Spirit Renewed

Lakewood brings back parade tradition

Lakewood brings back parade tradition HEBRON – Excitement was in the air last Thursday night. The first Lakewood Homecoming Parade in years stretched all the way from Evans Park to the Ohio 79 overpass at East Main Street. Seventy-five units answered the call from the Hebron Business Association who organized the parade, bonfire and pep rally. President Beth Walters, Vice […]

Ohio 79, Thornwood Drive connector to open soon

HEBRON- The new connector between Thornwood Drive and Ohio 79 north of Hebron should be open by the middle of October, said ODOT District 5 acting spokesman Jim Spain. This is good news for Union Township Zoning Inspector Paula Green, who said she’s receiving calls from people thinking the township is responsible for the connector and very upset that it’s […]

Council discusses water plans

BUCKEYE LAKE- The Village of Buckeye Lake is definitely and aggressively going to pursue a public water system, however the source is still up in the air. The Buckeye Lake Village Council met in a special session late Wednesday afternoon with Kevin Wood, M•E Companies vice president; the village hired M•E Companies engineering firmto design a village public water system. […]

Fire Prevention Week: Practice your escape plan

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms, and advance planning – a home fireescape plan that everyone in your family is familiar with and has practiced. Your ability to get out depends on advance […]

Report from the Village: Update on water discussions

The Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) requires every police officer to have eight hours of training per year in order to keep his/her commission as a police officer.This training can be done either by going to classroom training or by a computer program supplied by OHLEG. Our computers and the program were supplied by OHLEG through the state Homeland Security […]


Pastor’s vision leads to Fairfield Beach gym

FAIRFIELD BEACH- Bring your energy, faith, and enthusiasm, but please leave the Spandex at home. Tom Gill, pastor of Fairfield Beach’s non-denominational church called The Gathering, opened a public gym, called The Home Gym, on The Gathering’s campus. “It’s a place to get into shape, not to show off,” he said. Skin-tight and revealing athletic outfits,as well as vulgar language, […]

Fire parade set for Oct. 7

BUCKEYE LAKE – The annual Buckeye Lake Firefighters Association Fire Prevention Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 from the Blue Heron Boardwalk on Ohio 79. The parade moves up Ohio 79 to the firestation. A festival with free food and firefightergames follows the parade.

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wetland Chronicles: Nature’s Palette- Saturday, October 6, 1 – 3 p.m., Colors in the wetland are still exploding before the first killing frost. This is the last hurrah of the year for the wetlands before the end of the growing season. A lively hike through the area will expose […]

Election Letters

Just three issues left

Just three issues left Your letters about lake-area candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 ballot are welcome. However, due to the volume of letters we expect to receive, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters next week. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT. Letters must be original. Those addressed or copied […]