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Buckeye Lake Village floods...again

Photos & Story by Scott Rawdon   BUCKEYE LAKE – Ironically, it’s National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Melting snow and continual rain brought another flood to Buckeye Lake Village and its surrounding areas Wednesday. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the eastbound exit ramp from I-70 to SR 79 south was closed to traffic and the Licking River’s rising waters […]

Lakewood thanks voters for levy support



HEBRON – School board members and administrators expressed gratitude to Lakewood voters at a March 12 business meeting for approving the renewal of an emergency operating levy that makes up more than $2 million of Lakewood’s annual budget. Board President Joe Bowman Jr. said the community, staff and everyone involved in passing the renewal deserved a “thank you” for accomplishing […]

Water contract with Millersport should be signed next week

By Scott Rawdon

BUCKEYE LAKE- A signed contract is still at least a week away, but Buckeye Lake Village Council members are looking for things they can begin doing immediately after signing. Council members anticipate signing a contract to purchase bulk water from the Village of Millersport March 24. Monday night, Buckeye Lake Village Council members met in a special session to discuss […]

Guest Column: It’s National Sunshine Week



Have you ever wondered how your tax dollars are being utilized? Or how a decision was made by a government entity that affects your everyday life? Fortunately, Ohio law provides citizens with the opportunity to get answers to these questions by providing broad access to government records and meetings. National Sunshine Week, March 16 through 22, highlights our right to […]

Report from Council: Village clean up day set for April 9-12



There will be a spring cleanup in the village on April 9-12 from 8:00 AM till 6:00 pm for residents of Buckeye Lake only. There will be dumpsters behind the village hall in the street department compound. Since we have and abundance of tires lying around the village, this will be a good chance to get rid of them. There […]

Church, state separation questioned



KIRKERSVILLE – Separation of church and state is difficultwhen council meetings and worship services take place in the same room. Former Kirkersville Village Council member Debbie Seymour criticized village council March 5 for failing to remove all church service accessories before the council meeting; a church flagremained standing next to the council bench throughout the council meeting. The Crossway Community […]

Free boat inspections set



COLUMBUS – Recreational boaters in central Ohio can benefit from free watercraft safety inspections offered in cooperation with local Gander Mountain stores and Ohio State Parks. The safety inspections are aimed at increasing boating safety awareness at a time when boaters and anglers are preparing to put their boats on the water for the first time this year. Watercraft officers […]

Eagle sewer help won’t fly



HEBRON- Helping the Buckeye Lake Eagles pay part of the cost to connect to the Buckeye Lake Sewer District system isn’t going to happen. “All efforts to help the Eagles have failed,” said Union Township Trustee Jack Justice Monday night. Previously, Eagles Trustee Herman Foster told Union Township Trustees that the private club was $4,000 short on the cost to […]

Basil Fire District considering EMS billing



BALTIMORE – The Basil Joint Fire District, serving the Village of Baltimore and Liberty Township, is considering a revenue recovery program for EMS transports. Informational sessions for residents were held March 6 and 15 at the firestation in Baltimore. Revenue recovery means that insurance companies and government programs like Medicare and Medicaid will billed when a covered person is transported […]

It just keep raining…




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