Hottinger quickly answers letter about dam project impact



Editor’s Note: Last week we published a letter from Honey Creek resident and homeowners association president Peter Myer that he wrote to State Senator Jay Hottinger on August 15, 2017. Hottinger responded on Friday, September 29 after Myer’s letter appeared in The Beacon on Thursday, September 28. Dear Mr. Myer, Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns with Buckeye […]

Let’s talk about Canada geese



BUCKEYE LAKE –If you live on or near Buckeye Lake you see and hear the geese every day. They have become a problem due to the size of the population. We estimate there are at least 500 in the Buckeye Lake water shed at any given time and this is not counting the migrating population. Why is this an issue? […]

LEADS offices closed Oct. 11



BUCKEYE LAKE – LEADS community service departments will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 11, for training at the Newark, Buckeye Lake and Patasskal services centers.

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Date Night at Dawes: Laugh, Learn and Fall in Love with The Arboretum – from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. Cost: Non-members – $25; Members – $20. Wander the Parkwoods trail beautifully illuminated by the sunset and special uplighting to various garden areas. An Arboretum expert […]

Thanks from Blue Star Mothers



Editor: The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Ohio Chapter 10 would like to thank all of our golfers, sponsors and supporters for their contributions to our 6th Annual Golf Outing that was held on Saturday, September 16th. The continued support of our community is a blessing to our troops and veterans. We are a completely volunteer non-profit organization with […]

Lakewood employee, community member honored



COLUMBUS – Rodney Stufflebean, Transportation Director for Lakewood Local Schools (Licking) recently received the Exemplary School Employee Award from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region. Nominated by the Lakewood Local Schools, Stufflebean was honored during the Ohio School Boards Association Central Region Fall Conference in Columbus on September 27. The region presents the Exemplary School Employee award to […]

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School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of October 9. Hebron Elem/Jackson Intermediate Monday: #1 Chicken patty sandwich #2 PBJ pocket, baked beans, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Hamburger w/cheese slice #2 PBJ pocket, baked french fries, and fruit. Wednesday: #1 Pizza #2 PBJ pocket, steamed corn, M&M cookie, and fruit. Thursday: #1 Turkey, ham and cheese sticks w/ crackers #2 PBJ […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Aug. 10: Police were dispatched to the Duke and Duchess Gas Station regarding a subject with a gun. Upon arrival, the subject was gone from the area. Subject was described wearing a black and white plaid shirt and shorts. A search of the area came up empty. The vehicle in question […]

Ohio’s fall color season is here



COLUMBUS – Cooler overnight temperatures and the hints of color that are beginning to highlight the canopies of Ohio’s woodlands are sure signs that autumn is beginning to take hold. These are also the telltale signs that the fall color season is upon us here in the Buckeye State, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Most of […]


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