Already Sappy

Maple trees tapped for syrup event

JACKSONTOWN – The sap flowed as soon as the tap met the tree Tuesday, as Dawes Arboretum crews began collecting maple sap for Dawes’ Maple Syrup Madness event beginning this weekend. “It’s a good reason to bundle up and go outside,” said Dawes Public Relations Director Laura Appleman, who added for many, the annual maple syrup event is the first […]

Village demo list is down to six properties

MILLERSPORT – The list of properties meeting the criteria for demolition via the Moving Ohio Forward program fell to six for the second reading of the proposed resolution on Feb. 12. They are: • 12280 Lancaster St. • 2687 Summit St. • 2790 Chautauqua • 12115 Fifth Avenue • 12049 Fourth Avenue and • 12025 Fourth Avenue Mayor’s assistant Vince […]

Hebron nets $252,000 for pipeline easement

HEBRON – Village council members unanimously approved a $334,700 payment from Enterprise Products Partners February 13 for an easement to cross the village’s wellfield just north of I-70. Enterprise is building a 20- inch pipeline to transport ethane from Pennsylvania to Texas. The company originally offered Hebron $16,000 for the right to cross the wellfield. Mayor Clifford Mason and Village […]

Lakewood to pursue solar power again

HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members unanimously agreed Feb. 13 to begin working with the Solar Planet Company to derive roughly 60 percent of the district’s power needs from solar panels. “Is it cost effective?” asked board student representative Tyler Knepper. “We are very comfortable that this is going to be beneficial to the district,” said board president Judy White. […]

‘A good start’

That’s how Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Rick Baker described last week’s one-hour EMS meeting with Hebron officials. Baker, council members Clay Carroll and Barry Herron, and Fire Captain Dave Ruton met with Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason; council members Pam DeVaul, Jim Friend and Alayna Morris; Village Administrator Ralph Wise, and Fire Chief Randy Weekly. At the end, Baker suggested scheduling […]

Council’s rejection of LEADS plan criticized

Editor: How disappointing, but not surprising to learn that the Buckeye Lake Village Council refused to support a plan by LEADS to construct affordable housing for low income families on vacant lots in the village. This demonstrates a great deal of shortsightedness by the Council which continues to ignore the reality of the living conditions here in the village. As […]

What does Buckeye Lake Council know that Baltimore doesn’t?

Editor: Just in case anyone missed last week’s Beacon, Buckeye Lake Village Council basically “killed” a 30 dwelling “low income” housing development. The ordinance was up for its third and final reading, but no one moved for its adoption. If you read the article, the proposal is very similar to the proposal that Baltimore Council members unanimously approved. According to […]

No apologies for being a friend

Editor, Recently some friends around Buckeye Lake who I thought were friends took me to school. It hurt me deeply. You see they found out that I was speaking to Marty Springer. I’ve known Marty for about 30 years. She and Bud helped me tremendously for three years with BLASST when I was about to lose my mind. Marty helped […]

Nancy Casto Benson

Nancy Casto Benson, 88, a native of Columbus and current resident of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully in her sleep February 12, 2013, at her home with her loving family and kitties at her side. Nancy was born January 21, 1925, in Columbus, to Don Monroe, Sr. and Ruth Strait Casto. She was a 1944 graduate of The Columbus […]

John Bishop

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for John Bishop of Heath on Saturday February 23, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at The Old Country Church, 101 South 5th Street, Newark. John Bishop was born in Columbus, on April 3, 1936, to the late Clarence and Catherine Bishop. He passed away at his home in Heath on February 13, 2013. […]