Taking it to the Streets

Lancaster Festival inspires local artists

LANCASTER – Olivia Eckoles found herself a shady spot in Lancaster’s Fountain Square area to indulge in some Italian street painting—on the sidewalk. The Berne Union senior plans to be art teacher and braved Friday’s heat warnings to hone her art skills on the sidewalk surrounding the fountain during the Lancaster Festival, which celebrates the arts and encourages local artists […]

Trustees continue to cut expenses

MILLERSPORT – Road supervisor Randy Kemmerer, Parks Supervisor Tim Morris and road worker Mike King were on the chopping block at Tuesday night’s Walnut Township Trustees’ meeting. The meeting agenda ominously included an executive session for “termination of employee.” When the nearly four-hour meeting– that included nearly three hours spent in three separate executive or closed sessions – was over, […]

Candidates lining up for November election

LAKE AREA – Township, school board and village office candidates face an earlier filing deadline this year. State law was changed last year requiring all that candidates and issues be filed 90 days prior to the election. The previous deadline was 75 days before the election. The law was changed to provide more time to get ballots to voters, particularly […]

Business as usual!

A ChemCote crew returned to Buckeye Lake Village July 20 for about a half day of repairs on Cranberry Lane. The crew ground up last summer’s asphalt in the two areas where the paving had completely broken through the base to dirt. After a quick sweep, a new layer of asphalt was applied to the deficient and in some areas, […]

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Mowery Family needs help

Editor: I am writing to ask Baltimore area residents to help a community family in need. There’s an ad, donated by The Beacon, on Page 12. Please take it to Schaffners anytime on Monday, August 1 or Tuesday, August 2 and make a purchase to help the family of Tammy K. Mowery. Schaffners have very generously agreed to donate 10 […]

Council tables new engineering contract

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council members decided not to jump into contract negotiations for the design and construction management of a $503,000 storm water drainage project until some questions are answered. They tabled an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rick Baker to enter into contract negotiations with Jobes, Henderson & Associates, Inc. for the engineering services related to the project […]

Betty Lou Barnes

Betty Lou Barnes, age 68, of Baltimore, passed away July 22, 2011. She was born to her parents, James and Wilma Hill Allen, on July 21, 1943, in Millersport. She was a 1961 graduate of Millersport High School. She was a great mother, a devoted housewife, and a great person. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, […]

Betty R. Cripps

Betty R. Cripps, age 84, of Baltimore, passed away at Mc- Cafferty’s Assisted Living on July 24, 2011. She was born in Harrisburg, OH to her parents, Harold and Mary Garrison Smith on December 1, 2011. She worked 24 years at the Fairfield National Bank as a teller. She was a 50 plus year member of Baltimore Christ United Methodist […]

Barbara A. Denson

Service arrangements are incomplete for Barbara A. Denson, age 65, of Hebron. The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.