Keeping Watch



BUCKEYE LAKE – Anyone with access to the Internet can now track Buckeye Lake’s water quality on a realtime basis. The continuous monitoring station was installed last Friday in about eight feet of water in the middle of the lake at the western end of the no-wake zone for Cranberry Bog. It’s marked with two small white lights and a […]

Deal to restart potato processing plant falls apart



BALTIMORE – Progress is being made on both the cost and revenue sides of the village’s water and wastewater treatment operations, Village Administrator Scott Brown told council members Monday night. Brown said village employees recently completed inventorying all the water and wastewater units. A total of 46 units weren’t receiving a utility bill because the property was vacant and another […]

Council narrowly creates new water position



BUCKEYE LAKE- By a 4-3 vote, Buckeye Lake Village Council members approved a new position for a full-time water supervisor Monday night. The legislation also turns two currently part-time water department positions – clerk and laborer – into full-time positions. Mayor Rick Baker plans to move part-time water tech Toby Miller into the new supervisor position. Some residents and council […]

Lakewood set to approve solar deal



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members appear ready to approve a 20-year Power Purchase and Solar Services Agreement at a special meeting set for 7 a.m. on Friday, April 27. The agreement with Tipping Point Energy Inc. of Dublin covers the installation of two solar panel arrays with a nameplate generating capacity of 1,000 kW. The facility is expected to […]

Mayor, council president called ‘bullies’



Editor: After listening to the tape of the April 23 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting, the quick summary is: the mayor and the council president are both bullies and our water rates are too high! I recommend that residents take whatever action is necessary to get our water rates reduced. The two bullies conspired to force a vote on the […]

Former trustee back on payroll



Editor: January 2012 rolled around and former Trustee Jeff Chorpenning returned to office by awakened Bowling Green Township voters. The G.O.B. Theater began day one when green horn Trustee Ben Hupp announced at the township organizational meeting that ALL the township workers had quit. Good news, indeed for Bowling Green Township except new board President Hupp and past president Daniell […]

Thanks from Twig 13



Editor: Twig 13 members would like to thank the community for supporting our project this year. We raised $2,000 for the Fairfield Medical Center. All Twig funs are used to purchase needed items for the medical center. Thanks to Millersport United Methodist Church for the use of their kitchen and reception hall. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way […]

‘Annie’ production was unforgettable



Editor: Thanks to everyone who helped put on the Lake High School Performing Arts production of “Annie.” It was a superb show presented with great talent, humor, dedication and a sense of joy. The performance will be impossible to forget. We attend appreciation to you all. Annelle and Dave PorterHebron

Interim county commissioner chosen



NEW LEXINGTON- The Perry County Democratic Party recently chose former Perry County Board of Elections Director Tim Green to fill former Perry County Commissioner Lonnie Wood’s position through the rest of the year. Earlier this month, Wood pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors – assault and unlawful restraint. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, $1,250 in fines (plus […]

Student selected for summer vet program



MILLERSPORT – Briana Keyes, daughter of Jeff & Lisa Keyes of Buckeye Lake, has been accepted to Adventures in Veterinary Medicine, a two-week resident program for high school students at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA. High school students from across the country compete for just 50 spots in two 14-day resident sessions each summer. […]


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