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A perfect evening for Sweet Corn Festival parade

MILLERSPORT– Millersport Road was jammed with traffic Aug. 29 as throngs of people turned out for the 66th annual Millersport Sweet Corn Festival parade. Hundreds of locals took advantage of the beautiful evening to watch the local tradition. The Millersport Lions Club, which sponsors the festival, was honored to welcome Henry and Elizabeth Shover of Millersport as the 2012 Grand […]

Analysis: Village property owners pay $228,200 a year for broken department



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village property owners are paying $228,200 a year for their disfunctional fire department. The funds come from a five mill property tax levy that is currently being collected at the rate of 4.92 mills on residential property. That means the tax rate is $4.92 for each $1,000 of taxable value. Properties are taxed at 35 percent of […]

Income tax increase for police on Nov. 6 ballot



BALTIMORE – Baltimore Police Chief Michael Tussey said a November income tax police levy would restore services to where they were before four village employees, including two officers, were laid off late last year. He said the proposed tax is .75 percent and equals 1.5 cents for each $2 of income earned. “This increase does not apply to any pensions, […]

Ban on texting while driving is in effect



COLUMBUS – It is now illegal to use any mobile communications device while driving in Ohio if you are under the age of 18. This means no texting, emailing, cell phone calls, video games, iPad/tablet or handheld GPS use while driving, even when sitting at a light or in a traffic jam. There is a six-month warning period during which […]

Lakewood taxpayers to receive refund



NEWARK- Lakewood School District property owners may receive an unexpected check soon. Licking County Auditor Michael Smith and Lakewood Treasurer Glenna Plaisted said Wednesday morning that the district over-collected on a sixmill emergency levy that voters approved in 2008. “We felt our taxpayers would want their money back,” said Plaisted, adding that there was an option of simply keeping the […]

Buckeye Lake Village residents, visitors deserve better EMS



Editor: Here are some important words: Integrity; honesty; truthfulness; honor; reliability; transparency – say what you’re going to do, do what you say; moral obligation – involving right and wrong, derived from personal conscience, able to tell right from wrong based on personal conviction; and apathy – as long as I get what I need and no one gets in […]

Village officials are ignoring EMS problems



Editor: When I read The Beacon last week, I was really shocked to see that our elected village officials had blinders on. There seems to be three monkeys in the village administration: Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil. Hear No Evil – that would be Mayor Rick Baker. When Mayor Baker was running for election and […]

Thanks to loyal Sweet Corn Festival runners



Editor: Thank you to all who turned out to run the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival 5K this past Saturday despite the bad weather. I understand that between 7:00 – 10:30 a.m., four inches of rain fell at and around the Millersport area. During the rains, there was lightning as well. The race had to be delayed 20 minutes. Once we […]

Thanks to pork chop breakfast supporters



Editor: Thanks to all those folks who came and supported The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW 1388’s Pork Chop Breakfast to benefit The National Military Service Fund. Thanks to Julie Keys, Kirby Wolfe, Robin Dunlap, and Amy Underhill who did a fabulous job with the food and customers. I need to express a very special thank you to Darrick Dunlap […]

Demand answers at Sept. 10 council meeting



Editor: I hope village residents turn out for the next council meeting on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. so we can see what will be done for our public safety. I have a few questions to ask Mayor Baker and Council. Does the fire chief go on fire runs? On EMS runs? I think these are two very good […]


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