Church Celebrates 175th Anniversary

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport United Methodist Church celebrated its 175th anniversary last Sunday. A carry-in dinner followed church service with an anniversary program at 12:30 p.m. The celebration then moved outside with food, games and activities for children. The following is taken from a history of the church compiled by Karen Reed. Millersport was laid out by Mathias Miller in […]

‘Schools haven’t kept up with the expectations…’

BALTIMORE – Concerns from some parents about Common Core Standards and the Race to the Top dominated the Sept. 9 Liberty Union-Thurston board meeting. Race to the Top coordinator Holly Lavender, who is on a one year leave with the Ohio Department of Education, explained the Common Core Standards initiative. Schools haven’t kept up with the expectations for student improvement, […]

Sun isn’t shining on solar power plans

HEBRON – The now second promise of less expensive solar power for Lakewood Schools still hasn’t been met. “I didn’t anticipate this many hurdles,” said Jerry Corbin, Solar Planet’s business development coordinator, as he updated Lakewood School Board Sept. 11. In February, board members agreed to begin working with Solar Planet Company on a solar power purchase agreement, or PPA, […]

Election Letters!

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 5 ballot will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. We are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Where do mayorial candidates stand

Editor: Shortly after midnight on July 4, my husband was in a life-threatening situation. When my daughter called 9-1-1, she told them her Dad couldn’t breathe and requested Millersport. We reasoned that with Buckeye Lake Fire Department one never knows if a paramedic is on duty as opposed to our mutual aid provider, Millersport, that has at least one paramedic […]

Writer sets the record straight

Editor: I hope you will inform your readers that I have furnished proof that I am a real person. I was not aware there was an “official” residents list for Bowling Green Township when I rented a room from Mrs. Volland. She informed me she has never herd of this “official” list either so perhaps it only exists in Chorpenning’s […]

Horn will respond directly to Dupler

Editor: This is an open letter to Walnut Township Trustee Alan C. (Sonny) Dupler. I am responding to the unfounded and false accusations that you made against me in a Letter in the Sept. 14, 2013, Beacon, regarding the Sweet Corn Festival parade. I was prepared to give you facts that you were probably not aware of at Tuesday night’s […]

More thanks for church donation

Editor: We just wanted to thank Hoskinson Schoedinger funeral home for the very generous gift of the building to Millersport Covenant Church. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, and prayers for this to happen. This is truly a blessing. Clint and Kelly BiglerMillersport

Lions were to be moved

Editor: We recently had a lion on the loose in Fairfield Beach. We’ve been lied to again. We all hear that there is nothing we can do. The then lions were to be gone in six months according to its owner at a meeting last summer (2012). How can they think a 400 pound lion sitting in the middle of […]

Fire department should pass on the parties

Editor: Last weekend, the Cranberry Bay neighborhood had a block party with food, drinks and OSU football on an big screen TV. Mayor Rick Baker and outgoing Council President Charlene Hayden live in the neighborhood so it wasn’t a surprise they were there. But they invited the fire department to come for a few hours. Taxpayers might be interested to […]