Students learn about voting



HEBRON – Jackson Intermediate School students heard Wednesday morning that it’s never too early to learn about the importance of the right to vote. “It’s a privilege to be able to vote,” said Licking County Board of Elections Deputy Director Sue Penick, who gave several presentations Oct. 26 during students’ lunch breaks in the intermediate school cafeteria. She brought with […]

Thornville Council clerk quits, blaming Newbold



THORNVILLE – Council Clerk Danielle Lovett tendered her resignation effective immediately during Monday night’s Thornville Village Council meeting. In her letter of resignation, Lovett said a letter to the editor council member Olivia Newbold submitted to The Beacon prompted her action. According to Lovett’s letter of resignation, “I would like to start by thanking you for the opportunity to be […]

Finance Committee chair warns of possible financial crisis



BUCKEYE LAKE _ The Village of Buckeye Lake could be in a state of “financial crisis” in 2018 if the budget isn’t handled properly, Buckeye Lake Village Council member Tom Wolfe told council members Monday night. “We’re going to have about $100,000 less funds (in the budget) than we’ve had in the last couple of years,” he said. “We’ve talked […]

This is it for Election Letters!



We do NOT publish election letters in the final issue before an election. Candidates specifically criticized in a letter in this issue are given an opportunity to specifically respond to the criticism in the next issue. Just two candidates qualify – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Though we don’t expect to hear from them, each may personally respond with a […]

Voters urged to support Developmental Disabilities levy



Editor: I am writing to encourage my fellow Licking County voters to support the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities levy on the Nov. 8th ballot. As a sister to someone that receives these services, it has given me a very unique perspective on just how much the agency and the service providers mean to the 1500 plus children and […]

Fire chief asks voters to support levy for 24/7 staffing



Editor: I’m asking Thorn Township and Thornville voters to support the levy for the Thorn Township Fire Department. This levy will fund three firefighters on-station 24/7 year round. Since most of our calls are for emergency medical services, one will be a paramedic. Currently, two firefighters are on-station seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 8 […]

Tim Schaffer makes the case for his re-election as state representative



Editor: Like Fairfield County voters, I want what is best for the families of Fairfield County. That’s why I am running for re-election to the Ohio House of Representatives and asking for your vote. I pledge to continue serving you with integrity and working full-time to make a difference on the issues that matter most in our communities: • Supporting […]

Senator Balderson asks voters to re-elect Dave Levacy



Editor: I am writing today to express my support for Dave Levacy for Fairfield County Commissioner. I have a great deal of respect for Commissioner Levacy and his commitment to public service. It has been my honor over the past few years to work with the Commissioner for the people of Fairfield County, and he has always shown himself to […]

Writer urges voters to support Basil fire levy



Editor: No one ever wants to hear sirens or see flashing lights, but there is a level of comfort that comes when you do hear it. You know lifesaving services available in our community are on the way to help, regardless of who you. The Basil Joint Fire District performs a vital role in our community. They are there at […]

More support for Schaffer



Editor: Tim Schaffer continues to stand out as our concerned and effective State Representative and we need to keep him! When the Buckeye Lake crisis hit, he responded immediately and became our voice when other politicians abandoned us. He helped create the distress funds for businesses around the lake who have suffered financially. As House Ways and Means Committee chair, […]


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