Hit by a derecho



BUCKEYE LAKE – Most of us had never heard of a “derecho” much less a “super derecho.” Residents can now ‘derecho’ to our list of life experiences. AccuWeather.com reported, “a ‘super derecho’ of violent thunderstorms left a more than 700-mile trail of destruction across the Midwest and mid- Atlantic” last Friday, cutting power to millions and killing 13 people. It […]

Holman gets zoning post



JACKSONTOWN – John Holman is the new Licking Township Zoning Inspector. Trustees unanimously appointed Holman to the post Monday night after spending about an hour in executive or closed session interviewing the three resident candidates. A total of five candidates applied to replace Joe Walker, with trustees opting to interview township resident candidates first. Holman takes over immediately for Walker […]

Storm takes a toll at Dawes Arboretum



JACKSONTOWN- Dawes Arboretum Public Relations Director Laura Appleman said Dawes lost roughly 150 trees during Friday evening’s intense storm. About half of those trees were considered “collection” trees, uniquely important to Dawes, including blue spruce and weeping Japanese pines. “We definitely took a hit,” said Appleman, who added that as of Tuesday most of Dawes still lacked electricity and phone […]

We’re losing our independence



As we celebrate our independence with fireworks (it was another great BLASST show), a day off from work and family get-togethers, we must remember to vigilantly protect what was won through the hard fought sacrifices of so many. Millions have given life and limb for our freedom. We typically view threats to our freedom as external – first winning our […]

Writer apologizes to visitors for motel incident



Editor: I would like to express my sincere apology to the family that was on Channel 6 news Monday evening in a story titled “Storm Victims Tossed from Buckeye Lake Motel over Price-Gouging Complaints.” I hope they know that the actions of the owner of the Econolodge and the two Buckeye Lake Police Officers (Hanzey and Vermaaten) do not reflect […]

Thanks to Buckeye Lake Fest supporters



Editor: I want to sincerely thank everyone that helped make the Buckeye Lake Fest a great success. Here they are: • Village of Buckeye Lake Parks and Recreation Commission: Marianne Perrine, Annetta Macedonia and Commission members; • Village of Buckeye Lake officials and administrative staff: Mayor Rick Baker, Council President Charlene Hayden and council members, Toby Miller, Mark Dymek, Police […]

Letters to the Editor



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Tory says best ever BLASST



Editor: OMG was that the best show ever? Is it just me? Hamburg Fireworks, Mike Jolly (our shooter) and Ken Sprague (owner) and what looked like a 30-man crew outdid their selves this year. The music ended when the fireworks did. They gave us what looked like to me three finales for $40,000. Most of the fireworks crew didn’t have […]

What the h*##? Please respect our lake!



Editor: It has come to our attention that several of our neighbors are watering their lawns with water out of the lake. While for some, this practice has been going on for years, the current dry conditions might suggest that a little brown on the lawn may be better than lowering the lake level anymore than Mother Nature is doing […]

Way to go, Jeryne



Editor: Hats off to Jeryne Peterson. I think it is about time that a council members stands up to Charlene Hayden. The back room politics are still alive today. I can remember when I was first on council it seemed most of the decisions were made in the back room. When J. B. Cain would question what was being done, […]


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