Guess it wasn’t a no-brainer!

Three weeks ago we wrote here about our concerns about how Buckeye Lake streets are being repaved. Our concern arose when we saw that Chemcote, the village’s contractor, wasn’t applying a bond or tack coat to the existing surface nor cleaning the roadway in front of the paver. Both are critical steps to get the new asphalt to stick to […]

‘Watchdog’ responds

Editor: In response to Dan Harper: The current Kirkersville Police officers and other staff were hired by five of the current village council members (I don’t think the most recent member was involved in the hiring). One of the current council members WAS a friend of mine. So, to some degree you’re right. I do believe that some members of […]

Nine Years: We Still Remember!

LIEB’S ISLAND – ‘We still remember’ was the theme for this year’s 9/11 Walking Parade. The Lieb’s Island Civic Association sponsored parade was lead by Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388’s color guard. Baltimore Mayor Bobby Kalish made a few remarks before the Millersport Marching Lakers played the National Anthem. The parade wound around the perimeter of the small island ending […]

Plenty of work left to do at high school

BALTIMORE – “We’re a long way from done,” architect Joe Schappa told Liberty Union Thurston School Board members Monday night. High school students returned as scheduled last week, but some of the new classroom furniture for the high school didn’t show up on time. Most teachers are still missing their new desks and the library furniture hasn’t arrived. Schappa said […]

Lakewood earns another ‘excellent’ rating

HEBRON – Call it a hat-trick. Lakewood School District earned an excellent rating on the state report card for the third consecutive year, Director of Pupil Services Ernie Ettenhofer told Lakewood school board members Sept. 8. He said Lakewood is one of only 81 Ohio school districts to achieve an excellent rating for the 2009-2010 school year; there are 611 […]

Buckeye Lake Village books need some work

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village’s new part-time fiscal officer Vince Popo inherited quite a mess. Buckeye Lake’s 2009 financial audit, which the State of Ohio Auditor released Sept. 7, found plenty of deficiencies. No money is missing nor illegally spent, but money was routinely placed in the wrong funds last year, which made it difficult for council to estimate […]


Deer bow season opens Sept. 25

COLUMBUS – Approximately 300,000 bowhunters, representing more than half of all Ohioans who hunt deer, are expected to participate in the statewide archery deer hunting season that opens September 25, according the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. During last year’s four-month archery season, bowhunters killed 91,546 deer, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year. […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Music in the Garden- Third Sunday of the month, through September, 1:30 – 3 p.m., “Delightful Sounds.” Stroll through the All Seasons Garden and soak up the beauty while listening to the lovely sounds of music. Concerts are free of charge and are scheduled from 1:30 – 3 p.m.. […]

LoCash Cowboys headline Hebron festival

NASHVILLE – Stroudavarious Records artists LoCash Cowboys, the charismatic duo comprised of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, bring their renowned high-energy show to the Hebron Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, September 25. The Cowboys will appear at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage in downtown Hebron. Admission is free. Captivating and dynamic entertainers with great vocals and world-class moves, […]