Living for Winter



LAKE AREA – There are two types of people north of the Mason-Dixon line: those who can’t stand the winter cold and those who live for it. With the latter in mind, bitter cold enticed many recreational motorists and some hearty anglers to the frozen Buckeye Lake. Engines roared to life, but this time they weren’t in speedboats; they were […]

‘Adopt a decoration’ could lead to new holiday lights



BUCKEYE LAKE – There were still 335 shopping days until Christmas, but Buckeye Lake Fiscal Officer Vince Popo told council Monday night that he and Streets Superintendent Mark Dymek arrived at a way to upgrade the village’s holiday ornamentation for the 2011 season adopt a decoration. Similar to ODOT’s Adopt a Highway program, individuals, families, and businesses could sponsor one […]

Walnut Township to bill for EMS transports



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously agreed Tuesday night to bill for EMS transports. Their decision followed a nearly two-hour presentation and question and answer period presented by Carl Reedy of MED3000. Reedy, a Thurston native, retired after 30 years in the fire service, retiring as the City of Huber Heights Fire Chief. He has started up EMS billing programs […]

Letters to the Editor



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Why won’t Buckeye Lake officials stand up for taxpayers



Editor: Buckeye Lake Village Council President Charlene Hayden submitted a written report to council on January 10. The majority of the report deals with issues raised by The Beacon regarding the oversight of the re-paving project managed by ME Engineering. Hayden states, “I have no problem with anything ME has done for and/or with the Village. I feel we have […]

Former trustee tried to cut health insurance expense



Editor: I am writing in response to Watchdog Will Kern’s recent letter regarding Bowling Green Township’s health insurance benefit package. As a former trustee, I attempted, on several occasions, to reduce and even eliminate this taxpayer paid perk to small avail. Prior to the most recent trustee election, I did manage to get an unanimous vote by the board to […]

Crime is down in Millersport



Editor: Crime is on the rise across the nation and in many communities near Millersport, yet crime is down in the Village of Millersport. Voters in Millersport sent a clear message to criminals to “Get Out And Stay Out of Millersport” when they recently passed a permanent police levy. Word has spread like wildfire among the criminal element to avoid […]

Thanks from youth association



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Youth Association would like to thank everyone who supported us in making this year’s candy sale another very successful fundraiser. To the businesses who sold candy for us – Pizza Cottage, Catfish Charley’s, La Paloma, Our Lakeside Diner, Hair Worx and Lancers Inn – a very special thank you. And thanks to everyone who bought our […]

Grand Lake St. Marys distressed



COLUMBUS – Due to the unprecedented harmful algal blooms of 2009 and 2010, the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed has been designated a watershed in distress as of January 18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). A recent analysis, conducted by ODNR’s Division of Soil and Water Resources, concluded that the Grand Lake St. Marys (GLSM) watershed […]

Irma M. Miller



A funeral service celebrating the life of Irma M. Miller, 96, of Hebron, was held on January 25, 2011, with the Rev. Jim Gau officiating. Burial followed at the Kirkersville Cemetery. Irma died late Thursday evening, January 20, 2011. She was born in Hebron on April 5, 1914, the daughter of the late Charles and Flora ( McClish) Clark. She […]


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