Monstrous M*A*S*H

Lakewood production has huge cast

HEBRON- It takes more than 80 people to present the Lakewood High School Drama Department’s production of M*A*S*H- -a high school appropriate version based on the irreverent 1970 movie. LHS Theater Director Martha Fickle said the play’s large cast and production crew is what attracted her to it. Simply put, it gets many students involved with theater. The productions are […]

Former Buckeye Lake Council member arrested



By Scott Rawdon NEWARK- Former Buckeye Lake councilman John Cortez turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest Friday. Police raided Cortez’ home at 4796 Walnut Road Thursday afternoon. According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Department, his home was searched after the department received information that Cortez, 41, may be involved in inappropriate […]

Shoebox gifts collected



BUCKEYE LAKE – First Community Church is again serving as a Relay Center this year for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes of small gifts are sent to millions of children around the world. Shoeboxes may be dropped off at the church from 5- 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on […]

Liberty Union sets plans for new middle school



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School District moved one step closer Monday night to putting a bond issue on the March 4, 2008 ballot. Board members unanimously approved a resolution of necessity for the bond issue to pay the local share for a new middle school – grades 5 to 8 – and to renovate the high school. If voters approve, […]

Detty replaces Lines on Millersport Council



MILLERSPORT – Paul Detty was unanimously elected to a four year, 45 day term on Millersport Village Council Tuesday night. Council members selected Detty to replace Sandra Lines who resigned Oct. 22 to accept a position with the village as secretary of the Board of Public Affairs. Lines ran unopposed for reelection and was elected for another four year term […]

Council extends deadline for Hebron water offer



By Scott Rawdon BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Village Council extended its deadline Monday night for a counteroffer from the Village of Hebron. In the village’s on-going quest for a public water system, village officials presented an offer from the Village of Millersport to Hebron to see if it could offer Buckeye Lake a better deal. During an Oct. 26 special […]

Council members discuss more taxes for police



By Scott Rawdon BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Village Council member and Finance Committee Chair Hilde Hildebrandt told council members Tuesday night that the current Buckeye Lake Police Department three-mill levy is not covering the department’s expenses. Council members met to discuss the department’s finances during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled finance committee meeting. “We may be without police coverage. Is that […]

Baltimore achieves 24/7 police coverage



By Charles Prince BALTIMORE – The last piece in the puzzle will soon be in place. Police Chief Michael Tussey told council members Monday night that the appointment of Larry Kilbarger as a part-time police officerwill fillthe last slots for around-the-clock coverage. Kilbarger, who retired after 25 years with the Lancaster Police Department, will cover the Saturday and Sunday morning […]

New florist shop opens



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake has added its first florist shop in years. Judy Baum and Jay Cooperrider have opened Jabber Shop Florist and Gifts at 11026 Hebron Road. Baum and designer Jody Phillips will be operating the shop. The former tatoo shop is now an attractive florist and gift shop. Floral arrangements, personalized gift baskets, balloons and gifts are […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. No reservations needed for this delightful amble in the brisk evening air. We’ll forgo our sense of sight and rely instead on our noses, ears and footfalls to guide us through the grounds. Leave your flashlights at home and experience […]


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