Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

HEBRON– Considering it began to look a lot like Christmas this year in October, everyone seems especially in the holiday spirit this year, as is evidenced by the Hebron area’s holiday light displays. As The Beacon is taking a well- deserved break next week, its staff—Charlie, Scott, Kendra, and Sondra— wishes everyone in the Buckeye Lake Region and beyond a […]

Lakewood boosters to begin campaign for artifical turf

HEBRON – Lakewood Athletic Boosters President Kevin Krier said boosters would be ready by the first of the year to begin soliciting funds to fund a $660,000 artificial turf field for Calhoun Field. “We’ve had a meeting per week since the (Nov.) board meeting,” he said, where the idea was first presented to board members. While school board members approved […]

Walnut Township Schools considering additional levy

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township School Board members took the first step at their Dec. 9 meeting toward putting an additional levy on the May 6 ballot. Board members voted 4-1 with Vince Popo voting “no” to ask the county auditor to certify the tax rate or millage required to raise an additional $1 million per year. The proposal is currently […]

Township approves fire contract with Hebron

UNION TOWNSHIP – Monday night, Union Township Trustees unanimously approved a fiveyear fire contract with the Village of Hebron. “They’re getting a big boost,” said Trustee President Rick Black. Basically, Hebron will receive all fire levy revenue generated within the portion of the township south of the Columbus & Ohio River railroad tracks, and Hebron keeps all EMS billing revenue […]

Letters to the Editor

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‘Decade of accomplishment’ questioned

Editor: I can’t help but comment on the ‘decade of accomplishment’ outlined during last week’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. The village has been the lucky recipient of literally millions of dollars in federal grants. Children and grandchildren nation-wide will be paying the bill for many years to come. Sadly, due to poor local management and lack of oversight, we […]

Help needed to try to keep branch open

Editor: Here’s an update for Buckeye Lake Village residents on what I have found out about our PNC bank branch closing in February. I talked with Shelia at the bank, expressing how devastating the loss of our only bank would be. She was very pleasant and wrote down all my concerns. I explained to her that many of our seniors […]

Thanks for helping aid veterans

Editor: The Ladies Auxiliary to Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 has recently done a wonderful thing. We have put together 65 goody bags for the VA Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio. Our Veterans are not given soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste, tooth brushes, combs, shampoo, or any other essential personal care items by our government. What a shame. These men and women […]

Thanks from the Cook Family

Editor: Thanks to everyone who expressed care and concern during Pete Cook’s illness and passing. Thanks to our children who put their lives on hold to care for him at home. It was a beautiful gift of love. Thanks to Dr. Rene Blaha who made house calls during Pete’s final days. Thanks to Hospice of Central Ohio and his nurse, […]

Fire department thanks donor

Editor, The Thorn Township Fire and EMS would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Mary Lou Baker family for the sizeable donation to the Fire and EMS departments. Her donation will be used responsibly to best serve the needs of the Fire and EMS departments and her generosity will help the dept become better equipped for whatever emergencies […]