A Deep Rooted Celebration



JACKSONTOWN- April showers don’t just bring May flowers—they bring Dawes A rboret u m’s an nual Arbor Day celebration as well. “ I n general, it was a huge success,” said Dawes’ Public Relations Director Lau ra Applema n. “ We had just about 4,000 people.” She said Saturday morning the skies were overcast and rainy, threatening to dampen turnout […]

Lieb’s Island dirt piles will be around awhile



LIEB’S ISLAND – There is some good news and bad for residents staring at the dirt mounds on the southern side of the island. The good news is that thanks to ODNR’s dredging operations, it will be easier to navigate the canal and the island’s feeder stream. Plus the piles are temporary and will be moved. The bad news is […]

Free Fishing Day is May 3-4



COLUMBUS – Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days” on May 3-4 and experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer. For these two days only, Ohioans may fish in any of the state’s public waters without having to buy a fishing license. This special weekend offers Ohioans of all ages the chance to experience the fun […]

Council focuses on procedures, not issues



BUCKEYE LAKE – Several Village Council members strongly disagreed Monday night about the appropriate place to discuss topics – open council meetings or committee meetings. After Buckeye Lake Fire Chief Pete Leindecker reported that the department would soon receive new heart monitors, council member Peggy Wells asked him about a recent fire on Beacon Light Lane, specifically about mutual aid […]

Free physicals for Sheridan athletes



THORNVILLE – Free physicals are available for Sheridan Middle and High School athletes from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. Athletes in grades six and seven should report to the Sheridan Middle School. Grades eight through 11 are to report to the high school. Students are not permitted to participate in sports without a current physical. Questions can […]

A ‘YES’ vote saves you money!



Voters in Union and Walnut townships and in the Villages of Millersport and Thurston can reduce their American Electric Power electricity bills if they approve their electric aggregation issue next week. Typically, a ‘YES’ vote costs you money. This time a ‘YES’ vote allows your township or village to aggregate their residential and small business AEP customers to seek a […]

Tory returns to BLASST



Editor: Hello all of you Beacon readers. What a winter you had! God Bless each and every one of you. For some odd reason, Ohioans feel the need to share your weather with me each and every day as if I needed to hear about it. You lived through a brutal one and lived to tell about it While you […]

Writer responds to anonymous flyer



Editor: This is in response to the flyer about the Liberty Union-Thurston School District income tax (Issue 4) that I found hanging on my mailbox. First, using the same graphic and title (Lion Report) that the district uses in its monthly newsletter is a little shady. Someone is trying to confuse voters. It is also anonymous since there is no […]

Destroying mailboxes is a crime



Editor: Several mailboxes were recently destroyed on County Rd. 403 in Perry County. All those mailboxes belonged to someone. Maybe they were owned by people who could ill afford a replacement. Maybe they were owned by a person stricken by COPD or another illness. Maybe they belonged to someone whose husband had died or in advanced years. Whoever did this […]

Thanks to Academic Booster supporters



Editor: The Millersport Academic Boosters want to thank the following businesses and organizations for their continued support: Alturas Lodge, Alexander’s Landing, Bowers & Sons Meats & Sausage, Childcare Express, Cradle to College Mother’s Club, Hometown Hot Dog, Keller Family Chiropractic, LLC, Millersport Lions Club, Millersport Pharmacy, Modern Mothers Club, Pizza Cottage, Raising Canes – Lancaster, Tom Jones Insurance, Weldon’s Ice […]


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