They Don’t Build Them Like They Used To!

BUCKEYE LAKE – It was tough to stand out at last Saturday’s 32nd Annual Buckeye Lake Yacht Club’s Classic Boat Regatta. All the boats looked great. But two foreign-built boats did draw a bit more attention. “Diamond Girl,” a 1983 Italian Marinacci Torpedo, looked like it had two bows (see photo to the right). It was restored by Matt Zimmerman […]

Long-time road supervisor announces retirement

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township road supervisor Randy Kemmerer will beat his long-time boss out the door. Trustee President Ralph Zollinger is retiring at the end of the year after 20+ years as a trustee. Kemmerer surprised trustees Tuesday night when he submitted a short letter announcing his retirement effective Sept. 30. He is going to focus on his wife’s health, […]

Water dispute is costly

BALTIMORE/THURSTON– The Village of Thurston has until March 3, 2014, to hook onto a new water supplier or work out its differences with its long-term supplier – the Village of Baltimore. Currently, the small village is planning to build a 5.3 mile, $1.2 million waterline along the east side of Ohio 37 to Millersport. It would replace the village’s 1.3 […]

Buckeye Lake losing great friend, supporter

Editor: Well it’s happened. ODNR put so much on Buckeye Lake Regional Park Manager Tim Waln’s plate that he was forced to go look for another job. ODNR’s upper management thought they didn’t have to worry about Tim leaving because he has six children, but they were wrong. Tim found another job and his last day is next week – […]

GOBs not interested in residents’ opinions

Editor: The Beacon has had several articles recently about the “single trash hauler” issue. Appropriately several neighboring townships actually decided to have public meetings on the subject. Walnut Township Trustees even listened to THE PEOPLE. In contrast, let’s see how our GOB Bowling Green Township trustees do business! First, they do not have an advance agenda for their once a […]

Thanks for supporting flag project

Editor: I am writing to thank everyone for his or her donation and help/participation in my Eagle Project. It was because of your help that I was able to complete this project. We have raised almost $4,000 dollars and if you haven’t noticed already, the brand new flags are being flown on utility poles throughout Millersport. The extra money has […]

Thanks for supporting Warthman family

Editor: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church would like to offer a word of thanks to all those in our local community who so generously showed support for the Warthman family during Becky’s illness. Thank you to all the community groups which assisted in organizing benefits to help Becky fight her battle with cancer, as well as those which […]

‘Old school’ may be the only solution

Editor: In response to Mr. Stewart’s letter on the overpopulation of feral cats in Millersport, I feel his frustrations. There’s nothing like the smell of cat spray in the morning!! Searching for a good solution, I look at the way carp were addressed – fun and effective, but it ended in a cook-off. That’s a problem! Rethinking things, maybe our […]


June S. Kochalko

A celebration of the life of June S. Kochalko, age 86, of Hebron, was held on August 23, 2011, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Mrs. Kochalko passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. Born February 11, 1925, in Iselin, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter […]