The beat goes on at the Lancaster Festival

LANCASTER– Dozens of people braved searing heat and humidity Tuesday afternoon to gather around the gazebo in downtown Lancaster and enjoy a brass quintet, which is part of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. The performance was part of the annual Lancaster Festival, which runs through Aug. 1 this year. From the whirlwind beginning in 1985, through its reorganization in 1988, the […]

Police chief warns residents about the latest phone scam

BALTIMORE – The extensive local identity theft cases that police tracked to Texas has been taken over by the FBI, Police Chief Michael Tussey told council members Monday night. He said no new complaints have been made recently, but there isn’t a time table for the case to be resolved due to its complexity. Before the meeting, Tussey told The […]

Village plans to make money off overgrown properties

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Clay Carroll told village council members Monday night he has a plan, although not quite complete, to use village equipment and personnel to mow properties whose owners refuse to do so, and not only stop paying outside contractors to do the work but make money for the village street department as well. “This […]

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Our kids are worth it

Editor: People keep saying how many times do we have to say NO? Well, I think it is the time to say YES! For 30 years I invested all of my time and energy to the students of Millersport because they were worth it. YES, THE STUDENTS AT WALNUT TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS ARE WORTH IT! Please tell me why the students […]

It will take years to recover from fiscal emergency

Editor: I love living in Millersport. I love the sense of community you get on the Fourth of July and Memorial Day or at the Sweet Corn Festival. I love cheering for our teams or watching the band and choir perform shows to rival much larger schools. And I love the way my children have thrived, each in their own […]

‘Outside-the-box approach for dam fix

Editor: The dam construction situation at Buckeye Lake is an opportunity for existing property owners, new property owners, the public and the State of Ohio if the outside-the-box approach described below is pursued. It should provide an amenable solution and compensation for most existing property owners. It should allow new property owners to utilize the limited resource of Buckeye Lake […]

Student thanks school district

Editor: My name is Alec Harrison and I’m proud to be a junior at Millersport High School. During this past summer, I got the privilege to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) at Denison University. HOBY is a unique four-day youth leadership camp for past sophomores who were chosen by their schools. The HOBY seminar I attended had […]

Thanks to Tour of Homes supporters

Editor: Thanks to all who have supported the Buckeye Lake Tour of Homes this year. Homeowners, sponsors, guests, the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, and our hardworking volunteers, are all coming together to make it happen in spite of our low water situation. Your support makes it possible for the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association to contribute to lake organizations throughout […]

Writer pleased with Beacon advertisers

Editor: I want to give kudos to three businesses that I hired from The Beacon’s Business Directory. They all three did a really professional job and deserve recognition. One is Irvin Lawns – a very good job and priced well. I called for an estimate and had a prompt visit and I’m very pleased. Another was Slones Tree Service, one […]