Lakewood borrows $2.5 million for stadium

HEBRON – Lakewood L o ca l Scho ol D ist r ic t is borrowing $2.5 million for the Lakewood Lancers Stadium project, Dist r ict Treasurer Glenna Plaisted confirmed at the February 8 Board of Education meeting. That’s a $500,000 or 25 percent increase above the $2 million estimate when board members narrowly approved the lease-purchase financing plan […]

Fire department warns businesses

HEBRON – Hebron Fire Captain Ryan Wyse is warning Licking County business owners about a fundraising scam. The department recently learned that an Illinois company – – is claiming to be raising money for the Hebron Fire Department. A Newark business owner told the department Tuesday that she had been called by the company asking that the company purchase […]

Mayor, solicitor try to nullify council action

BUCKEYE LAKE – A key issue between Buckeye Lake Village Council members and Mayor Clay Carroll wasn’t even mentioned at council’s February 13 meeting. The issue was council’s 4-2 approval of a motion at its January 23 meeting not to reconfirm Stacie McCloud as a non-elector member of the village’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The vote was 4-2 with Council […]


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Readers depend on The Beacon

Editor: Traditionally, letters to the editor are from a reader who wants to communicate with all the other readers of the newspaper. This is a non-traditional letter from the readers to you, the editor and publisher, Charles Prince. The Buckeye Lake Beacon is a mainstay in our community. The Beacon brings together the separate communities in four townships located in […]

Winery receives safety grant

THORNVILLE – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/ CEO Sarah Morrison visited Buckeye Lake Winery last week to observe a safety system the winery installed with the help of a $40,000 Safety Intervention Grant from BWC. The winery, located at 13750 Rosewood Road NE, used the grant last year to install a pallet lift system, catwalk, guard rails and […]

Jane Ellen Burns DeWitt Baumann

Jane Ellen Burns DeWitt Baumann, age 86, of Hebron, died peacefully in Naples, Florida on February 17, 2017. She retired from Columbus Public Schools in 1996, following a lifetime of experience in the district. She was a 1949 graduate of Columbus South High School. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fine Arts in 1953, where she served […]

Charlotte Ann Carpenter

A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Charlotte Ann Carpenter, 85, of Thornville, was held February 20, 2017, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Somerset, with Rev. Fr. Stephen Carmody as celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Somerset. Charlotte died Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in Lancaster, following an extended illness. She was born August 10, 1931, in Roseville, the […]

Bonnie L. Pargeon

Bonnie L. Pargeon, 70, of Pleasantville, formerly of Somerset, died February 19, 2017, at Country Lane Gardens. Bonnie was born July 8, 1946, in Somerset, the daughter of the late Raymond (1981) and Joyce Wilt Pargeon (2012). She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and loved to cook and sew when she was able. Bonnie is survived […]