CLAY’S DAY

Benefit raises money for flooded restaurant

BUCKEYE LAKE– Supporters of Clay’s Café raised nearly $5,000 Tuesday night to help the Hebron restaurant cover damages it received during a March flood. “ People were extremely generous and fun was had by all,” said Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Director of Member Services Jodi Miller. The chamber, of whom Clay’s Café owners Glenna and Mark Jones are […]

Liberty Union hires new elementary principal



BALTIMORE – Linda Rainey of Pickerington will be the new principal of Liberty Union-Thurston Elementary School beginning July 24. She replaces Kelli Brownfield who is retiring at the end of the school year. Rainey began her teaching career with Columbus Public Schools, moving to Pickerington Local Schools in 1996. She has BS and MA degrees from The Ohio State University […]

Swimming pool will open this year



MILLERSPORT – Get out your sunscreen! The Millersport swimming pool will reopen this summer. Village council members unanimously approved the oneyear reprieve Tuesday night thanks to an anonymous donor. Mayor Dean Severance said an anonymous donor has pledged to match donations/fundraising revenues dollar for dollar up to $5,000. “We need people to step forward,” Severance said. Mayor’s assistant Vince Popo […]

‘Watchdog’ says Kirkersville plays games with public records



Editor: There hasn’t been a carnival in Kirkersville for a long time but they still have a carnival game – the shell game. The shell game is played in Kirkersville with public records. I requested copies of impound forms and log sheets. A note on the copies of log sheets stated, “No tow logs kept. Contact LCSO (Licking County Sheriff’s […]

Stop ignoring stop signs



Editor: I have lived in Cranberry Bay for a few years now and it still amazes me how drivers have NO regard for the stop signs located at the corner of East Street at Union Avenue, the intersection of eastbound Union Avenue at East Street and northbound Anchors Way at Union Avenue. Nor for how they must accelerate to see […]

The Scuttlebutt misses the real story



Editor: I’ve been waiting for “The Scuttlebutt” to get all the “real” village news, but I guess I’ll just have to rely on the good ole Beacon. As some may recall, The Scuttlebutt was touted to be the only reliable source of factual information from Buckeye Lake Village Council to village residents. How ironic that the name of village council’s […]

Barbara A. Chaffin (Braden)



Barbara A. Chaffin (Braden), 59, of Lancaster was born to George W. and Nancy J. Braden on January 7, 1953, in Spencer, West Virginia. She went home to live with the Lord on April 5, 2012, after a brave but brief battle with cancer. She was a nurse’s assistant and home healthcare provider, but above all else she was a […]

Norma E. Shade



A memorial service for Norma E. Shade will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 North 21st Street, Newark. Friends and relatives will be received one hour prior to service time. Inurnment at Cedar Hill Cemetery will take place at a later date. Mrs. Shade, age 81, passed away Saturday, April 7, […]

Pamela Lynn Ware



Pamela Lynn Ware, 43, of Millersport, died late Monday evening, April 9, 2012, in Lancaster, following a long illness. Pam was a fighter, and had struggled against cancer on three different occasions. Pam lived for her boys, and so wanted to be able to see them graduate from college and high school. She referred to herself as “the mother of […]

Council debates when to debate



BUCKEYE LAKE – The time for public debate is during committee meetings, not council meetings, said members of the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night. Resident Kay Allen asked council members how people who attend council meetings to ask questions of the council could receive a response when council members won’t directly answer questions during council meetings’ public comment period. […]


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