Buckeye Lake gets new library



BUCKEYE LAKE – A 10-year old dream came true Sunday afternoon. Thanks to the generosity of Chet and Pat Hauck, the cont i nued suppor t of the Licking County Library Board of Trustees and staff, and the dedication of the Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library, Buckeye Lake now has a first class library. The new library on Ohio […]

Shook, Walter join Liberty Union board



BALTIMORE – Shawn Shook and John Walter joined the Liberty Union Thurston Board of Education Monday night. They finished first and second respectively November 8 in the five-candidate race for two seats. Board President Art Brate retired after 20 years of service and Judith Cosgray, who was appointed last year to replace Joe Farmer when he was appointed to the […]

Bankrupt development has new owner



BUCKEYE LAKE – Newark based developer Stone Works Partners purchased the stalled Landings at Maple Bay project near Hunts Landing Road, said Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker during Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. “I think that’s good news for us,” he said. The development is a 98-unit condominium development that was to include a man-made canal and basin, […]

More time to sign up for electric bill savings



BUCKEYE LAKE – Electricity provider FirstEnergy Solutions of Akron is vying for Buckeye Lake Village customers who want a nine percent rate reduction on their electric bills. The deadline to take advantage of the program is extended to Jan. 31. “Please be proactive and encourage people to sign,” said Buckeye Lake Council President Charlene Hayden to council members Monday night. […]

A great job



Buckeye Lake’s new library opened last Sunday. It is the crown jewel of a now 10-year long effort. It began with a small group of Buckeye Lake area residents who wanted to open a library or at least a reading room in Buckeye Lake Village. They called themselves Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library. Progress was slow and stalled at […]

Lighten up: The season is almost over



Some guy’s on the couch in the sunroom, watching TV. A dark-haired, flannelshirted, fella. As I pass through the room – several (hundred) times – with the laundry, the dog, the vacuum, Jimmy Hoffa, I glance at this vaguely familiar man. Whoever he is, I’m not too worried, because he’s transfixed by the television. Also, he’s been there, immobile, for […]

Writer says operate within the budget



Editor: By the time they read this letter, many Baltimore residents will have read the letter prepared by the Village Council. In case you missed it, it was all about how the Village Council was saddened by the failure of the Baltimore Police Levy. Why should they be saddened when 64% of the citizens said NO? Did they listen to […]

‘Just pay your ticket and shut up’



Editor: Well, I see that Buckeye Lake has made a big change. It used to be the “Buckeye Lake Speedway,” until our efficient police department went to work. Now our kids and residents are much safer and it is much safer to walk on the streets. I have driven in this village for 30 years and never got a speeding […]

Bruce J. Baird



Bruce J. Baird, a long time resident of Pataskala, passed away January 4, 2012. He was born on October 11, 1938, to the late John Noel and Lula (Fraker) Baird. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Judy, and their daughters, Susan Baird, Sandra (Paul) Gundler and Catherine Baird; four grandchildren, Alex Baird, son of Jay (deceased) and […]

Janie Sue Davis



Janie Sue Davis, 70, of Thornville, died January 8, 2012, at her home. She was born September 20, 1942, in North Carolina, the daughter of the late Bill and June (Grandstaff) Duty. She was a lifelong homemaker, and former resident of the Columbus area. She is survived by her longtime companion, Richard Seelbach of Thornville; her children, William (Lori) Brewer […]


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