Blind Faith

Blind marching band in Sweet Corn Festival parade

COLUMBUS- It all began when Carol Agler, music education and therapy director at the OSU School for the Blind, found some band instruments in a room at the Columbus school. A couple students asked if they could play horns during a school play. Of course they could, she said. This gave someone the idea of creating a School for the […]

Lakewood inducting four into Wall of Fame Friday

HEBRON – The third class of the Lakewood Wall of Fame will be inducted on Friday, Sept. 4 prior to the Lakewood football game. This year’s honorees are: Vernon Johnston (Recognized for Achievement) He is a 1953 graduate of Jacksontown High School with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is the president of C.V. Johnston […]

Candidates set for Nov. 3 ballot

LAKE AREA- It will be a spirited Nov. 3 election as candidates outnumber positions in most local area races. Here’s a breakdown of candidates by county (incumbents have an asterisk): Licking County Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Richard E. Baker Berry J Herron Buckeye Lake Village Council (3 positions) Clay Carroll A Kaye Hartman Charlene C. Hayden* Peggy A Wells Hebron […]

Youth hunting drawings set for Sept. 19

COLUMBUS – Two public drawings will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Hebron State Fish Hatchery for a chance for youths to hunt waterfowl or deer on the hatchery property. A total of 36 permits will be drawn for youth waterfowl hunting at Hebron State Fish Hatchery. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the drawing held at 9:30 […]

New track dedicated to coach

MILLERSBURG – A standing room only crowd turned out last Friday night for the dedication of the Ken Keener Track and Field Complex. The rain held off for the halftime ceremony during the Millersport football opener with Fairfield Christian Academy. “I’m humbled and honored,” the long-time coach and now retired math teacher told the huge crowd. He’s looking forward to […]

VFW 1388 hosts WWII vets

BUCKEYE LAKE – VFW Post 1388 regularly invites WWII veterans from the Woodlands Assisted Living Center in Columbus for lunch. Last month’s lunch included live Big Band music from The Continental Sexton. Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster declared August 18 as Celebrate Central Ohio Veterans Day. Foster joined VFW members in thanking the elderly veterans for their service.

Sweet Corn Festival set for Sept. 2-5

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Lions Club presents to 63rd Annual Sweet Corn Festival Sept. 2-5. Admission is free and parking on the grounds is $10 per vehicle. Thursday, Sept. 3 Main Stage • 7:30 p.m. – Selection of 2009 Sweet Corn Sweetheart (Queen’s Pageant) Covered Bridge Entertainment Area • 7:00 p.m. – Antique Tractor Tug Pull (1959 and under) Founders’ […]

Pit beef sandwich debuts at festival

MILLERSPORT – Sweet Corn Festival visitors will have a chance to try a pit beef sandwich this year. The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library will be grilling choice top round roasts over a charcoal grill at the festival. The grill roasted beef will be sliced thin and piled high on a cornmealdusted Kaiser roll. Sliced sweet onions, hot and […]


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 […]