Editorials and Letters


Over the past six years, farm incomes have gone down 44 percent. Mother Nature added additional obstacles this year, leaving more than 1.5 million acres of fields unsown. This isn’t the first year that farmers have had to overcome harsh field conditions, and it won’t be the last. Recently, however, EPA bureaucrats increased the burden on farmers and rural America. […]

Beacon endorses Joe Hart for re-election as Licking Township Trustee

Five candidates are seeking one position as Licking Township Trustee. One, three-term trustee Joe Hart, stands out. First full disclosure: This writer first met Joe Hart while covering Licking Township Trustees meetings for The Beacon. His election brought new vitality to the Board of Trustees and we have become good friends, particularly since I was elected a trustee in neighboring […]

More support to re-elect Hart Licking Township trustee

Dear Editor: This letter is in support of re-electing Joseph Hart as Licking Township Trustee. Mr. Hart has served as Licking Township Trustee since 2008, served two terms on the Lakewood Local School Board, and actively serves on several other Boards within Licking County. He has been a staunch supporter of Lakewood Local Schools and Lakewood athletics for many, many […]

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