MILLERSPORT – So, what does Valentine’s Day mean to a kindergartener? “You pass out cards to friends,” said Millersport kindergartener Jason Hoover. “Even girls and boys.” Millersport first grader Katelynn Kreher agrees. “It’s spending time together like family does,” she said. “It’s really fun.” Millersport elementary principal Angie Harrison said for elementary kids, Valentine’s Day is all about being friends […]

Budget proposal could cost area schools

BUCKEYE LAKE – Three of four lake area school districts would lose state funding under Governor John Kasich’s budget biennium recommendations for 2015-2017. The exception is Liberty Union-Thurston schools, which would receive a 1.6 percent net increase in funding. However, Liberty Union Superintendent Todd Osborne said the district would lose money despite the increase. He said the district would have […]

Swimming pool gets another chance

MILLERSPORT – The village’s 40+ year-old swimming pool got a reprieve Tuesday night. Earlier this year, village council members agreed with Fiscal Officer Susan Ramsey that the village could no longer afford to fund the pool. Operating deficits have ranged from $15,000 – $16,000 a year to just about $7,200 last year. General Fund carryovers have been declining for several […]

Baltimore Chamber goes on hiatus

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Chamber of Commerce will only be operating in a very diminished capacity. According to a chamber news release, the BACC Board of Directors, after much consideration, chose to suspend most activities associated with the chamber. Due to dwindling participation from member businesses, the chamber is no longer able to operate as it has in the past. […]

Letters to the Editor

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Thorn Township fiscal officer explains fire/EMS expenditures

Editor: There appears to be a misconception that the Thorn Township Board of Trustees is carrying over large amounts of money and not permitting funds to be spent by the Fire and EMS Department for the past several years. Being fiscally responsible allows the Board of Trustees to manage the township finances so that they are able to appropriate and […]

Value of public schools questioned

Editor: Americans pioneered a continent, industrialized half the world, and set the standard for work ethics, moral standards, and social interactions and responsibilities, and were a very literate people, not in spite of the lack of taxes and public education, but because of it. My Mother taught me to read by age 4 or 5, and I was learning Latin […]

Practice what you preach

Editor: We have a lot of great little businesses all around the lake and many of us do whatever we can to support them. It’s in our own best interest to support our local business. The Buckeye Lake Beacon has led the way in supporting our local businesses. Every Thanksgiving, the front page is dedicated to thanking its local advertisers […]

Good things still happening in Walnut Township Schools

Editor: In the midst of uncertainty and turmoil, good things are still occurring in Walnut Township Schools. First, Adam Reinhorn and Cassie Holstein were selected for the Millersport Athletic Wall of Fame. Adam was selected for achievements in track and Cassie was honored for achievements in softball. Second, Aimee Foltz and Holly Manifold continued Millersport Elementary’s winning ways in the […]

‘Watchdog’ watching the pound

Editor: In a previous Letter to the Editor, I mentioned a big screen monitor or tv hanging on the wall of the pound and wrote that, although I didn’t know the cost then, I believed it was a reflection of Silva’s blatant spending spree. According to public records, it is a 47-inch SMART TV that cost $899.10 (plus an additional […]