Saved by the Bell



HEBRON – Hebron Elementary secretary Melissa Harkness wasn’t surprised that everything was smooth sailing Wednesday morning as students arrived for their first day of the new school year. “We just had the first and second grade today,” she said. “Monday, the kindergarten starts.” Mostly smiles greeted teachers and bus drivers early on a clear, cool day as everyone said goodbye […]

Analysis: Business as usual for Buckeye Lake EMS service



BUCKEYE LAKE – A tragedy on Dockside Drive; a scathing report in the local newspaper – it’s still business as usual for Buckeye Lake Fire Chief Pete Leindecker and top village officials. The Beacon asked Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker if he had anything to say about last week’s report. “Just that we are trying to organize a meeting between […]

Thanks to everyone for four fantastic days of summer fun



Editor: Next week the 66th Sweet Corn Festival will be held on August 29 -September 1 in Millersport. Much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution of our area’s largest volunteer fundraising project. Without the support of several hundred businesses, elected officials, community groups and our tolerant neighbors, the Millersport Lions Club would not be successful. In these tough […]

It’s up to the mayor to fix EMS



Editor: Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker needs to realize that the residents and taxpayers are waiting and watching to see how he’s going to fix the fire department We have some dedicated paid and volunteer staff. However, our fire chief has demonstrated failed leadership for many years. He’s basically M.I.A. except to pick up his $450 each month. Everyone knows […]

Should we just head to Hebron for help?



Editor: Who is responsible for seeing that the people we are paying to do a job are actually doing that job??? Who is going to step up and get our EMS house in order? Should residents fear that if they are involved in an accident or serious medical emergency that they are a goner because timely help isn’t coming? Why […]

Thanks to The Beacon



Editor: Congratulations to Charles Prince and The Beacon for exposing the rotten state of emergency medical help at Buckeye Lake. The article in last week’s Beacon should be a wake-up call for anyone who might ever need emergency medical help — and that would be all of us. The article had to do with a seriously injured man and the […]

Buckeye Lake should contract for EMS



Editor: I do not know how the village fire department is run, nor do I care to some extent. What I am concerned about is how my hard earned money is taken from me in the form of taxes to pay for the crap going on! I am under the impression that we have paid for a person to go […]

Don’t turn ‘The Beach’ into a zoo



Editor: Doesn’t The Beacon report on all trustee meetings? What happened to the report about the heated discussions regarding the lions at Fairfield Beach? I found it very interesting that we now have snakes, lions and rats in the neighborhood and there is nothing the trustees or the sheriff will do. Let’s clean up The Beach instead of turning it […]

Richard W. Black



A memorial service for Richard W. Black of Hebron will be held Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 42 East Church St., Newark, with the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Dick was born October 31, 1920, in Hebron to the late Richard L. and Lena (McCall) Black. He died […]

Arthur C. Bigony



Arthur C. Bigony, age 64 of Baltimore, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on August 17, 2012, at Emeritus at Lakeview. He was a member of St. Michael’s United Church of Christ, a salesman for agriculture and caregiver to his parents. Arthur was a graduate of Liberty Union High School and Ohio University. He enjoyed being part of […]


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