Dawes adds new trail



JACKSONTOWN – Stunning views and an easily traveled surface highlight The Dawes Arboretum’s new walking path, the Parkwoods Trail, which officially opened on June 18 with a grand opening celebration attended by contributing donors. The new trail winds through the oldest part of The Arboretum, creating a pathway from the Visitors Center to the Zand Education Center. While on the […]

More recognition for Lakewood’s state softball champions



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, the Buckeye Lake Village Council and Mayor Clay Carroll honored the Lakewood Lancers girls softball team for its undefeated season and June 6 victory in Akron over LaGrange Keystone for the Division II State Championship. “I’m glad we’re able to do this, this evening and recognize the softball team for their accomplishments, Carroll said. In […]

Walnut Township receives $900,000 in grants for Fairfield Beach



LANCASTER – It was a good news Tuesday for Walnut Township and its Fairfield Beach community. Fairfield County Board of Commissioners announced two grant awards Tuesday. The first is a $500,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Program Grant for improvements at Fairfield Beach. Fairfield County was one of nine counties in Ohio to receive a NRP grant. The grant will fund seven projects: […]

Letters to the Editor



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Take time next week to enjoy our 70-year old ‘earresistible’ festival



Editor, We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on August 31 thru Sept. 3 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]

Writer demands fiscal accountability from elected Thornville officials



Editor: Thornville villagers – Did you get your livestock survey? I didn’t. I had to ask the village administrator for a copy. The village administrator explained during the regular council meeting on Aug. 22 that my survey, along with others in the village, may have blown away or been rained on. At the Aug. 22 council meeting, I asked the […]

Kenny Brotherton remembered for service to Millersport, Walnut Township



Editor: Walnut Township lost one its finest members with the passing of Ken Brotherton last week. I got to know Kenny when I became part of the Village of Millersport staff. Ken was a councilman at the time of my hiring. I found Kenny to be a calming voice whenever difficult issues came before council. As a lifelong resident of […]

Writer proposes mandatory sterilization for cats in Buckeye Lake



Editor: I’m going to share this story not as a complaint but rather to show the typical mentality of many people (and some police officers) toward cats. On Friday (AUG 12), a local police chief came to me and asked me to take a cat that his girlfriend brought to his house. He said he didn’t want the cat but […]

Kenneth LeRoy Brotherton



Kenneth LeRoy Brotherton, 76, of Millersport, died at Mt. Carmel East Hospital on August 18, 2016. He was born August 29, 1939. He is survived by his wife, Claire Ann Brotherton; two daughters, Kelle (Dean) Carson and Michelle Thomas; four grandsons, Joe (Samantha) Brotherton, Zane (Viviane) Rosser, Shay Rosser, and Layne Brotherton; one granddaughter, Marisa Carson; five great grandchildren, Jack […]

Sarah Ruth Currence



Sarah Ruth Currence, 98, of Glenford, formerly of Elkins, WV, passed away August 19, 2016, at Somerset Health and Rehabilitation Center. Sarah was born April 4, 1918, in Norton, WV, the daughter of the late Ernest D. and Nettie F. Herron Ross. Sarah was known for her sweet personality and beautiful smile. She enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting with family, and […]


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