Pumpkins are a Smash

BUCKEYE LAKE & HEBRON – Hebron’s Devine Farms wrapped up another season of Halloween fun last weekend. Last minute pumpkin shoppers still found a good selection. The Buckeye Lake Library hosted its second annual Family Fall Festival last Saturday. Children and adults enjoyed a magic show, pumpkin painting, fall crafts, costume contest and free refreshments.

Pizza shop submits top bid for property

THORNVILLE – Village Administrator Beth Patrick will recommend that village council members accept a bid from a Thornville business owner to purchase property formerly home to the Thornville Hardware store. “Council has the final say,” Patrick said. Fire House Pizza owners Joseph and Lilly Langwasser offered to purchase the property, which is adjacent to their pizza shop, for $11,501. The […]

Channel widening nearly done

BUCKEYE LAKE – Union Township Trustee John Slater said the project to widen a portion of the South Fork of the Licking River to increase its carrying capacity is nearly complete. “From what we’ve seen so far, it’s definitely going to be a benefit to the community,” he said. Last fall, Union Township and Hebron efforts to extend the project […]

Candidates in their own words

LAKE AREA – The Beacon has surveyed lake-area candidates in most contested elections to help our readers make their decisions. Candidates were asked to respond to two questions: 1. In 150 words or less, please explain what you believe are the two most important issues facing the position they are seeking. 2. In 50 words or less, please explain why […]

Letters to the Editor

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Last chance for Patients First care!

Buckeye Lake Village voters have a rare opportunity! In a nation of seemingly overwhelming problems, Buckeye Lake voters can actually fix something. You can’t do much about the trillions in debt this country has racked up, the poor economy, the lack of jobs or the Obamacare train wreck, but you can fix our local EMS. Protecting the health and safety […]

Candidates have attended meetings

Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to respond. Letter writer Sam Gorman made a completely false statement last week when he wrote, ‘The other candidates have not attended any trustee meetings in the past and now want elected so they can be paid to attend.’ Jeff Baird is a member of the Bowling Green Township Park Committee and has never […]

Horn answers criticism

Editor: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to respond to criticisms in letters published last week. One writer said, “No minutes have been placed on the Township Web Site this year. And that Trustee Horn wasted township funds by putting up a new web site.” There are many website users that will vouch for the minutes being on the […]

Hupp responds to critic

Editor: In rebuttal to Geary Stepp’s letter in the last issue, I can honestly say that most of his claims are downright ludicrous. I will address those that directly affect our township. Regarding the trash hauler contract, this was discussed at numerous public meetings, attempting to deal with this issue. Hopefully, litigation will resolve this situation. Spending public dollars to […]

Yard signs tell a lot about a candidate

Editor: You can tell a lot about a candidate from their yard signs. Not so much what it says but where it is placed. In the county and township, the landowner owns to the center of the road. The State of Ohio owns their right-of-way and forbids yard signs from being placed there by law in the Ohio Revised Code. […]