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Buckeye Lake firefighters train for ice rescues

BUCKEYE LAKE – Last Saturday, Buckeye Lake Fire Department firefighters conducted ice rescue training just off the North Shore landing. Pictured are Safety Officer Doug Sanderson,and Firefighters Nick Dunfee and Casey Tucker. Courtesy photo.

Buckeye Lake adds full-time police officer

BUCKEYE LAKE – Mayor Peggy A. Wells administered the oath of office to Police Officer Jeremy Jackson on January 14. Jackson is the first new officer added to the force since Police Chief Vicki Wardlow took over. He was extensively vetted by Chief Wardlow. Jackson currently serves in the Army Reserve as a military police officer. He has two years […]

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 […]

Lakewood to try again to build new school

By Charles Prince HEBRON – It’s now official! Lakewood School District voters will have a second opportunity on May 7 to approve a $39.8 million bond issue to replace the now 104-year old Hebron Elementary School and complete some critical repairs at the middle and high schools. School board members unanimously approved the final resolution Wednesday evening to put it […]

Maslowskis honored as ‘Champions of Fire Safety’

HEBRON – Jim and Cheryl Maslowski were honored Wednesday night at the Hebron Village Council meeting as “Champions of Fire Safety.” Mayor Mike McFarland presented a resolution to the Maslowskis for their “commitment to safety and genuine concern for others.” The longtime Hebron residents recently renovated a rental home in Hebron. That renovation included installing smoke detectors. Recently a furnace […]

Householder wins battle for Ohio Speaker

COLUMBUS – Lake area State Representative Larry Household (R-Glenford) won a months-long battle Monday to become the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. He bested holdover Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) by a close 52-46 vote. Bidwell was elected Speaker last May after former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigned in March during a FBI investigation into his overseas travel. Householder previously […]

Bike Buckeye Lake brightens Christmas for 145 children

BUCKEYE  LAKE – Bike Buckeye Lake, Inc. wrapped up its 2018 Bicycle Drive on December 13,  providing 145 bikes and helmets to underprivileged children.  The third annual bicycle giveaway  was coordinated with 13 different agencies in the Buckeye Lake region to identify recipients. Once again the Heath Walmart worked with Bike Buckeye Lake, Inc., to make  this a successful event.  […]

Bond levy defeat could raise costs $6 million

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Last month’s rejection of a $39.8 million Lakewood bond issue for a new K-5 school and critical repairs at the high school and middle school could cost property taxpayers an additional $6 million. Lakewood School Board members unanimously approved the first steps Wednesday night to place the same $39.8 million bond issue on next May’s […]

Hill replaces Balderson in State Senate

COLUMBUS—State Senator Brian Hill (R-Zanesville)  was sworn in Thursday as a member of the Ohio Senate after the Senate Republicans unanimously voted to approve the screening committee recommendation to fill the vacancy in Ohio’s 20th Senate District. “I am honored by the confidence the Senate has placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Ohio […]


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