Scouts’ Honor

Millersport scouts remember fallen officer

WASHINGTON DC- FairfieldCounty Sheriff’s Deputy Ethan Collins’ name was one of 382 fallen officers dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. Collins, 29, was killed Jan. 4 2006 while responding to an officer needs assistance call just outside of Lancaster. His cruiser slid out of control, rolled over, and struck a utility pole. May […]

Lakewood set new bussing plan for realignment

HEBRON – Lakewood school officials and the Lakewood Transportation Alignment Committee have developed a new K-5 “bussing” plan to coincide with the elementary realignment this fall. Director of Pupil Services Arnie Ettenhofer told school board members at their May 9 business meeting that the written plan for bussing, as well as parent drop-off and pick-up procedures, will hopefully ease some […]

Trying for win:win agreement on public water supply

HEBRON – The Village of Buckeye Lake’s long stalled plan to provide safe, affordable drinking water to residents could get a jumpstart next Tuesday afternoon. Buckeye Lake officials recently approached Hebron Village Administrator Mike McFarland about the possibility of buying water from its recently expanded water treatment plant. Licking County officials also have spoken to McFarland about extending and expanding […]

Baltimore VFW sets Memorial Day service

BALTIMORE – Commander Gary Reef of VFW 3761 recently announced that its Memorial Day Service will be at the post home this year. The service starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28 with Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish as the guest speaker. The Post Home will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. Membership and benefit information […]

Union Township talking trash

HEBRON- They’ve kicked the idea around for a few years, but the Union Township Trustees believe it may be time to implement a township-wide trash collection district. Monday night, Rick Campbell with Big O Refuse collection visited the trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting and talked to the trustees about having his company serve all Union Township residents. Nothing was signed or […]

Thornville hires administrator

THORNVILLE- Ron Koehler, who was volunteering as Thornville’s interim village administrator, accepted the job permanently on a part-time basis, said Thornville Mayor Beth Patrick. “He’s a great choice,” she said. Koehler, who is retired from the Shelley Company, will work three days per week and earn $16,000 per year, said Patrick. He replaces former village administrator Josh Eggleston, who stepped […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wetland Chronicles: Damsels in Distress- Saturday, June 2, noon – 2pm, Dragonflies are an important part of wetland wildlife and play a big roll in its general ecology. They are among the most beautiful and spectacular insects flying today and they are also among the most ancient of living […]

Hot Rod Reunion coming to National Trail Raceway

HEBRON – In the golden years of drag racing two of the most notable names were “TV Tommy” Ivo and “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. Those two legends in the sport will join together at the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, presented by SoffSeal – and they’re bringing their cars to the three-day fanfest, June 15-17 at National Trail Raceway. […]

Enjoy church services in your car

FAIRFIELD BEACH- High tide or low tide, Tom Gill is on God’s side. Gill, pastor of The Gathering, a non-denominational church in FairfieldBeach, wants to take away all the excuses people give for not going to church, and make visiting The Gathering as easy as a day at the beach. To that end, he’s brought back his “drive in” services, […]

Community donations fund annual fireworks show


Good Day, from the BLASST volunteers. BLASST is the Buckeye Lake Area Star Spangled Tradition. If you are new to the area, you might have the misconception or have heard through the grapevine that the Wolfe family funds the fireworks display over the lake on July 3 every year. Twelve years ago and years before his passing, John W. Wolfe […]