We still remember!

MILLERSPORT – Residents still remember 9/11! Millersport resident Terry Staley organized a prayer walk last Sunday afternoon to commemorate 9/11 on its 15th anniversary and to thank local first responders for their service and dedication to our communities. The walk was also an opportunity to dedicate the hand-painted mural on the police station, honoring fallen police officers. High school students […]

Victoria Opera House to open for tours Sunday

BALTIMORE – After years of hard work and fundraising the Victoria Opera House will officially open to the public from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. A tour and open house at Fairfield County’s only remaining opera house will be part of a 10-day statewide effort to showcase the impact of taking care of old spaces and places. […]

Mayor asks for magistrate’s resignation

BUCKEYE LAKE – Village council members called for Magistrate John Berryhill’s resignation Monday night after resident Bonnie Mansfield discussed his repeated use of profanity and other inappropriate behavior. Mayor Clay Carroll and council had earlier received an emailed transcript and recording of the profanity during the August 16 court session. Wednesday, Carroll told The Beacon he accepted Berryhill’s resignation and […]

Letters to the Editor

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‘One down and a few more to go’

Editor: In my letter last week I wrote about Magistrate Berryhill using foul language in the Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court during a court proceeding. I went to Monday night’s council meeting and presented a complaint on Magistrate Berryhill and asked Mayor Carroll what he intends to do about the magistrate’s behavior. His answer was that he talked to Berryhill who […]

Council member responds to Beacon report

Editor and Thornville Residents: I would like to respond to the story appearing in the Beacon’s September 3rd edition, which contained the headline “Newbold refuses to share documents.” I attempted to share those documents at the Special Council Meeting on August 8, 2016. At my request, a Public Comments section was added to the agenda for the August 8, 2016 […]

Thanks for Prayer Walk supporters

Editor: Every day there are people that make a difference that improves the quality of life in our community. On Sunday a number of those people contributed to a Prayer Walk honoring the Millersport Police, Community Watch and Fire Departments, the Fairfield County Sheriff Office and the Walnut Township-Thurston Fire Department. Not only did it coincide with a remembrance of […]


Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner said he and his wife, Thornville Village Council member Mary Renner, technically were not “cited” for a livestock ordinance violation, as was stated in a story in the Sept. 10 edition. “Mary and I weren’t cited for the chickens,” Mayor Renner said. “We were sent a warning letter from the village stating its position. It wasn’t […]

Tracy Lynn Hale

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Tracy Lynn Hale, 48, of Somerset, was held September 12, 2016, in the Trinity United Church of Christ, Thornville, with Pastor Winfield Strout as celebrant. Tracy was buried with her parents in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Tracy died September 7, 2016, in Lancaster, following an extended illness. She was born July 19, […]

Mildred “Mouse” Hines

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mildred “Mouse” Hines, age 72, of Thornville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Jeremy Shank officiating. The committal service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Knollwood Cemetery, Cheiftain Dr, Logan, OH 43138. Millie was born […]