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Record winds rock Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – Union Street resident Paul Thompson heard a loud “crack” behind his house Sunday night, and then another. Within seconds, an even louder crash startled him as a massive tree fell through his home’s roof, destroying the second story. Thankfully, both he and his wife, Doris, are unharmed, but the same can’t be said for their house. “It’s […]

Some water questions answered



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night’s power outages in the wake of Sunday’s windstorm may have added to the strong turnout at a meeting sponsored by the Village of Buckeye Lake at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, which, unlike many of the homes in Buckeye Lake, had electricity. The village invited M•E Companies Vice President Kevin Wood and Ohio […]

Volunteers sought to help improve lake’s water quality



BUCKEYE LAKE – Do you want to help improve the quality of water in Buckeye Lake? Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow is a new volunteer organization dedicated to improving water quality in the lake. One of the first steps is additional monitoring and testing to determine the sources of the impairments – lack of clarity, algae blooms and fish kills. BLT […]

Residents want crack down on junk vehicles



JACKSONTOWN – Several Harbor Hills residents asked Licking Township Trustees Monday night to use their new authority under House Bill 50 to remove unlicensed vehicles and boats. Jim Fedora, president of the Harbor Hills Civic Association, told Trustees Joe Cooper and Dave Miller that problems with junk vehicles and boats at a Wildwood Place home go back 20 years. He […]

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Free inspirational program set for Sept. 20



BUCKEYE LAKE – If the power outages and gloomy economic news have you depressed, come out Saturday morning to hear nationally known motivational and inspirational speaker Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph. D. Thanks to Joe Albanese, the Village of Buckeye Lake’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting Rossetti’s motivational presentation Saturday, Sept. 20. at the Buckeye Lake Eagles. Rosemarie – a speaker, […]

Murder/suicide takes two lives



WALNUT TOWNSHIP – Tragedy struck Thursday night in Walnut Township. Shepard Avenue resident Raymond Dymek shot and killed Hayden “Dave” Sloan, 48, who lived at Dymek’s home with Sloan’s 27 year old daughter, Tanya Hager. About nine hours after shooting Sloan, Dymek shot himself at about 7:30 a.m. Friday morning in Hoback Park in Heath. Dymek died at Grant Medical […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, September 19, 7:30 – 9:30 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. Identifying Common Native Trees in Central Ohio- […]

Backwoods Fest is still on this weekend



THORNVILLE – Kathy Launder is really lucky. The cofounder of Thornville’s popular Backwoods Fest said Sunday’s violent windstorm that knocked out power and uprooted trees did little damage to the festival grounds. “We brought in eight boys and a wood chipper. The Backwoods Fest goes on,” said Launder. “It’s all cleaned up.” She said a couple of the lean-tos that […]

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