Rain prompts spillway reopening



BUCKEYE LAKE – The AMIL Gate spillway area in Buckeye Lake Village has been the most active construction point on the North Bank for the last two weeks. The Ruhlin Company, ASI’s subcontractor for the North Bank portion of the dam, is building an access road on the west side of the spillway’s outlet channel. The current grass access road […]

Voters turn down levy renewal



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local School District voters rejected a five year renewal of a 1.7 mill emergency levy by an unofficial 824-645 vote. “It was bad timing,” Superintendent Randy Cotner told The Beacon Wednesday. “ A lot of things are happening.” He specifically mentioned the higher property tax bills property owners recently received that reflected the additional 7 mill […]

Driver claims Mayor’s Court profiles defendants



BUCKEYE LAKE – A Harbor Hills resident told the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night he claims to have seen profiling in the Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court and he claims he was not treated correctly while trying to plead not guilty to a speeding ticket. Buckeye Lake Mayor Clay Carroll, however, expressed his support for the Mayor’s Court and the […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘How much more will the public tolerate’



Editor: Although the SOP manual for the Licking County dog pound states “the Assistant Chief Dog Warden is responsible for ensuring that all members who carry TASER devices have received initial and annual proficiency training,” a recent public records request to Licking County Human Resources (LCHR) resulted in no training or qualifications since 2014. I asked Chief Dog Warden Shellhouse […]

Mary Jane Barrett



A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary Jane Barrett, age 85, of Buckeye Lake, was held March 16, 2016, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Jacksontown Cemetery. Mary was born August 9, 1930, in Newark, to the late Paul and Jeanette (Smith) Conklin. She passed away March 12, 2016, at her home. Mary was a member […]

Thomas V. Jerome



A Funeral Mass for Thomas V. Jerome, age 52, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 66 Granville Street, Newark, with Rev. JCP Sullivan, Parish Priest, as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Tom was born in Zanesville, on September 5, 1963, to the late Fred […]

Albert “Al” E. Kochalko



A memorial service celebrating the life of Albert “Al” E. Kochalko, age 92, of Newark, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service. Al passed away March 11, 2016, at Newark Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 15, 1923, in Belle Valley, Ohio, […]

Esther Mae (Beyer) Mason



Esther Mae (Beyer) Mason, of Pleasantville, passed away March 8, 2016, at her home. She was born on January 28, 1936, to the late Fred and Iva (Young) Beyer. Esther graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1954. She was a life member of New Life Christian Center. She worked at Drew Shoe Factory in Lancaster. Esther was a loving wife […]

Local primaries yield few November races



LAKE AREA – Perry County Commissioner Jim O’Brien won another term in Tuesday’s Ohio primary election by defeating Democratic rival Todd Shafer 1456 to 1015 votes according to unofficial results. O’Brien is unopposed in the November election. “They’re stuck with me now,” said O’Brien Wednesday. “I’d like to thank everyone for supporting me.” He said he believes the county is […]


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