Blue Heaven

Hot days, crowded pools

MILLERSPORT, THORNVILLE – Zane Maughmer couldn’t ask for a better summer job. “You get a nice tan. You get to see a lot of chicks; it’s cool,” said the Millersport Pool lifeguard. He looks forward to becoming a high school senior next year, but for now he’s in no hurry for summer to end. Buckeye Lake Area public pools are […]

Buckeye Lake Truck Stop closing Sunday

BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s the end of an era. The Buckeye Lake Truck Stop, a local institution for more than 35 years, is closing its doors Sunday at 7 p.m. Manager Charlie Moore said the garage will remain open, but otherwise, it’s closing. “You just can’t make money at this any more, that’s all,” said Moore. He said many factors […]

Boat parade set

BUCKEYE LAKE – Joe and Therese Miller are the Grand Marshalls for the annual 4th of July Boat Parade. The couple has been active in their community for many years, serving as trustees of both the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association and the Buckeye Lake Historical Society. Whenever there is a community event, Joe and Therese are there. The boat […]

Trustees agree to make advance payment to village

MILLERSPORT – The Village of Millersport will get its July payment from Walnut Township Trustees about fiveweeks early. The unanimous decision by trustees on Trustee Wally Gabriel’s motion came near the end of a sometimes testy 90-minute joint village council-trustees meeting Tuesday night at Millersport Elementary School. Village officials proposed the meeting last week in an attempt to resolve a […]


Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp, left, hands Peggy Wells a letter thanking her and Pastor Bev Myers for "keeping this case (John Cortez) fresh in people’s mind." The recognition came during the Sheriff’s annual awards ceremony honoring deputies, volunteers and citizens for activities "above and beyond" that normally expected. He thanked them for organizing the candle light vigil to help […]

Canal residents want to dredge up the past

THORNPORT – People who live along the canal south of Honey Creek Road haven’t seen a dredge since the 1960sand they probably won’t anytime soon. But, they may not really need to. State Senator Tim Schaffer arranged a public meeting June 18 at Thornport’s AMVETS Post 51 with Ohio Department of Natural Resources representatives to discuss dredging the Thornport channel […]

Zoning issue gains life of its own

BALTIMORE – A Chinese puzzle has nothing in complexity over a Liberty Township zoning application, which has gained a life of its own. Liberty Township Trustee Tim Linkhorn said more people voted to approve the zoning change than deny it, yet for the moment it remains denied. Former township Board of Zoning Appeals clerk Deb Barte asked to change less […]

37/79 intersection reopens Monday

MILLERSPORT – The Ohio Department of Transportation expects the upgraded intersection of Ohio 37 and Ohio 79 to reopen as scheduled Monday morning, June 23. The intersection was closed three weeks ago on June 2 to install a left turn lane off Ohio 37 to Ohio 79. Motorists should expect one land closures for another week or so with traffic […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Catch a Good Time- Friday, June 20, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Introduce the sport of fishing to your youngsters. We’ll supply the poles and bait. You pair adults with kids ages 4 and up, then kick back and see what bites. Cub Scout Wolves who participate will earn arrow […]

Thornville Safety Day is Saturday, June 21

THORNVILLE – Thornville Police are sponsoring a free Safety Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at the Thornville Elementary School. There will be displays and activities geared toward children and families including police cruisers, fire equipment, K-9 demonstrations, fingerprinting and a possible Med Flight fly-in. Games, a dunk tank and concessions will also be available […]