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Hartford Fair features local magician

CROTON– No smoke, no mirrors, just pure enjoyment. “I should retire, but I just love doing this,” said local magician Dave Lehman, who presented regular performances at the 154th annual Hartford Fair in Croton. He said he gave his first performance when he was 12 years old with no formal training. “Just trial and error,” he said, and an obvious […]

Council still debating old store’s fate



THORNVILLE – To destroy or not to destroy; that is the question the Thornville Village Council debated Monday night during a special council meeting. Although Mayor Gavin Renner said council generally favors tearing down the old Thornville Hardware store building in the village’s downtown, some question does remain as to whether it can be saved. Village officials invited architect Bob […]

Village to start Neighborhood Watch program



MILLERSPORT – Laker Drive may be resurfaced before school starts, project engineer William A. Newton, P.E. told village council members August 1. Bids for the project were opened July 31. The engineer’s estimate was $147,500 and the three lowest bids were all under the estimate. Spires Paving of Lancaster is the low bidder at $11,074.60. Decker Construction of Columbus bid […]

Letters to the Editor



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Plenty of corn will be available for Sweet Corn Festival



Editor: This record heat wave and drought that has had Ohio in its grip all summer has generated ridicule rumors that there will be NO corn at this year’s Sweet Corn Festival. Times may be tough but the American Farmer always delivers. So the Millersport Lions Club wants to set the record straight that we will be serving plenty of […]

‘I have to figure every month how I am doing so I don’t overdraw’



Editor: I opened my water bill recently, and thank God I take blood pressure pills. The reason….. $ 187.83 for one month. Earlier this week, I received a letter from a senior citizen and a long time resident of Baltimore. Comments from the letter…“I do not go out very much because I do not have the money for gas”….“water/sewer bill […]

Why is council driving out two businesses?



Editor: What is Buckeye Lake Village Council thinking? Why are they thinking about driving out two businesses – Lake Drive- Thru and Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken – that rent from the village? Both businesses have been here a long time. The owners have worked hard and put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into their businesses. So now council […]

Mars looks better than village road



Editor: From the looks of the pictures of Mars’ landscape, it’s craters and cliffs are in better shape than the Village of Buckeye Lake’s Hunt’s Landing Road. Cindy SmithMaple Bay

Thanks to car show supporters



Editor: We would like to thank everyone who participated in our car show on Saturday, July 31. Everyone had a good time and we raised a lot of money for Cruiser’s Childrens Christmas Fund. Thanks to the Casual Cruiser’s Car Club for hosting the show. We would also like to thank the Village of Millersport for their assistance. Cruiser’s TavernMillersport

Editor’s note to Buckeye Lake’s Jess Sayin or is it Jess Sayne



Dear Jess Sayin or Jess Sayne: I fell for your first Letter to the Editor – the one supporting a full-time water supervisor with a $45,000 a year salary. We strongly believe that both sides of an issue have a place in The Beacon and I paid little attention to your name. A friend later pointed out my mistake. Your […]


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