Mopar to heat up National Trail Raceway

HEBRON – Roaring engines, squealing tires, live music and tire smoke come to National Trail Raceway Aug. 12 -14 for the 36th Annual Mopar Nationals. “I think Mopar fans are the most loyal of any brand, period,” said National Trail Raceway General manager Michael Fornataro, adding that fans race Mopars, tow with Dodge trucks, and even their motor homes often […]

Licking Township to spend $210K to resurface roads

JACKSONTOWN – Road resurfacing work is expected to begin Monday, August 8 after Licking Township Trustees unanimously awarded a $209,591.95 contract to The Shelly Company of Thornville. Two sealed bids were opened at a July 25 special meeting. The roads to be resurfaced are: • Resurface Ridgely Tract Road, with 1 1/2” asphalt ($112,713.45); • Resurface Larson, Liberty, and North […]

Levy approval greeted with sighs of relief

MILLERSPORT – “Now we can focus on delivering better education,” Walnut Township Board of Education President Vince Popo told The Beacon Wednesday. Voters narrowly renewed a 1.7 mill emergency levy for five years by an unofficial 416-388 vote Tuesday. Presidential primary voters on March 15 had rejected the first renewal attempt by an official 832-657 tally. The 20-year old levy […]

Sales tax holiday is Aug. 5 – 7

COLUMBUS – Ohio consumers are about a day away from the second Ohio sales tax holiday, an extension of last year’s first-ever sales tax holiday that saved Ohio consumers $3.3 million in taxes and generated $4.7 million in increased tax revenues for Ohio government. Legislation passed this year by the Ohio General Assembly, Senate Bill 264 sponsored by State Senator […]

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Sweet Corn Festival is ‘ear-resistible’

Editor: The Millersport Lions Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and we invite all area residents to stop by and sink their teeth into our hot, buttered, Ohio grown, corn on the cob, August 31 thru September 3 at Historic Lions Park. Once you and your family have consumed your fill of those delicious golden kernels, take a […]

Speeding ticket writing slowing in Buckeye Lake, Kirkersville

Editor: In my last letter I ended by stating that Kirkersville had issued a total of 1033 tickets between January 1, 2015 and June 22, 2016. That’s an average of less than 60 tickets per month. Since Kirkersville now has only about four police officers, I expect that number to decrease quite a bit in the next few months. I […]

Council member wants public input on weed & grass ordinance

Editor: Democracy means “rule by the people”. I was honored to witness democracy in action on October 26, 2015, when Villagers filled the town office to soundly defeat a proposed weed and grass ordinance (during it’s third reading) that would have made, among other things, having a dandelion in your yard a zoning violation. The message was clear that day […]

‘Where do all these people come from?’

Editor: Under the heading in your paper “Waterline trench repairs”. “Wells said she believes some of the past meeting minutes were low on content and she wanted to add her own comments to the minutes, which she believes should have been included from the beginning.” “Wells said her revision may not be Precisely what was said in the meeting, BUT […]

Thanks to Millersport Fire Department

Editor: Recently my Mom took a tumble in the driveway. The culprit was some chunks of blacktop at the foot of the driveway. My mom needed to go to the hospital and get checked out so Millersport Fire was called. They were, as always, wonderful and caring with my Mom. I found out later that the Millersport Fire guys came […]