Napa Valley Meets Buckeye Lake

FAIRFIELD BEACH – Buckeye Lake’s south shore welcomes a slice of California’s Napa Valley wine country this spring. “We’re right between Compass Point and Crescent Cove. It’s a beautiful place to be,” said Tracy Higginbotham, owner of the Buckeye Lake Winery, which he plans to open in May. The winery is currently selling wine under its name online as well […]

Hebron Music and Arts Festival gets state-wide status

HEBRON – Most people in the Hebron area are familiar with the annual Hebron Music and Arts Festival, and now the festival is likely to be well known throughout the state, too. “We would like to announce that we have been accepted into the Ohio Festival and Events Association,” said Chase Owens, the new Hebron Music and Arts Festival chairman. […]

Township waiting for new truck

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township may have its new dump truck next week, Trustee Dave Miller reported Tuesday night. Trustees agreed early last month to buy a GMC Sierra 3500 off the state bid list from Bobby Chevrolet in Columbus for $46,963 which includes a dump bed. Ace Truck Equipment of Zanesville will add a ninefoot snow plow for $6,900 and […]

District will ask voters again to approve revised income tax

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local School District Board of Education members unanimously agreed Jan. 14 to ask voters on May 7 to approve a replacement school district income tax. The current 1.25 percent school district income tax expires Dec. 31, 2013. The tax raises approximately $1,200,000 a year for operating expenses which represents 18 percent of the district’s annual income. […]

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Hayden dominates council

Editor: Year after year, Buckeye Lake Village Council President Charlene Hayden undermines council’s authority and makes commission appointments on her own. At the 1/14 council meeting, she proved my point once again. Hayden spoke to two neighbors about appointments to the Charter Review Commission. She said, “I asked (Annetta Macedonia) if she would be willing to serve.” However, her written […]

‘What would happen in Baltimore’

Editor: It is very unfortunate that Superior Fibers is closing their plant in Bremen. One hundred and six workers, and their families, will be adversely affected by that closure. The Village of Bremen anticipates that their general fund will also decrease by somewhere around $ 80,000 annually. Its village administrator stated that “we operate on a pretty frugal budget, and […]

Writer questions Lakewood levy ‘savings’

Editor: Well, here we go again. Lakewood’s promise of no levy proposal for the next 10 years lasted what, little more that a year? The headline for the Jan. 19th article in the Beacon was that a 5.24 mill levy set for the May 7th ballot will lower our tax rate. So, what they are saying is that if we […]

Salt bin construction delayed again

UNION TOWNSHIP- Needless to say, it’s frustrating. Union Township Trustee President Rick Black said the township’s plans for a new salt bin were delayed yet again when trustees were forced to reject all of Thuasday’s bids from contractors. “This has been really interesting,” said Black, referring to the process of building a new 40’ by 60’ salt bin, which continues […]

Harold R. “Sonny” Clark

A memorial service for Harold R. “Sonny” Clark, age 79, of Hebron, was held January 21, 2013, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Barron Farrier officating. Mr. Clark passed away January 18, 2013, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born February 22, 1933, in Newark, to the late Harold Daniel and Martha […]