Looking Back at 2012



BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Here are some of the top stories from 2012. Freak weather was responsible for two top stories – a March 15 flash flood in Hebron and a June 29 ‘derecho’ that left many of us without power for up to nine days. Our front page photos are from those storms. Buckeye Lake Library opens A 10-year […]

Letters to the Editor



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Baby Jesus is returned



Editor: Two weeks ago I wrote a letter to The Beacon to share the frustrating news that the Baby Jesus from our outdoor Nativity scene had been stolen. A few days after the letter was printed, those who took it evidently had a change of heart, because the Baby Jesus was returned. We found the Christ Child hanging in our […]

What is it going to take to improve EMS?



Editor: How much is it going to take for our village officials to address the well documented problems with our emergency medical services in Buckeye Lake Village???? How many people have to be injured for life, or even die, before it gets through to them that having a fire chief as we do (Leindecker) and his associates (Ruton and Toby […]

Thanks from Thorn Township Fire Department



Editor: On behalf of the Thorn Township Fire Department and the Thorn Township Trustees, we would like to thank Randy Cremeans for installing the new Fire Department flashing signal on Main Street. We would also like to thank the Buckeye Lake Area Fire Bells for their donation of $500 that went towards purchasing new fire helmets. This year, we were […]

Jackson Intermediate names honor students



HEBRON – Jackson Intermediate School recently named its honor students for the first nine-week grading period. Principal’s List 3rd Grade: Ashley Poling; Lannah Prysi; Hendrix Woodward; Zander Reedy; Trinity Smith; Austin Williamson; Julien Bishop; Emma Brown; Caitlyn O’Neal; Emily Stokes; Grace Trago-Richards; Mikey Graham; Rachel Meadows; Erica Mitchell; Chole Stack; Olivia Alward; Justis Bishop; Corbin Marte; Jacob Pham; Becky Slone; […]

Laura Catherine Bagot



Laura Catherine Bagot, age 34, passed away December 28, 2012. She was born August 25, 1978, in Columbus. She attended Westerville Schools, graduating from Westerville North in 1996. She graduated from Otterbein University, Cum Laude with distinction. Laura loved history and was particularly interested in American Presidential, 20th Century civil rights and English history. God gave her a beautiful voice […]

Frances Beavers-Jordan (nee White)



Frances Beavers-Jordan (nee White), 93, of Cincinnati, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Eastgatesprings Care Facility. Frances was a longtime resident of Millersport. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Bruce Brockman and Patti and Jack Mumford; one granddaughter and her husband, Betsy and Jared Smith; and one great-grandson, Brogen Smith; and by many nieces and nephews. […]

Florence Mae Dover Woodman Bounds



Florence Mae Dover Woodman Bounds, formerly of Hebron, died December 18, 2012. She was born May 30, 1914, in Columbus, to the late Edward H. and Florence E. Dietrich Dover. She was the last surviving child of eight. Mae was a volunteer at Licking Memorial Hospital for many years. She also worked at Lloyd’s Drug in Johnstown. She helped her […]

Virginia C. Buck



A funeral service, to celebrate the life of Virginia C. Buck, 91, of Thornville, was held December 26, 2012, at the Thornville home of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Matias Garza as celebrant. Burial followed at Eastlawn Cemetery in Columbus. Virginia died December 22, 2012, in Thornville, following an extended illness. She was born in Columbus on […]


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