Near perfect weather boosts festival



MILLERSPORT – With the exception of some early evening light rain Wednesday that kept some people home, Mot her Nat u re gave t he Millersport Lions Club near perfect weather for their 70th annual Sweet Corn Festival. Crowds were larger than normal Thursday evening and it took more than an hour to travel the last five miles or so […]

Trustees support River Roundup cleanup



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees signed a proclamation Tuesday night, supporting the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual River Roundup event. Volunteers throughout the county will clean trash from the Licking River and its tributaries this Saturday. Trustee Dave Miller read an official proclamation of support, which included: “Whereas, In Licking Township and Licking County our health, comfort […]

Survey frowns on urban livestock



THORNVILLE – And, the survey says…no livestock within the Thornville village limits. Tuesday night, the Thornville Planning Commission met to review more than 100 community surveys asking residents their opinions regarding whether livestock should be permitted in Thornville. More than twice as many respondents opposed permitting livestock as favored it. Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner explained the results in an email […]

Prayer walk set for Sept. 11



MILLERSPORT – Everything is now in place for Sunday, September 11’s Prayer Walk, Millersport Village Administator Vince Popo reported. The walk, open to all, starts at 3 p.m. in the Millersport United Methodist Church parking lot on Refugee Street. Millersport Police Chief Mark Consolo has made arrangements to keep walkers safe. The first prayer is in the church parking lot. […]

Letters to the Editor



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Another lost recreation season



Labor Day Weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer. Summer officially ends on Thursday, September 22, this year. Until last summer, Buckeye Lake neighborhoods, parks and businesses were jammed during the three summer holiday weekends – Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. The story Monday was the same as for the first two holiday weekends. Neighborhoods, parks […]

Magistrate drops numerous f-bombs in Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court



Editor: Last week I mentioned that I was having trouble getting some Buckeye Lake Village records. Perhaps the hesitation had something to do with the proceedings in a recent Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court session where Magistrate John Berryhill presides. They go as follows: An August 2016 Mayor’s Court session starts with Bailiff/Officer Jim Bartoe opening with “All rise! The Buckeye […]

Writer not getting answers



Editor and Thornville Villagers: I read with interest the article in last week’s Beacon titled “Thornville Mayor wants to set the record straight”, which was Mayor Renner’s response to my Letter to the Editor which asked the simple question “How much have the taxpayers of the Village paid for services related to the housing of chickens”? Although Mayor Renner’s article […]

V.F.W. offers scholarships to young writers



Editor: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) and The VFW Auxiliary to Post #1388 are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2016-2017 VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. More than $3 million in scholarships were awarded last year. The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competions are dedicated to encourging a […]

Bob V. Baughman



Bob V. Baughman, 93 of Harbor Hills, passed away peacefully of natural causes September 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Fran Baughman; two daughters, Kim J. Coakley and Tina Yost; two sons-in-law, Marc Coakley and Greg Yost; and five grandchildren, Chaz and Cheyan Coakley of Millersport and Garrett, Connor and Whitney Yost of Pacific Palisades, […]


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