Undefeated State Champions

AKRON – “After we were 20 -0, I told the girls you might as well win them all,” coach Criss Nadolson revealed after Saturday’s 7-4 victory over LaGrange Keystone for the Division II State Championship. “It wasn’t easy,” he added. “These girls set a goal,” assistant coach Craig Sheridan related at Lakewood’s victory rally Saturday evening. “We didn’t really talk […]

Trustees continue to consider new facility

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees want to meet with JBA Architects to discuss building a new township facility that would include a new fire station. Trustee President Joe Hart said Tuesday that JBA hasn’t yet accepted the invitation so he’s uncertain when the meeting will take place. Building a new facility “takes quite a long time to do,” Hart said, […]

Trustees might ban smoking in park

MILLERSPORT – After considerable discussion at their Tuesday night meeting, Walnut Township Trustees Doug Leith and Terry Horn agreed to table Horn’s motion to ban smoking at the township’s Fairfield Beach park. Trustee Bill Yates was absent as he is chaperoning the Millersport High School senior trip. Horn’s proposal was prompted by a complaint about a smoker who responded rudely […]

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Latest Mayor’s Court tape seems a little short

Editor: A public records request for audio recordings of a recent Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court session came up a little short. The recording was only about 20 minutes long and did not appear to contain the full court session. Hopefully that was just a mistake and will be corrected next week. On that short recording was an interesting comment. Magistrate […]

‘This here ain’t New York City’

Editor: I am responding to the article in the Saturday, May 28 edition of The Beacon concerning Thornville Mayor Renner’s pet chickens. We have lived in Thornville for more than 10 years and until recently my neighbor has had several chickens on his property. The entire time these chickens had been residents of Thornville they were model citizens. They never […]

Still waiting for promised log removal

Editor: Re: AEP/Asplundh Tree Expert Co. About two or three years ago, AEP asked Asplundh to cut down the ash tree at our property line. I agreed as I did not want the ash borer to kill the tree and it fall on top of the AEP lines here. The tree was cut down quickly; however, Asplundh left a log […]

Lake speed zones won’t change

LAKE AREA – As Buckeye Lake’s water level hopefully rises in coming months since the Buckeye Lake Village spillway was closed May 26, it will be able to accommodate larger watercraft and there will be increased accessibility to docks, canals, and businesses. However, the speed zones and other rules will not change from what they are today. “Speed limits on […]


Thornville Village Council President Heidi Robinson said she did not say she made copies of village documents on her own, as Robinson was quoted as saying in the story “Council to Reach Agreement with Trustees” in last week’s edition. “I did not make a statement in regards to the issue at hand but asked to hear what (council member Olivia […]

Dr. Ronald Burton Ward

Dr. Ronald Burton Ward, age 78, of Millersport, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2016, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). Ron was born October 1, 1937, in Ironton, OH, to the late Everett Campbell Ward and Gertrude (Flemming) Ward. Ron was a 1955 graduate of Ironton High School. He received a Bachelor of […]