Surviving The Times

Local farmers weather tough economy

HEBRON- Following a couple of good years, local farmers are feeling the same economic squeeze as everyone else. But, it’s still worth it. “I love it, or I wouldn’t do it,” said local farmer Ed Parrish, who was harvesting soybeans Monday afternoon in a field near Lakewood High School. Corn experienced a meteoric rise in price as expensive gasoline popularized […]

Walnut Township Trustees approve more industrial zoning

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously agreed to rezone a 34.26 acre tract west of Ohio 37 from RR (rural residential) to I-1 (light industrial) after a brief public hearing Tuesday evening. Travis Wolfe, who operates a pole barn construction business, plans to build a 80 x 152 building on the site to store building materials and perform some fabrication […]

Historical museum to expand

BUCKEYE LAKE – Who says there’s ever too much of a good thing? The Buckeye Lake Museum will celebrate a groundbreaking for its expansion Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. At Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting, museum director J-me Braig invited council members to the groundbreaking. “We’re really, really excited about it,” she said. Braig said the front wall […]

Free firewood available

MILLERSPORT – Free firewood is available in the Buckeye Lake State Parks. The parks have created two debris piles to handle fallen trees and branches from the Sept. 14 windstorm. To help reduce these piles, the general public can cut up wood for personal use until Nov. 17. One debris pile is behind the park maintenance building on Lieb’s Island […]

Groundbreaking for museum set for Oct. 19

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Museum celebrates a groundbreaking for its expansion Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m. Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig said the front wall will be knocked out to accommodate an atrium to hold the old “rocket ship,” which hung from a ride at the old Buckeye Lake Amusement Park. There will also be a two-story […]

Halloween dance set

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Laker PTO will be hosting a Halloween Dance Friday, October 24 6-8 pm. at Millersport Elementary. If you come in costume – the admission is free, If you don’t come in costume, there will be a $1 admission fee. There will be a DJ, food, drinks, and desserts. Join in on the fun! Hope to see […]

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, October 17, 7 – 9 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. Walking Tour of the North End- Saturday, October […]

‘Dog warden’ chases after ‘watchdog’

Editor: Just to be clear and not create the need to sniff out the writer of this letter’, I’m Shannon Duval. I’ve lived in this, until recently, quiet township for over 30 years. I am the Bowling Green Township fiscal officer’s husband. Now let’s get down to business. There have been a lot of lies being spread by two township […]

Thanks to Fields of Faith supporters

Editor: The Laker Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to thank the following people for making our recent Fields of Faith event a success. God was glorified and hearts were impacted, and we are grateful to everyone who helped make this happen. We apologize in advance if we’ve left anyone off our list. Our heartfelt thanks to: First and foremost […]

Dodd’s reelection supported

Editor: Dan Dodd, our representative for the 91st District, is being attacked again by Bill Hayes, the same person who lost to him two years ago. Bill Hayes unfairly accuses Representative Dodd of raising taxes and of not supporting school funding among other unfound charges. Here are the facts. During his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives, Dodd […]