Mr. ‘Ear’ Resistible

Local firm restores historic corn husker

MILLERSPORT – Visitors attending the 66th Annual Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport August 29 through Sept. 1 will see first-hand a marvel of American industry— a 1948 dual lane corn husking machine dubbed “Mr. ‘Ear’ Resistible.” According to a Millersport Lions Club press release, Star Engineering employees in New Lexington, Ohio restored and rebuilt this historic icon during the past […]

Analysis: Mutual aid needed on 52 percent of Buckeye Lake EMS runs



BUCKEYE LAKE – Fixing the Village of Buckeye Lake’s broken EMS system is NOT Mayor Rick Baker’s first priority. Tearing down dilapidated houses is No. 1, he said at Monday night’s council meeting. In fact, neither Baker nor Council President Charlene Hayden mentioned the problems or their Friday meeting with Fire Chief Pete Leindecker and Captain David Ruton in their […]

Mayor: Communication with fire department to improve



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker said he and other village officials are working to improve communications with the Buckeye Lake Fire Department following an in-depth study by The Beacon revealing large gaps in the department’s staffing schedule that affected response times. “There’s been a problem between the administration and the fire department’s communication,” Baker said Tuesday. He […]

Thanks to everyone for 66 wonderful years



Editor: The Millersport Lions Club will be hosting its 66th Sweet Corn Festival this week at Historic Lions Park. Our motto is “We Serve,” and we are fortunate to be serving a community that gives as much as it receives. Our largest annual fundraising project continues to be the Sweet Corn Festival, which is today recognized as one of the […]

Buckeye Lake Village leadership is nonexistent



Editor: Buckeye Lake Village Hall was packed for the 8/27 council meeting. Many of us were waiting to hear from Mayor Rick Baker about his plan to improve BLFD staffing and response times. Last week, Baker told The Beacon he would address the issues at an 8/24 meeting with the fire chief, council safety committee chair and council president. As […]

Residents urged to attend council meetings



Editor: I wonder why the Buckeye Lake Mayor and some council members would allow the fire chief to verbally attack one of our village residents after this week’s village council meeting? The chief stood right in her face using profanity while calling her a liar. Wow! It doesn’t seem like Mayor Baker or Council President Hayden care much about our […]

Lawrence Edward “Larry” VanBibber



Lawrence Edward “Larry” VanBibber, of Baltimore, passed away on August 28, 2012, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital following a short illness. Lawrence, eldest son of James and Ella (Dowler) VanBibber, was born April 1, 1939, in Haydenville, Ohio. He attended Haydenville and Green Elementary Schools, was a 1957 graduate of Union Furnace High School, and a member of the Church […]

Dale R. Edmister



A funeral service, to celebrate the life of Dale R. Edmister, 89, of Thornville, was held August 28, 2012, at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lutheran Cemetery with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors. Dale was born in Mt. Vernon, on September 21, 1922, to the late Charles Frank Edmister and Pearl (McInskry) Johnson. He passed away […]

William A. “Bill” Erwin



A funeral service for William A. “Bill” Erwin, 66, of Hebron, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Decker officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Bill passed away August 27, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born […]

Brenda G. Hatfield



Brenda G. Hatfield, 60, of Pleasantville, passed away August 21, 2012, at Heartland Fairfield Care Center. She was born on August 25, 1951, in Mount Alto, West Virginia to the late Samuel and Roberta (Miller) Sayer. Brenda is survived by her loving family: four children, David Curnell, Mike (Amy) Curnell, Crystal Pittman, and Eric Pridemore; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her […]


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