Still Bitin’

Fishing is still Great at Buckeye Lake

MILLERSPORT– Wednesday afternoon, crowds of fisherman cast lines into Seller’s Point, where bushels of fish were pouring from the spillway. “They’re just running out of the lake,” said Millersport Bail and Tackle owner Jim McKittrick. He said Seller’s Point fishermen were catching plenty of saugeyes, striped bass, and catfish. McKittrick said he really wants Ohio’s anglers to know Buckeye Lake […]

Perry County may cut sewer costs with Licking County hook-up



THORNVILLE – Perry County Commissioners have reached a preliminary agreement with Licking County to provide sewer service to county residents currently served by the Village of Thornville. Commissioners believe the existing service agreement with Thornville is too expensive and have been working for months to find a cheaper alternative. Thornville officials, however, believe the existing contract is fair and would […]

House budget earmarks $11 million for Buckeye Lake



COLUMBUS – The substitute version of the State of Ohio’s biennial operating budget approved Tuesday by the House Finance Committee includes two new appropriations for the Buckeye Lake area. One amendment provides a $10 million capital appropriation to begin work on the rehabilitation of the Buckeye Lake dam and requires all contracts to include incentives for early completion. When Governor […]

Buckeye Lake selects new waste hauler



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night Village Council members awarded a three year contract to haul and dispose residential waste to Local Waste Services, Ltd. of Columbus. The contract begins July 1. “They have an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau,” said council member Arletta Ruton. “I was very impressed.” She said the company just began a contract with Granville […]

Letters to the Editor



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Writer doesn’t trust ODNR



Editor: Last week a Beacon story headlined “Quick dam resolution urged” focused on comments from ODNR Division of Engineering spokesman John Wisse at a meeting organized by Licking County Commissioners. His comments demonstrated that he doesn’t know much about Buckeye Lake. He’s in good company. How much does Governor John Kasich know about Buckeye Lake and the dam? He did […]

School levy timing is unreasonable



Editor: Walnut Township Local School District voters have rejected an additional school property tax levy twice now. As we all knew, here they are on the ballot again. This time around they want us to approve an additional seven mill levy. This will amount to another $245.00 per $100,000 valuation on our homes. As it is now we already pay […]

Carolyn S. Cross



A funeral service for Carolyn S. Cross, 58 of Hebron was held April 14, 2015, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Dunn officiating. Mrs. Cross died April 10, 2015, at the Autumn Health Care of Newark. She was born December 11, 1956, in Newark to the late John and Gladys (Redman) Schooler. Carolyn […]

John Mathias



John Mathias, 83, of Baltimore, passed away April 12, 2015, at his residence. He was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in the US Navy and a retired carpenter. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, life member of the Baltimore VFW Post 3761 receiving his 60 year pin, Carpenters Union Local 200 receiving his 40 year pin, and […]

Pearl Rebecca Smith



Pearl Rebecca Smith, 94, of Thornville, was born September 20, 1920, in Glenford, to the late Mark Smith and Daisy (Ice) Smith Cooperrider. She passed away April 10, 2015, at Autumn at the Lake. She graduated from Glenford High School in 1939. After meeting and marrying her first husband, they moved to Newark, and she worked at Larsen Manufacturing for […]


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