‘It’s entirely up to you’



HEBRON – Nearly 300 Buckeye Lake area residents and local political leaders turned out early last Saturday morning for a six-hour plus visioning session at Lakewood High School. The large, open-to-anyone meeting came out of an invitation-only meeting of about 40 local leaders in December at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Yaromir Steiner, CEO of Steiner + Associates, organized both […]

Lake icon is going, going, almost gone



Public Safety Committee responsibilities spark debate



BUCKEYE LAKE – A conflict between a committee’s responsibilities outlined in council’s rules and a change in those responsibilities last year by Mayor Clay Carroll and then Council President Jeryen Peterson led to a heated discussion during Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. New Council President Kitty Zwissler decided not change the chairs of the village’s various committees with […]

Commissioners want to keep options open



THORNVILLE- Perry County administrators continue to search for a best option to control Northern Perry County’s sewer costs, Perry County Commissioner Jim O’Brien told a negotiation weary Thornville Village Council Monday night. “We have to deal with the deficit,” said Perry County Commissioner Jim O’Brien. “We’re trying to find whatever solution possible.” He said the county has yet to contract […]

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Numbers tell a strong story



Editor: I wanted to share some Mayor’s Court numbers but I only have Kirkersville and Buckeye Lake for now. Although the Hebron clerk gave me the Mayor’s Court numbers that I had requested, I had a glitch in my system and lost them. (Note: Never have I had trouble with the Village of Hebron in getting public records requests. I […]

Input sought on recreation issues



Editor: First, I want to thank Millersport Villaage Council members for their cooperation in enacting the 1% income tax on earned income effective July 1, 2016. Second, we had a productive meeting last Tuesday. Issues concerning water and sewer, cell tower lease, the need of a new medic, and the lease of the 34 acres were discussed. Third, all village […]

Loss of ‘the stilt house’ hurts



Editor: After seeing the pictures in last week’s Beacon, I’m very sad (well, a few other emotions too). If you don’t have Lake water instead of blood running through your body – you just won’t understand – what it means to lose “the stilt house” and the wonderful covered docks on North Bank. They have been part of my life […]

Thornville mayor delivers annual State of the Village Address



THORNVILLE- – Monday night, Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner delivered his annual State of the Village address. He said the village heads into 2016 with no major financial woes. According to Renner’s address: “Fiscally, the village remains in a strong financial position. The residents voted to renew general fund levies allowing us to maintain current spending levels without making cuts. The […]

Robert Eugene “Bob” Baughman



A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert Eugene “Bob” Baughman, age 88, of Hebron, was held January 21, 2016, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Steve Webster officiating. The service included Military Honors observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Private interment took place at Kirkersville Cemetery. Bob was born February 25, 1927, in […]


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