Scouts’ Honor

Four scouts reach Eagle

MILLERSPORT – Four young men became Eagle Scouts in a Troop 404 Court of Honor Sunday afternoon. The Eagle Award is the highest recognition for a youth member of the Boy Scouts of America. Only about two percent of all scouts achieve it. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges, serving in a position of responsibility for your troop, […]

Five interviewed for administrator post

BALTIMORE – Five  village administrator candidates have been interviewed out of approximately 20 applications. Four candidates were interviewed last Saturday, Mayor Robert Kalish told The Beacon Monday night. One candidate was to be interviewed Wednesday.  Kalish and council members are pleased with the quality of the candidates seeking to replace Marsha Hall, who resigned late last month to become Groveport’s […]

Old Buckeye Lake Library to become food pantry

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Council members have yet to approve officially, but Mayor Rick Baker believes it’s pretty much a “done deal” that the LEADS program will use the village-owned former Buckeye Lake Library space at 41 First Street West for its food pantry. LEADS would be offered the same deal for rent as the library–$1 per year. The […]

Buckeye Lake officer on unpaid leave

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Police Officer James Petrey is on unpaid leave following an arrest in New Albany for driving under the influence of alcohol. Petrey also faces criminal charges from the New Albany Police Department for inducing panic and weapons under disability, or displaying a weapon while intoxicated. Buckeye Lake Police Captain James Hanzey presented a lengthy report […]

Village didn’t listen to the “no” votes

Editor: The November 2011 election result does not seem to matter to the Baltimore Village Administration. Sixty-six percent of the voters said NO to the property tax increase to fund the expansion of the Baltimore Police Department. In reviewing ordinances listed at, you will find that on November 24, 2011 wording, ‘tax levy in excess of the ten mill […]

Millersport FCA supporters thanked

Editor: It is with the deepest gratitude that we thank the following for their generous support and help in making the Laker Fellowship of Christian Athletes 5th Quarter Event on Jan. 20, a success. We humbly ask that you don’t only read this letter. Please take note of the names and thank them when you happen to see them around […]

Ohio real estate market posted sales gains in 2011

COLUMBUS – Despite challenging conditions that were prevalent throughout most of 2011, Ohio’s real estate market posted sales gains over the prior year for the first time since 2005, according to statistics provided by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. “The 2011 market was interesting for both industry professionals and property owners in all corners of the Buckeye State…as the real […]

AARP tax help available

BUCKEYE LAKE – The American Association of Retired Persons is again providing free income tax preparation for federal, state and school district returns with special attention given to those 60 and older. Bring a photo ID and your social security card with a copy of your 2010 Tax Return and ALL papers/1099’s, etc. needed to prepare your 2011 Tax Return. […]

Catherine Marianna Carroll

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Catherine Marianna Carroll, 80, of Thornville, was held at the Boring-Sheridan-Schoedinger funeral home, Thornville on January 23, 2012, with Pastor John Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens, New Lexington. Catherine passed away January 19, 2012, at Autumn Healthcare Center, Somerset. She was born on September 20, 1931, to the late Hugh Lee […]

Betty Jane Cooperider

Betty Jane Cooperider passed away January 23, 2012, at the Walnut Creek Nursing Center of Kettering, Ohio. She was born on November 30, 1924, to the late Leslie & Mabel Grove of Newark. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Grove; and Bandit, her most faithful four-legged companion. Betty spent most of her […]