We Wish You A Merry KILOWATT



LAKE AREA– A Canal Street residence in Millersport definitely set the bar for neighborhood holiday lighting this year with a wonderfully electric display taking up nearly the entire property. But, all that holiday spirit wasn’t limited to Millersport, as other lake area residents, particularly in Hebron, expressed their enthusiasm for the season by shining their light(s) upon their communities. According […]

New Lakewood superintendent to start Jan. 1



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members announced Wednesday night that Mary Kay Andrews, who was chosen as Lakewood’s new superintendent to begin next summer, would serve as interim superintendent beginning Jan. 1, 2015, until her contract as permanent superintendent begins Aug. 1, 2015. Board members unanimously approved medical leave status for current superintendent Jay Gault effective Jan. 1 through June […]

Shoreline cleanup set for Saturday



HERON BAY – Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Buckeye Lake shoreline from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Please follow the signs in Heron Bay on Heron Drive. All ages are invited. Bring boots and waders if you have them. Some pickup trucks and small boats are also needed to help haul away the […]

Walnut Township cuts high school bussing



MILLERSPORT – Bussing for Millersport High Schools students is the first casualty after voters rejected an 8.8 mill levy by a 970-691 vote on Nov. 4. School board members unanimously agreed Monday night to operate a single bus route for grades K – 8 effective January 5. State law requires bussing K-8 students. The change to a single bus route […]

Millersport Council discussing possible income tax



MILLERSPORT – Village council members were getting ready to adjourn their shortest meeting of the year when Finance Committee chair Dustin Bidwell mentioned a village income tax. He said the village’s general fund is only carrying over about $15,000 into 2015 and if spending patterns continue next year, there will be a deficit in 2016. “We need to consider a […]

Letters to the Editor



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Writer wants mess cleaned up



Editor: I am writing to you to see if the Village of Buckeye Lake officials will do something about the state of the house opposite 32 Central Avenue in Buckeye Lake. The residents moved out about two months ago and the trash has been there for four months now. It is blowing over onto our front yards. Animals have been […]

Baltimore ‘watchdog’ is surprised



Editor: I read the Baltimore Village Council story in the Nov. 29 Beacon with great interest. I was happy to learn that the recent paving project finished at nearly $ 40,000 under estimate. One would think that village officials would put that money away to allow for some necessity. It did not take long…they bought a dump truck for $ […]

Thanks to Park Improvement Board supporters



Editor: The Bower and Son fundraiser for the Park Improvement Board was a success raising $750 through the gift certificate drawing raffle. Thanks to Jim and Rosie Bower and their family for the gift certificates and Debbi Popo of Carleton Realty for printing the tickets. The $75 winner was Mandy Schneider; the $50 winner was Rose Yost; and the $25 […]

Buckeye Lake officials focusing on 2015



BUCKEYE LAKE- Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting was the last of the year, and village officials know they face some difficult issues next year. “I feel now that we are taking efforts to continue to clean our community up we should focus now on business growth for our community in 2015,” said council president Jeryne Peterson. “We have […]


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