Too Good to be True!



CHICAGO – “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” Buckeye Lake Village officials now wish they had heeded that longtime Better Business Bureau catchphase. They recently learned that a simple “mistake” in a May 2009 federal stimulus award will have a devastating impact on village residents. Village officials were ecstatic in May 2009 when a $5 […]

Drivers reminded of headlight, wiper law



COLUMBUS- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding all motorists of the Ohio law requiring vehicle headlights to be on when windshield wipers are in use. The law, which took full effect on January 1, 2010, is geared toward increasing visibility for motorists during unfavorable weather conditions thus reducing the possibility of injury crashes. Ohio Revised Code 4513.03 is a […]

Mixed bag for lake area population growth




LAKE AREA – Results of the 2010 US Census show most of the lake area’s population grew between 2000 and 2010 with a few exceptions, including Buckeye Lake Village and Somerset, which lost residents, and Thornport, which broke even. Perry County will soon have no cities. Results were released March 9. Here are the 2010 US Census population results for […]

Former Kirkersville volunteer named State Fire Marshal



COLUMBUS – Larry L. Flowers will be sworn in as Ohio’s 33rd State Fire Marshal by Ohio Department of Commerce Director David Goodman on Monday, April 4. Flowers began his fire service career as a volunteer with the Kirkersville Fire Department (now West Licking Joint Fire District) in 1970 before joining the Baltimore Fire Department and then becoming a full-time […]

‘Watchdog’ has update on the dog pound



Editor: I want the public to be aware of what is going on at the pound under the reign of the current dog warden, John Silva. While I am THRILLED the gas chamber is gone, our battle is not quite over. John Silva is from Cuyahoga County where his retirement wasn’t official until a few days after he came to […]

Writer wants readers to watch Glenn Beck Show



Editor: When you talk to people about the economy in America, they will either blame it on Big Government or Big Business. Do you know that Big Business is walking through the front door of Big Government a few times a week every week. I heard about this a while back from watching Glenn Beck. I did not learn this […]

Thanks from the Gabriel Family



Editor: We would like to thank everyone for their continued thoughts and prayers throughout our mother’s illness and recent passing. This was an incredibly difficult time and process for our family. The compassion, outpouring of love and support from friends and family was incredible. The many cards, calls and visits she received meant the world to her – to be […]

Writer questions ‘positive attitude’



Editor: A sign at Fairfield Medical Center states, “A positive attitude creates positive results.” A person identifying himself as a police officer at Fairfield Medical Center recently called my home and left a message. The message said that the paperwork that I had been pursuing for more than a year would be sent to me via Certified Mail. The caller […]

Public pensions supported



Editor: SERS is a defined benefit (DB) plan. With a DB, members receive a known, fixed amount for life. SERS was established in 1937 by an act of the Ohio General Assembly to provide pensions and benefits to Ohio’s non-teaching public school employees. SERS has about 191,000 active and retired members. The average monthly pension is $879. Ohio is a […]

Fire chief says ISO review pending



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Fire Chief Pete Leindecker assured Buckeye Lake Village Council members Monday night that the ball is rolling to complete an Insurance Services Office, or ISO, review of the fire department, which, when complete, could save Buckeye Lake residents and business owners significant money on their fire insurance premiums. Basically, the ISO rates fire departments on […]


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