The End of an Era

Buckeye Lake’s Banbury Cross closes

BUCKEYE LAKE – The only thing to say when entering the Banbury Cross British Restaurant and Gifts’ dining room is “Wow!” Owner Dawn Casto spent days cleaning hundreds and hundreds of dishware items, gifts, furniture, and kitchen supplies to be ready for a massive sale of everything within the Banbury Cross—and she does mean “everything”— March 25 and 26. Tables […]

Staff cuts proposed at Liberty Union



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Thurston School Board members are poised to cut expenses by $500,000 for next school year. “It is the same thing everybody is facing,” Superintendent Paul Mathews told The Beacon. “Fifty percent of our funding comes from the state.” He said school districts could sit around and wait for the final answer on the amount of state […]

Levy committee wants to continue momentum



HEBRON – Lakewood School Levy Committee members Holly Graham and Jill Campen believe the committee’s energy and positive momentum can continue beyond last November’s passage of an 8.9 mill levy. They presented their ideas to school boards members March 9. “Jill and I realized as levy committee members that our community, while maybe not supporting higher taxes, supports Lakewood students,” […]

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Writer urges readers to watch Glenn Beck



Editor: I am hopeful that many in our community know the name Glenn Beck and if you do not, I am asking that you watch the Glen Beck Show. It is on the Fox News Channel, Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm. If you are not able to watch at that time maybe you could DVR it or even tape […]

Kindergarten registration set



HEBRON – Kindergarten registration for incoming Lakewood kindergarten students has been set for Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13. All kindergarten students will attend Hebron Elementary School at 709 Deacon Street. Parents should stop by the school office before April 12 to pick up a kindergarten packet and schedule a registration appointment between 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and […]

Stress-free senior year program planned



HEBRON – Lakewood High School students and their parents can hear how to have a stress-free senior year at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in the Performing Ars Complex. The new program is for any nongraduating high school student and their parents. Topics covered will include what college admissions staff is looking for at both public and private colleges, […]

Buckeye Lake cat ordinance is back



BUCKEYE LAKE – A proposed Buckeye Lake Village cat ordinance seems to have nine lives. An ordinance requiring cat owners to spay or neuter their felines was basically put to sleep after Buckeye Lake Village Council members believed such a law to be unenforceable. However, Buckeye Lake resident and animal protection activist Bonnie Mansfield, who first proposed the ordinance, disagrees […]

Janet Lynne Casler



Janet Lynne Casler, age 59, of Heath, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 with her family by her side. She was born on October 6, 1951, in Lancaster, to Chance and Donna (Roley) Brockway. She was a graduate of Lakewood High School in Hebron, in 1969. She retired from Newark Air Force Base after 33 years of service. Janet is […]

Paul Mingyar



A funeral mass, celebrating the life of Paul Mingyar, of Buckeye Lake, formerly of St. Clairsville, was held March 12, 2011, in the chapel of The Toothman Funeral Home, St Clairsville. Burial with full military honors followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire. Paul passed away March 9, 2011. He was born in Wendel, WV, the son of the late John […]


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