New Wave!

Area pools reopen

MILLERSPORT, THORNVILLE- It’s still the greatest summer job in the world. Millersport Pool lifeguard Zane Maughmer returned to his post, somewhat saddened that this may be his last summer as a lifeguard now that he’s graduated high school. “I may be joining the Navy,” he said, but his options are open. Maughmer said it took much effort on many people’s […]

Lakewood sees big improvements in OGT tests

HEBRON – Preliminary results show that Lakewood students made great strides this year on their OGT scores, said Arnie Ettenhofer, pupil services director, during the June 10 Lakewood School Board meeting. He said 123 students of 163 who took the challenging Ohio Graduation Test passed all five sections. “That’s huge,” he said. Ettenhofer said the tenth grade results are similar […]

Boat parade set for July 4

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s annual boat parade will form off Lieb’s Island at noon on Saturday, July 4. The traditional boat parade will follow the North Bank then past Harbor Hills. The parade will break up off Captain Woody’s. Jack Gorham will be Grand Marshall – an appropriate choice given this year’s Big Band Boom […]

Smelly hogs, drifting road, rusting trolley cars – it’s all in a night for trustees

JACKSONTOWN – Monday night’s Licking Township Trustees meeting covered a wide range of topics – from smelly hogs on residential property to an expiring fire levy. The township-owned Licking Township Fire Company is supported by two one-mill fire levies. One of its levies expires this year – it will be collected through 2010, and trustees have been discussing whether to […]

Time is running out to keep the lights on!

Time is running out on Buckeye Lake Village Council’s self-imposed deadline to shut off the village’s 201 street lights on June 30. Council members decided May 26 to shut off the lights after voters rejected a one mill operating levy by a 92-82 vote on May 5. It’s time for Mayor Frank Foster and some council members to step up […]


Township seeking stimulus funds for new fire house

THORNVILLE – Thorn Township Trustees have hired ADR & Associates of Newark to help the township secure federal stimulus money for the township’s new fire house. ADR & Associates CEO Doug Mill, who attended the trustees’ June 10 meeting, told the trustees that $210 million has been appropriated for qualified fire department projects. Up to $5 million each is allocated […]

More opportunities for camping on boats this year

COLUMBUS – This summer, Ohio State Park lakes are offering more opportunities for boaters to camp aboard their crafts or drop anchor and swim in designated areas. Boaters may now sleep aboard their watercrafts while secured to public docks on the lakes at Burr Oak, Dillon, Grand Lake St. Marys, Guilford Lake, Indian Lake, Paint Creek, Rocky Fork and Salt […]

Water training set

BUCKEYE LAKE – If you missed the water quality monitoring training sessions last fall, there’s another opportunity to help improve Buckeye Lake’s water quality. Last October, Carl Moore of Ohio Lake Monitoring Society trained volunteers so they could become Ohio EPA Approved Level One Quality Data Collectors (QDC-One). The training session is set for 9 :00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m […]

Friends, family honor Mac Wood

BUCKEYE LAKE – Friends and family of a local legend are immortalizing him in sculpture. Buckeye Lake artist Ray King is creating a sculpture of kindhearted craftsman and community icon George “Mac” Wood, who passed away Feb. 20, for display at the Buckeye Lake Museum. Wood’s friend, Mike Carr, said, “This is the kicking off time,” and hopes to unveil […]