Skies Clear for Hebron Elementary’s First Day of School

HEBRON – While it could’ve just as easily been a soggy return to school for Lake Area students, Wednesday morning showers cleared and a bright, sunny morning welcomed students back after a long summer. “We’ ve had a wonderful morning,” said Hebron Elementary Principal Dee Martindale. Granted, dismissal can be “a lit tle more crazy” as students find their buses […]

Efforts to garner voter approval for new levy starting

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner told board members Monday night he believes the district’s latest attempt to approve an additional levy is gaining support. “People are asking very good, insightful questions,” he said. Cotner said more than 60 people attended an Aug. 7 community information meeting. “It was the first time some people had seen the facts,” […]

Lakewood superintendent to retire at the end of the school year

HEBRON – Lakewood Schools Superintendent Jay Gault will retire June 30, 2015, he announced at last Wednesday’s school board meeting. Board members unanimously accepted his retirement. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to be superintendent for 10 years here,” he said. Gault also served as Lakewood High School principal for three years, and he’s very happy he could finish […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assess dam

COLUMBUS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached an agreement last April with ODNR to assess the current current of 4.1 mile earthern Buckeye Lake dam. ODNR announced the fourday inspection that is set for August 25-28 in an August 13 open letter to Buckeye Lake dam stakeholders. The letter asks dam residents to stake or otherwise flag areas […]

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It’s time to get real about our streets!

Most Buckeye Lake Village officials apparently believe in miracles. There simply isn’t a rational explanation for their failure to take ANY meaningful steps to address our rapidly deteriorating streets. A portion of Cranberry Lane is basically a gravel road. Several hundred yards of Hunts Landing Road more closely resemble the historic National Road in 1800’s than a paved road in […]

It’s time to enjoy the Sweet Corn Festival

Editor: We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on August 27 thru August 30 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]

New organization supports young mothers

LANCASTER – Tressa Spires had her first baby at 16 years old, and was fortunate to have a strong support system that helped her achieve her goals of becoming a college graduate, working, and creating a stable home. Today, she has four children and is an entrepreneur. Spires is passionate about ensuring all young pregnant and single mothers have the […]

Harold M. Blauser Sr.

Harold M. Blauser Sr., age 65 of Baltimore, formerly of Millersport, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his family, on August 15, 2014, at the Pickering House. He was born on March 14, 1949, in Lancaster, to Jesse and Florence Hurley Blauser, who preceded him in death. He was a 1969 graduate of Millersport High […]

Shelby Jean Daniels

A celebration of life service for Shelby Jean Daniels, 75, of Millersport, will be held Friday Aug. 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Vineyard Grace Fellowship, 4905 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, with Pastor Brad Kittle officiating. Burial will follow in Thornville Cemetery. Jean entered heaven on August 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 7, 1938, in […]