Local students dominate hog competition



LANCASTER – Thurston Future Farmers 4-H member Jeff King’s hard work paid off handsomely as his crossbred barrow swine “Tank” won Grand Champion Market Hog at the Fairfield County Fair this year. “You have to start from the ground up,” said King, 13, who is a Fairfield Union eighth grader. “If you think that an animal is good, you can […]

Council decides it’s time to repair village hall roof



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, a majority of Buckeye Lake Village Council members agreed to spend more than $13,000 to repair the Village Office’s roof once the funds are properly appropriated. They had the option of spending $800 to complete minor repairs, which would allow the village to put off major roof replacement for a while, but ultimately decided that […]

Dispute stalls Perry County lake access project



NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County entities have two years to use $500,000 appropriated through the state’s capital improvement budget for boater access to Buckeye Lake’s southern shore. “It’s a good opportunity for that end of the lake,” said Tom Johnson, Perry County Community Improvement Corporation Director and Somerset Mayor. “We’re hopeful it can be an economic engine for (Thorn Township) […]

Election Letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 8 ballot will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26. We are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

‘Kill the messenger’ still alive and well in Buckeye Lake



The ability to listen to criticism and then make constructive changes is a sign of maturity for individuals, businesses and organizations. For years, far too many Buckeye Lake Village officials have acted like a second grader that covers his ears when a teacher tries to correct his behavior. The latest example came at Monday night’s council meeting when Mayor Clay […]

We need 890.5 summer pool in 2017



Editor; Last week’s Beacon editorial is a call to action by “people of influence” (i.e. Republican) who live in the Buckeye Lake Region to call one or all of the people below: • Your governor • Your senator • Your state representatives • Your county commissioners The conversation should focus on Ohio Department of Natural Resources closing the AMIL spillway […]

Mayor supports Levacy for commissioner



Editor: I’m writing to urge voters to support Dave Levacy for re-election as a Fairfield County Commissioner. Dave does an outstanding job for all of the people living in Fairfield County. First, Dave has knowledge of working with a budget because he had to prepare one as Finance Committee chair as a Millersport Village Council member and the Chief of […]

Trustee supports Levacy’s re-election



Editor: To know him is to love him. That is Dave Levacy, our County Commissioner. I got to know Dave after working with him as Township Trustee. As a result, I have come to admire and respect Dave as a man of his word and of impeccable integrity. During his time as Commissioner, he has made very important decisions that […]

More support for Levacy for commissioner



Editor: Currently I have the honor of serving the Walnut Township School District as a Board Member and The Village of Millersport as the Village Administrator. I have worked with Dave Levacy for 12 years when he was President of Council, Chair of the Finance Committee and now as Fairfield County Commissioner. I have witnessed his financial generosity and support […]

Free speech at risk in Thornville



Editor and Thornville residents: I have some follow up comments about the 9/26/16 Thornville Council meeting. In the past, I have been very critical of Mayor Renner’s attempt to allow livestock into the village, and his unwillingness to address speeding in the village. Now Mayor Renner is trying to control the constitutionally guaranteed Freedom of Speech of Council members and […]


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