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Buckeye Lake’s three-minute comment limit criticized

Editor. This is an open letter to the Mayor and Village Council members of the Village of Buckeye Lake. As a taxpaying resident of Buckeye Lake, who has voted for most of you to represent me, I was disappointed when you voted to put a three minute, one issue limit on residents addressing Council. What a shame? Most issues are […]

Thanks for approving Lakewood levy

Editor, The staff of Lakewood Middle School would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to the voters of the Lakewood Local School District for supporting the children of the Lakewood community. Their generosity will help us to continue the excellence we strive to provide. Thank you again for your support, voters. Jamie Mason Intervention Specialist Lakewood Middle School


St. Nick reunites with Millersport children

MILLERSPORT – Santa’s a popular man in Millersport, Ohio! Roughly 160 children lined up to tell the Jolly One their holiday wishes following the annual Millersport Christmas Parade Dec. 4. “It all turned out real well,” said parade founder Jeff Watson. He said having Santa set up shop in the warm Millersport Fire Station instead of the cold, blustery outdoors—in […]

Hupp Road project comes in under bid

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustee Dave Miller had some good news Monday night. The township’s share of the cost to rebuild Hupp Road came to $90,173.98. That’s $10,000 more than the township expected last spring after receiving an Ohio Public Works Commission grant on their third try to rebuild the township road that runs between Ohio 13 and Fairmount Road. […]

Joyce released from prison

BUCKEYE LAKE – Noel Joyce, 49, who was sentenced to two years and six months is state prison after being found guilty of funneling money to convicted former Buckeye Lake Council member John Cortez and then lying about his involvement, was released from prison to a halfway house as part of the state’s Transitional Control Program Nov. 29, nearly six […]

Trustees reject zoning change for landfill

MILLERSPORT – After some 30 months of debate, decisions and litigation, it took Walnut Township Trustees about two minutes at a special meeting Monday night to unanimously reject Jerry and Barbara Mock’s application to rezone approximately 61 acres just west of Ohio 37 from I-1 (Light Industrial) to I-2 (General Industrial). There was no discussion. Trustee Terry Horn moved to […]

Buckeye Lake waterline extension bid comes in under estimate

BUCKEYE LAKE – It will cost about $26,000 less than expected to extend waterlines 1,700 feet along Hunts Landing Road and loop the village’s first ever water distribution system. Three bids were opened Tuesday morning for the estimated $88,000 project. Perry Reclaiming, Inc. of Corning was the apparent low bidder with a bid of $62,400. Conie Construction of Columbus came […]

Governor dedicates tree at Dawes

JACKSONTOWN – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland said he was following in the footsteps of Ohio Governor James M. Cox, who was the first Ohio Governor, and person, to dedicate a tree at The Dawes Arboretum. He also happened to be Strickland’s favorite Ohio governor. “Cox was the greatest governor we ever had,” said Strickland, who added that he aspired to […]

Gun week deer harvest down 10,000 from 2009

COLUMBUS – Ohio hunters took 104,442 white-tailed deer during the state’s popular, week-long deer-gun season, which ran November 29 through December 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. In 2009, hunters killed a preliminary total of 114,633 deer during the same time period. Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer brought to Ohio check […]