Summit on the Lake



MILLERSPORT – “It’s good for a U.S. Senator to be out of Washington,” U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) told local, county and state officials at the August 1 Buckeye Lake Summit. Fairfield County Commissioner, Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow director and Buckeye Lake Marina owner Dave Levacy hosted Portman’s visit and the summit. Levacy took Portman; his wife, Jane; Buckeye Lake […]

Surplus auction features SUVs



COLUMBUS – More than 120 vehicles will be up for bid at the State of Ohio surplus auction Saturday, Aug. 9. The auction will be held at the General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus. The gates open at 8 a.m.; the auction begins at 10 a.m. The lot will remain open until 5 p.m. on the day of […]

Neighbors support Legend Valley owners



JACKSONTOWN – None of the Legend Valley neighbors present at Monday night’s Licking Township Trustees’ meeting agreed with the anonymous neighbor quoted in last week’s Beacon. Several criticized The Beacon for publishing the neighbor’s negative comments about the recent Gathering of the Juggalos. Kindle Road resident Larry Gerlach lives the closest to Legend Valley. “I had some problems,” he told […]

Letters to the Editor



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Sweet Corn Festival 5K celebrates its 25th anniversary August 30



Editor: At 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, we join the racing and fitness community in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Sweet Corn Festival 5-K. It draws a wide range of competitors from across Ohio, young and old alike, that love the scenic route through the neighborhoods of Millersport and South Bank Road allowing all competitors to soak in […]

VFW scholarships are available



Editor: It’s time to start thinking about money for school. At any level, money is always needed for school. The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1388 and The VFW sponsor several scholarships during the year. There is the Voice of Democracy and the Creative Patriotic Art Contest, for high school students, and Patriots Pen, for junior high aged students. The […]

Dog pound cuts more services; less accountable for actions



Editor: I began writing letters to the editor of The Beacon about 10 years ago. It was my opinion that, as long as the public wasn’t aware of what was going on, public officials could virtually beat up on me and other citizens in several ways: by allowing or encouraging their agencies and/or police department to harass people (as Kirkersville […]

Council committee reconsidering golf cart rules



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council’s Public Safety Committee, by a two to one vote, is recommending to the full council that the ordinance prohibiting licensed golf carts from operating on Ohio 79 be revised. Currently, licensed golf carts are only permitted to travel on village streets with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. If council agrees […]

Former mayor to become developer



BUCKEYE LAKE – Former Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Rick Baker announced Wednesday that he has purchased land on the west side of Crane Lake, where he plans to create a scaled down version of Garry McAnally’s North Shore Landing project at the entrance to the North Shore Boat Ramp. “This will be for the average middle-America person to have a […]

Stacy Celeste (Kitchen) Ault



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Stacy Celeste (Kitchen) Ault, age 41 of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014, in the Jacksontown United Methodist Church with Pastors Bob Beyer and Carol Kirk as celebrants. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Stacy died August 2, 2014, at the home of her parents following an […]


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