ODOT projects are on schedule, but Canal Road remains closed

BUCKEYE LAKE, HEBRON – Two major area construction projects remain on, or even ahead of schedule, although it’s currently not known when Canal Road will re-open. As contractors work to update the I-70 and SR 79 interchange, Buckeye Lake Village officials were concerned that the eastbound entrance ramp onto SR 79 from I-70 would be closed, interfering with traffic going […]

Licking Township expands paid EMS coverage

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Fire Company now has a part-time paid paramedic or EMT on station from 4 – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wilson proposed the additional paid hours in May and trustees agreed last month. The additional paid shift started July 1. Wilson is the company’s only full-time employee. He and a paid part-time EMT/firefighter […]

Hebron cuts water, sewer rates

HEBRON – Water and sewer customers, including those living outside the village, will get a break on their rates effective August 1. Village Administrator Ralph Wise proposed the reductions at the June 26 village council meeting. He said the village is required annually to review rates. Wise added that previously the water reclamation department had planned to add a fourth […]

Trustees to seek additional fire levy

UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to ask voters to approve an additional 1.5 mill fire levy on the November ballot. “A levy needs to be enough, but not too much,” said Trustee John Slater. “And, it needs to pass. I would say we make an attempt at 1.5 mills.” Trustees Rick Black and Jesse Ours […]

Finally they get upset!

It’s now been more than 10 months since The Beacon first exposed critical deficiencies in the Village of Buckeye Lake’s EMS services. After months of waiting, we finally heard some strong words from Buckeye Lake Village officials at the June 24 village council meeting. What finally woke up some of our elected officials? • Did they finally read our August […]

Thanks to boat, car show supporters

Editor: The Antique and Classic Boat Society would like to extend a hearty thank you to everyone involved in the planning and execution of the June 15 boat and car show along the Millersport Canal. Special thanks to Shawn Carter and the Millersport Lions Club, Fire Chief Matt Bergum and fire/ EMS personnel, Millersport Police Chief Mark Consolo and officers, […]

Maybe Wells should move to Hebron

Editor: June 10th was the day that Ms. Wells felt the need to have both Buckeye Lake and Hebron EMS come to her residence. I am personally disgusted with Ms. Wells` behavior, a prestigious resident of Buckeye Lake and former council member. Wells was extremely selfish to insist that Hebron come to her aid AFTER Buckeye Lake was already there. […]

Writer says Chorpenning is the ‘dictator’

Editor, I am writing in response to Mr. Stepp’s letter about Bowling Green Township. As a resident I resent his reference to the “ meetings have been run like a dictatorship regime.” The only “dictator” our township has is a trustee named Jeff Chorpenning. If something in our township does not please Mr. Chorpenning, he then makes a big issue […]

How low can they go?

Editor: I didn’t think Buckeye Lake Council President Charlene Hayden and council member Berry Herron can get any lower after attacking Peggy Wells, claiming she used her mother to bring attention to the fire department. That is as low as you can go!!!! They didn’t even know the facts of the run. Shame on all the council members for not […]

Arthur Eugene Allen

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Arthur Eugene Allen, 80 of Conway S.C., formerly of Blacklick, will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of The Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with The Rev. Deacon Richard Busic as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery. Gene died peacefully June […]