A Very Griswold Christmas

Hebron resident lights up for charity

HEBRON – Nick Wildermuth has outdone Clark Griswold of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation fame. He spent three full weeks installing thousands of lights. Nick has lost count of how many lights he installed, but he has a separate 100 amp service just for the holiday display. And there is music – 21 songs programmed to the lights by former Lakewood […]

Brate steps down after 20 years service



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board President Art Brate was thanked Monday night for his 20 years of service on the board. He did not seek reelection. “It’s been a privilege,” he said. “Twenty years went pretty fast. You couldn’t ask for a better school system.” Superintendent Paul Mathews continued his tradition of thanking board members with two pieces each […]

Yates resigns as fire chief



MILLERSPORT – Millersport Fire Department will have a new chief Jan. 1. Fire Chief and Walnut Township Trustee-elect Bill Yates submitted his resignation effective Dec. 31 at Tuesday night’s village council meeting. Yates wrote, “The community has now afforded me the opportunity to serve as a Walnut Township Trustee. I look forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to […]

New development director resigns



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Service Director and Director of Development Daniel Coffman will resign his position effective Dec. 30. He accepted the position in late October. Coffman is leaving the Buckeye Lake position to run for Licking County Commissioner against incumbent Tim Bubb. “Due to my vision for county government reform I feel it is the best decision that […]

Letters to the Editor



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Guest Column: Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow – Improving our Lake



While other communities wait for someone else to take care of their problems, Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow [BLT] is taking positive action to correct the hypereutrophic [nutrient rich] conditions found in Buckeye Lake. The water quality of Buckeye Lake and its watershed can be attributed to a number of factors. Buckeye Lake is over 175 years old making it one […]

Is Buckeye Lake becoming a speed trap



Editor: Are red and blue the new holiday season lights along Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village? They seem to have replaced the traditional red and green. Unfortunately, these lights are on top of Buckeye Lake Police cruisers. Based on my personal observations and recent police reports in The Beacon, it looks like the southern end of 79 in Buckeye […]

Help the New Life Baby Pantry



Editor: As the owner of Curves in Buckeye Lake, I was asked to be a collection site for Hebron’s New Life Baby Pantry. For the past five years, Curves members have been more than generous in donating to the community new, used, and home- made baby items. Thank you to all who have donated. Hopefully, our members have helped make […]

Coleman thanks supporters



Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me and allowed me to put signs in their yards. I will work hard to do my very best as Thorn Township Trustee to support the health, safety, and welfare of Thorn Township. At the same time, I need the help of all of Thorn Township residents […]

Max Eugene Beougher



Max Eugene Beougher, aka “Coach”, 75, of Carroll, passed away December 10, 2011, surrounded by family and friends. Today, we rejoice in the knowledge that he has passed the barrier of time as we know it and is forever at home. Max was born July 9, 1936, in Rockbridge, to the late Bill and Helen (Primmer) Beougher. He was a […]


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