Lakers Get It Done!



MILLERSPORT – A Walnut Township school levy didn’t exactly pass by a landslide during Tuesday’s special election, but Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner will take the victory just the same. “It was close, but we got it,” he said. Tuesday night, according to unofficial final results, the district’s seven-mill, fiveyear levy was approved by a 621-564 vote, or 52.41 […]

Teen support group formed



NEWARK – At the request of teens and those who work with them in the community, Mental Health America of Licking County is launching a free support group for teens in grades 6-12. The group started meeting every Monday beginning July 20, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at MHA, 65 Messimer Drive, Newark. The intent is to offer a welcoming […]

Status of Hebron conditional use request is uncertain



HEBRON – The Hebron Planning and Zoning Board approved a conditional use request after a third vote Monday night, but Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason who also sits on the Planning and Zoning Board isn’t 100 percent certain the third vote is valid. Ina3to2vote,boardmembers approved a conditional use request from U.S.T. Environmental Contractor, Inc. to allow overnight commercial vehicle parking at […]

Letters to the Editor



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Sweet Corn Festival returns Sept. 2 – 5



Editor, In a few weeks the 69th Sweet Corn Festival will be held on September 2 – 5 in Millersport. Much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution of our area’s largest volunteer fundraising project. Without the support of several hundred businesses, elected officials, community groups and our tolerant neighbors, the Millersport Lions Club would not be successful. While […]

Praise for new Hebron sidewalk



Editor: During my years serving as the Village Administrator for Hebron, I also served as Hebron’s representative to the County organization known as LCATS (Licking County Area Transportation Study). During that time the LCATS Director and I put forth a proposal to extend a path from downtown Hebron south to the Municipal Water facility. The proposal was supported by the […]

Walnut Township levy supporters thanked



Editor: Thank you seems inadequate to express the gratitude of the administration, staff, students, levy committee members and the board of education toward the residents of the Walnut Township School District. The last year has been emotionally draining for everyone that has a stake in the education of our students. Many gutwrenching decisions had to made that affected the wellbeing […]

More ‘outside-the-box’ thoughts



Editor: In reading the rhetoric and socialist ideals in a Beacon Letter to the Editor last week about “thinking outside of the box,”,it is important for everyone to understand that the residents living behind the dam on West Bank and North Bank, (along with the other residents on the lake), generate major tax dollars for the State of Ohio, and […]

Thanks for supporting our students



Editor: I want to thank the wonderful and supportive voters of the Walnut Township School District for passing the school levy on Tuesday. This passage allows the administration and staff to focus on students now, instead of having to spend a lot of time and effort on strategies to pass another levy. Our students receive such an excellent education and […]

Garage restrictions may be eased



Editor: Do you want to build a garage within the Village of Buckeye Lake? Do you own an empty lot within the Village of Buckeye Lake? Our planning and zoning commission is seeking public input from property owners regarding a change to the restrictions on the construction of garages. To voice your opinion, please attend the public hearing at 7:30 […]


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