Brand New Day

New Pleasantville Elementary greets students

PLEASANTVILLE – It’s almost expected that young children are less than enthused about returning to school after a long summer break-not so at the brand new Pleasantville Elementary School. Children were all smiles Tuesday morning for their first day of classes as they got to know the huge new structure, which took 18 months to build and includes a new […]

Park needs work before renaming ceremony

BUCKEYE LAKE – There’s much to be done at Ryan-Braden Park as Buckeye Lake Village prepares to dedicate it as “Ryan- Braden Park” during a ceremony tentatively scheduled for Satruday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. Formerly known as just Ryan Park, Village Council members decided to rename it Ryan-Braden Park in honor George Braden’ service to the community. Parks and Recreation […]

Multiple shed owners get reprieve

MILLERSPORT – Christmas came early for the 28 property owners in Fairfield Beach that have more than one storage shed. The Walnut Township zoning resolution limits residential properties to one storage shed per lot. The issue came up at Tuesday night’s trustee meeting when Robert Gierhart of Laurel Road, asked trustees to waive the $375 variance application fee. He was […]

Millersport gets great news on waterline project

MILLERSPORT – Village officials got good news last Thursday when sealed bids for the waterline extension to Buckeye Lake were opened. A total of 18 companies had purchased the bid plans and eight submitted bids. The primary project is to extend approximately 14,000 feet of 12 inch waterline up Millersport Road to Lakeside Drive to Ohio 360 to Ohio 79, […]



The 2009 Sweet Corn Festival Queen’s Pageant is set for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3 at the festival Main Stage. A panel of judges will select the new queen and court from representatives of 16 Central Ohio high schools. Seated left to right: 2008 Second Runner-Up Mariah Black of Canal Winchester; 2008 Queen Anna Keyes of Logan; and 2008 First […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Bluegrass, Barbecue and Boom!- Sunday, Sept. 6, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, This Labor Day weekend event will feature bluegrass bands, barbecue vendors and fireworks. Gates open at 3pm. Music begins at 3:30pm. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk. The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to […]

Writer says editor is a ‘dinning room table’

Editor: Congressman Barney Frank said it best at a town hall meeting after a woman displayed a defaced picture of President Obama: “trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dinning room table. I have no interest in doing it”. Mr. Prince, you are a dinning room table. I have no interest in […]

Hate letter won’t silence Wells

Editor: This week, I’ve received several compliments but the one I enjoyed the most came in the form of an anonymous letter postmarked August 20. It included several references to the water construction project and assumptions about why I would be “angry” enough to “attack people in the newspaper.” Recently, I’ve been critical of BLPD Chief Ron Small’s conflict of […]

Heath loses another visitor

Editor: I was born in Newark, but have lived for the last 31 years in Florida. We do summer here at the lake. During my stay here we have always shopped in Heath, at the Indian Mound Mall, Chrysler, Staples, to mention just a few. Heath is a little closer the the lake than Newark or Lancaster. Now with the […]