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Local officials have sneak peek at river

NEWARK – Even after pulling more than 300 tires from the water and 22 cubic yards of trash last year, more work is necessary to clean up Licking County’s waterways. Aug. 21, Licking County officials and local media had a sneak peak at trash and debris along a stretch of the Licking River, ahead of the Licking County Soil & […]

North Bank resident helps clear the air



BUCKEYE LAKE – Sometimes the best way to get rid of a stink is to raise one. Judy Tabash, who frequently visits Buckeye Lake Village, said she noticed a sewer smell wafting about North Bank Road that “really became horrible. Many complaints have been registered over the years, but never any results.” Tabash said a friend came to the rescue. […]

Fairfield County candidates set



LANCASTER – Candidates on the Nov. 5 have been certified. Here are the lake-area candidates in Fairfield County. • Village of Baltimore: Four village council seats are up for election. Three incumbents – Robert J. Hankison, James R. Hochradel and Dwayne Mohler – are seeking reelection. Council President Judy Landis is retiring after 12 years on council. Mike Hamilton is […]

Buckeye Lake secedes from township



BUCKEYE LAKE – Tuesday morning, Licking County Commissioners officially approved Buckeye Lake Village’s request to secede from Union Township, freeing both the village and the township to move forward with November fire levies. The Licking County Budget Commission wants the boundaries between townships and incorporated areas conformed. That means that Buckeye Lake and Hebron either secede from the township, giving […]

Thanks from the Sweet Corn Festival



Editor: The Millersport Lions Club will be hosting its 67th Sweet Corn Festival this week at Historic Lions Park. Our motto is “We Serve,” and we are fortunate to be serving a community that gives as much as it receives. Our largest annual fundraising project continues to be the Sweet Corn Festival, which is today recognized as one of the […]

Owners respond to neighbor



Editor: As the owners of Clay’s Café in Hebron, we wish to set the record straight concerning Mr. Stoner’s Letter to the Editor in last week’s Beacon. As Mr. Stoner pointed out, Clay’s Café is attempting to upgrade a small employee parking area behind our restaurant. We went to the Village of Hebron and filled out an application for zoning. […]

Church gives thanks



Editor: Millersport Covenant Church celebrated our 26th anniversary back on July 5th and I have the gray hairs to prove it. Interestingly enough, we have never owned our own building anytime during our 26 year history–until last week that is. Back in early May, I heard a knock on my door at around 10 a.m. When I opened the door […]

Thanks from the Tour of Homes



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association would like to thank our guests, volunteers, home owners, the Buckeye Lake Winery and our sponsors for making this year’s 28th Annual Buckeye Lake Tour of Homes a success. We had more than 150 volunteers take time out of their busy schedules to organize and participate in helping to showcase the lifestyle that […]

Eagles thank show supporters



Editor: Buckeye Lake Eagles #2801 thanks the following sponsors for their support in making our 17th Annual Car & Bike Show a huge success. Our charity this year was the Make A Wish Foundation of Ohio. Thanks to our sponsors: A-1 Auto, Avolve Internet & Computer Service, Bob’s Bar & Grill, Bower & Sons Meat, Buckeye Lake Eagles Auxiliary, Buckeye […]

William “Bill” Blessing



William “Bill” Blessing, 60, of Baltimore, went home to the Lord after a courageous three year battle on August 21, 2013. Bill worked for Ohio Paperboard in Baltimore. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pam Blessing; son, Andrew (Tammy) Blessing; daughters, Nyoka (Michael) Frost, Angela (Jason) Atkinson, […]


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