Bushels of Fun

Millersport loves a parade

MILLERSPORT – Once again, Mother Nature smiled upon the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival parade Aug. 28. The traditional kick-off to the long festival weekend enjoyed sunny skies and plenty of attendance as traffic streamed into the Village of Millersport to enjoy the long parade. This year’s Grand Marshal was Fred Zollinger, who was honored for his 67 years of unselfish […]

Unlocked vehicles targeted by thieves



THORNVILLE – Residents and visitors should lock vehicle doors, Thornville Police Chief Darrell Ball warns. He said that during the past few weeks, several vehicles were entered unlawfully throughout the village. The individual or individuals are getting into unlocked cars and other vehicles during the night and are taking loose change and valuables. Ball suggests people lock vehicles and buildings […]

Local districts receive new report cards



COLUMBUS – Now that the State of Ohio has released its new school district report cards, it’s clear to lake area superintendents where their districts stand. “We have room for improvement,” said Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault, however, “We’re doing some awful good things.” The state report cards no longer rate Ohio districts as excellent, effective, etc. Ohio districts now receive […]

‘Walnut Township lost a great friend…’



Editor: Walnut Township lost a great friend and colleague this past week. Ralph Reeb, Zoning Inspector passed away suddenly at his home on August 29th. Ralph started his tenure with the township, September 1st of 2002. Ralph took his position seriously and had great fun doing it. He was quick to meet anyone who was planning to build and give […]

More thanks to Hoskinson, Schoedinger



Editor, It is with an overwhelmed heart that I write this letter. On August 22, 2013, my church family, Millersport Covenant, received an incredible gift from Hoskinson Schoedinger Funeral Services. They gifted us with a building! Beyond the gift of this building, our incredible community (which I would put up against any in the world) began to pour out blessing […]

Where did the income tax revenue go?



Editor: When you drive around Baltimore, you may see a street that has been resurfaced. The 2013 resurfacing project is complete, and it appears that they did not need to spend much time, effort, or money to pave what they did. You might also note that the Police Department and Street Department got new asphalt, but many of our streets […]

Trustee has made township a joke



Editor: As a resident of Bowling Green Township, I often read letters from Jeff Chopping (sic) and his alter ego, Geary Stepp, bashing our township and residents. In all the years I’ve liver here, I’ve seen the township residents work together for the good of the community. In less than two years, this election official has divided this township, pitting […]

More thanks for church donation



Editor: This past Sunday morning was the second time the congregation of Covenant Church in Millersport has met in the building donated to us by the wonderful folks at Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services. To finally meet in our own facility after having borrowed or rented rooms for the past 26 years is a dream come true for us! Rick […]

We need a more ‘natural’ lake



Editor: After reading Merv Bartholow’s column in the August 10 Beacon, I would like to commend Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow for the work on monitoring the water quality in the region. Buckeye Lake is a man made reservoir built to supply water to the Ohio- Erie Canal. Buckeye Lake being at the summit feeds water north to Blackhand Gorge and […]

Tina Marie Barnhart



Tina Marie Barnhart, age 43 of Baltimore, passed away August 30, 2013, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was a homemaker. She loved her family and is survived by her husband of 28 years, Lloyd Lee Barnhart, Jr.; children, Rebecca Barnhart, Timothy Barnhart and Tiffany Barnhart all of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; parents, Virgil and Maggie Moss, Jr. of Baltimore; grandmother, Janice […]


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