Analysis: What does the report really say?



BUCKEYE LAKE – In a nutshell, there’s not much that’s new. Here’s how it breaks down: • Two-page executive summary; • Three and a half page introduction; • Five and a half page review of previous engineering consultant reports; • Four pages, including photos, of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reconnaissance last August; • One page on existing emban […]

Lakewood students to make up one calamity day



HEBRON – Lakewood students will have to make up of one of the nine calamity days it used this year, said Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews. She said students would attend school Thursday, April 23, which was scheduled to be a professional development day for teachers. The professional development day will be tacked onto the end of the school year, so […]

Buckeye Lake LEADS sends children home



BUCKEYE LAKE – For the time being, the LEADS Buckeye Lake Head Start program will no longer meet at the LEADS building on Walnut Road, at W. 1st Street. Evacuating 36 children in the event of a dam breach is far more difficult than evacuating adults, said LEADS Director Ken Kempton. “We could not put our children at risk,” he […]

Letters to the Editor



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Your help is needed NOW!



Editor: My heart and concern goes out to every business in our Buckeye Lake area community. Now is the time for all of us to pull together and support each other. Many of us go out to breakfast, lunch or dinner at least once a week. Let’s patronize our local establishments instead of driving outside of the lake area. LET’S […]

Make decisions on facts, not fear



Editor: When The Beacon, features an editorial on the front page, we know the story is serious! I appreciate the detail and factual information reported in The Beacon regarding Buckeye Lake’s earthen dam. However, other print and TV news sources seem to be missing the mark on the facts. Eric Lyttle’s article ‘A Ticking Time Bomb’ in The Columbus Dispatch’s […]

Who is looking out for the lake?



Editor: When the Army Corps looked at the dam last year, if it was in such danger, why did it take so long to release the report? Then ODNR did not even say anything till late this month. Just how dangerous is the dam? The evacuation signs in Buckeye Lake Village went up before the report was released. If the […]

Thanks to Bar BQ & Boogie supporters



Editor: The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #1388 would like to thank the community for all it’s support for our annual “Bar B Q and Boogie”, cancer aide and research fund raiser held at Bob’s Bar in Buckeye Lake. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Bob, Neva, and Jennifer Ludwig for letting us take over their establishment […]

Get your cats spayed/neutered!



Editor: I am urging people who have (or who are feeding cats) to please get them spayed/ neutered! You can call Bob at 740-323- 0963 for information on getting your cats fixed. Boys are $35 and girls are $55. There are no extra fees. That is the total price (unless you want other stuff done). If you need transportation to/from […]

Byron “Butch” Magruder



Funeral services for Byron “Butch” Magruder was held March 23, 2015, at Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, Newark with Rev. Brad Kittle presiding. Interment followed at Hanover Cemetery. Mr. Magruder, age 68, passed away March 18, 2015, at his home. He was born July 10, 1946, in Columbus, the son of Arch Magruder and Bertha Koontz- Wright. Throughout Butch’s life, he […]


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