Sweet Corn Festival strongly attended

MILLERSPORT– It wasn’t a good year for the Millersport Lions Sweet Corn Festival— it was a great one! “We had a great, great festival,” said Dan Booze, assistant marketing chairman. He said the weather cooperated and he estimated more than 100,000 people passed through the gates during the Labor Day weekend. Booze said more than 100,000 ears of corn were […]

Trustees approve dive training for firefighters

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees unanimously approved Licking Township Fire Company Chief Mike Wilson’s request Tuesday night to spend $1,650 to send five fire company members to dive school. Wilson told trustees that the company is down to four certified divers – two are part of the county dive team. Several company members have dropped off the county dive team […]

Can local community pools survive?

MILLERSPORT – Closing the Millersport Pool would be unfortunate for the community, said Fairfield County Commissioner, former Millersport Village Council president and Buckeye Lake Marina owner Dave Levacy. “From a community standpoint, it’s very important to have recreation for young people,” he said. Levacy said the Millersport Pool has lost about $16,000 a year in recent years. This year it […]

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Dog killed by police officer wasn’t vicious

Editor: A Buckeye Lake police report from Sgt. Andy Davis (in last week’s Beacon) depicts an incident on August 19th as two vicious pit bulls roaming the streets of Buckeye Lake! He leads you to believe AGGRESSIVE PITBULLS is the reason for him to shoot and kill one of these dogs. BUT… Neither dog was a pitbull. In fact, the […]

Writer welcomes ordinance rescindment

Editor: Starting with the coronation of Village Administrator Hall, ordinances and regulations started to be introduced in a rapid manner. I do not have access to information to compare the number of ordinances and regulations that were passed in the era of mayor/council versus mayor/council/village administrator, but it does appear that new ordinances and regulations started to popup everywhere due […]

Donut booth supporters thanked

Editor, On behalf of the Lakewood Band Boosters, I would like to publicly thank the following people for their help with the Lakewood Band Donut Booth at the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival: The Millersport Lions Club for allowing us to continue frying donuts for our 35th year, Clay’s Cafe, Giant Eagle, Cash Saver, Big Lots, Dollar Tree & Pizza Hut […]

Holiday fatalities down, arrests up

COLUMBUS – This Labor Day weekend, there was an increase in Ohio State Highway Patrol enforcement and a decrease in traffic crash fatalities. Eleven fatal crashes resulted in 11 deaths during the reporting period of midnight on Friday, August 29 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 1, compared to 16 fatalities during the four-day period in 2013. Troopers increased enforcement […]

Judith Carol Brown

Judith Carol Brown, 63, of Hebron, passed away on August 27, 2014, at her residence. She was born on January 23, 1951, in Columbus, a daughter to the late Carles and Lethel (Mills) Starr. Judith is survived by her husband of 25 years, Dave “Brownie”; children, Todd (Dee), Heidi, and Troy (Lori); grandchildren, Brandon, David, Nathan, Heidi, Abby, Breanna, McKenna […]

Carolyn Dee Stukey Iden

Carolyn Dee Stukey Iden, age 78, of Marysville, formerly of Newark, died August 30, 2014, at OhioHealth Hospice Kobacker House in Columbus with her children by her side. A woman of deep Christian faith, perseverance and selflessness, she was a stronghold to her family and a dedicated encourager to her church and community. Carolyn will be long remembered as a […]