Pop Goes the Festival

Extreme heat affects Sweet Corn Festival attendance

MILLERSPORT – Blame it on the sun. John Yorde, Millersport Sweet Corn Festival marketing chairman, said the festival, which usually boasts 250,000 to 350,000 visitors per year, hosted between 175,000 to 200,000 this year. “The whole thing had to do with the heat,” he said. While Wednesday and Thursday were beautiful days, Friday and especially Saturday were absolutely sweltering. Yorde […]

Licking Township opts for ‘free market’ trash hauling



JACKSONTOWN – Momentum has shifted from favoring single waste hauler contracts in lake-area townships to continuing to rely on open market solutions. Licking Township Trustees unanimously agreed Tuesday night not to pursue a contract for a single waste hauler for residential waste. The decision came after two well-attended public meetings on the issue. Residents were split about 50:50 on the […]

Maintenance code concerns focus on complaint process



HEBRON – Nearly three dozen residents turned out for the August 29 Open House on the Village of Hebron’s proposed exterior property maintenance code. “I’m very impressed with the turnout,” Hebron Mayor Clifford L. Mason said. “We appreciate your interest.” He said village officials and the Planning and Zoning Board had been working on the code for several years. “It […]

Election Letters



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 8 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Baltimore spent more in 2009 than it took in



Editor: For the year ending on December 31, 2009, Village of Baltimore cash receipts totaled $959,059, but they spent $1,012,594. The income statement shows receipts of $263,317 from the Municipal Income Tax, $92,877 from Property and Local Tax and $101,245 from Fines, Licenses and Permits, and Other. Disbursements include $298,188 for Security of Persons and Property. I am not versed […]

Join Evan’s team for the Buddy Walk



Editor: Please join Evan Bruckelmeyer for the 10th Annual Columbus Buddy Walk. Evan has touched many of our lives with his loving attitude towards others and toward his church in Millersport. For all the times that he has made us smile, it’s time to return the favor. Let’s make this a memorable day for Evan and show him how much […]

AMVETS Post 51 thanked



Editor: We want to thank AMVETS Post 51 Thornport for the wonderful ceremony they conducted on August 27 for deceased life-time member Charles (Jim) Stires at his memorial. It was very gracious and touched so many hearts. A special thank you to Post Commander Bill Roese for all his help and kindness, and to all the staff and members that […]

Low cost spays, neuters available



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Area Humane Society is offering low cost ($25 males and $35 females + $10 if pregnant) spays and neuters for stray cats in the Buckeye Lake area. Further information can be obtained by contacting Bonnie at 740-404-7880 or via email at blahumanesociety@aol.com. Bonnie MansfieldBuckeye Lake

Watkins plays ‘Blame Game’



Editor: There is an ongoing routine in Bowling Green Township Hall at the monthly board of trustee meetings. When Trustee Donald Watkins and his fellow trustees do not want to answer public concerns, public records requests or reasonable public information requests, the Watkins “Blame Game” begins. Attack the inquisitor, slander the messenger, or stoop to plain old name calling… this […]

Pastor still interested in old church



UNION TOWNSHIP – Reverend Ray Sunkle said he’s still considering taking over the historic and currently empty Baptist Church building at the corner of Canyon and Beaver Run roads. “I’m definitely interested,” he said Wednesday. Sunkle, of Newark’s Church of Christ in Christian Union, was directed to the American Baptist Churches of Ohio to discuss possibly taking over the property, […]


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