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Lake area observes Memorial Day

BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake area communities observed Memorial Day with parades and solemn ceremonies in cemeteries. Hebron American Legion Post 285 continued its annual tradition of conducting 21-gun salute ceremonies at nine area cemeteries before marching to the Hebron Cemetery with Lakewood’s Marching Lancers for their keynote service. Buckeye Lake kicked off the parades on Saturday morning. Baltimore, Hebron, Millersport […]

Baltimore almost had a very unusual name

BALTIMORE – As Baltimore’s 1960 and 1961 Liberty Union High School baseball teams reunite from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday for their 50th anniversary at the Baltimore Museum, and the Liberty Union Thurston Lady Lions high school softball team prepares for the Division III state semifinals, it seems like Baltimore, Ohio could be called “Baseball,” Ohio. Well, guess what? It […]

Veterans check-up set

BALTIMORE – Veterans may get a free medical checkup on June 18 at VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road, Baltimore. A VA mobile medical exam van from the Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus will be set up at VFW Post 3761 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

National Road hawkers are early birds for June 1-5 sale

LICKING COUNTY – It promises to be an exceptional year for the annual US 40 Yard Sale this weekend, if Wednesday was any indication. “Today’s really been busy,” said Hebron resident Pam Stratford, who had customers Wednesday morning before she even had a chance to price several racks of clothing for sale on her porch. Locally, the yard sales run […]

‘Sink or Swim’ Week for corn growers

COLUMBUS – Drier weather in the past few days has Ohio’s farmers itching to get in their fields to get corn planted. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, only 19 percent of Ohio’s corn crop was planted as of Sunday, May 29. Normally, 93 percent of the crop is planted at this point. Indiana was in a better situation […]

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BLASST needs website volunteer

Editor: It’s now less than a month until BLASST which goes off at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 1. I’ve been home since May 25 and it hasn’t rained a drop during the day. Praise God! I’ve been buzzing like a bee since I got here. As usual there are a number of things going on around the lake. There’s […]

Library friends 5K is set for June 25

Editor: How does a walk along the Ohio Canal Greenway sound? The 2nd Annual Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library’s 5K Walk is set for Saturday, June 25. The walk begins at the Buckeye Lake Eagles lodge at Canal Road and Ohio 79. We will walk along the old Ohio Canal, then crossover to the Ohio Canal Greenway which includes […]

Sons of AMVETS thank Ricketts

Editor: The Sons of AMVETS Post #51 want to personally thank Mark Ricketts for his generous donation of the new flagpole and flag to AMVETS. A new flagpole has been on the Sons’ wish list for some time, but Mark went out and delivered it on his own. He has been a long-time member and has always been great contributor […]

Grand Marshall thanks America’s heroes

Editor: I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a special tradition that brings joy to so many every year. To serve as a Grand Marshall in the 5th Annual Buckeye Lake Memorial Day Parade was an honor and my wife and I looked forward to sharing the celebration with everyone. Thank you to […]