What a BLASST!!!! 4th of July



BUCKEYE LAKE – A rather unpredictable Mother Nature this year came through with another great night for the BLASST fireworks show and added a near perfect holiday weekend. Thousands of visitors packed the North Shore and Fairfield Beach parks for the community-funded show while hundreds of boats sought the perfect vantage point for the spectacular overhead show. Participation was up […]

Work finally begins on Glenford sewer system



GLENFORD – Nineteen years after it was first proposed, the Village of Glenford is installing a sewer system. “When the EPA tells you to do it, your hands are tied,” said Glenford Mayor Leonard Sheppard, who’s personally worked on securing grants and funding for the new $2.25 million sewer system for seven and a half years. After securing four different […]

Millersport to seek additional police levy



MILLERSPORT – Village council members unanimously took the first step Tuesday night to put an additional four mill levy for the police department on the Nov. 4 ballot. The village has a continuous or permanent two mill levy for the police department which raises $42,100 a year. Fiscal officer Susan Ramsey estimates the additional four mills would bring in another […]

Letters to the Editor



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Your BLASST is special!



It was another great BLASST show last Thursday night. While great BLASST shows are common, a one-word name for a big event is not. Corporate sponsors have been the trend for years and many events couldn’t continue without them. We’re not criticizing corporate sponsorships, but it’s refreshing that our still small lake community can put on a big event by […]

County needs a humane dog warden



Editor: In a previous issue of The Beacon, I shared information from public records where two dogs died by what I believe is neglect of employees at the Liking County Animal Shelter (aka dog pound). On June 26th, I turned in a complaint to the Licking County Commissioners on Dog Warden John Silva and two hourly employees for their roles […]

Roger H. Bayles, Sr.



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Roger H. Bayles, Sr., 77, of Hebron, will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of The Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 179 Granville St, Newark, with Pastor Tim Stout as celebrant. Roger died peacefully at his home on July 7, 2014, with his loving […]

Lois R. Kirwin



Lois R. Kirwin, age 70 of Baltimore, died July 3, 2014, at the Pickering House. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Lois is survived by her husband of 51 years, John P. Kirwin; daughters, Kathy (Steve) Hammond and Holly (Phillip) Miller, all of Baltimore; grandchildren, Steven (Brittany) Kirwin, Brandon Miller, Corey Miller, Aaron Miller, and Brittany (Dave) […]

Joseph Augustine Rowe



Joseph Augustine Rowe, age 89, of Newark, passed away June 28, 2014 at his home. He was born August 20, 1924, in Newark to the late Frederick and Anna B. (Limberger) Rowe. A lifelong resident of Newark and Buckeye Lake, Joe was a proud Marine veteran of World War II and a dedicated lay-out inspector for 30 years at Rockwell […]

Madeline L. Utley



Madeline L. Utley, 87, of Lancaster and formerly of Millersport, died July 2, 2014, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She served as clerk-treasurer for the Village of Millersport for more than 27 years, from 1980 to 2007. Utley previously served as the billing clerk for the village Board of Public Affairs for eight years. She moved to Lancaster in 2010. […]


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