Weather Smiles on Hebron Festival



HEBRON – Mother Nature hasn’t been very kind to the fledging Hebron Music & Arts Festival. Last Saturday was the exception. The temperature was pleasantly cool for the 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk that started at 8:30 a.m. Temperatures warmed up for the parade that stepped off at 11 a.m. Free music started at noon with the Army Reserve Band. Headliners […]

New rules approved for right-of-way work



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously approved a new township road right-of-way permit Tuesday night. Road supervisor Tim King said the new application is based on Fairfield County’s. “This one gives us complete control,” King told trustees. The permit covers anything using the township road right-of-way including residential drives, field drives, commercial drives, temporary drives, ditch enclosures, field drainage, earth […]

Hardware store property up for bids



THORNVILLE – Thornville Administrator Beth Patrick hopes that whoever purchases the former Thornville Hardware Store property does so with construction in mind. “Hopefully, someone would want the property to develop it-something that would benefit the village,” she said. Thornville is accepting sealed bids to purchase the property until noon, Oct. 25. While doing so makes its purchase more likely, it […]

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 […]

More thanks to Hoskinson, Schoedinger



Editor: With one special gift, many more gifts have followed. In August, the Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Services donated a beautiful building to the Millersport Covenant Church. Rick Hoskinson and Randy Schoedinger didn’t just donate a building, they did this with much consideration, special caring for our church members, and unique belief of citizenship for the Village of Millersport. […]

Horn responds to one term suggestion



Editor: I’m responding to Carolyn Clark’s letter in last week’s Beacon. Thanks for bringing up past important decisions so others can benefit from our exchange during this important election season. Fire Dept chaos: This was the result of an attempt in Sept. 2010, to force Millersport to agree to a township fire department. And if they did not, they would […]

Bowling Green candidate forum set



Editor: The rapidly approaching election cycle is upon us, so now is a good time for everyone to take a deep breath and try to let emotions cool before considering the candidate of their choice. In an effort to help Bowling Green Township voters become better informed and to voice their uncensored, civil opinion, please visit us at the Bowling […]

McCormick introduces herself



Editor: This is an open letter to all the residents, part-time and full-time, of the Village of Buckeye Lake. My name is Michelle Mc- Cormick. Many of you may know me as Mickey. My husband, Bob and I have been property owners in the village since 1999 and full time residents since 2010. I was appointed to a vacated position […]

Candidate promises to stop infighting



Editor: After watching the infighting among the Bowling Green Township trustees, I decided to run for trustee. I don’t know who is right and who is wrong, but the fighting doesn’t reflect favorably on our township. Our community deserves better representation. With a career in public education, and 30+ years as a high school football coach, I can deal with […]

Watkins supports Hupp, Vanburen



Editor: I would like to thank all the Bowling Green Township trustees and volunteers who recently poured concrete around the flagpole at the township park so the memorial bricks could be laid. Special thanks to Ben Hupp, Dan Van Buren, and several volunteers for reinstalling the merry-go-round, the most popular piece of equipment in the park, and replacing the mulch. […]


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