Barracudas get first championship

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Barracudas won Division III at the 2010 Tri-County Aquatics League Championship meet in Canal Winchester. It was the first championship for the four-year-old and smallest team in the league. More than 1,200 swimmers from 13 local teams participate in the Tri- County League each summer. The Barracudas took just 38 swimmers to the meet but they […]

Family lucky to be alive

BUCKEYE LAKE – Lorrene Stone was just about to lie down and rest after a long day at work when a strong storm rocked her Myers Avenue home Wednesday, Aug. 4. She couldn’t have imagined what happened next. “It was spooky; it was really spooky,” she said. “I heard this big old roar and I hollered for my kids.” The […]

Tour of Homes draws hundreds to Buckeye Lake

LIEB’S ISLAND – More than 800 people turned out for the 25th edition of the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s Tour of Homes. The first boat was set to leave the state boat dock at Lieb’s Island at noon. Thanks to early arrivals, chair Janet Bartholow sent the first boat out at about 11:15 a.m. That started a steady stream […]

Trees suffer during prolonged drought

LONDONDERRY, NH – Dryer than normal conditions straddle much of the nation this summer, especially in the Central and Southern Rockies, parts of the Midwest, and in the East, from the Carolinas through southern New England. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook calls for some areas to remain dry through the summer. What can homeowners do to keep their trees healthy […]

Free calendar of events now available

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Tourism Division recently unveiled the 2010-11 Fall/Winter Ohio Calendar of Events. The 52-page, full-color Fall/ Winter Ohio Calendar of Events provides travelers with dates, descriptions and contact information for fun and engaging festivals and events found throughout Ohio from September 2010 through February 2011. “Special events consistently show up in our research as a primary reason […]

Surplus equipment auction set for Aug. 14

COLUMBUS – Approximately 126 cars, SUVs, trucks, vans and other vehicles will be available at the State of Ohio surplus auction Saturday, Aug. 14. The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus. The doors open at 8 a.m.; the auction begins at 10 a.m. Vehicles include five forklifts, […]

State issues cautions for activities at Dillon Lake

COLUMBUS – Following reports of a blue-green scum forming on Dillon Lake, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio EPA and Ohio Department of Health urge people and pets visiting Dillon State Park in Muskingum County to avoid contact with surface scum at the lake, limit their contact with lake water and avoid ingesting lake water pending the State’s ongoing investigation. […]

Basil Garden Club sets breakfast meeting

BALTIMORE – J-me Braig of the Buckeye Lake Historical Society/Museum will present a program on Buckeye Lake at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 16, for the Basil Garden Club’s breakfast meeting at Janice Laver’s Buckeye Lake home. The club meets on the third Monday of each month. Visitors and prospective members are welcome to attend the meetings. For this breakfast […]

Someone you should know: Bob Hayman

HEBRON – A giant chocolate/ vanilla swirl soft-serve ice cream cone; a steaming sandwich bulging from its bun; a cup of slushed ice so blue it dyes your lips. Bob Hayman has a hundred treats waiting for you, and he wants you to love whichever you choose and then come back for more. “What I have to offer in this […]

Lakewood Wall of Fame inductees announced

HEBRON – Lakewood Local School District recently announced the Class of 2010 inductees for the Lakewood Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame was created to honor those individuals or groups whose actions or achievements in their chosen fields bring honor and distinction to the heritage of the “ Lakewood” community. For the purposes of the Wall of Fame, “Lakewood” […]