Gearing Up

Dawes prepares for syrup season

JACKSONTOWN – Greg Myers had a busy week. The Dawes Arboretum trail maintenance technician was sanitizing buckets, bags, and taps; cleaning an evaporator; and generally preparing for another maple syrup season beginning Feb. 19. “It takes about four or five days solid,” he said Tuesday. Obviously, the arboretum isn’t in the business of brewing maple syrup for commercial sale, but […]

Eight apply to take Farmer’s board seat



BALTIMORE – Interest was high to fill Joe Farmer’s seat on the Liberty Union-Thurston Board of Education. Eight district residents were interviewed for 30 minutes each by board members over two meetings last week. The vacancy occurred when 19-year board veteran Joe Farmer was appointed to the Ohio Board of Education by Governor John Kasich on January 18. Farmer was […]

Lakewood to review bus routes



HEBRON – Lakewood School District parent Angela Dorans handed a petition to the Lakewood School Board during its Feb. 9 meeting. Pparents of children who live near Jacksontown on Ohio 13 signed the petition to ask the board to break up a bus stop on Ohio 13 because they believe it takes too long to load 10 to 15 children […]

Kindergarten registration set



HEBRON – Kindergarten registration for incoming Lakewood kindergarten students has been set for Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13. All kindergarten students will attend Hebron Elementary School at 709 Deacon Street. Parents should stop by the school office before April 12 to pick up a kindergarten packet and schedule a registration appointment between 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and […]

Liberty Union sets kindergarten meeting



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School District has set a meeting for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 for the parents of children who will be entering kindergarten this year. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room at the elementary school. Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before August 1, 2011, to attend school this year. […]

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Dick Leindecker ‘touched many lives over the years’



Editor: It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of Dick Leindecker. Dick was not only a dear personal friend but also a great friend of Buckeye Lake. He served admirably for 12 years on the village council as chairman of the Public Safety Committee and Public Service Committee. He always looked to better our village in […]

Liberty Union Athletic Hall of Fame induction set



BALTIMORE- The Liberty Union- Thurston Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place over two days, Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19. The inductees are Dick Reed, Karl Justus, Bill Woolard, Howard Weller, and Cliff Rollins. There will be an awards presentation during halftime – at approximately 8:30 p.m. – of the Liberty Union versus Millersport boys […]

Buckeye Lake considering Fourth of July festival



BUCKEYE LAKE – Could the Village of Buckeye Lake host a major Fourth of July festival this year? Mayor Rick Baker wants to see it happen. He told council members Monday night that he’d like for the village to sponsor a celebration in addition to the lake community funded annual BLASST fireworks display. “I would love for this to eventually […]

Free tax help available



BUCKEYE LAKE – American Association of Retired Persons once again will provide “free” tax preparation at the LEADS Buckeye Lake Center, 5312 Walnut Road (Ohio 79), Buckeye Lake, for low to middle-income tax payers with special attention to those 60 years and older. LEADS is now scheduling appointments. Call the Newark Center at 740-345-1391 to schedule an appointment. AARP volunteers […]


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