+ May 3: A Buckeye Lake Police officerpassed on a report about an elderly man passed out in a vehicle in the Kroger store park lot. Police were unable to locate the vehicle. + May 4: Police saw an older model Honda come up behind the cruiser while doing paperwork near the Kroger store delivery

Safe riding begins with preride checks, good judgment

COLUMBUS – Safe motorcycling starts even before the ride begins. Riding a motorcycle takes coordination, balance, and most important, good judgment. By taking just a few moments to conduct a pre-ride check of your motorcycle before you ride and choosing not to consume alcohol, you can increase the chances that nothing will go wrong while you are on the road. […]

Hottinger named to Controlling Board

COLUMBUS – State Representative Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) was named last month to the Joint Legislative Controlling Board Committee. He is one of six legislators on the committee that has the authority to waive competitive bidding requirements, approve the release of capital construction appropriations, approve loans and grants made through the Department of Development and approve loans and subsidies made by […]

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wondering About Weeds, Saturday, June 23, 10 am – noon. Meet Arboretum Taxonomist, Dr. David Brandenburg, and Display Gardens Manager, Ann Marie Creamer, to findout what’s growing around you and learn some interesting information about these tenacious survivors. Bring flowering or fruiting samples of weeds you’re dealing with at home […]

The BLASST is almost here

Editor: Well this weekend I found out a sure way to get me to be speechless. My blue-eyed friend Eddie Hulls handed me a microphone to thank all the folks participating in the Redneck golf outing, but all I could do is cry. The day was a wonder to me. I am so personally passionate about the BLASST anyway, but […]

Thank ‘Rev Bev’ for her service on June 29

Editor: To anyone who hasn’t heard, Pastor Bev Myers AKA Rev Bev, is leaving Water’s Edge Ministeries. A new pastor has been appointed in her place. I urge anyone who has been touched by Rev Bev to please come to a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 29 to say goodbye and wish her well on her continuing […]

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Cranberry Bog

Editor: Anyone with free time this Saturday should take advantage of an opportunity to visit Cranberry Bog. June 23 is the annual bog tour sponsored by ODNR. It only took me 34 years living here before I first visited this natural wonder in Buckeye Lake. This now floating peat bog, with plants from Canada, was deposited here when the last […]

Buckeye Lake Memorial Day Parade supporters thanked

Editor: The Buckeye Lake Memorial Day Parade was a huge success this year. We would like to thank everyone who supported us and participated in this wonderful community event. Special thanks go out to J-me Braig and the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society for co-hosting the parade, Joe Albanese of Albanese’s Food Gallery for sponsoring the Circleville Pumpkin Show Band, […]

Liberty Union Middle School names honor students

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Middle School recently named its honor students for the fourth and final nine-weeks grading period. Distinguished 5th Grade: Travis Arnold, Nina Bright and Logan Winkler. 6 th Grade: Kayleigh Caito, Jamie Jasper and Kyle Planck. 7th Grade: Jordan Bressler, Sarah Klopfer, Christina Kohler and Nikki Ward. 8th Grade: Nolan Bales, Aaron Burnside, Helen Cothrel, Carl Hecker, […]

Jackson Elementary names honor students

HEBRON – Jackson Elementary School recently announced its honor students for the fourth and final nine-weeks grading period. Principal’s List 2nd Grade: Brook Abbott, Shannon Heist, Courtney Knepper, Shae Miller, Megan Moraine, Riley Vierstra, Nick Novotny, Alexa Perry, Courtney Vierstra, Justin Halter, Zoie Huertas and TJ Nelson. 3rd Grade: Baylee Hart, Bethany Large, Annie Toth, Jesse Chirdon, Haley Johnson, Lucy […]