Editorials and Letters

Letter: Millersport needs more funds to maintain streets

To Millersport residents: Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. When you go to the voting booth you will have the opportunity to vote on a new street levy. We would like to explain how this levy would be used. It is a five year, five mill levy and would generate about $108,000 per year.   Our goal is to fix […]

Letter: Investing in your local schools is a wise decision

Editor: On Nov. 6, voters in the Lakewood Local School District will be asked to approve a bond issue for a new pre-K through five elementary school and much-needed building improvements at the middle and high schools. The issue, collected at an estimated 5.10 mills, would cost homeowners about $178 per $100,000 of home value annually over 28 years, generating […]

Op-ed: All Licking County Judges oppose Issue 1

It hardly needs noted that drug and alcohol abuse is one of the main causes of crime in our society today.  Our nation has been in the throes of an addiction epidemic and Ohio has been hit especially hard.  Here in Licking County, heroin, methamphetamine, and other hard drugs are not just ruining lives but also taking them due to […]

Letter to Editor: VFW 1388 Auxiliary needs donations to buy Christmas presents for Veterans

Editor: The VFW Auxiliary to Post 1388, in Buckeye Lake, is putting together a Gift Basket of gift cards for a drawing. The proceeds from this drawing will help us buy Christmas gifts for our veterans in the VA Hospital in Chillicothe. We hope to start selling tickets on October 15. We are asking our friends and local businesses to […]

Letter to the Editor: ODNR – Extend boating season to Nov. 15

Editor: Having involvement in the lake during my tenure as Fairfield County Emergency Manager from 1987 to 2003, as member and ultimately president of the Watershed including Buckeye Lake and as a homeowner on Lieb’s Island, and as a retired civil engineer, I make a suggestion to extend this year’s boating season to November 15th as an interim step.   Then […]

Letter: Why is the lake level being lowered October 2?

(Editor’s Note: This is an open letter to  Heidi Hetzel-Evans, Communications Manager for Ohio State Parks, Watercraft & Preserves) As I am certain that you are aware, Buckeye Lake has been kept at lowered levels due to safety concerns. Earlier this summer, construction was completed on the 2nd , and final (structurally) portion of the dam. At that point, there […]

Letter to Editor: Thanks for back-to-school haircut supporters

Editor: Recently I started “Glenford Elementary Back to School Haircuts”. Thanks to all who supported and made this project happen. I would like to graciously thank our four stylists for volunteering their time during this project: Scott Tanner of Beaches Hair and Nails; Joy Stewart of Somerset Barbershop; Courtney Weirich and Brandice Padgett of Lady Janes Haircuts for Men; Glenford […]

Letter to Editor: Thanks to Summer Food Program volunteers

Editor: I want to thank all of the volunteers that helped with the Buckeye Lake Ryan-Braden Park Summer Food Program.  Three churches sent volunteers to pick up lunches at the Salvation Army in Newark, and distribute them to Buckeye Lake area children at the park all summer.  Funding for the program is from the U. S. Department of Education, and […]

Letter to Editor: Have some family fun at the Sweetcorn Festival

Editor: We encourage all of the readers of The Beacon to set some quality family time aside on August 29 thru September 1 to make some new friends, visit with neighbors and support their own community’s many charitable organizations operating fundraising booths at the Sweet Corn Festival. In this fast-paced, hectic, busy world we live and work in today, it […]


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