Grand Parade kicks off 70th Festival

MILLERSPORT – The 70th edition of the Sweet Corn Festival Grand Parade brought plenty of smiles to an otherwise gloomy day. Millersport loves a parade and the enthusiastic crowd just couldn’t help having fun. The Millersport parade opens the Sweet Corn Festival. It starts at Millersport High School and travels north on Lancaster Street in Millersport and turns east onto […]

Baltimore Police Chief invited to White House

BALTIMORE – When Baltimore Police Chief Michael Tussey received an email asking him to visit the White House, he dismissed it as a scam. Then came another email explaining he had been chosen to discuss law enforcement with the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. “I thought, ‘Are you sure you have the right Baltimore? This is Ohio, not […]

Thornville Mayor wants to set the record straight

THORNVILLE- – Mayor Gavin Renner believes it’s “time to set the record straight” following a Letter to the Editor appearing in the Aug. 27 edition of The Beacon. “There is a lot of misinformation and rumors flying around lately,” he said. “We need to start focusing on the facts.” In an email to The Beacon, Renner said, “I note that […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Aug. 23: A Walnut Road woman said someone entered her unlocked shed and removed several items. • Aug. 23: Police were dispatched to a residence where a man was threatening suicide. The man, who said he suffers from PTSD, was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital for evaluation. • Aug. 23: A […]

Letters to the Editor

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‘Thanks for giving us 70 wonderful years’

Editor, The Millersport Lions Club is hosting its 70th Sweet Corn Festival this week at Historic Lions Park. Our motto is “We Serve,” and we are fortunate to be serving a community that gives as much as it receives. Our largest annual fundraising project continues to be the Sweet Corn Festival, which is today recognized as one of the largest […]

Reelect Dave Levacy Fairfield County Commissioner

Editor: My husband and I have a very good friend, Dave Levacy. Dave is willing to serve another four years as a Fairfield County Commissioner. We highly recommend that when November comes that you cast your vote for Dave. Let me give you the reasons for making this statement: Dave and his wife, Ann start their day together seeking God’s […]

Offenses need to be investigated, prosecuted with sentences enforced

Editor: I complained about the Buckeye Lake Prosecutor/Solicitor not doing his job by letting a case (where a very young kitten was abandoned and left to die) lay on his desk for a few days shy of a YEAR. It is a slap in the face of the humane officers and police officers that do their jobs and gather evidence […]

Harold David Eagle

A memorial service celebrating the life of Harold David Eagle, age 86, of Jacksontown, was held August 31, 2016, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home, Newark. Inurnment will take place in Jacksontown Cemetery at a later date. Harold was born September 10, 1929, in Newark, to the late Oren M. and Hazel A. (Robey) Eagle. He passed away August 26, […]

Jona W. Hite, Jr.

Jona W. Hite, Jr., of Pleasantville, passed away August 30, 2016, at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Fairfield County, the son of the late Jona W. and Felicia I. (Holt) Hite Sr. He was a graduate of Walnut Township High School, Class of 1939, and was a life long farmer. He enjoyed music, playing his […]