Analysis: Will we have a boating season?



LIEB’S ISLAND – Precious water was flowing out both spillways on Wednesday. Last Wednesday recent rainwater which had pushed up the lake level to just above 889.30 – about nine and a half inches above ODNR’s ‘new winter pool’ – was flowing out the open AMIL spillway in Buckeye Lake Village. Looking at the lake elevation graph below right, it […]

Liberty Union – Thurston to ask voters for additional levy



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union – Thurston School Board members unanimously agreed Monday night to take the first step toward putting an additional 3.5 mill levy on the May 2 ballot. Superintendent Todd Osborn was home recovering from surgery Monday night but provided more details to The Beacon Wednesday. Voters will be asked to approve the new levy for a five […]

Pizza Cottage sold, will expand



BUCKEYE LAKE- It’s doubtful Pizza Cottage patrons will notice much of a difference under its new ownership, said Pizza Cottage General Manager Kevin Gorham. “It’ll be business as usual,” he said. Lancaster-based Lancaster Wings, Inc., owned by Lancaster entrepreneur Larry Tipton, announced Monday it purchased the Pizza Cottage restaurant group for an undisclosed amount from former owner Lloyd Helber, who […]

Letters to the Editor



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Writer: Police chief wasn’t heroic when it comes to the cats



Editor: In response to Buckeye Lake Police Officer Jim Bartoe’s comments in a letter in the December 24th Beacon which states, “I want people to know the truth about Police Chief Jimmy Hanzey’s heroic actions Nov. 9. He saved a woman’s life and her pets’ lives that morning. Bonnie Mansfield’s Letter to the Editor last week makes it sound like […]

Operation Christmas Child donors thanked



Editor: I am writing to thank and celebrate Buckeye Lake-area residents for spreading joy to children around the world this Christmas season. The generosity of Buckeye Lake-area volunteers, families and groups paved the way for us to meet our goal of collecting 45,792 shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse Project Operation Christmas Child-the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. […]

Cumbow to lead school board



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township School Board members elected Tom Cumbow to serve as president for 2017. He replaces Vince Popo who replaced Cumbow last year. Board member Holly Armstrong nominated Cumbow. Cumbow then nominated Armstrong for vice president, but his motion died for lack of a second. After Popo said he wasn’t interested in the post, board member Carol King […]

Reuben Keith Crouse



A funeral service celebrating the life of Reuben Keith Crouse, age 43, of Granville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Kirkersville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Rick Stuhmer officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, 285 E. Main Street, on Thursday, […]

Richard D. “Rick” Eblin, II



A celebration of the life of Richard D. “Rick” Eblin, II, 44 of Millersport will take place at a later date. Rick died January 4, 2017, at his home. He was born April 28, 1972, in Columbus, to Richard D. Eblin of Newark and Jane (Surface) Eblin of Millersport. He was a 1990 graduate of Pickerington High School and worked […]

Benjamin Guy Gainer III



A funeral service celebrating the life of Benjamin Guy Gainer III, age 41, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Mike Haynes as celebrant. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 285 East Main Street […]


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