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Dawes offers spectacular autumn colors.

JACKSONTOWN– Dawes Arboretum bustled Monday with people finding any excuse to cut out of work early and enjoy some truly spectacular autumn colors as the trees reached their peak last weekend. Unfortunately for leaf-watchers, wind and rain followed Monday’s brilliance. “It will probably take a lot of the leaves off,” said Mike Ecker, director of horticulture. There will still be […]

Fire chief challenges plan to bill for dispatch services



JACKSONTOWN- Licking Township Fire Company Chief Mike Wilson told trustees October 19 that he and some other Licking County fire chiefs have serious concerns about the Licking County 9-1-1 Center’s plan to charge first responder departments a fee for dispatch services. “There is a push back from the smaller departments,” Wilson said. He said the county’s current plan is to […]

Lakewood reaches three year contract with teachers



HEBRON – Lakewood Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews recently met with ODNR officials and engineers, and determined the first phase of the project to replace the Buckeye Lake dam will not affect school bus traffic. “The first stage of this project is to stage materials and equipment,” she said. This work is beginning immediately. “We have met with the project coordinators […]

Garage variance approved



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, the Buckeye Lake Village Council unanimously approved a variance to allow the village board of zoning appeals to consider approving a freestanding garage for construction on a separate lot from the owner’s residence as long as it conforms to some specific requirements under the BZA’s discretion. BZA members may only consider granting a variance under […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘I love Buckeye Lake’



Editor: I love Buckeye Lake. It is where I live, where I raised my family, the home of my business, and it is the only place I want to live. Unfortunately, Buckeye Lake is facing a trying time. The low water level, construction, and lack of communication, impacts us all. My feelings during this past (lake-less) year have finally settled […]

Chorpenning responds to critic



Editor: Thanks, Beacon for allowing a few words to set facts straight after Judy Cotrill’s editorializing “Writer slams Chorpenning”. I only have space to address her most grievous claims. FACT: I was project manager for a successful grant submission of the Dogwood Lakes/Somerset road project. I assured the deadlines were met, worked out details and obtained board agreement. Goal accomplished! […]

Watch out for the dam trucks



Editor: Well Carp! The “Dam” people cut down the wonderful old trees! Think they might plant some pretty flowering “crab apples” to replace them? When they are working near your area watch out for the Big Trucks. They go way too fast and don’t watch out for you! Katfish Neubig“Weed Point”Leib’s Island

High school students to explore COTC



NEWARK — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) invites high school juniors and seniors to Explore COTC on Wednesday, November 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Newark campus. Check in is 9-9:30 a.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center at 1209 University Drive. Students will experience college firsthand, including an overview of the enrollment process, a campus tour […]

Evelyn Elsie Bingman



Evelyn Elsie Bingman was born on August 10, 1928, in Yeovil, England, to the late Ernest and Winifred (Playfair) Pinkett. She passed away October 22, 2015, at her home in Thornville. Evelyn was a war bride of WWII. She entered the US in 1946 and raised a family of six. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and gardening. She spent many years […]


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