A Classic Weekend

MILLERSPORT – Classic boats and vehicles lined Canal Drive last Saturday. The star of the free show was Jack K. Beatley’s 1927 Chris Craft Cadet. “Chief Waramaug,” displayed on a trailer in two photos below, was the 2012 A ntique and Classic Boat Society’s National Boat of the Year . The Cadet is 22 feet long with a six foot […]

Thornville painting water tower

THORNVILLE- – A major project to paint both the inside and outside of the Thornville water tower is under way. Residents shouldn’t notice much of a change in service during the process, other than village water may taste a little funny for a short time after the work is complete. Currently, the tower is drained. “There hasn’t been any interruption […]

Liberty Union to install more security cameras

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members held a quick 13-minute special meeting Monday. A $42,856 contract with Centratech Service, Inc. of Newark was approved to wire the elementary school for security cameras and to add additional security cameras at the middle school. Heiberger Paving, Inc. was awarded a $29,261 contract to complete paving work along the south side of […]

Barking dogs could get costly

MILLERSPORT – Complaints from several Fourth Avenue area residents about barking dogs is prompting changes to the village’s barking ordinance enacted in 1967. “I want to update the legislation,” Mayor Dean Severance said at Tuesday night’s village council meeting. The soon-to-be 46-year old ordinance calls for $25 fines, but Severance believes it’s unclear whether that is per dog or per […]

Let’s make the boat parade a ‘big deal’ again

Editor: Having been around the lake almost all of my life, I remember back to when the Fourth of July Buckeye Lake Boat Parade was a “big deal.” I am not alone, as many people I talk to make the same comments. This year, the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association is trying to re-ignite interest in the parade and bring […]

Writer may ‘Stepp’ up for trustee

Editor: My vision issues as a war vet have kept me away from personally attending most of this year’s Bowling Green Township Trustees’ meetings. Fortunately we have YouTube. I may wear an eye patch now, but am far from blind to what is going on here. The most recent meeting seemed more like a Twilight Zone episode as boy Trustee […]

‘Better service for less money!’

Editor: Once again our Buckeye Lake Village Council members have their heads buried in the sand. They ‘hear no evil and see no evil,’ but some do speak some evil. They just can’t bring themselves to put patients first. Summer is here, bringing back part-time residents and thousands of visitors. More people mean more accidents and illnesses; and more calls […]

Thanks from VFW Fishing Rodeo

Editor: Our Children’s Fishing Rodeo was a huge success. Twenty-six kids fished and about twice that many adults came to watch. It was truly a wonderful morning for all involved. We gave away almost $600 worth of prizes. We served hot dogs, juice boxes, and cookies. I want to personally thank Billie, from Murphy’s Lawn Service, for cleaning up the […]

‘Hebron was worth the wait’

Editor: Trustee Rick Black made a report at the 6/17 Union Township meeting regarding my 911 call on behalf of my 88-year-old mother who lives with me in Buckeye Lake. Really? Seems like Black could find something more relevant to discuss during his township meeting! Apparently, he got his information from his new buddy, Buckeye Lake Village Council member Clay […]

‘Keep up the fine reporting…’

Editor: Just when I needed some good laughs (better than crying), I sat down to read the current issue of the Beacon and I must say great job! 1. Record haul of Carp, congrats to those fishers of carp. Paid to fish!!! Way to go! 2. Your editorial of ‘wishing will make it so’. Isn’t that just typical of today’s […]