Rolland Ledale Wiseman



Rolland Ledale Wiseman, formerly of Jacksontown, died December 29, 2009, at his residence. He was born August 31, 1946, in Lancaster, to the late Rolland and Lucille Nice- Wiseman. He is survived by his wife, Joyce McComas- Wiseman; sons, Ronnie and Jason; daughter, Cal- lie; eight grandchildren; siblings, Michael (Sherry), Rosemary, Lisa, Garry, and Larry; uncle, Blain (Helen) Nice; special […]

Phyllis Ruth (Steinmetz) Wright



Phyllis Ruth (Steinmetz) Wright of Baltimore passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus on Jan. 6, 2010, at The Pickering House, Lancaster, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 11, 1942 to William F. and Ruth O. Steinmetz in Columbus. Phyllis graduated from Bloom Carroll High School and was employed at Jeffery Manufacturing, Honda East, the […]

Waterfront restaurant coming to Buckeye Lake



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council member Shelly Small announced her resignation during Monday night’s meeting, only days into a new term. She said her family is moving to Hebron. She didn’t seek reelection in November, but then sought to fill the remaining two years on Drew Bourne’s term. Bourne left the area for a new job in West […]

Village tries to plug fire deficit



MILLERSPORT – Village council members are leaving no stone unturned as they seek to plug a $72,000 hole in the fire department budget. The deficit arose last month after Walnut Township Trustees accepted the village’s proposal to increase on-station staffing at the Fairfield Beach Fire Station from 12/7 to 24/7, while rejecting the village’s request for 65 percent of the […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, Jan. 15, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Free, donations welcome, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands. An Easy Dozen: Trees […]

Lighten up: ‘What would Brittany do’



By Dawn Weber So you think you can dance? I thought I could, too. Until I checked with my kids. This all became crystal clear to me recently, when I tried to pass down my, er, “moves, Yo.” Now, I am not afraid to shake what my mama gave me. Bring me your Old School tunes – your M.C. Hammer […]

Is it Spring yet?

Deep freeze clamps down on Lake Area

LAKE AREA – Freezing fog punctuated a long cold snap Wednesday morning as the previous night’s mist clung to the trees. According to the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac, we’d better get used to it. The almanac predicts this winter will see more days of shivery conditions: a winter during which temperatures will average below normal for about threequarters of the nation. […]

Writer remembers friend



Editor: Tonight I visited my dear friend Peggy, I whispered into her ear that I was there and how much I loved her, as I gently rubbed her face. She opened her eyes and smiled a bit of recognition as she returned to her sleep. I have this empty feeling while watching or waiting as my best friend nears the […]

Don’t ban fast boats from lake



Editor: The most recent issue of the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s newsletter had an article about high powered boats on Buckeye Lake. That article on page three in The Shoreline included a photo of a socalled “Cigarette Boat.” If that photo was taken at Buckeye Lake you could see the other side. Obviously, the photo was taken from somewhere […]

‘Watchdog’ still on the job



Editor: Over the past couple of years, I had inquired into the status of missing property and missing money from the evidence room of the Kirkersville Police Department. The village had to reimburse one person about $63 that had been confiscated during an arrest and was determined to be missing from the evidence room when it came time to give […]


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