What a BLASST!

Buckeye Lake – The BLASST’s deal with Mother Nature is still in effect. It rained all afternoon Thursday, but the skies cleared for the big show. Crowds were down, particularly in the number of boats on the lake. But many thought it was the best BLASST show ever. Friday’s boat parade wasn’t so lucky. Rain was starting as the eight […]

Trustees approve 14 road resurfacing projects

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to spend $256,110.37 on 14 township road resurfacing projects. Increasing oil prices, which affect asphalt prices, prompted trustees to put out one bid package, rather than following the recent practice of doing resurfacing in two stages during the summer and late summer. Estimates this spring were based on asphalt at $61 […]

Village to seek replacement levy

MILLERSPORT – Village council members unanimously agreed Tuesday night to seek a replacement levy to replace the expiring 2.7 mill operating levy. The five-year levy which will be collected through 2009 generates about $49,000 a year for village operating expenses. Thanks to increases in property values and new construction, the levy is currently being collected at less than 2.7 mills. […]

Help with electrical bills available

NEWARK – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible senior citizens with their elecric bills. Call the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481 to make an appointment and get more information about assistance.


Fire department struggles to fill chief’s position

THORNVILLE- The Thornville -Thorn Township Fire Department is facing challenges, but Thorn Township Trustee Chair Tim Phipps is confident there will be resolution. “There’s been some turmoil,” he said. The department is working to fill its chief’s position and there are two distinct groups backing individual candidates, said the trustee, who added that the discussions are personnel issues taking place […]

Some flooding relief possible next year

HEBRON – At the very least, we need to return local flooding to its levels before the Seller’s Point spillway was built, Union Township Trustee chair John Slater believes. Floodwaters from heavy rains June 26 and 27 closed down both directions of I-70 June 27. Traffic detoured from I-70 ,plus closures of state, county and township roads made travel difficult […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, July 18, 9 – 11 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. If the sky is clear, you’ll have a great view of the full moon! […]

BLASST thanks its 700 some sponsors

Editor: It’s the morning of the 4th and I feel the weight of the world is off my shoulders. We want to thank the Buckeye Lake Moose Lodge 2434 for their donation of over $20,000 this year. That’s right $20,000! I would call their donation to BLASST a God moment. The co-chairs of BLASST knew because of the tight budgets […]

Ban on golf carts in state park draws fire

Editor: The BLASST fireworks at Fairfield Beach were great! It is that slow-burn that gets to you. I think there is another hidden agenda afoot. For the FIRST time ever, all around the state park were signs posted “Golf carts prohibited” which was confusing to me…Why? Just because the park officers say so?! Residents at Fairfield Beach have more liberties […]