Shop local first – It’s in your best interest!

Each Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. It’s been another tough year for many of us. This list is shorter than last year’s. Many of our local businesses are struggling, and have closed their doors. Local businesses are the foundation of our local economy. They are always the first ones […]

Buckeye Lake fire advisory committee submits report

BUCKEYE LAKE – Columbus firefighter John Julian, who serves on Buckeye Lake Village’s fire department advisory committee, has submitted a written version of the oral report he presented to the Buckeye Lake Village Council Nov. 12. According to Julian’s report, “our committee was formed as a result of the articles that appeared in the Beacon Newspaper. The committee was chosen […]

Moore resigns as Thorn Township Fire Chief

THORNVILLE- – Thorn Township Fire Chief Duane Moore tendered his resignation as fire chief Nov. 14, but will stay on as a volunteer firefighter. Thorn Township Trustees agreed to drop an investigation of Moore as part of his resignation. Moore has been fire chief since 2008. Trustee Dale Factor said trustees also agreed Oct. 17 to eventually to make the […]

Shop Small Saturday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Then starting in 2010, on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, is Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small businesses are vitally important to our economy and local communities as these statistics from the U.S. Small Business […]

Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We prefer typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right […]

Writer wonders whether attitude affected levy defeat

Editor: This letter is late, but still appropriate. I want to thank everyone who inquired about me at last season’s Millersport basketball games or at the Lion’s Club polling location during last March’s primary election. In answer to your questions, I did not retire, resign, or quit as scorekeeper for the Millersport basketball team. I don’t know the answer to […]

Benefit supporters thanked

Editor: The Laker Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Laker Senior Class of 2013 would like to thank everyone who volunteered, baked, donated, and came out to support the Allard Family last Friday night at our “Don’t Tap Out” Travis Allard Benefit Concert. All proceeds went to help the Allard Family cover funeral costs. This community makes great things happen when […]

‘Trunk or Treat’ supporters thanked

Editor: The Buckeye Lake Youth Association would like to thank everyone who participated in our Trunk or Treat. Even though it was a cold and rainy evening, over 300 kids came to enjoy the haunted house and get their treats. Special thanks to the following businesses and organizations who braved the elements to bring their treats for the children: Lake […]

Mary S. Brown

Mary S. Brown, 96, of Naples, Florida passed away November 13, 2012 at Naples Avow Hospice. She will always be remembered as a kind, witty, and independent woman who loved entertaining, decorating, driving her convertible, and having her evening scotch. Mary was born Mary E. Schaus, May 23,1916 in Jacksontown. She was very proud of the fact she modeled in […]

Ruth E. Bader

Ruth E. Bader, age 84 formerly of Bader Road, Baltimore, died November 14, 2012, at the Main Street Terrace Care Center. She was a lifelong member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church and Olivedale Senior Citizens. She was a chef at Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn before retiring in 1998. She is survived by a niece, Bonnie (Kenneth) Bonnell, Marysville; and many […]