Analysis: ODNR answers some questions



BUCKEYE LAKE – We had some questions after ODNR’s last Construction Update on April 19. Our questions and ODNR’s April 30 response follows. Beacon: What is being done at the AMIL gate (in Buckeye Lake Village)? We’ve heard that a suspension type bridge is going to be installed across the inlet channel to the spillway? Is that correct? Will the […]

Trustees considering new road & bridge levy



MILLERSPORT – “We have three roads going back to gravel,” Walnut Township road supervisor Tim Morris told Walnut Township Trustees Tuesday night. “We have to do something.” The township must maintain almost 59 miles of roadway. Morris said some township roads haven’t been upgraded since 1983. Thirtyfour roads haven’t been upgraded since 1999. The township’s twoman road crew, which includes […]

Lakewood Board to select Gulick’s replacement May 9



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members hope to name a replacement for former board member, Bill Gulick, at a special board meeting on Wednesday, May 9. Gulick resigned April 19, one day after board members rejected, by a 3-2 vote, Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews’ recommendation that high school assistant principal Kevin Krier be promoted to high school principal. Gulick and […]

Council to hear charges against police chief on May 7



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council will hold a special meeting starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 7, to hear Mayor Peggy A. Wells’ charges against Police Chief Jimmy Hanzey. Wells filed 22 administrative counts against Hanzey with the village clerk as required by state law on April 25. The counts allege Hanzey is guilty of incompetency, dishonesty, […]

West Bank property owners get storm water fix assessments



MILLERSPORT – Eightyfour West Bank property owners now know what ODNR’s March 2017 decision to ban storm water discharges through or over the new dam could cost them. ODNR rejected pleas from the Fairfield County Board of Commissioners, state legislators, homeowner associations and individual property owners to allow a single, engineered dam penetration or over-the-top discharge to manage the storm […]

Theresa Marie Allen



Theresa Marie Allen, age 74, of Millersport went to her eternal life April 30, 2018. She began her earthly life April 15, 1944, in New Lexington, daughter of the late Herman Edward and Anna Catherine (Mc- Gonagle) Keister. She was a 1962 graduate of St. Aloysius Academy in New Lexington. Theresa married James William Allen, Jr. on April 8, 1967. […]

Virgil “George” Moss



Virgil “George” Moss, age 71 of Baltimore, passed away April 29, 2018, at Country Lane Gardens. He was a retired truck driver. George is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maggie Moss; daughter, Priscilla (Danny) Soland of Lancaster; son, Jeremy (Ciaran) Moss of Fairfield Beach; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Sherman (Irene) Moss of Bremen, Denny Moss of […]

Brian K. Simpson



Brian K. Simpson, 82, of Baltimore, passed away on April 28, 2018. He was born on June 21, 1935, to the late Chester and Helen Simpson in Racine, Ohio. Brian served his country from 1957-1959 as part of the U.S. Army’s 34th Criminal Investigation Division. After his service ended, he proudly worked for the State of Ohio as a Wildlife […]

Rick L. Taylor



A memorial service celebrating the life of Rick L. Taylor, age 68, of Newark, will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home with Chaplain Dan Fullen officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street in Newark. Rick was born September 5, […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Beginner Tai Chi Chuan – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, 13 and 20. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental […]


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