Watch out for on-line ticket purchase scams



COLUMBUS – With the college football season underway, the National Football League (NFL) entering the regular season and Major League Baseball (MLB) pennant races and playoffs filling fall calendars, Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning sports fans to be on the lookout for fraudulent sellers when shopping for hard-to-get tickets online. The secondary-ticket market for sporting and entertainment events, which […]

Yacht club history is now available



BUCKEYE LAKE – The 100- year history of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club is now available in a hardback book. “An Illustrated History of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, A Narrative of the Origin and Development of the Club Through Its First Century: 1906-2006” is now available. The nearly 150-page book includes a narrative history of the Club from its […]

Tire collection day set



NEWARK – Got some old tires in your garage or basement or some incubating mosquitoes in your yard? Licking County residents can get rid of their old tires from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Licking County Highway garage at 775 E. Main St., Newark. Cost is just $2 per tire for passenger tires and […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Identifying Native Trees- Saturday, September 15, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Explore the techniques used to identify many native trees in our landscape as well as some tricky trees. Characteristics involving leaves, fruits, flowers, bark, buds and more will be discussed and samples will be provided. $10/$8 members, reservation required, […]

Benefit for Linda Thompson set for Sept. 21



HEBRON – Friends of Linda and Rick Thompson are planning a Luau Benefit Bash for Linda on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Harbor Hills Country Club. Linda, long-time Harbor Hills Country Club manager and Harbor Hills resident, suffered a severe and debilitating stroke on July 5. Her long hospitalization and continuing rehabilitation is putting severe strains on their 80/20 capped […]

Builder questions Walnut Township zoning decisions



Editor: This letter is about a recent decision by the Walnut Township Board of Zoning Appeals, where by a 2 to 2 vote the board rejected a lot split for the infamous judge’s lot on North Bank Road. The lot has 98 feet of lake frontage and 100 feet of road frontage. The new owners wanted to split the lot […]

It’s about common sense and integrity, not college degrees



Editor: It’s called musical chairs! In Buckeye Lake, if you don’t want to do the right thing and actually run for re-election, all you have to do is jump into another unexpired term. Council President Charlene Hayden and the majority of council should be ashamed of themselves. At this week’s meeting, Jim Bartoe, Drew Bourne, Hilde Hildebrandt and Shelly Schwartz […]

Writer says council needs to get something done



Editor: Last week’s letter from Buckeye Lake Council member Hildi Hildebrandt was a joke. Now I know we live in Mayberry RFD. I’m sure all the bobbleheads agreed to let Charlene Hayden extend her term without a vote by taking over the rest of John Cortez’s term. I would like to know why she fears letting voters decide whether she […]

Center thanks donors



Editor: Thanks to wonderful gifts from the Licking County Foundation, Legend Valley promoter Steve Trickle, the Hookah Fans for Food, Hookahville promoter Alicia Kanary and the Licking Township Fire Company, the Jacksontown Outreach Center will now be able to purchase a 13 KW generator. The generator will be used to provide back-up electrical power for the Center’s five freezers and […]

Father wants apology from restaurant



Editor: I am writing about a problem with the manager of the Buckeye Lake Taco Bell. My daughter is a shift manager there. In August, we lost her mother and we had a memorial service for her on Sept. 1. It would have been her 62rd birthday. The manager made my daughter work that day. When she called to say […]


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