Wish Comes True



BUCKEYE LAKE – Of all the places Howard Van Wert could’ve chosen to tour, he chose the Buckeye Lake Museum. “That’s an honor,” said museum director J-me Braig. “We’re thrilled!” Van Wert is a resident at Cedar Hill Care Center in Zanesville. Activity Director Karen Solt said the center sponsors the “Heart’s Desire” program, whereby residents can do “something they’ve […]

Water, sewer rates to increase next year



MILLERSPORT – Five new police officers have reached the field training stage, Police Chief Mark Consolo told council members Sept. 11. He said several residents have applied to take part in the new Neighborhood Watch Program. Officer Robert Tischler will coordinate it. More volunteers are needed. Anyone interested should call Consolo at 467-7277. Consolo encouraged John Hitchcock – see photo […]

Police reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Sept. 12: A driver was cited for traveling 54 in a 35 miles per our zone on Walnut Road. • Sept. 12: Two drivers were each cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per our zone on Walnut Road. • Sept. 15: A Duke service station employee reported a customer […]

Hebron hires new village administrator



HEBRON – Ralph C. Wise will become Hebron’s fourth village administrator on Oct. 1. He comes on board just two weeks shy of a year after Mike McFarland told council members that he intended to retire at the end of 2011. McFarland held the post for 10 years. The process to replace McFarland took much longer than expected and left […]

Election Letters



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 ballot are welcome. However, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be published. Election letters will be published […]

A Note to Our Hebron Readers



We apologize for our independent distribution company’s failure to deliver The Beacon to your home for the last two weekends. Thank you for your calls which alerted us to the magnitude of this delivery failure. By chance Wednesday morning, we discovered hundreds of bundled Beacons and other advertising inserts in a recycling bin at Canal Park. The Bag has terminated […]

‘America needs jobs…’



Editor: What is the future for the 12.8 MILLION Americans out of work? What about the Americans who have given up the search out of despair? In his nearly 4 years in office, President Obama has only added 4 million jobs. At that rate it will take much longer than one more term for the “Obama Plan” to help those […]

Still OK to curse residents at village hall



Editor: I wonder if Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Rick Baker is finally getting some confirmation on the reports regarding Fire Chief Pete Leindecker. I certainly hope so. Baker called a meeting on 8/24 with Leindecker, council president and council’s safety chair. After the meeting, Chief Leindecker commented at the fire department “that meeting was a joke!” I reported his comment […]

Agreement possible in Buckeye Lake



Editor: On Wednesday September 12th, Mina Ubbing, president of Fairfield Medical Center held a town hall meeting at the Buckeye Lake Library to discuss future healthcare opportunities for the Buckeye Lake region. I was pleased with the large turnout, enjoyed the discussion and it was clear that everyone there that night wants the same good things for our village…and although […]

Dale Eugene Forsythe



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Dale Eugene Forsythe, 83, of Harbor Hills, was held September 15, 2012, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of The HOSKINSON funeral and cremation service with Rev. Fr. William Ferguson as officiant. Burial, with full military honors followed at the St Joseph’s cemetery in St. Louisville. Dale died September 11, 2012, in […]


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