Green Energy to Fix Algae



BUCKEYE LAKE – Concerns about algae in Buckeye Lake are being addressed. Thanks to the Obama Administration’s focus on “ green energy” and some leftover American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) funds, lake area residents won’t have to worry about algae or warning signs scaring away visitors. Details of the mitigation plan, put together very quietly by federal and state […]

Sewer charges increasing in Baltimore



BALTIMORE – It will cost more to flush effective April 1. Village council members unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Monday night increasing the monthly user charge for sewer service. Council’s Service Committee, chaired by Jim Hochradel, has been looking at the wastewater treatment plant’s costs and revenues. “We now know what it costs to operate the plant,” Hochradel reported Monday. […]

New water position under fire



BUCKEYE LAKE – Some residents are concerned that the village is not adequately advertising for a new utility superintendent position and that the position’s starting pay is too high. The comments were prompted by an ordinance creating the position of utilities superintendent with a $45,000 a year salary. Buckeye Lake Village Council members heard the first reading of the ordinance […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘Enough is enough’



Editor: Just in case you have not read your mail, your water bill is going up. The reason is that their costs are increasing. What about our costs? I was impressed by the cute way that they addressed the envelope, current resident. I have paid my water and sewer bill for 30 years at this address, so I would assume […]

Writer wants Fairfield Beach fire equipment to stay there



Editor: You see them in Perry County at TC Market. You see them for hours in Millersport most every day. Enough is enough. I was recently working across from the Millersport Fire Department when I heard a motor running. I went to take a look and saw it was the squad from Fairfield Beach. I noted the time and the […]

Thanks from Lakewood Softball coaches



Editor: After the devastating flood waters that wreaked havoc on the Hebron community March 15, the Lakewood Softball supporters came out in full strength to help get everything cleaned up and ready for the fast approaching season. The coaching staff from the high school would like to extend a great big thank you to all the kids, parents, and other […]

Thorn Township Fire Chief Duane Moore reinstated



THORNVILLE – Thorn Township Fire Department Chief Duane Moore was back on the job as of 6 p.m. on Friday, March 23 after Thorn Township Trustees had indefinitely suspended him. “We were advised by (Perry County Prosecutor Joe Flautt) to reinstate him,” said Thorn Township Trustee Dale Factor, who said he couldn’t provide much more detail because, “there’s a lot […]

Fire station decision delayed



HEBRON – The decision whether to issue $1.35 million in bonds for an addition and renovation of the Hebron Fire Station will go right down to the wire. The village has until April 12 to accept one of 10 bids opened March 13. The low bid from 2K General Company of Delaware, including all the extra cost alternatives anda5percentcontingency, works […]

Chronic Wasting Disease not detected in Ohio deer



REYNOLDSBURG – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) trecently announced that testing of Ohio’s deer herd has found no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) for the 10th straight year. CWD is a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. According to ODNR’s Division of Wildlife, state and […]


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