Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We prefer typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to […]

Don’t help park company until it meets its responsibilities

Editor: We just celebrated the 4th of July and I must ask. What would be the atmosphere at Buckeye Lake if everyone were treated like those of us who live in the Carlin Addition? I just read that the village doesn’t have any money to repair our roads. We pay our taxes just like all other village property owners; the […]

Thanks for letters supporting swans

Editor: I just want to thank everyone who sent a letter supporting the swans. I hope we can get the law changed to give them protection even though they are non-native birds I will keep everyone posted on what happens. In the meantime, please don’t stop writing letters. We need all the support we can get for ‘Samantha’s Law.’ Brenda […]

Guest column: Why I support the Lakewood levy

By Judy White, Vice President Lakewood Local School Board

Lakewood Local School District is facing an impending financial catastrophe not unlike the time the state closed the school’s doors in January 1969. Community residents at a recent Lakewood school board meeting reported this historical fact. You may be as shocked as I was to hear that. Jay Cault was in second grade. Bill Gulick was in eighth grade. Mrs. […]


Livestock, equestrians strut their stuff at Perry County Fair

NEW LEXINGTON– Katie Swinehart of Thornville was happy with her fifth place finish in a hog show at the Perry County Fair late Wednesday morning. “It’s more work than people think,” she said. Showing a hog takes more than just chasing the animal around one of the fair’s display pens in front of the judges. Swinehart said she begins to […]

Baltimore is a work in progress

BALTIMORE – Baltimore Village Administrator Marsha Hall said there are many community improvement projects under way within the village, many of which are funded at least partially through grants. The Alt Park ODNR Grant Project is funded through a $25,000 grant with no matching funds necessary because some of the project is covered by donations and volunteer work. So far […]

Last call for Class of 1970 reunion

BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union- Thurston Class of 1970 is holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday, August 7. The Classes of 1969 and 1971 are invited to participate. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Karen Smeck Santore’s Party Barn at 7395 Basil Road. Parking is available at the Smeck Historic Park. Meat, ice tea and water will be provided. Graduaes […]

Waterfront restaurant project moving forward

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Waterfront Grill project is moving forward, although not as quickly as originally thought. Eric Mason, who owns the Grill on 21st Street and the soon to be open Chop House in Newark, said plans are still on track to break ground for the Waterfront Grill near the North Shore Boat Ramp in August or September. He […]

New Licking County library director selected

NEWARK – Babette Wofter was named Licking County Library Director late last week. She is the system’s current assistant director and will replace Director Steven Hawk August 23. Hawk, who has been director for six years, announced his upcoming retirement late last year. Licking County Library Board of Trustees selected Wofter from a field of 17 candidates. She has 21 […]

Buckeye Lake envisions a downtown

BUCKEYE LAKE – A successful town center is based on strong businesses, Jeff Siegler, director of revitalization for Heritage Ohio, told Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker and several village officials Monday night. Heritage Ohio is the statewide Main Street coordinating program that helps Ohio cities and towns strengthen their downtown and neighborhood business districts. Siegler came to Buckeye Lake to […]