Beacon thanked for refund on Buckeye Lake repaving work

Editor: Recently, I was catching up on some Buckeye Lake council minutes and was struck hard by a resident’s public comment. In fact, I was at this particular meeting on September 27 and was so dumbfounded by the comment that I discussed it with her later . Here’s the comment, “As soon as people start feeling better about the village […]

Zollinger, Horn thanked for their efforts on Millersport fire contract

Editor, I am writing to express my gratitude for the decision made by Walnut Township trustees Ralph Zollinger and Terry Horn to approve a new fire contract with the Village of Millersport. They are men of their word and are to be commended for approving this agreement. I am deeply grateful to Horn and Zollinger for their hard work and […]

Cookston complimented

Editor: While I have no idea who is right or wrong on the issue of a “parking lot” in Cranberry Bay, I would like to commend Karen Cookston for not becoming part of the finger-pointing, letter writing campaign that seems to be taking up way too much paper. You’re doing a nice job of maintaining dignity, Karen. Cindy Smith Maple […]

Lighten up: Santa is really a woman

Santa? Yeah…he is a she. Has to be. Take a look around – there’s no other way to explain it. All around the U.S., women are frantically planning for the holiday season. And men…aren’t. I hate to sound sexist. So I’ll just perpetuate a male/female stereotype. This time of year, women cook. We clean. We decorate. We bake cookies for […]

Spirit of Giving

BALTIMORE/BUCKEYE LAKE – The spirit of giving is alive and well in the lake area. Last Saturday, Baltimore Lions hosted their Third Annual Community Day. More than 150 people enjoyed a free funnel cake while donors filled two pickup trucks with food items for the Baltimore Food Pantry. In Buckeye Lake, the Buckeye Lake Community Celebration Committee held their 6th […]

Hebron approves township fire contract

HEBRON – It took more than a year, but Hebron finally has a signed agreement with Union Township to provide fire/EMS services in the unincorporated potions of the township south of the CSX rail line. Council members unanimously approved it as an emergency and without discussion. “Finally,” commented council member Bob Gilbert. “You can take a break for a year […]

Trustees sign Millersport fire contract

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustee Ralph Zollinger was the man of the hour Tuesday night. Some Millersport Fire Department supporters likely consider him the township’s Man of the Year. The agenda for Tuesday night’s Walnut Township Trustees’ meeting hinted at the nearly two-hour battle to come. An item titled “Rescind motions, as per violation of Open Meeting Act” appeared just […]

Contract awarded for water line extension

BUCKEYE LAKE – Village council members awarded a $62,400 contract to Perry Reclaiming, Inc. of Corning less that a week after bids were opened to extend Buckeye Lake water lines 1,700 feet along Hunts Landing Road. Perry Reclaiming submitted the lowest of three bids. Conie Construction co. of Columbus was second at $76,015 and Layton, Inc. of Newark was last […]


Baltimore bank robbed; schools locked down

BALTIMORE- – The Baltimore Fairfield National Bank branch was robbed Tuesday morning around 9:03 a.m., said Baltimore Police Chief Michael Tussey. Baltimore and Millersport police along with Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies searched the area in and around the bank, but were unable to locate the suspect. Tussey said the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to a teller, […]