Chillin’ at the Fair



LANCASTER – Ice cream wasn’t exactly selling like hot cakes for Chelsie Fowler, who served scoops of Weldon’s ice cream while wearing a cap and mittens at the 162nd Fairfield County Fair, but, then again, it was only Monday. “Tomorrow’s supposed to be warmer,” said Fowler, an Ohio University- Lancaster student. This year’s fair opened on a cold, somewhat dreary […]

Village owns half the property township sold



THORNVILLE – After the sale of the former Thorn Township Fire Department building, Thornville officials discovered that the village owns half the property the building sits upon. “The attorneys have it now, the (Perry County) prosecutor has it now,” said Thorn Township Trustee Bob Coleman. Trustee Dale Factor said depending on the information Perry County Prosecutor Joe Flautt receives, the […]

Mason meets with fire chief



BUCKEYE LAKE – Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason, who is professional fire chief and a member of Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker’s committee to assess and advise the Buckeye Lake Fire Department, said he met with Buckeye Lake Fire Chief Pete Leindecker and other department members Friday to discuss the department and issues surrounding it. “We had a good meeting,” said […]

Band boosters get help from Lakewood Board



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members have agreed to help the band boosters with band transportation expenses to the tune of roughly $5,300 after providing help to the athletic boosters for transportation expenses. “As a whole, the board is in agreement,” said board president Judy White Wednesday. She said the board had yet to approve a formal resolution, but she […]

The Case for a New President: $2,000 Middle Class Tax Hike Lie



‘Lie’ and ‘lying’ are very strong words. We use them very reluctantly. But our president has grown very comfortable using them, particularly as part of his effort to cover up his poor performance during last week’s debate. It’s becoming very difficult to avoid political ads if you watch any television at all. Retro TV and some other cable channels still […]

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 Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be published.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

Many can’t afford police income tax



Editor: I would like to respond to the letter “Mayor asks voters to support police levy” in the Beacon dated September 29. I had to laugh when Mayor Kalish said, “Baltimore rarely asks voters for more money.” No, they don’t, they just take it such as the commuters tax that the village didn’t get to vote on. Where does that […]

‘We are moving inexorably out of the hole…’



Editor: OMIGOD!! Death panels 2.0 Can I take back my vote?? Echoing Gov Romney’s statement from last week’s debate, The Beacon editorial is once again hinting at a death panel that will that will determine what medical procedures we may have under Obamacare. Romney said this “unelected board will tell people ultimately what kind of treatment they can have.” Fact […]

‘Keep up the great work!’



Editor: No matter what your position on the various contentious issues in The Beacon, one point is irrefutable: but for The Beacon’s reporting of it, most of us would never have heard about it. We are blessed to have The Beacon as our own “hometown” weekly, and I offer my thanks to Charlie Prince and his mostable staff. All too […]

Geraldine Wells Martin



A funeral service, for Geraldine Wells Martin, 92, of Hebron, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the Hoskinson Funeral Home in Kirkersville, with the Reverend Steve Merold officiating. Burial will follow at the Kirkersville Cemetery. Gerry passed away October 8, 2012, at the Sharon Brooke Senior Living Center. She was born on January 21, […]


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