A Little Help from My Friends

Volunteers brave the cold to save Cranber ry Bog

CRANBERRY BOG – Our own natural wonder is fighting for survival. Each year, waves from passing boats undermine its edges, causing pieces of the sphagnum mat to break off. Invasive species attack the Canadian origin bog vegetation itself. Last Saturday, about three dozen volunteers, part of the newly formed Friends of Cranberry Bog, helped the bog fight back by removing […]

Athletic bond issue set for August ballot

Millersport – A $1 million bond issue to improve athletic facilities at Millersport High School is one step closer to the August ballot. Early this year a community group asked school board members to place a bond levy on the August ballot. The group pledged to pay all the expenses for the special election and to promote the issue. The […]

Trustees to consider four zoning changes April 22

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees will hold public hearings on four zoning amendment changes starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the township office. The first hearing is on an unanimous recommendation from the township zoning commission that all township lots around the lake – North Bank and West Bank – be rezoned from R1-LF to R2- LF. […]

Close, but still no water contract

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village’s steady march toward signing a public water agreement with the Village of Millersport stepped closer to a signed ordinance Monday night, but council still has yet to approve it. Council tentatively scheduled a special meeting Monday, April 21, 7 p.m. to approve an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Millersport. Mayor Frank Foster […]

ODNR holding public forum for boaters April 29

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft is seeking public comments for revision of its long-term strategic plan for recreational boating in Ohio. Ten town meetings will be conducted around the state beginning April 29 at Millersport Elementary School. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and run to 9 p.m. “Anyone interested in the future […]

Wayward fundraiser gets four years

NEWARK- Licking County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain recently sentenced Rick Canter to four years and nine months in state prison. Canter is also required to pay $9,500 in restitution. According to a Nov. 15 indictment, Canter stole nearly $10,000 from an elderly victim. Canter is best known to Buckeye Lake area residents as the person soliciting funds to pay […]

C-TEC still has room for next year

NEWARK – The Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) of Licking County are still accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year. C-TEC offers more than 30 areas of study for high school juniors and seniors. Many of CTEC’s programs have openings for additional students. A few include: • Architectural and Engineering Design • Computer Machining Technology • Computerized Accounting • […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike, Friday, April 18, , 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Outdoor Bonsai Workshop, Wednesday, April 23, […]

Full Pool Breakfast set for Friday, April 25

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Greater Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce’s annual Full Pool Breakfast has a new name. It’s now the George Pugh Full Pool Breakfast, named to honor the long-time Chamber member who organized the breakfast for many years. The event celebrates the return of the lake to its full pool. This year the lake, thanks to a major […]

Benefit golf outing scheduled for April 26

BALTIMORE – Need an excuse to go golfing?How about golfing to help children in Jamaica. Join Fairfield Christian Church’s Real Life Youth Outreach on Saturday, April 26 for the most rewarding game of golf you could play at Country View Golf Club outside Thornville. Proceeds will support Real Life Youth Outreach’s Jamaican Mission Trip June 25 to July 15. Cost […]