LAKE AREA – It’s safe to assume that the week’s warm spell prompted many Lake Area residents to stare longingly at their lawn mowers. Streams began to thaw and f low, and some vegetation actually peeked from beneath the snow. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we may not be able to expect more of the same. It predicts for the […]

Lakewood Board turns down Daubenmire

HEBRON – In a vote that reflected audience sentiment on balance, the Lakewood School Board members narrowly rejected Superintendent Jay Gault’s recommendation to hire Dave Daubenmire as Lakewood High School’s new football coach. Feb. 12. The 3-2 vote to reject the recommendation came after extensive public comments on both sides of the issue. President Judy White and board members Trisha […]

Thornville won’t budge on sewer contract

THORNVILLE – Village officials are happy with the terms of a 15-year contract to provide sewer service to Northern Perry County, despite the Perry County Commissioners’ plea to make changes. Monday night, Thornville Village Council members voted 3 to 2 to maintain the current contract following Commissioner Ed Keister’s request to drop a compounding five percent increase in annual payments. […]

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Buckeye Lake Hardware addresses bus stop issue

Editor: We want to explain what appeared in The Beacon’s story last week about the school bus stop at Ohio 79 and Union Avenue in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake Hardware ONLY rents space in the plaza. We do not own the building, land, parking lot or the overflow lot that was added to accommodate all the businesses […]

Hunts Landing Road is a disaster

Editor: Like many children, I enjoyed playing video games when I was younger. One of my favorites was “Moon Patrol.” Players had to jump over and avoid craters along your path in your moon buggy. As an adult, avoiding such craters is not as pleasant, especially when your buggy is an expensive car or truck and you live in an […]

Thanks from Nebbergall family

Editor: I want to give a big THANK YOU to all the kind people in Millersport and surrounding areas. This is about my husband, Tom Nebbergall. You have asked about him, helped look for him and Mark C. found him. I couldn’t have made it without you. Thanks to all the people who brought food on Saturday to help us […]

Motorcycle education sign-up starts

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program registration is underway. Those wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle or refresh their motorcycle safety skills may register at www.motorcycle. for one of the $50 courses scheduled throughout the state from April through October. Basic Rider Course This 16-hour course is recommended for novice […]

Time to register for Hebron spring soccer

HEBON – Hebron Area Soccer is accepting registrations for the Spring season. You can registering on line at or by downloading and mailing a registration form. Register through March 1 and qualify for the early bird discount price of only $40. Early registrants also receive a $10 discount for each additional family member registered. The league is open to […]

Dorothy Jean (Householder) McGonagle

Dorothy Jean (Householder) McGonagle, age 86, was born Oct. 7, 1927, to Herbert and Clara Householder in New Lexington. She passed away on January 30, 2014, in Crossville, TN. She was a graduate of Junction City High School, Class of 1945. She worked as a secretary for the Pure Oil Refinery in Newark and then as a sales clerk for […]