‘Berry’ Good Day at Fair

LANCASTER– It was clearly a tough decision as the judges deliberated for a long time. A nervous crowd awaited their decision at the Fairfield County Fair Tuesday. The judges were deciding who made the best dessert of 13 entrants in Fairfield’s Finest Food contest, which the Friendly Bremen Banking Center sponsored. “The dessert has to be made with berries,” said […]

Last two contracts awarded for upgrades

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members awarded the last two contracts Monday night for the district’s facilities improvement project. Stockmeister Enterprises Inc. of Jackson, Ohio, was awarded a $427,630 contract to provide general trades for the approximately 5,000 sq. ft. metal maintenance building and secure school bus parking area. The award incorporated three of the four alternates including a […]

Munday joins council on Tuesday

MILLERSPORT – Village Council has a new member. Council members unanimously appointed Kenny Munday Tuesday night to replace Shane Wise who resigned. His term ends at the end of the year, but he will be reappointed in January for a full four-year term. It’s too late for Munday to get on the November ballot. Just Council President Dave Levacy will […]

Just two weeks left for election letters

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 8 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Writer says Baltimore spends tax money wisely

Editor: Some recent letters about the Baltimore Police Department finances have created some misconceptions. Here is some information to help clear them up. The writer compared revenue/expenses for “Protection of Persons and Property” with Pickerington and Canal Winchester. Both are cities with a considerable amount of commercial/industry tax revenue. Plus Canal Winchester has a 2% income tax and a police […]

Yates supported for trustee

Editor: Voters in Walnut Township have a choice to make on Nov. 8. Do they want to keep the status quo on the township board of trustees, or do they want to add a fresh perspective to that body? I recommend the latter, and urge electing Bill Yates as trustee. As a long time resident and through his long time […]

Thorn Township is proposing new zoning rules

Editor: I am writing to address the rumor that is spreading around Thorn Township concerning the possibility of the Thorn Township Zoning Board adding boatdock restrictions to the township’s zoning resolution. As a zoning board member I can say the rumor is true. Approximately six months ago it was brought to the board’s attention that lakeside residents had concerns and […]

Leith supported for trustee

Editor: I submit this letter asking Walnut Township voters to show their support to Doug Leith and vote for him in the upcoming election for trustee. I have known him and his family for many years. He will make a great trustee because he knows our township and unlike his opponent, has no “axe to grind” against anyone or group. […]

Chorpenning gives volunteers credit for new township park

Editor: I qualify as one of the “critics” trustee candidate Donald Watkins refers to in his letter in last week’s Beacon. It is good to see him finally say something to the public about his insurance reimbursement scam. It is true; Watkins could not have started this scheme without the participation of Township Fiscal Officer Duval. Back in the day, […]

Coleman supported for trustee

Editor: We have known the Coleman family for many years. Bob has always been a responsible and hard worker who stands up to any situation. Bob also sees that a problem is addressed until it is solved. We believe that Bob is the trustee to serve the people of Thorn Township. Chuck and Judy EvansThorn Township