Rockin’ the Boat

New weekend for antique boat show

BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s like a surfboard with a motor. Mike Blake, owner of a 1952 DeSilva hydroplane, displayed one of the more unusual boats at this year’s antique and classic boat regatta at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club last weekend. It’s basically an engine-a 1952 Mercury 10 horsepower-mounted on a small wooden hull, which is piloted while kneeling. Blake […]

Thornville holds first safety day for kids

THORNVILLE- Police Chief Nick Garver thought attendance was a little thin for Saturday’s Thornville Safety Day. But, realistically, he said, for its first year and limited publicity, a 50-person turn out wasn’t too bad. The day had plenty of participation from various law enforcement and EMS agencies, however. Represented were the Thornville Police Department, Thornville/Thorn Township Fire Department, Lancaster City […]

ODNR answers questions about canal dredging

THORNPORT – Ohio Department of Natural Resources Communications Officer Jane Beathard has now provided some answers to questions raised at the June 11 meeting about dredging a canal south of Perry County Road 79. The meeting at AMVETS 51 Post in Thornport. included State Senator Tim Schaffer, State Representative Dan Dodd, ODNR officials, residents, and other local government representatives. To […]

Protect yourself from E. coli infection

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), along with local health officials in five counties, are investigating 16 cases of E. coli O157:H7. “We urge Ohioans to take steps to protect themselves against E. coli O157:H7 infection, not only now, but always,” said ODH Director Alvin D. Jackson, M.D. “Ohio averages about 140 cases annually and prevention is of […]

July 10 Buckeye Ocean cruise still has space

BUCKEYE LAKE- There’s still space available on the Buckeye Ocean Cruise, Thursday, July 10, 6 to 8 p.m. aboard the Queen of the Lake II. The Greater Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event. Enjoy a two-hour cruise and tour with appetizers, drinks, music, and some local history provided by the Buckeye Lake Historical Society. Tickets are $14 and […]

Village may raze Leatherman house

THORNVILLE – After 28 years, it’s time to make a decision. Thornville council members debated the fate of a home willed to the village in 1980 by the late Mary Leatherman, who asked that the home, next door to the Thornville Post Office, be used as a community recreation center, a doctor’s office, or be destroyed if neither use was […]

National Lightning Safety Week: When thunder roars, go indoors!

NEWARK – The week of June 22-28, has been designated National Lightning Safety Week. This year’s theme is When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena – lightning. But don’t be fooled, lightning strikes year around. In the United States, an average of 62 people are killed each year by […]



Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Protecting Trees with Wess McCullough- Saturday, June 28, 9 – 11 a.m. Local arborist, Wess McCullough of McCullough’s Tree Service, will discuss methods of protecting trees during construction. Also covered will be protecting trees from lightning and preventing structural damage through use of cabling. $20/$15 members, reservation required, meet […]