Soil mixing is next step



BUCKEYE LAKE – Winter’s late arrival this week with three days of snow heading into a very cold weekend appeared to slow work on the dam itself. Activity continued at both staging areas with the North Shore particularly busy. Dozens of trucks – sometimes with five or six on the site at the same time – were rebuilding the bank […]

Walnut Township third graders lead the county on reading test



MILLERSPORT – Elementary school principal Kim Yenni had some very good news for school board members Monday night. Yenni reported she had “fabulous news.” The preliminary results from the state’s third grade reading last fall show that 50 percent of the district’s third graders passed it which was the highest passage rate in Fairfield County. The test includes reading informational […]

ODNR sets February job fairs



COLUMBUS – Looking for seasonal employment and love working outdoors? Attend one of two job fairs being held at multiple sites across the state by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested applicants will be given information on vacancies and how to apply for seasonal […]

Dam project won’t affect property tax bills this year, if ever



LANCASTER – Walnut Township and Millersport area property owners are experiencing shocker shock as they open their property tax bills. Some may have expected flat or declining property tax bills, reflecting the drop in property values caused by low water levels in Buckeye Lake and the uncertainty about the design and impact of the new dam. Deputy Fairfield County Auditor […]

Buckeye Council now complete



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council members, during a special council meeting Jan. 28, unanimously appointed Boat Boys owner Tim Figgins to the two-year open council seat left vacant when council member Tom Wolfe resigned to accept the four-year term he won last November. Former Buckeye Lake Village Council President Jeryne Peterson who did not seek re-election also sought the appointment. […]

Letters to the Editor



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Beacon thanked for coverage



Editor: Just a short note to thank you for your effort and labor in producing a Beacon every week. As a resident of the Philadelphia area eleven-and-a-half months a year, and a squatter two weeks a year on Southbank, it is so much fun to have this weekly connection to the area, good news or bad. I can be certain […]

Union Township hosting Gypsy Moth treatment open house Feb. 16



REYNOLDSBURG – Areas across Ohio are slated to receive gypsy moth aerial treatments by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in early spring to slow the spread of the destructive insect. Department staff members will host several open houses in treatment areas that will offer attendees the opportunity to speak directly with those who work with the program, learn about the […]

Pauline Kay Ours



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Pauline Kay Ours, 92, of Hebron, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Greg Robbins as celebrant. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery. Pauline passed away peacefully on February 8, 2016, in Newark, following […]

Joan M. Stambaugh



Joan M. Stambaugh, age 89 of Worthington, died on February 4, 2016. She was born on January 26, 1927, in Baltimore, to the late Herman and Anna Snider. Joan graduated from Capital University. She was a school teacher at Liberty Union. Joan was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, […]


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