2012-12-22 E-Edition

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It’s time to speak up



Editor: From Beacon reports based on public documents, most of us know about the serious problems at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department: slow or no response; unfilled paid shifts; and poor leadership. The failure of the fire levy is evidence that we know the problems. Thanks to voters, we have an opportunity to improve Fire/EMS service. I applauded the mayor […]

Joyce Ann Schampier



Joyce Ann Schampier, 63, of Hebron, died suddenly December 14, 2012, at her home. She was born December 16, 1948, in Mansfield; and had worked as a case worker and counselor at the Franklin County Children’s services for 37 years. She also worked for the United Methodist Children’s Home in Reynoldsburg. Joyce is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Dupert of […]

Bobbie L. Boysel



Bobbie L. Boysel, 73, of Bellefontaine, passed away December 14, 2012, at his home. He was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, on May 4, 1939, to the late George W. and Sara Davidson Boysel. On September 13, 1958, he married the former Dorothy Ruth Spires and she survives. He is also survived by his four children Anita (Ralph Herbert, Jr.) […]

Two villages are ‘out of touch’



Editor: Although Baltimore and Buckeye Lake are two different communities, they do share one similarity. Both village administrations seem to be “out of touch” with their citizens, and do not want to listen to the “will of the citizenry”. My understanding of the problem in Buckeye Lake is based upon what I read, so here is my opinion. The Fire […]

‘We are all thieves of some sort’



Editor, Last Saturday night we discovered that someone stole the Baby Jesus from our outdoor Nativity scene. It was disheartening and frustrating all at the same time. Stealing Baby Jesus from Nativity scenes has actually become something of a national trend the past several years, a puzzling fad to be sure, and one that betrays what is often described as […]

It’s business as usual for Buckeye Lake EMS



More than five months have passed since the no-response tragedy on Dockside Drive prompted a Beacon investigation that continues to this day. The problems we uncovered – unscheduled shifts; unfilled shifts; paid employees arriving late, leaving early or not showing up at all; excessive waits to request mutual aid; and scant paramedic coverage – all continue. We continue to check […]

Mayor breaks tie to approve township fire contract



HEBRON – Mayor Clifford Mason broke a 3-3 tie vote Dec. 12 to approve a motion directing the village solicitor to draft a resolution to approve a contract to provide fire/EMS services to Union Township in 2013. The current two-year contract to cover the unincorporated portions of the township south of the Columbus & Ohio River Railroad tracks expires at […]

Union Township approves fire contract with Hebron



UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township Trustees unanimously approved its one-year contract for fire service Monday night with the Village of Hebron after the village requested a minor change from a version of the contract the trustees previously approved. “This’ll take care of our end of it,” said Trustee President John Slater. After trustees approved a version of the contract Nov. […]


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