Parade is still grand!



BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Festival celebrated its 25th Anniversary last week fighting for its survival. The Johnson Park festival scaled back from its usual Wednesday through Saturday run to Thursday through Saturday this year. The struggles weren’ t apparent to the large crowd that turned out for Saturday’s Grand Parade down Market Street. The crowd looked bigger than last year. […]

Village organizing committee to study storm water problems



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village council members agreed Monday night to create a committee to review storm water drainage issues. The committee’s findings could lead to the creation of a Storm Water Utility that assesses a management fee on property owners. Council member Clay Carroll suggested forming a committee after Jobes Henderson & Associates President Jim Roberts presented the pros and […]

Is it spelled C-h-a-u-t-a-q-u-a or C-h-a-u-t-a-u-q-u-a?



MILLERSPORT – Village council members had a spelling quiz Tuesday night. What is the correct spelling for Chautauqua Boulevard? Does it have two or three u’s? The issue arose when a voter seeking GPS directions to his polling place used Fairfield County’s official spelling of Chautaqua and came up empty. Millersport’s street signs use the three “u” version which comes […]

More jobs coming to Hebron



HEBRON – ArmorSource expects to add 250 additional jobs at its Hebron plant in 2014. The new jobs will support a $93 million federal contract to provide a new, lighter weight ballistic helmet to the U.S. Army. The new version of the Advanced Combat Helmet weighs four ounces less than the current helmet. It is considered a significant step in […]

Letters to the Editor



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It’s been 365 days!!!



The number on our cover is now 365. That means Buckeye Lake Village residents and visitors have been waiting 365 days (ONE WHOLE YEAR) for Patients 1st Emergency Medical Services. It’s important to understand what Patients 1st means. It doesn’t mean having our own fire department or paying staff. Patients 1st is a 24/7/365 commitment that patient care is the […]

‘The Sweet Corn Festival is Earresistibe!’



Editor: We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on August 28 thru August 31 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]

Popo thanks Dupler for his service



Editor: The purpose of this letter is five-fold. First, I am announcing my candidacy for the position of Walnut Township Trustee. The people of our township have outstanding candidates to choose from in November. Doug Leith, Jamie Barber, Wally Gabriel, Terry Horn and myself would all make good decisions for Walnut Township. Second, in the campaign this fall I will […]

Thanks for remembering Les



Editor: We want to thank everyone who came to wish Dad a happy birthday at Autumn at the Lake. Thanks to everyone who sent a card. The Family of Lester Anspach

John Baumann



John Baumann of Sun City, TX, died July 11, 2013, at Scott & White Hospital. He was born in 1937 in Hebron and graduated from Tulane University in 1959. He was a retired chemical engineer. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Caroline; their daughters, Mimi Dillman of Seattle, WA, and Michele Gullett of Galway, NY; granddaughters, Lily […]


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