It was a BLASST

FAIRFIELD BEACH – Last week’s spectacular BLASST fireworks show lasted exactly 25 minutes. Planning, primarily by public safety agencies, for the community-funded show began nearly a year ago. This was the fifth year that the fireworks were launched on the edge of the lake at Fairfield Beach. ODNR’s dredge office serves as the command center, coordinating local, county and state […]

Safety of middle school soccer field questioned

BALTIMORE – For the second month in a row, two soccer parents raised an issue with Liberty Union – Thurston School Board members. Last month, two parents urged board members to hire Jeff Raymond as the head girls soccer coach. He was hired at a special board meeting last month. Monday night, two parents complained about the condition of the […]

Businesses may get break on electric

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village businesses may see a reduction in their electric bills. Tony Szymczak, manager of electric sales for Border Energy, told council members Monday night that his company could save village businesses roughly 24 percent on electricity through July 2015. Buckeye Lake Fiscal Officer Mary Jennings said she contacted several energy companies to find reduced rates […]

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Boat parade participants thanked

Editor: Nearly two dozen participants proved that we would not let it rain on our Boat Parade on the gloomy morning of the 4th of July. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association greatly appreciates the support of the entire community, for without which, this event would not exist. Special thanks goes out to Howard Everitt for his wonderful rendition of […]

Family thanks Buckeye Lake officer

Editor: Around midnight on July 4, I got a ride home from work. My wife was not home. I went to ask her Mom where she was. She told me that she left about 12:10 a.m. to pick me up from work. I work at the Truck-O-Mat on Ohio 37. I called work to see if they had seen her […]

Capen Benefit supporters thanked

Editor: Thanks to the Hebron Christian Church’s Capen Family Benefit volunteers, donors and loaners. Donations included the silent auction items, ice cream, baked goods, serving ware, monetary donations from Bowman’s Auto Detail, Bowman Tire and Repair, Pizza Cottage, Victoria’s Beauty Salon, Studio Layne Beauty Salon, Hayman’s Dari-Bar, Hebron Kroger store, Clay’s Cafe, Englefield Oil and Natalie Hutchinson. Thanks for the […]

Writer thinks Wells stepped over the line

Editor: Peggy! Did you ever think a real emergency could be happening while your vendetta (definition: a long bitter feud) was playout? And you are inviting others to follow you in your bitterness against our EMTS. You stretch the truth and embellish it. You told a group that responders stood aside and snickered about a woman they were there to […]


Last week’s Beacon included a report on the Licking Township Trustees’ meeting where Legend Valley neighbor Larry Gerlach complained about late night music during a recent Memorial Day weekend concert. Gerlach told The Beacon this week that he failed to mention during the July 1 trustees’ meeting a comment from co-owner Steve Trickle. Gerlach said Trickle told him that Trickle […]

Attacking Wells is petty, childish

Editor: I am a kidney dialysis patient and have other medical problems. I believe like Brenda Hileman and many others that we need to worry about the way things at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department and council are being run. Wake up! It is now time to make some changes in both areas. YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Attacking Peggy Wells is […]