‘Smacking the sumac’



Photos by Charles Prince BUCKEYE "Smacking the sumac" is how Steven Mauer, chief of ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP) described last weekend’s Cranberry Bog cleanup. Last year, Buckeye Lake resident George O’Donnel, Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Bogdan and DNAP organized the Friends of Cranberry Bog. Last April about 30 volunteers spent at least half a day […]

Judge determines foundation owns rail property



NEWARK- Licking County Judge Thomas Marcelain agrees that the TJ Evans Foundation owns the former Buckeye Scenic Railway property in Licking Township. Foundation members want to pave the railway bed into a bicycle path, over the objection of some of the property owners who live beside it. The residents will likely appeal Marcelain’s decision. To review, township resident Joe Simon, […]

Two local issues approved



BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft is very relieved that voters finally approved the village’s three-mill operating levy by an unofficial 80-48 vote. “It means we’ll have some money to operate with,” he said. “I was very concerned. People just don’t have money now,” said Ashcraft. He attributes some of the levy’s success this time to eliminating “reckless […]

Cub Scouts hosting Relay for Life



MILLERSORT – Millersport Cub Scout Pack #227 is hosting a Mini Relay For Life from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Millersport High School. There will be games, concession items, family fun, cancer survivor recognition (if you know a survivor please let us know so they can be recognized), themed laps, luminaria ceremony, door prizes, cancer […]

Township contesting repairs to rail crossing



By Scott Rawdon HEBRON – Who’s responsible for maintaining a Union Township railroad crossing remains a mystery. Union Township Trustee Jack Justice said Monday night that the Licking County engineer’s office will be meeting with CSX Railroad representatives to discuss maintenance of the railroad crossing on Thornwood Drive. Trustees say the berm on the crossing’s steep sides are collapsing and […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday May 15, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. 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. Story Trail Grand Opening- Saturday May […]

Lighten up: Men aren’t welcome in laundry room



Attention men of America: step away from the dryer. Every weekend, in homes across the land, thousands of males toss ALL the clothes into the Kenmores, and crank the dial full-tilt. Sweaters? Sure! Swimsuits? Great! Lace-silky-girlie things? In they go. Two hours later: clothes that are crispy, hot and size 2T. It’s a dryer, not a fryer. For the love […]

Biting the hand that feeds you!



That’s the only way you can describe the Village of Buckeye Lake’s efforts to take over Hebron’s contract with Union Township for fire/EMS services. Hebron’s fire department has been providing fire/EMS services for the unincorporated portions of Union Township south of the CSX railroad line for years. Union Township pays about 60 percent of the department’s expenses and has purchased […]

Writer says April Fool’s stories are too believable



Editor: First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the April Fool’s issue. It was very convincing. Your stories keep getting more and more convincing, just when you think you can’t do it any better, you do it. That’s where you got in trouble though. Many people would say that you shouldn’t have an April Fool’s story in […]

Millersport After Prom donors thanked



Editor: The Millersport High School Class of 2010 would like to extend our sincere thanks to the following individuals and businesses for their donations and continued support of our After-Prom event that was held this past Saturday, May 2, at Magic Mountain in Reynoldsburg. After-prom was a great success and your generosity made it all possible. We hope everyone will […]


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