THIN ICE

No fishermen on frozen lake

LAKE AREA – A frozen and snow covered Buckeye Lake was definitely scenic this week, but as of Wednesday no ice fisherman had ventured onto its surface. But, that’s a good thing, said Buckeye Lake State Park manager Tim Waln. “We never recommend that people go out,” he said. Waln said the park never gauges ice depth or offers information […]

Slow water sales pushing up water rates



MILLERSPORT – Lower sales than expected to the Village of Buckeye Lake are pushing up water and sewer rates for Millersport customers, Finance Committee Chair Chuck Mesko told council members Tuesday night. Council members heard the first reading Tuesday night of an ordinance to increase water and sewer rates effective April 1. The final vote won’t be taken until March […]

Mayor: 2010 a year of accomplishments



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker told council members Monday night that 2010 was a year of accomplishments for the village as he presented his State of the Village address. He began with the village’s public water project. “As we all know, this has been a dream for the village for many years, and for many administrations, councils, […]

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Thanks to Community Christmas Celebration donors



Editor: It was an absolutely beautiful day at Buckeye Lake on Dec 11. We had several hundred kids and their parents at our 6th Annual Community Christmas Celebration. Council member Kaye Hartman, Mayor Rick Baker and family manned the Salvation Army canteen, handing out hundreds of free hot dogs, home baked cookies and several gallons of free hot cocoa, lemonade […]

Thanks for a special Christmas



Editor: This letter is long overdue from my point of view. Having lived in other parts of the state, when I retired I moved to Buckeye Lake Village. And I’m glad I did. It helped to restore my faith in people, and restore our Christmas Spirit. Recently, my wife and I have gained custody of four of our grandchildren. Since […]

Davis to replace Myers as Fairfield County Commissioner



LANCASTER- – Fairfield County’s opiate addiction issues, the ability to provide police protection, and what to do with the bad guys after they’re apprehended are a few of the issues Steve Davis looks forward to addressing as a Fairfield County Commissioner. The Fairfield County Republican Central Committee chose Davis to fill former Commissioner Jon Myers’ unexpired term; Myers retired Dec. […]

Roberta Bebout



Roberta Bebout, of Thornville, age 75, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born on January 7, 1936, in Crooksville to the late Wayne and Goldie (Adkins) Whitehouse. Roberta was a member of the VFW Post 1388 in Buckeye Lake; she enjoyed fishing, reading and crocheting. Roberta is survived by her best friend and […]

Avonell A. Bowers



Avonell A. Bowers, age 91, of Baltimore, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, at Fairfirld Medical Center. She was a member of New Zion United Methodist Church, Baltimore where she was a former secretary, treasurer, Sunday School teacher, Bible School helper and member of the United Methodist Women. She is survived by sons, Donald (Carol) Bowers Jr., of Baltimore, and […]

Richard Franklin Conway Sr.



Richard Franklin Conway Sr., age 84 of Thornville, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011, at The Pickering House, Lancaster. He was born on April 10, 1926, in Brownfield, Pennsylvania to the late Ward and Oma (Corriston) Conway. Richard was a member of Fairfield Beach United Methodist Church. He loved watching westerns, history, steam engines and fishing. He served in the […]


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