THORNVILLE – So many people have asked me what the massive All Good Festival was like last weekend that, as an attendee and a music festival veteran, I’ll take an opportunity to write in first person. First of all, it’s big. It’s roughly 40,000 people crammed onto a hilltop for four days. It’s also an awful lot of fun for […]

Buckeye Lake Village pay levels to be reviewed

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council members agreed unanimously Monday night that a newly created water supervisor’s position would remain part-time through the rest of the year at $15 per hour. According to the ordinance, the position will become full-time Jan. 1, 2013, at a $45,000 yearly salary, but council members will review the position before that takes effect. […]

Boosters get bit at All Good

THORNVILLE – Lakewood Athletic Boosters raised nearly $10,000 for Lakewood athletes at last weekend’s All Good Music Festival & Campout at Legend Valley. The group also got two administrative citations from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. Here’s what happened. Temporary liquor permits, according to Lyn Tolan, communications director for the Ohio Department of Commerce, are only issued to nonprofit […]

Health Fest set for Aug. 4

LANCASTER – Fairfield Medical Center and Fairfield Christian Academy are hosting the 2012 Community HealthFest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Fairfield Christian Church , 1965 N. Columbus St., Lancaster. “HealthFest is for the whole family, adults and children of all ages,” said Resa Tobin, FMC community educator. Services include cholesterol and glucose screenings, […]

Council member’s employee status violates village charter

Editor: Buckeye Lake Village Council Member Arletta (Cricket) Ruton is ineligible to serve on council and should either resign or be immediately removed from her elected position. Ruton stated at the July 9 council meeting that her position at the fire department qualifies her as a “village employee.” In addition to her monthly salary as a council member, Ruton received […]

Writer says salaries, benefits responsible for higher costs

Editor: Our “friends/neighbors” on Baltimore Village Council authorized water/sewer rate increases recently, and those increases have caused some anger and frustration among Baltimore citizens. They say that they “needed” those increases, and I think that I can tell you why they needed those increases. Council member Jim Hochradel stated in the December 3, 2011, issue of the Buckeye Lake Beacon, […]

We should be stewards of the lake

Editor: Buckeye Lake residents living within 100 yards of lake use the lake several ways – scenic pleasure, boating, fishing, water skiing etc. Most waterfront residents moved here to enjoy the lake, many from nearby cities. Only a small percentage of residents were raised on the lake. Recently, Merv Bartholow wrote about how we should care for the lake – […]

Police reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • July 21: A Lancaster man said someone stole the contents of his son’s backpack while he was in Buckeye Lake Village. • July 21: A Duke service station employee reported a customer left without paying for $10 in gas. • July 21: A Hebron Road man reported that his wife hit […]

George K. Beyer

A funeral service, to celebrate the life of George K. Beyer, 87, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville Street, Newark, with Pastor Bob Beyer and Pastor Carol Kirk officiating. Entombment will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens, with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors. Friends […]

Mary Kathleen Cooper

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mary Kathleen Cooper, 87, of Thornville, was held July 22, 2012, in the Thornville home of Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Doug Lynn, officiating. Burial followed at the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville. “Kate” was born in Newark, on November 18, 1924, to late John & Mea (Withrow) Williams. After having […]