THORNVILLE – I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to feel a nice, cool rain shower as I was Friday afternoon. After spending hours on a dusty hillside in blistering heat and thumping rhythms, the rain was a blessing. Once again, people are asking me, “So, you were at All Good, huh?” Since the answer is a resounding, “Yes,” […]

Buckeye Lake Village discusses storm water utility

BUCKEYE LAKE – A storm water utility may be a hard sell to the public, but some Buckeye Lake Village officials believe one could provide significant benefits. Jobes Henderson & Associates President Jim Roberts discussed a storm water utility’s pro and cons at Monday night’s council meeting. Council members took no action on the issue. I A storm water utility […]

Residents to vote on lower electric rates

BALTIMORE – Village council members unanimously agreed Monday night to place an electric aggregation issue before voters on Nov. 5. Aggregation or grouping residential and small business electric customers is part of Ohio’s electric deregulation legislation. Municipal corporations, townships and counties can automatically aggregate residential and small business customers to collectively seek lower electric rates otherwise not available to individual […]

Letters to the Editor

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Distracter machine revving up

Editor: The good ole boy distracter machine is revving the engines after my recent letter about our convicted trustee, Ben Hupp, that kept himself paid by our tax dollars while he sat behind bars. Thanks to all the silent voters out there that have contacted me and are indeed “Stepping” up. The Vermillion Letter to the Editor with the bucolic […]

Writer to stop arguing with trustee

Editor: Law enforcement officials, teachers and adults with common sense, teach their children not to post private information on the internet for their safety. This includes their address and phone number. Keeping them safe is the ultimate goal and millions of dollars have been spent on advertising that stresses not posting phone numbers and address on Facebook and You Tube. […]

‘We might as well talk to the wall’

Editor: I have to agree with Judy Allen in last week’s Beacon. It does seem that our elected officials in Buckeye Lake Village want to ‘rule the roost.’ Some of our council members have no respect for tax paying residents. They don’t want to listen to what we have to say. They know our fire chief is not doing his […]

Baltimore Festival 5K set for Aug. 10

BALTIMORE – The 22nd Annual Baltimore Festival 5K Road Race in conjunction with the Baltimore Festival sets off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Johnson Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Visitors will find signs posted directing them to the park. The 5K (3.1 mile) run is on paved and patrolled residential streets. All runners receive free parking […]

It’s time to get school immunizations

NEWARK – Now is the time to have your child immunized for school. Clinic appointment slots are filling up quickly. Parents are urged to contact their healthcare provider or the health department to insure all needed immunizations have been received by their child, prior to the first day of school. Incoming kindergarten students need to have: • 3 doses of […]

Reasoner graduates from MVNU

MOUNT VERNON – Alexandria Marie Reasoner of Millersport graduated Summa Cum Laude on May 11 from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and minors in Psychology and Sociology. She has been on MVNU’s Dean’s List for eight semesters during her academic career. Reasoner was named to the Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society. She is […]