought refuge from the blazing sun beneath a tent at the 2010 Hartford Fair in Croton. More than 160 antique […]

Millersport adds four auxiliary officers

MILLERSPORT – Mayor Dean Severance gave the oath of office to four new auxiliary police officers at the August 10 village council meeting. The new unpaid officers are: • Lt. Chris Forshey who retired in January as Pataskala’s Chief of Police; • Scott Carpenter; • Greg Sheets; and * David Wyland Council’s Safety Committee reviewed the applications and recommended the […]

Festival 5K set for Sept. 4

MILLERSPORT – The 21st annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K fun run starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. Race day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and is $20. Pre-race registration is $15 and entry forms are available at or by calling race director Ken Keener at 740-246-6101. The first 325 registrants receive t-shirts. Proceeds from the annual race […]