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Boat show a success despite rain

MILLERSPORT – Fortunately, boats are waterproof. Afternoon storms squelched some of the attendance for Saturday’s Antique Boats on the Canal event in Millersport, but Buckeye Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society President Keith Eschbaugh considers the event a success. “We’re seeing growth over last year,” he said. “Early in the morning, the crowds were there.” The event, which […]

Dupler stirs up new fire contract dispute

MILLERSPORT – If you thought last year’s approval of a four-year fire service contract between Walnut Township and the Village of Millersport ended that battle, you are wrong. That contract requires Millersport to provide a fire prevention officer for the area it serves in the township. Previously, trustees had paid Billy Phillips $6,000 a year to serve as the township-wide […]

Carp tournament debuts July 15-17

BUCKEYE LAKE – More than $3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded for carp caught during Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow’s first ever Buckeye Lake Carp Fest July 15 -17. It might sound like a Beacon April Fool’s Day story, but it’s the real deal. “The Carp Fest is designed to promote awareness of the challenges we face as a community […]

A Visual Reminder

The photo above is a visual reminder of what’s at stake as Buckeye Lake Village Council members select an engineering firm for the upcoming storm water management project. This photo, taken last summer on Central Avenue, clearly demonstrates what’s wrong with the village’s current engineer – M•E Companies. Three critical specifications in the paving contract are being ignored. First, the […]

Here’s the latest BLASST report

Editor: How can I ever thank Buckeye Lake Marina owner Dave Levacy for helping “friends of BLASST” cover my back and for doing much more? You’re a peach, my friend and a community giver. I can’t put into words what that meant to me. Thank you and yes, it’s working. So far we have received $14,000 in checks to spend […]

Thanks from Buckeye Lake Fest

Editor: This letter is to sincerely thank all those involved in helping the first “Buckeye Lake Fest” to be a great success. The Fest Committee: Nicole Cattran, Courtney Rae Cattran, Sydney Graham, Cheyenne Fox, Jessica Fox, Hayleigh Carper and Kristen McCollister. Buckeye Lake Village Officials and Administrative Staff: Mayor Rick Baker, Village Council, Annetta Macedonia, Marianne Perine, the Parks and […]

Trustee discovers body

UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township Trustee Rick Black made a grisly discovery June 9 while farming property in Buckeye Lake Village. “There was this guy, lying there,” he said. “Fortunately, you don’t see things like that too often.” Black said he noticed the person, who was lying on the ground along a fence line, wasn’t breathing and Black called 9-1-1 […]

Karen K. Edgington

A Mass of Christian Burial for Karen K. Edgington, 70, of Thornville, was held June 20, 2011, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Somerset, with Fr. Stephen Carmody officiating. Karen died at Select Specialty Hospital of Zanesville on June 16, 2011. She was born in Columbus, on January 14, 1941, to the late William and Barbara ( Wertz) Butler. Karen was […]

Thomas W. Miller

Thomas W. Miller, age 78 of Pleasantville, passed away on June 15, 2011, at Heartland Fairfield Nursing Home. He retired as a design engineer for Rockwell International and helped do designs for the Apollo program. He is a member of the Active Artists and enjoyed doing various paintings including landscapes. He is survived by his loving wife, of 48 years, […]

Mildred “Ilene” Purman

Mildred “Ilene” Purman, 80, of Columbus, passed away June 13, 2011, at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She was a loving mother, nanny and friend. She was born August 20, 1930, in Waynesburg, PA to the late Samuel & Mildred Toland. She served as vice president of the Buckeye Lake Youth Association, Cub Master for Buckeye Lake Cub Scouts; […]