More support for Armstrong



Editor, We would like to endorse Holly Armstrong for School Board for Walnut Township. She is a great asset to this community and having her serve on our School Board only makes sense. Please join us in voting for Holly Armstrong for School Board. Theresa & Troy McClungMillersport

Emily Ann Brown



Emily Ann Brown, age 71, of Somerset, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2015, at her home surrounded by her cherished family. Emily was born August 14, 1944, in Richlands, Virginia, to the late James A. and Edith I. (Kinder) Short. Emily retired from Limited Brands. She loved gardening, caring for her flowers, decorating and keeping an immaculate home. Her […]

Michael Keith Phillips



Michael Keith Phillips, age 57, of Thornville, passed away October 10, 2015, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. He was born March 30, 1958, in Michigan to the late James Raymond and Patricia Christine (Houghland) Phillips. He is survived by a son, Jack R. Phillips of Thornville; daughters, Pamela M. (David) Ford and Evelyn C. (Steven) Aeby, all of Newark; […]

Writer thanks squad



Editor: I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all of the Buckeye Lake Squad members, as well as to all of their organization for the outstanding service that is provided to our community. You never know what you have in your own backyard until it is needed. I cannot find words fully to express my gratitude and admiration […]

Thompson endorsed for school board



Editor: To readers of the Millersport School District. Rick Thompson of Millersport, local school board candidate has asked that I write a letter endorsing him. I am pleased to do so. When Rick decided to run for this important post, he called to ask if he could discuss his candidacy with me. Rick knew that I had over 55 years […]

Sharps endorsed for township trustee



Editor: In January I will begin my 17th year as a Trustee for Truro Township. During that time, I have watched Jeff Sharps advance from firefighter to our current Assistant Chief of the Truro Township Fire Department. This rise in rank is due to his hard work, pursuit of higher education, leadership qualities and his efforts to make the fire […]

Candidates in their own words: Baltimore Mayor, Millersport Mayor



LAKE AREA – The Beacon has surveyed lake-area candidates in most contested elections to help our readers make their decisions. Candidates were asked to respond to two questions: 1. In 150 words or less, please explain what you believe are the two most important issues facing the position they are seeking. 2. In 50 words or less, please explain why […]

It’s important to vote



Editor: We are called Americans. We are called Ohioans. In Baltimore we are called Lions. We are called to Love one another. On each piece of United States currency we are called to Trust In God. We are called to serve our family, neighbors, friends, community and world. As a United States citizen we are called to participate and accept […]

More support for Armstrong



Editor: Voting for Holly Armstrong for school board is an easy choice! Holly is energetic, smart, dependable and deeply committed to the children of Walnut Township. She has many years of volunteering in the nonprofit sector focused on our youth. She is a team player and good listener. Holly will take every student into consideration when making tough choices and […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Oct. 6: Police were called to a disturbance at a Walnut Road residence where a woman was yelling at her husband on the front porch. The woman, who was intoxicated, was told to go inside the house while the officer spoke to the husband. She refused several requests to go inside […]


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