Bogged Up (Not Down)

Cranberry Bog becomes laboratory

BUCKEYE LAKE – It was Lakewood High School junior Jocie Appleman’s first experience with Buckeye Lake’s unique Cranberry Bog. “I didn’t expect it to be spongy,” she said. The bog, basically a giant floating mass of sphagnum moss, is the perfect place for her environmental science class to study ph levels and how the bog’s acidity compares to the lake […]

Trustees offered church, cemetery



UNION TOWNSHIP – Trustees were made an offer they can’t refuse – literally. Larry Swain, executive minister for the American Baptist Churches of Ohio attended Monday night’s Union Township Trustees meeting to offer the trustees the abandoned church and possibly the active cemetery at the corner of Canyon and Beaver Run roads. Trustee Rick Black said the church and the […]

Lakewood reviews forecast



HEBRON – It’s never too early to consider the future. “We look good now, but we have to start thinking ahead,” said Lakewood School District Treasurer Glenna Plaisted, who presented the district’s five-year financial forecast to Lakewood School Board members during their May 12 meeting. The board met on a special night, Thursday night; it generally meets on Wednesday night. […]

Liberty Union Alumni Banquet set for June 11



BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union-Thurston Alumni Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in the Liberty Union High School cafeteria, 500 Washington St., All Liberty Union-Thurston graduates are invited. The cost of the meal is $13 per person and reservations are required. For more information call Ruth Bibler at 740-862-8430.

Letters to the Editor



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‘It’s time for a divorce’



Editor: Buckeye Lake Village officials need to wake up and start serving the taxpayers instead of creating more revenue for ME Companies. Just because we hired ME to design the water distribution system and oversee the street repaving project doesn’t mean we’re married to them for life. In fact, it’s time for a divorce! According to last week’s Beacon, ME’s […]

‘Watchdog’ takes a look at Newark Police



Editor: A few incidents involving Newark Police happened last year, but I hadn’t planned to make them public as long as the police department did not make them a common practice. But it seems, even though I (and others) have offered to help injured animals, some police officers, IN MY OPINION, have absolutely no compassion for a defenseless, injured animal […]

Writer objects to contract approval



Editor, I want the community to know how disappointed my family was to read of what was approved 4-1 at a special Lakewood school board meeting recently. What was approved was a five-year contract for Lakewood School District administrative and exempt staff members and certified staff members. Joe Bowman was accurate when he stated that disapproving the contracts was a […]

Hard work minimized impact



Editior: Some times bad things happen to good people and this week’s water line puncture was one of those events. Due to the hard work of many school district and water department personnel, the line was repaired and service only disrupted for a short period of time. In less than 24 hours, the six-inch water line was repaired, the water […]

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