Buckeye Lake SOLD!

State fiscal crisis to blame

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s fiscal crisis struck close to home for lake-area residents this week. Tuesday, the State Controlling Board quietly approved the lease/sale of Buckeye Lake to Macquarie Infrastructure Group (MIG) of Melbourne, Australia. Macquarie makes up onehalf of the consortium that controls the lease to the Indiana Toll Road and the Chicago Skyway, which was the first existing toll […]

Township to stop recycling activities April 15

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township is stopping all recycling activities on Wednesday, April 15. The discussion started innocently at Tuesday night’s trustee meeting. A new business item on the agenda asked if trustees were interested in doing another Spring Specialty Recycling Day. Interest had fallen off when trustees stopped advertising the event. “I think we should do away with all recycling,” […]

Thornville sewer connection construction begins

NEW LEXINGTON – Construction on the link connecting the Village of Thornville wastewater treatment plant with the new collection system along Honey Creek Road officially began Thursday, March 26. But it may be a couple weeks before the first dirt is turned. Contractors and Perry County officials met Wednesday morning at the Perry County Administration Building in New Lexington for […]

Buckeye Lake Library gets new lease on life

NEWARK – The Buckeye Lake Library should be safe for the next two years, said Licking County Library Director Steven Hawk. A six percent pay cut for all Licking County Library District staff members in 2009 and a four percent cut in 2010 should allow the Buckeye Lake and Miller library branches to continue operating through 2010. Reductions in state […]


Tornado season begins in April

COLUMBUS – The month of April is right around the corner. And with that, tornado season in Ohio is soon to begin. April through July are the peak months that tornadoes can occur in Ohio. It is important that everyone knows where to go and what to do if they hear the warning sirens sound. The best defense when faced […]

Firefighters chase grass fires

BUCKEYE LAKE – Until Wednesday’s rain, area firefighters continued to battle grass and brush fires. The calls start coming in about noon. It’s generally the same story – “My fire got away from me.” Ohio law prohibits outdoor debris burning from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Caring for Glass and Porcelain – Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. – noon, $8/$5 members, Daweswood House Museum. The proper care of antique glass and porcelain will ensure that your heirlooms will be in the family for a long time to come. Topics include proper handling, display, cleaning and […]

Writer says ‘watchdogs’ are murdering innocent trees

Editor: I am relatively new to the area. My husband and I purchased our home about 2 years ago and that is when I first became aware of your publication…and the ‘watchdogs’ and ‘guard dogs’ and such. At first I found them humerus. I remember the first time I read one of the letters. I called my husband over and […]

Millersport Lions helping Ohio State School for Blind Band

Editor: Help send the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band to the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. The O.S.S.B. has received an invitation to participate in the parade on 01/01/10. This is a very big honor for any band, but is especially significant in this case since the O.S.S.B. has the only marching band in the country made […]