‘Make Buckeye Lake Great Again’



BUCKEYE LAKE – Just as frustration mounts for local businesses, residents and vacation homeowners about the loss of another lake season, an important ally may be emerging. Donald Trump, yes that Donald Trump, is suddenly interested in Buckeye Lake. The Beacon was contacted about 10 days ago by one of his campaign’s field coordinators in Ohio. The initial contact was […]

Teri Wise named Baltimore Village Administrator



BALTIMORE – Teri Wise of Hebron is Baltimore’s new Village Administrator. She begins April 1. Wise replaces Scott Brown who resigned in January to become water and wastewater superintendent for the City of St. Clairsville in eastern Ohio. Mayor Bradley Nicodemus said 23 applications were received for the full-time position. Five candidates were selected for interviews and three were interviewed. […]

Vote on radio tower investment delayed



BUCKEYE LAKE – There is much more information to be evaluated before the Buckeye Lake Finance Committee is ready to vote on a proposed MARCS tower project, let alone sending the proposal to the full council for a vote, said Buckeye Lake Village Council member and finance committee chair Tom Wolfe Monday night. “I did not hold a vote at […]

Letters to the Editor



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Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court next on ‘watchdog’s’ list



Editor: Licking County Chief Dog Warden Dave Shellhouse and I had the following written dialogue: ME: March 23, 2016 – 1:58 PM: Why would you write a policy manual that you’re not going to follow? Your SOP says TASER training is required annually but you told me you don’t require it. After reviewing Larry’s certificate, I see that it says […]

Helen Marie Bowyer



Helen Marie Bowyer, beloved mother and precious Bo-Bo to her seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, died March 27, 2016, at Tuscany Gardens. She was born October 12, 1922, to Markus and Macie (Foley) Bowen who proceeded her in death. She has devoted the last 30 years as a full-time minister glorifying her God Jehovah. She was a member of the […]

Thomas Lee Greer



A funeral service celebrating the life of Thomas Lee Greer, age 68, of Rushville, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2017, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Scott Hutchinson officiating. Burial will take place in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service […]

H. Jeanne (Guth) Jones



H. Jeanne (Guth) Jones, age 66 of Columbus, passed away March 25, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 10, 1949, in Columbus, to Joseph L. and Virginia (Bollender) Guth. She was a 1967 graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School. She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection. Jeanne retired as […]

Joyce Ann Lay



A graveside service, celebrating the life of Joyce Ann Lay, 69, of Hebron, was held March 28, 2016, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with Pastor Jim Blankenship officiating. Joyce passed away March 25, 2016, following an extended illness. She was born October 12, 1946, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Ralph and Geneviewe (Antle) Ruh. […]

Gary M. Lee



Gary M. Lee, age 25, was taken from his family on March 24, 2016. Raised in Buckeye Lake, Gary made his life in Hampton, VA, after serving five years in the Army. Gary was preceded in death by his parental grandparents, Gray R Kirtner and Marguerite M Kirtner. He is survived in life by his devoted wife, Angela Hamner-Lee; brother, […]


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