A Better Bog

BUCKEYE LAKE – Now that Buckeye Lake’s famed Cranberry Bog is under the Buckeye Lake Historical Society’s management, it’s receiving a facelift, of sorts, beginning with clearing harmful brush from the bog’s surface. “For this year we are just clearing the area that the bog tours take place in,” said Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig, “around the boardwalk and […]

I-70/Ohio 79 interchange to be improved

JACKSONTOWN – By this time next year, the Ohio Department of Transportation promises improvements to the hazardous I-70 and Ohio 79 interchange near Buckeye Lake Village. “It’ll be a nice improvement,” said ODOT District 5 District Environmental Coordinator Amy Toohey. According to an ODOT press release, the project, which is considered a safety improvement, will include removal of the exit […]

Pool hours, rates set

MILLERSPORT – About $3,000 is needed to match an anonymous $5,000 donation so the Millersport Pool can reopen for its 41st season. Opening is set for June 2, running through Aug. 19. Hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. with adults/ senior citizens from 6 p.m. to […]

Lakewood approves solar project

HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members unanimously authorized Superintendent Jay Gault at an April 27 special meeting to enter into a Purchase Power Agreement with Tipping Point Energy, Inc. The decision came after about 90 minutes of presentations and discussion at the 7 a.m. special meeting. Gary Taylor with Sabo/ Limbach Energy Services explained the energy savings proposal. His report […]

Charges against officer dismissed

BUCKEYE LAKE – Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and displaying a weapon while intoxicated against former Buckeye Lake police officer James Petrey have been dismissed. Petrey officially resigned from the Buckeye Lake Police Department April 26. He had been on unpaid leave since he was charged in January. Buckeye Lake Police Chief Ron Small said he wasn’t […]

How solar power really works

There’s a lot more than just harnessing the energy of the sun to create solar power ‘savings’ for Lakewood School District. The huge hurdle is simple economics. Solar photovoltaic power costs about $0.40 per kW hour compared to about $0.10 per kW hour for power purchased from AEP. Somebody else must pick up that extra $.30 per kW hour to […]

Thanks for help in reopening pool

Editor: The S.O.P. and W.E.T (Save Our Pool With Everyone Together) campaign is $664 closer to matching the $5,000 anonymous donation. Event coordinator Sandy Lines thanks everyone for their efforts Saturday. Though the weather didn’t co-operate, people were generous. The next fundraiser is a chicken dinner hosted by Carol King and Bill Yates from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday […]

‘It’s a spending problem’

Editor: Baltimore appears to be having monetary problems and voters and residents will be paying more to live or work in Baltimore. The first shock will come this month when you will likely see another increase in your water/sewer bill. In November, you will be asked to vote for an income tax increase to fund the Baltimore Police Department. Maybe […]

Why is council letting us down?

Editor: I would like someone to explain why our council is letting us down. I understand our mayor wants this “full-time water supervisor” position, but it is also my understanding that council gets to set the salary. Why all this talk about $45,000 a year when we SHOULD be saying, “starting at $30,000 (for example) with merit increases yearly (if […]

Student thanks supporters

Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to give out a HUGE “Thank you” to all of my friends, teachers, and the community in general for being so supportive of my recent acceptance to Adventures in Veterinary Medicine, the two-week competitive resident program I hope to attend this summer at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. This tremendous […]