What’s going to happen to Crane Lake?



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Beacon has discovered that ODNR plans to “separate Crane Lake from Buckeye Lake” as part of the Buckeye Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project. Crane Lake’s fate has not been publicly disclosed or discussed. The Beacon’s discovery came during its late Wednesday night review of Lawhon & Associates, Inc.’s application, under contract to Gannett Fleming and Michael Baker […]

Dam project photo roundup



Larry L. Hoover



Larry L. Hoover, 79, of Millersport passed away June 17,2017, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born January 14, 1938, at Dunkirk, Ohio, in the home of his parents, Leland and Lillian Miller Hoover. Larry was a graduate of OSU College of Agriculture and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho […]

Douglas Merton Raymer



Douglas Merton Raymer, 91, of Thornville, died peacefully with his family by his side on June 16, 2017. He was born March 12, 1926, in Vermontville, Michigan. Doug was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII in the Asiatic Pacific area. He started Tansky’s Auto Supermart in Lancaster, where he was general manager and salesman for many […]

Monte Lee Short



A memorial visitation, celebrating the life of Monte Lee Short, 63, of Somerset, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main St., Thornville. Memorial services follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Ruh celebrant. Inurnment with full military honors will follow in the Somerset […]

Elizabeth Ann Steinmetz



A funeral service celebrating the life of Elizabeth Ann Steinmetz, age 83, of Etna, was June 20, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in Pataskala Cemetery. Ann was born February 5, 1934, in Athens, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Figgins) Mathewson. She passed away June 16, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Care […]

Hazel Jane Vermaaten



A funeral service for Hazel Jane Vermaaten will be held at 7pm, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home in Newark. Pastor Jeff Belt will officiate. Burial will be in the New Straitsville Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23. Family and friends may call from 1pm to 3pm and 6pm-7pm, on Thursday, at the funeral […]

Liberty Union High School names honor students



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union High School’s recently named its honor students for the fourth and final nine-weeks grading period. All A’s: Seniors – Kylee Arnold; Kailey Bolinger; Joshua Bowers; Landen Collins; Taylor Compton; Olivia Congrove; Kenley French; Halle Harris; Samantha Krile; Braden Long; Marissa Mattox; Blake Morman; Hunter Patterson; Sidney Paxton; Bailee Poston; Caitlin Slone; Davis Sodders; Lauren Springer; Sarah […]

Real Estate Sales/Transfers – April, 2017



Valid Sale: Yes/NO Buckeye Lake 43008: 4/3/17, MARTIN MICHAEL L & BRIDGET from KORRECKT BLAINE E & GOLDIA L, 217 WOOD ST, $62,500, Residential, No. 4/7/17 -SPANGLER-BRAITHWAITE KELLY J & VERGENE M from BRIGHTON, PATRICK & LINDSEY, 87 LIGHTHOUSE LN, $124,900, Residential, Yes. 4/7/17 – B L JOSAR LLC from HANN GARY A & JOYCE, 4780 WALNUT RD, $0, Commercial, […]

Runners, walkers beat the heat in Friends event



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library’s 8th Annual Covered Bridge 5K/10K Run and 5K walk attracted 194 participants last Saturday. There were 75-5K runners, 44-10K runners and 75-%K walkers. The event is now the group’s largest fundraiser. The Friends are responsible for the Buckeye Lake Library’s building expenses including rent, utilities, insurance, cleaning and supplies.


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