Long days for Perry County Fair vendors

NEW LEXINGTON- Sun up to sun down would be short day for Joe Henry, who sits on the counter of his stuffed animal booth at the Perry County Fair, waiting for the midway to fillwith patrons. Hours before noon, the sun is already beating down mercilessly the first morning of the fair. “A lot of time, there ain’t no shade,” […]

More complaints about rowdy bar patrons

JACKSONTOWN – Residents of The Woods subdivision again asked Licking Township Trustees Monday night to address their complaints about parking, noise, disorderly conduct and reckless driving caused by patrons of Captain Woody’s bar. Two weeks ago, the complaints focused primarily on parking and noise. Last year, after years of delay and a few missteps, trustees, in conjunction with the Licking […]

Commission approves development, but not bridge

BUCKEYE LAKE- The Buckeye Lake Planning Commission unanimously approved a new development called The Landings at Maple Bay, but acknowledged that the design of a proposed Hunts Landing Road bridge slated to cross the development’s feeder canal needs some work. The Landings at Maple Bay is a 78-unit condominium development located on the southwest side of Hunts Landing Road in […]

Millersport taking cautious stance on water talks

MILLERSPORT – Some village officials expressed reservations July 10 about once again talking about the sale of bulk water to the Village of Buckeye Lake. This time the issue was raised in a letter from Millersport’s outside engineering firmto Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster. Michael S. Carder of GGC Engineers, Inc. asked Buckeye Lake to again consider obtaining water from […]

Judge elected trustee

NEW LEXINGTON – Judge Luann Cooperrider, Perry County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge, has been elected trustee for the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges. She will represent District Seven, which is comprised of 13 counties in Southeastern Ohio. Judge Cooperrider has served in all officesof the Association, including president in 2004. Ohio has 109 judges who currently serve juvenile […]

Trustees asked to ban jake brakes

HEBRON- A Union Township resident, who’s tired of having his windows rattled by trucks’ engine brakes, asked the Union Township Trustees if they could do anything to stop the noise. Bill Garrett, who lives near the intersection of Ohio 37 and US 40, told the trustees Monday night that trucks are using loud engine brakes to slow down as they […]

Terrorist attack exercise needs volunteers

MILLERSPORT- Don’t panic! A mock August terrorist incident will only be a test of Buckeye Lake Area emergency services, but the need for volunteers is very real. Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties are conducting a full-scale homeland security terrorist incident exercise with mock emergencies held in Thornville, Buckeye Lake North Shore, and the FairfieldBeach area. In the Saturday, Aug. 25 […]

Township’s hands tied

BALTIMORE- Liberty Township can’t halt operations at a business that is not compliant with zoning until the business’ appeal process is finished, said Zoning Administrator Tom Spring. Residents present at the July 2 Liberty Township Trustees meeting wondered why operations are continuing at the HydroMaster Seeding Company on Heimberger Road even though the township ruled that the business is not […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, July 20, 9 – 11pm, Summer’s heat has started an increase in nocturnal activity in The Arboretum so make sure to meet us at the Visitors Center for a fun-filled hike through fields, woods and collections. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Kitchen Botany- Saturday, […]

Discounts available for Aug. 12 Tour of Homes

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s 22nd Annual Tour of Homes is set for Sunday, August 12. This year’s tour features homes that are built on and form a part of the lake’s infamous 4.5 mile earthen dam. Tour boats will depart from the Liebs Island boat launching area beginning at noon. The last boat departs at 3 […]