Thank You

Each Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. It’s been another tough year for local businesses. The loss of another recreation season on the lake has left a number of businesses hanging by a thread. We can’t afford to lose another season. Push ODNR to get the lake level to 890.5 […]

Just one firm responds to township’s RFQ for fire station job

JACKSONTOWN – While not yet official, it appears that Licking Township Trustees will retain JBA Architects for the engineering phase of building a new Licking Township Fire Company station. “JBA was the only bona fide response,” said Trustee John Holman. Monday night, trustees received an information packet from JBA, which was one of four architects to respond to an advertisement […]

Council members divide clerk duties

THORNVILLE – Until Thornville Village hires a permanent clerk of council, council members Dale Brussee and Debbie Moyer will divide the position’s responsibilities. The two volunteered during a special Thornville Village Council meeting Monday night. Moyer will take minutes during meetings and Brussee will handle public records requests. “No one would volunteer for the position of interim clerk of council […]

Black Diamond recovery continues

BUCKEYE LAKE – Several North Bank resident told The Beacon Friday about a barge with a hydraulic excavator doing some type of work about 50 yards off the new North Bank berm. Since the barge was in the general area of where the Buckeye Lake sewer comes across the lake, one resident thought the sewer line had somehow been damaged. […]

Letters to the Editor

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Millersport presidential candidate explains her campaign

Editor: The United States of America is like unlike any country on Earth because of our Constitution, which includes a section of amendments clearly identifying personal rights for each individual citizen, and protection for these rights. As Americans we have a Fourth Amendment in our Constitution, which begins “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, […]

Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow’s Carp Fest receives grant

MORELAND HILLS – Dominion and the nonprofit Western Reserve Land Conservancy recently awarded $35,025 in grant funding to 16 Ohio watershed groups for marketing, promotions and outreach efforts as well as project-specific restoration or water quality improvement project expenses. Through the support of Dominion, Western Reserve Land Conservancy launched the Watershed Mini Grant Program last year to serve organizations working […]

South Central Power grants benefit BLT, food pantry

LANCASTER – The South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting. The Foundation awarded 34 grants totaling $140,257.98 at its October meeting. Locally, the Foundation awarded grants to: • Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow • Thornville Food Pantry The South Central Power Company Foundation is separate from the electric cooperative and operates with its own […]

Millard Merle Chesser

A funeral service celebrating the life of Millard Merle Chesser, age 81, of Thornville, was held November 22, 2016, at the Thornville Home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Gary Reiss officiating. Burial followed in Zion Ridge Cemetery. Millard was born December 5, 1934, in Nelsonville, to the late Reverend Carroll and Nelle (Bumgartner) Chesser. He passed away […]

Debra Sue “Debbie” Fick

Debra Sue “Debbie” Fick, age 65 of Pleasantville, passed away unexpectedly November 16, 2016, at her residence. Born August 8, 1951 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Roland and Donna Joan (Shaw) Fick. Debbie worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in home healthcare. She is survived by three brothers, Ralph Alan Fick of Lancaster, Douglas James […]