What a Difference a Week Makes



BUCKEYE LAKE – Last week’s 60 degree temperatures seemed like a distant memory Wednesday as Mother Nature reminded us that it’s February. Blustery snow replaced the warmth and sunshine that was easily taken for granted just a short time ago. Accordi ng to weather.com the Lake A rea won’t be experiencing 60 degree temperatures any time soon, with highs in […]

Police departments attacking break-ins



BALTIMORE – Several law enforcement agencies will meet to decide if some lake area burglaries are related. “We have had a total of ten burglaries,” said Baltimore Police Chief Michael Tussey. “Of these, nine were residences and one was a business. In the case of the residences, all had either a purse or wallet laying on a counter or table […]

Lakewood seeking donations to upgrade baseball facilities



HEBRON – Ohio’s winningest high school baseball program is looking for some financial help. The Lakewood baseball program is trying to raise $20,000 for improvements. Projects include a new concession building, a refrigerator and a hot water tank for the concession stand, a PA system, repairs to the batting cage and golf cart, scoreboard, uniforms and equipment. Sponsorships range from […]

Hebron seeking bids for fire station upgrade



HEBRON – Village Council members, by a 5-1 vote Wednesday night, directed JBA Architects of Newark to seek bids for an addition and renovation of the Hebron Fire Station on Basin Street. Architect Greg Cotterman told council members that the construction documents are 99 percent complete. Plans call for a 6,500 sq. ft. addition on the north side of existing […]

Thornville driveway can continue



THORNVILLE – A Thorn Hill resident may continue working on his driveway, even though its construction will create a pond on his village property, the Thornville Planning and Zoning Board decided Monday night. “It’s not going to be a mosquito pit,” promised resident Mike Mohler, whose new driveway will dam a stream on his property and create a three-fourths acre […]

Thornville Elementary School names honor students



THORNVILLE – Thornville Elementary School recently named its honor students for the second nine-week grading period. Principal’s List First Grade: Ethan Abbott, Karisa Bowers, Hannah Boyd, Calob Brewer, Bianca Covert, Elleigh Culver, Alex Dale, Macie Forgrave, Casey Johnson, Bella Karnes, Trinity Nobles,Reid Packer, Jacob Ramey, Gabriella Shank, Ashlynne Swackhammer and Katlyn Woodruff. Second Grade: Savannah Backus, Kamdyn Clark- Bush, Abby […]

Just two weeks left for election letters



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the March 6 primary 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 […]

‘Watchdog’ goes back to Kirkersville



Editor: I’ve been getting comments and complaints from people who are less than happy with public officials. Most of the commentary focuses on two governmental sectors: the Village of Kirkersville; and the Licking County Animal Shelter (aka dog pound). Here’s what I have found so far: According to Kirkersville’s public records, Harrison Township Trustee Larry Kretzman attended the October 5, […]

Writer says mayor out of touch



Editor: Last December, my fiancé contacted Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish to preside over our wedding. We picked 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17. My fiancé was very excited all week as she planned our celebration dinner with reservations at Shaw’s in Lancaster, and then a large reception for the next day. We got all dressed up, and arrived at the […]

John W. “Bill” Bruck



John W. “Bill” Bruck, 57, of Reynoldsburg, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. He was born on September 7, 1954, in Columbus, son of, the late H. John Bruck and Barbara (Lockerman) Bruck, who survives. Bill was a member of the Vineyard Community Church and enjoyed fly fishing, golfing, traveling and his beloved dogs. […]


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