Trustees ask ODNR to protect residents’ health



COLUMBUS – Last month, the Boards of Township Trustees for Walnut Township (Fairfield County) and Union Township (Licking County) asked ODNR Director James Zehringer in a joint letter to address “ threats to human health that occurred during the Phase 1 construction activities at the Buckeye Lake Dam.” The new 30-foot wide stability berm constructed in front of the existing […]

Public records requests are costing thousands



THORNVILLE – A deluge of public records requests is draining Thornville’s money, particularly as the village currently lacks a council clerk, said Thornville Village Council President Dale Brussee Monday night. “Every time a public records request is given, they have to be directed to the solicitor for validity. That costs money,” he said. Brussee urged people who make the requests […]

Council makes choice for member on too many committees



BUCKEYE LAKE – Stacie McCloud is doing a fine job as a member of the Buckeye Lake Parks and Recreation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission, but according to the village charter, she cannot remain on both commissions simultaneously. “So, it would seem to me that this would be a violation (of the charter),” said Buckeye Lake Village Council […]

The Beacon will save thousands of trees



Local landfills will also have a little more space. The Bag, if you get it, will be a little lighter. And some parakeets might end up with a dirtier cage. After nearly 22 years, The Beacon is suspending print publication. Don’t get those champaign bottles out yet at ODNR, Hicks Partners, Buckeye Lake Village or the Buckeye Lake Fire Department. […]

MIL takes action with her own hand



Editor: “There are many small towns in this land that bully and harass innocent people by allowing police officers to run rampant, but Kirkersville, in my opinion, is the worst of them all,” was the first sentence of my very first Letter to the Editor of The Beacon in November of 2004. This no longer applies to Kirkersville since they […]

It’s time to take action on filling the lake



Editor: As a homeowner, small business operator, and resident at Buckeye Lake, I am writing this letter to every property owner, business, and anyone else who has a vested interest in BUCKEYE LAKE returning to full operation in 2017. I am concerned like many of you, that unless ODNR actively pursues a strategy to start collecting water in the lake […]

Newbold praised



Dear Editor and Thornville Villagers: We would like to thank council member Olivia Newbold for standing up for the Thornville residents rights of free speech and for respecting the opinions of all residents. She has fought hard to bring accountability to the village business, and has faced many road blocks in doing so. She endured a lot in 2016 and […]

Thanks from Hubbard family



Editor: The family of Ronda (Fink) Hubbard. Thank all of you for your support and caring thoughts. It is a true comfort. Randy & Mike Willis, RonFink, Robin Fink, and KayNeubig

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Jan. 15: A W. 5th St. woman said her neighbor was out in front of here house, yelling at her. The neighbor was advised and the woman was asked to call the police if the neighbor stopped cooperating. • Jan. 15: Police were dispatched to check on a vehicle sitting in […]

Robin D. Dupler



Robin D. Dupler, age 55 of Baltimore, passed away unexpectedly January 18, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born in Zanesville, on May 16, 1961, to the late Rodney Dupler and his living mother, Norma Dupler. He worked for Landmark Auto Parts in Somerset, loved tractor pulls, Ohio State football and basketball, and mushroom hunting. Robin is survived by […]


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