A WINNING VISION

LMS Future City project wins fifth place statewide

HEBRON – Lakewood Middle School seventh grader Nick Novotny may be one step closer to his dream of becoming a hydro engineer. “I definitely know scale now,” he said, after his and classmates’ Future City project won fifth place in a statewide contest. “That was pretty exciting,” said LMS science teacher Pamela Hundley, who’s been the Future City project advisor […]

Mayor: Baltimore ‘headed in the right direction’



BALTIMORE – Baltimore is “headed in the right direction” with the introduction of several new businesses and a new village administrator, said Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish during his State of the Village address Monday morning at Liberty Union High School. Kalish said three new businesses are locating in Baltimore. He said Fred and Heather Baughman anticipate opening a J. Gumbo’s […]

Township could end up with cemetery, another church



UNION TOWNSHIP – A move to transfer control of the Licking Cemetery and possibly an old Baptist Church to the Union Township Trustees was delayed after the trustees had some questions about the deed, the trustees said Monday night. “There have been no transfers at this point,” said Trustee President John Slater. Last year, Larry Swain, executive minister for the […]

This is it for election letters



We do NOT publish election letters in the final issue before an election. Candidates specifically criticized in a letter in this issue are given an opportunity to specifically respond to the criticism in the next issue. Just one candidate was specifically criticized in this issue. Fairfield County Clerk of Courts candidate Deborah Smalley may respond next week to Joseph Sandbrink’s […]

‘Forced annexation’ draws fire



Editor: A couple of good friends emailed me to ask if I’d read last week’s Beacon yet, suggesting I do so immediately. While reading the Millersport Council story, I stopped dead in my tracks when I got to the part about forced annexation. It seems Millersport is having some financial problems and a suggested way to get out of it […]

Bob Weldon thanked



Editor, On Valentine’s Day last week Bob Weldon stepped on to the Millersport High School gym floor to coach his last home basketball game. For 30 years basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches have come and gone and the one constant in all those seasons of transition was Bob Weldon. Bob coached more than high school basketball in our community. All […]

Franklin Township levies questioned



Editor: Another levy proposal is on the March 6 ballots. Are you ready to pay MORE real estate taxes ? Did you know that there was a $5.00 tax added to your vehicle license plate costs in 2011 without a public vote ??? Just over two years ago, fire levy revenue was used to remodel the firehouse kitchen/meeting room. Was […]

Myer supported for commissioner



Editor: James Myer has been my neighbor for the past 35 years. He is running for Perry County Commissioner. Jim is a man of many talents; he has held positions with the State of Ohio, United States Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration and has been active as a member of Reinvention of Government Committee in Washington […]

Levacy supported for commissioner



Editor: I wholeheartedly recommend Dave Levacy for the office of Fairfield County Commissioner. Dave is a lifelong resident of our community, an army veteran, and a successful businessman. He has faithfully served our local community for many years as past fire chief, local council member, safety committee member, finance committee member and Millersport Council President. Dave is dedicated to protecting […]

Kiger endorses Vandervoort



Editor: I wish to offer my endorsement to Prosecutor Terre Vandervoort for Fairfield County Prosecutor. My endorsement is rather unusual in that originally I voted for her opponent in the appointment process in May because he promoted his experience as the better choice. Since then in my role as Commissioner, I have had the opportunity to observe and experience her […]


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