Helen Leona Wilson

Helen Leona Wilson, 101, was born November 20, 1917, at home in Basil, to Samuel Franklin and Vera Scheidegger Snider and died Friday, January 18, 2019.  She graduated from Liberty Union High School in 1933 and from The Ohio State University in 1937. She was a high school foreign language teacher for 30 years, most of which were spent at […]

What’s permitted on the dam roadway

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Signs on the bright yellow gates at vehicle access points to the new roadway on the rebuilt Buckeye Lake dam have confused some residents and visitors. The signs state, “Only authorized or emergency vehicles.” The Beacon recently asked Ohio State Parks, Watercraft and Preserves Communications Manager Heidi Hetzel-Evans for clarification. She responded, “Currently, the […]

Will Benny take the bait!

The fifth annual Winterfest kicks off at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the North Shore in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Come out to see if Benny The Bass predicts an early spring (or not) by eating the bait, followed by fantastic pre-dawn fireworks show at 7:14 a.m. Then enjoy the day visiting nearly two dozen Winterfest sponsors […]


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