A no brainer!

That’s what Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker called our concerns about how Buckeye Lake streets are being repaved. And he’s right. Residents and visitors alike were thrilled when work finally started about two weeks to repair streets damaged by the installation of the village’s first-ever water distribution system. We’ve long been concerned about this project given the original condition of […]

Seventeen bands to perform in Sweet Corn Festival Parade

Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band will return to Millersport on September 1, 6:00 p.m. for a repeat performance at the 64th Sweet Corn Festival Grand Parade. They will lead a field of 16 area high school marching bands, dozens of Ohio festivals & fairs queens, numerous floats, and lots […]

Benefit supporters thanked

Editor: I want to thank everyone that participated in The Don Williamson Benefit Jam either in person, or by mail. Even though the weather dampened the event, the spirit of those participating was not dampened as just over $3,000 was raised to help Don and Lynn Williamson defray expenses that have accumulated since Don’s stroke last May. Additionally, I would […]

PTO needs volunteers for festival

Editor: The Laker PTO is gearing up for another great Sweet Corn Festival! The funds raised are used for teaching aids, classroom materials, Smart Boards, scholarships for MHS grads, 3-B’s breakfasts to recognize students, after prom activities, teacher appreciation, and more. We need volunteers to help with our four booths – cotton candy, sandy candy, table bingo and instant bingo […]

‘Watchdog’ watching the game in Kirkersville

Editor: I have several things to say in this letter but first on my list is to say “thank you” to former OSU Linebacker Chris Spielman and 97.1 The Fan sportscaster Anthony Rothman for their generous donation to help a young kitten get the surgery he so very much needed. I also want to thank Denny Walker and Tri County […]

Stem to Stern

Classic Boat Regatta returns to Buckeye Lake Yacht Club

BUCKEYE – Buckeye Lake is big enough for two classic boat shows. In June, the Buckeye Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society ended their partnership with the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club and moved their show to Millersport. That didn’t affect BLYC’s 31st Annual Classic Boat Regatta. This year’s show drew a recent record of 50 boats and hundreds […]

Extracurricular concerns dominate meeting

MILLERSPORT – Concerns that Walnut Township students will no longer be able to do it all dominated last Thursday morning’s board of education meeting. Parent Karen Keller detailed how the district’s small size and efforts to maintain a wide range of extracurricular activities mean some students are active in several sports as well as band and music programs. For example, […]

You are not terminated

BUCKEYE LAKE- If you are a Buckeye Lake water customer and received a termination notice or an unexpected credit, ignore it. “Something went haywire,” Buckeye Lake Service Director Tim Matheny said. “The whole billing was messed up.” The problem arose, he said, when the wrong information was sent to the village’s billing service that actually prints and mails the bills. […]

Sweet Corn Festival 5K set for Sept. 4

MILLERSPORT – The 21st annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K fun run starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4. Race day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and is $20. Pre-race registration is $15 and entry forms are available at www.sweetcornfest.com or by calling race director Ken Keener at 740-246-6101. The first 325 registrants receive t-shirts. Proceeds from the annual race […]

Poll workers sought for Nov. 2 election

LANCASTER – Election Day – Tuesday, November 2 – is quickly approaching and the Fairfield County of Board of Elections is seeking additional poll workers. The Board needs both Democratic and Republican workers. Workers willing to serve as presiding judges are particularly needed. Training sessions will be scheduled in the next several weeks and it is NOT too early for […]