Buckeye Lake is M•E Companies’ Santa Claus

It seems it’s always Christmas for M•E Companies on Buckeye Lake Village projects. As regular readers know, The Beacon has been a persistent critic of M•E ’s performance and oversight on the village’s $756,000 street repaving project. That total includes a sweet $85,000 for M•E. Shortly after Chemcote, Inc. began paving in August, we wrote that the contractor was ignoring […]

Don’t forget the Gift of Life

Editor: Happy Holidays! As I look back on 2010, I am struck by the people who have been touched by organ and tissue donation. They are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, neighbors and friends. They are in every community, come from every walk of life and they give me a reason to go to work every day. At Lifeline […]

Questions about Baltimore Festival pageant

Editor: This letter is to the director and the board of the Baltimore Festival pageant. I am very ashamed of the way you treated Michelle and Alycia. All they really wanted was to know why those trumped up charges against her caused her to lose her crown. I was at the crowning ceremony and overheard some of the people saying […]

True Meaning of Christmas

MILLERSPORT – The Christmas Story came alive December 8 at Millersport United Methodist Church. Visitors to “Night in Bethlehem” first came across Mary and Joseph with a donkey as they headed to Bethlehem for the census and to pay their taxes. Inside the church, visitors registered and pay their taxes before entering a Bethlehem market complete with a beggar. Children […]

Weather slows progress on new middle school

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union High School will be buzzing with activity during the Christmas break. Most of the punch list work to complete the high school renovation has been pushed back to the break, architect Joe Schappa told school board members at their Dec. 13 meeting. The biggest issue is problems with the heating system in some areas of the […]

Fire contracts settled

HEBRON – All the drama surrounding Union Township’s fire and EMS contracts this year has flamed out, at least for the next couple years. Monday night, trustees signed a resolution to approve the township’s contract with the Granville Township Fire Department to cover the portion of the township north of the CSX railway. The approval came after trustees asked the […]

Suspect caught in Baltimore bank hold-up

BALTIMORE – A man who allegedly robbed the Fairfield National Bank Baltimore branch the morning of Dec. 14 and caused the Liberty Union-Thurston School District to go into lockdown is in custody. Thomas J. Alexander, 19 of Lancaster, has a preliminary hearing Dec. 23, facing charges of second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree felony theft. Alexander allegedly entered the bank and […]


Millersport lighting contest winners named

MILLERSPORT – Here’s the winners in the Millersport Holiday Lighting Contest. The winners are: • Outdoor Tree – Bob Price • Nativity – Steve Mohler • Front Porch & Door – Dave Brookover • Window Display – Eileen Taylor • A White Christmas – Kay Maughmer • Over All Spirit of Christmas – Bob (Canal and 2nd St.) Congratulations to […]

Things to do…

Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike: Friday, Dec. 17, 5 – 7 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands, Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Storybook Science: Signs of Winter Tracks: […]