Storm hits Hebron Festival



HEBRON – Bad weather continues to hamper the Hebron Music & Arts Festival. The parade last Saturday from Evans Park to the festival grounds at Canal Park attracted a good crowd to enjoy food, music, crafts, vintage cars and activities for children. Unfortunately, dark storm clouds that started gathering late afternoon caused some the crowd to leave early. The storm […]

Joint bid cuts waste disposal costs



BALTIMORE – Residents will pay less next year for trash pickup, Village Administrator Scott Brown told village council members Monday night. Thanks to a joint waste collection bid with the City of Pickeringon, residents will pay $8.75 per month for weekly service, down from the current $12.17 per month. Brown said the new joint contract will save Baltimore residents about […]

Fire department fires back



BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Fire Department personnel responded to criticism following an in-depth study by The Beacon revealing large gaps in the department’s staffing schedule that affect response times. “You can’t tell the truth when you only tell one side of the story,” said Buckeye Lake Fire Chief Pete Leindecker. “We never told people (staffing) will be 24/7.” He said […]

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 Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be published.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 […]

Mayor asks voters to support police levy



Editor: Baltimore residents support Basil Joint Fire District levies. We need that support for the police department on Nov. 6. Voters are being asked to increase our 1% income tax to 1.75%, earmarking the increase for police protection. In 2011, we had to eliminate two police officer positions for financial reasons. Baltimore rarely asks voters for more money. We are […]

The problem is with the fire chief



Editor: Another Buckeye Lake Village Council and our council members still don’t get it. Maybe we need to invest in some hearing aides. The fire department problem is not with the few remaining volunteers. It’s the total lack of leadership from the top officers. Crickett, I have a message for you – don’t sit in your chair and lecture us […]

Vote ‘no’ if changes aren’t made



Editor: We have been trying to tell our mayor and village council that there is a problem at the fire station – Chief Pete Leindecker. If you have been following The Beacon reports or going to council meetings, you know that we can’t rely on our fire department to respond in a timely manner to our calls for medical help. […]

Youth association thanks supporters



Editor: The members of the Buckeye Lake Youth Association thank everyone for your support over the past 50 years. We have had a lot of fun and have worked hard to help Lakewood children enjoy many events. It’s difficult to sponsor activities with so few members, so we invite anyone interested in helping us to attend our meetings on the […]

Thanks for birthday celebration



Editor: Thank you to everyone who helped make my 90th birthday celebrations such a wonderful and enjoyable success: My family for planning it and working so hard; and everyone who came with their good wishes, cards and gifts. It was overwhelming and I thank you all. Nora Lee OrrHebon

Jack E. Ankrom



Jack E. Ankrom, 78, of Heath, passed away on September 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Ankrom was born on March 21, 1934 in Newark, to Eugene E. Ankrom and Geraldine (Bishop) Ankrom. He retired from AT&T after 33 years of service. He was heavily involved in the New Life Baptist Church in Thornville. Mr. Ankrom is survived […]


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