Smith’s ‘retirement’ criticized

Editor: Some of you In Licking County Liked elections a lot . . . But Commissioner Doug Smith, Who lived near Kirkersville, Did NOT! Smith hated elections! The whole election season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. But I think that the most likely reason […]

Thankful that the city isn’t out here

Editor, My letter is written as a response to one submitted by Karen Mingle of Licking Township. I feel a sense of kindred with Mrs. Mingle. In December, it will be three years since I became a resident of the Buckeye Lake area as well. Our moving trucks might have passed each other on the Interstate. Having lived in the […]

New resident urged to get involved

Editor: I am writing in response to the recent letter to the editor by Karen Mingle who is new to the Buckeye Lake community. I am hoping she saw the front page last week of the Beacon. The 2010 advertisers were thanked and it was reported that shopping locally will improve the economic environment in our area. I found it […]

Thanks for Teen Night success

Editor: The Buckeye Lake Eagles would like to thank the community and their children for making our first teen night a huge success. Our goal is to provide our local children some fun, healthy activities at least once a month. We want to thank all of the following business and individuals for all their help in this journey. If it […]


David Pierce of Weldon’s Ice Cream clarifies last week’s “Ghost busted” story. The building now home to the Millersport General Store and the Upper Deck Coffee House didn’t house Weldon’s Ice Cream. However, it house his Great Uncle Edward Weldon’s grocery store.

Wells gets unexpected answer to her zoning complaint

Editor: I’ve been waiting for weeks for an official response to my Oct. 29 revised complaint regarding the illegal “parking area” in the Cranberry Bay R2 district. After pressing for a response on Monday, an official response dated Nov. 9 from Village Solicitor Richard Bindley materialized. I’m so impressed with the letter that I’ve paid for an ad so everyone […]

Thanks from the Reynolds Family

Editor: We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who reached out to us with food, cards, and other gestures of love we received after the sudden passing of our dad/husband/Paw. Our family was overwhelmed with the love and support of our community during the past two weeks. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends […]

Happy Birthday, Dorothy

Editor- Our family would like to wish Dorothy Hansberger a Happy 90th Birthday. Her special day was Wednesday December 1, 2010 and many of her relatives and closest friends celebrated with her for lunch at Sammy J’s Deli. She is a special person to our family and we are thankful that she has played and important role in our lives. […]

Baby Pantry One Year Old

HEBRON – Nearly a quarter of Licking County residents is single mothers, said Beth Walter, director of the New Life Community Center’s Baby Pantry, which is a year old this month. “My motivation was my sister, who’s a single mom,” she said. “Last year, when we were deciding what type of community service our Community Center wanted to provide in […]

Baltimore clears hurdle for school travel plan

BALTIMORE – A program for Baltimore school children is one step closer to reality. Baltimore Village Administrator Marsha Hall said the Ohio Department of Transportation approved the Safe Route to School Travel Plan. Hall, Baltimore Police Chief Mike Tussey, Liberty Union-Thurston School Board President Art Brate and Superintendent Paul Mathews developed the plan, which encourages elementary and middle school students […]