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Lakewood levy critic responds

Editor: The question has come up as to where I get my facts regarding the Lakewood school district levy issues. It should be noted that this is not just about our local school district. This is a national issue involving all of us as taxpayers. The decisions that have to be made will affect all of us including our children. […]

Thanks to firefighters, others for help with hay bale fire

Editor: I would like to thank all the firefighters that arrived on Sunday, August 29, to control a large hay bale fire consisting of 96 bales approximately 1,000 lbs. each. I believe the units were Licking Township Fire Company, Thornville-Thorn Township, Glenford and Gratiot with 25 to 30 firefighters. I wanted to especially thank Fire Chief Mike Wilson of Licking […]

Christmas Celebration supporters thanked

Editor: We’d like to express our thanks to all of our friends at Hookahville for their contributions to our BLCCC Christmas Celebration for the kids here at Buckeye Lake. First, thanks to Steve and Laura Trickle – you guys are the best! Jessica and Scott at Guitar Parts Resource, your gift helped us raise over $400 for the kids! Ekoostik […]

Parade Perfection

Beautiful day for Sweet Corn Festival parade

MILLERSPORT – The annual Millersport Sweet Corn Festival enjoyed what appeared to be a record breaking Saturday this year, as stellar weather and country music star Darryl Worley attracted a huge crowd. Several of the food vendors ran out of food Saturday evening after relentless lines of customers flowed between the booths. Wednesday evening, the hour-long Sweet Corn Festival Parade […]

Developer moving dirt again

HEBRON – Southgate Development has started building earthen pads for three future buildings off Integrity Drive, Hebron Community Development Coordinator Andie Myers told the Board of Planning and Zoning Tuesday night. City Engineer Jerry Turner had approved the grading plans. Work started Sept. 7 after the site cleared a floodplain review. Myers told The Beacon that three foundation sites are […]

Queen of the Lake rescues personal watercraft riders

BUCKEYE LAKE – Two personal watercraft riders were mighty happy to see the Buckeye Lake Museum’s Queen of the Lake II tour boat on Labor Day. The boat’s crew, Chuck Gleich, Buckeye Lake Village Council President Charlene Hayden, and Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig, pulled the riders from the water near the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club after they both […]

National TV coverage at National Trail Raceway this weekend

HEBRON – A new National Trail Raceway event this weekend will receive national television coverage and could land a local racer a spot on a new reality series. “We’re going to make Licking County famous,” said National Trail Raceway Sales Manager Mike Fornataro. The event is NHRA Unleashed, which, according to an NHRA press release is “two-days of nirvana for […]

Youth waterfowl, deer hunt drawings set for Sept. 18

COLUMBUS – Two public drawings will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Hebron State Fish Hatchery for a chance for youths to hunt waterfowl or deer on the hatchery property, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Waterfowl Hunt- A total of 40 permits will be drawn for youth waterfowl hunting at Hebron […]

Thornville tackling sewer inflows

THORNVILLE – Thornville wants to get storm run-off and ground water out of its sanitary sewer system. The inflow (surface water) and infiltration (ground water) investigation is intended to reserve treatment capacity for wastewater, cut treatment costs and prevent treatment plan overflows after major rain storms. “The funds are now available,” Mayor Beth Patrick told The Beacon when asked about […]