Fall color to peak this weekend



JACKSONTOWN– This is the best weekend to enjoy what could be fleeting fall colors this autumn. “We should be in peak color this weekend— should,” said Mike Ecker, Dawes Arboretum’s director of living collections. “It has been so dry many trees and shrubs are getting ready to drop their leaves even though still mostly green. The best color comes from […]

Licking Township receives new fire truck



JACKSONTOWN – After months of waiting, Monday night the Licking Township Fire Company finally received a new Rosenbauer pumper. “Delivery of this truck tonight is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Trustee President Joe Hart during Monday night’s Licking Township Trustees meeting. The new pumper arrived shortly before the meeting. Hart said fire department personnel are always looking for grants. “They should […]

Hebron drainage improved



HEBRON – One of the three culverts described in the village’s comprehensive flood study presented last March as ‘must be addressed’ is now open. Gosnell Services of Hebron removed the old railroad bed culvert on the ditch that flows between the former Bowman Chevrolet property and the former Hebron Village Hall. That culvert and a portion of a former concrete […]

One More Week for 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 […]

Congressman Stivers urges voters to re-elect Dave Levacy



Editor: Fairfield County deserves a true public servant as commissioner, someone who has dedicated their lives to the betterment of the community and country. That’s why I am asking you to support for Dave Levacy for County Commissioner. Dave has proven himself as a leader that puts the needs of Fairfield County first. Dave is a U.S. Army veteran, former […]

Superintendent asks voters to approve additional fire levy



Editor: Fire Departments across the country continue to exceed expectations in serving their communities. They are a resource that most people do not want to use, but are extremely grateful once you need them. Please join me in supporting the Basil Joint Fire Department Tax Levy. As superintendent of the Liberty Union-Thurston School District, I rely upon the Basil Fire […]

Supreme Court of Ohio recommends taping Mayor’s Court



Editor: First, I want to say ‘thank you’ to the Beacon for the backing in their Oct. 15 editorial titled “‘Kill the messenger’ still alive and well in Buckeye Lake.” The October 10th council meeting was much like the previous meeting in which Charlene Hayden read another of her letters to council and I was the subject. This time Hayden […]

Writer suggests replacing Tiberi



Dear Editor: I encourage your support of Ed Albertson for Congress – 12th Congressional District. Ed is a 6-year US Army veteran. He has over 35 years successful individual and managerial experience in the private sector with both large and small businesses. Ed’s success comes from his ability to operate within a team environment and reconcile the many, varied, and […]

Sheriff supports Levacy



Editor: I want to thank Commissioner Dave Levacy for his assistance and support for law enforcement in Fairfield County. Dave’s involvement with the major crimes unit has been instrumental in the war against drugs in our community. Dave has taken the lead in supporting programs to insure Fairfield County continues to be a safe and secure community. I have known […]

Voters should re-elect Schaffer to Ohio House



Editor: It is my pleasure to recommend Tim Schaffer for re-election to the 77th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a local business owner. I feel Lancaster and Fairfield County are fortunate to have a legislator of Tim’s talents, ethics and experience representing us in Columbus. Tim has served as both a House member and a Senate member […]


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