What a Mess!

Major winter storm hits lake area

BUCKEYE LAKE AREA- Those who doubted the prediction of a major winter storm had a rude awakening Tuesday morning. The snow on the roads was so thick that snowmobilers easily zoomed through the heart of Millersport. As temperatures danced around freezing, the storm dumped nearly every type of precipitation possible- snow, rain, freezing rain and sleet. Driving was hazardous, as […]

Kirkersville approves water ordinance

KIRKERSVILLE – The Kirkersville Village Council passed an ordinance to begin the first phase of an agreement for public water with the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District, but a referendum may dry it up. The ordinance passed four votes to two during the Feb. 6 council meeting, with council members Gary Raines and Erika Mudd voting against it. […]

Council gives go-ahead on Buckeye Lake water contract

MILLERSPORT – Village council members unanimously agreed that attorneys should turn the “nuts and bolts” draft for the bulk sale of water to the Village of Buckeye Lake into a legal document. The draft, worked out between the village’s Board of Public Affairs and several Buckeye Lake officials, was distributed to council members just before Tuesday night’s council meeting. Michael […]

No exceptions for fire department parking lot

BUCKEYE LAKE – Singer/ Songwriter Joni Mitchell sang about the perils of paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. For the Buckeye Lake Fire Department, having a new parking lot would be paradise. Monday night, resident George Braden asked the Buckeye Lake Village Council why the village purchased land next door to the firedepartment when it can’t be built […]

Buckeye Lake Library starts looking for a new home

Thanks to all of you who have become a Friend of the Library by becoming a member or by making a donation so that we can continue to operate here in our community. Your help is greatly appreciated. We hope you will continue to use this wonderful resource. We know that many of you are enjoying the library as you […]

Boat registrations can be done on-line

COLUMBUS – Ohio boat owners with registrations set to expire March 1 are encouraged to visit ohiodnr.com on the Internet to conveniently renew their registrations well in advance of the summer boating season. Last year, more than 10,000 watercraft registrations were renewed through the online system, which can be accessed 24 hours a day through September 30, according to the […]

Poll workers needed

LANCASTER – The Fairfield County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to help run the polls during this year’s elections. The Board need poll workers who will be assigned to work in voting precincts on election day, as well as roving troubleshooters who will travel between precincts to help resolve any issues that might arise. All pool workers and […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Birds at Your Feeder and Bird Walk – Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m. – noon. Enjoy a light breakfast while identifying birds at the feeders. Following the breakfast, enjoy a walk outside to observe the birds, $8/$5 members, reservation required, meet at Visitors Center and outdoors. Compost for Beginners […]

Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We would appreciate typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the […]

Last Chance for Election Letters

Your letters about lake-area candidates and issues on the March 4 ballot are welcome. However, due to the volume of letters we are receiving, 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 to other publications or appearing […]