BUCKEYE LAKE – Lights were still out in Fairfield Beach, Millersport and along South Bank for the July 3 BLASST fireworks. A full moon and a 20-minute plus fireworks show lit the night sky for the first time in five days. Thanks to community donations and Hamburg Fireworks, it was another spectacular show. Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388’s honor guard […]

Middle school seeking volunteer mentors

BALTIMORE – Retired and now rehired part-time reading teacher Kay Williamson is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors next school year for Liberty Union-Thurston Middle School students. The objective is to keep students from falling behind. Last school year middle school guidance counselor Debbie Miller volunteered to work with students during lunch to get their homework done. She saw some […]

Festival traffic will jam roads

HEBRON – If you are a Hebron Kroger shopper, you should do your grocery shopping early next week. That’s the advice Hebron Police Chief James Dean gave village council members at their Wednesday night meeting. Up to 40,000 music lovers are expected to attend the 16th All Good Music Festival & Campout July 19- 22 at Legend Valley. This is […]

Springer pleads not guilty

NEW LEXINGTON- Thornville resident Martha “Marty” Springer pleaded not guilty to a fourth degree felony embezzlement charge July 3 in Perry County court. She entered her plea to a Bill of Information. According to the bill, she allegedly stole between $5,000 and $100,000 from the now defunct Tips for Tots organization between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2010. “This […]

Storm damage mounts at Dawes Arboretum

JACKSONTOWN – The extent of damage to the Dawes Arboretum following the intense “derecho” storm June 28 is becoming clear to arboretum officials. According to a July 11 press release, the sudden storm had a devastating effect on the collection trees and natural areas of the arboretum. Director of Horticulture Mike Ecker said, “Damage and loss of plants in collection […]

Letters to the Editor

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Writer responds to ‘losing independence’ editorial

Editor: I can’t believe I’m responding to Charlie Prince’s 4th of July editorial re: Independence and the Affordable Health Care Act, AKA ObamaCare. I already have my health insurance, so I certainly don’t want 30 million deadbeats who “choose” not to buy insurance to enter the system and compete with me for service. I say, a) Let ‘em do without […]

Thanks for Kids Fishing Rodeo

Editor: I would like to thank the community for the wonderful turnout for our third annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo. Both the Ladies Auxiliary and the Men’s Auxiliary to the VFW Post 1388 had another successful day on the canal. Lots of fish were caught, prizes given away, and hot dogs and chips eaten. I would like to thank Joe Truckey, […]

Thanks for vet camp experience

Editor: I would like to give a huge thank you to Buckeye Lake and the surrounding communities for their support and contributions that allowed me to attend Adventures in Veterinary Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts. I just returned from an incredible twoweek program there. I had an amazing time and took part […]

Thanks from poker run participants

Editor: Just a short note to thank the managers and servers at the eating establishments on Buckeye Lake. The Columbus Sail and Power Squadon Poker Run last Saturday was a success, despite the hot weather, due to the nece welcome everyone received around the lake. Many thanks. Ron HupmanLieg’s IslandSecretary, Columbus Sail and PowerSquadron.