Anna Louise (Courson) Franks

Anna Louise (Courson) Franks, 91, of Thornville, passed away June 25, 2014, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark. She was born on March 21, 1923, in Thornville, daughter of the late Carl and Mary Estella (Edmund) Courson. Louise was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and until her health inhibited, she faithfully attended the “Grace Reach out Circle.” She enjoyed […]

Ted H. Torrence

A memorial service for Ted H. Torrence was held June 26, 2014, at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Baltimore. Ted passed away January 17, 2014, in Peoria, AZ. Following the memorial service, Ted will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Following high school, Ted joined the US Marine Corps serving 23 years, including combat […]

Freda May Williams

A graveside funeral service, celebrating the life of Freda May Williams, 79, of Thornville, was held June 23, 2014, in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio. Freda died June 18, 2014, following a brief illness. She was born in Columbus, on October 3, 1934, the daughter of the late Earl and Helen (Haughn) Tuttle. She was a graduate of Columbus Central High […]

Guest Column: What does it all mean?

You read one week in The Dispatch that ODNR has posted Buckeye Lake’s beaches as a result of high toxic algae bloom numbers. The following week, although not reported in the paper, the numbers are back to acceptable levels. For the past eight years, Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow [BLT] has been studying and testing the conditions in the lake and […]

Thanks to soccer team sponsor

Editor: Thank you to Stutske Construction for sponsoring the Millersport Laker Middle School Soccer Team in the Teas Valley Tournament!! Monica TreinishPleasantville

BLASST is almost here

Editor: By the time you are reading this, the greatest show on earth will be less than a week away. Time has whizzed by so fast that my head is spinning. You better get your luminaries this weekend before they are all snapped up at Buckeye Lake Marina. Again they are $30 for a set of 10 and if you’re […]

Easement policy should be fair

Editor: I am writing in response to a Letter in last week’ Beacon from Hope Logsdon. If she has been a canal property owner since 1970 why didn’t she complain about Millersport giving away three buildable waterfront easements over the years? The easement now in question is also an old fire land and this lot is not buildable. And if […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Fairy Gardening – Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. – noon. _$40/$35 members; $20 voucher included to Daweswood gifts! Think small in this hands-on workshop! Fairy gardens are miniature landscapes created using tiny plants, garden décor and furnishings-just like creating a true garden, just on a much smaller scale. Let […]

Interested in a community garden project in Buckeye Lake Village?

Editor: Is a community garden a worthwhile project? Would you like to be part of a community garden here in Buckeye Lake Village? The Community Development Committee of the Buckeye Lake Village Council is considering using some of the vacant properties to set up community gardens. But first, we must know if there’s any community interest in such a project. […]