The Water’s Still Fine

Local pools enjoying a strong season— for the most part

LAKE AREA – This summer’s heat has been really good for the Thornville pool’s business; the storms, not so much, said Thornville pool manager Candy Wolfe. “So far we’ve been really busy,” she said. Wolfe said 310 people enjoyed the pool during this summer’s first 100-degree day alone, which was a Thursday. “Our books look good,” she said. Wolfe said […]

Days numbered for Thornville hardware store



THORNVILLE – Thornville’s downtown historic but dilapidated hardware store building will likely come down at the end of September, barring a miracle. “More than likely, it’s going to be torn down,” said Thornville Administrator Chad Wilkins. “So many people are saying they hate to see the building go.” Unfortunately, he said, “Everything comes down to money.” Wilkins said restoring the […]

Walnut Township Schools to seek replacement income tax



MILLERSPORT – It’s official. Walnut Township Local School District voters will be asked to approve a replacement school district income tax on Nov. 6. School board members unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that seeks to replace the existing 1.25 percent income tax with a 1.75 percent tax effective Jan. 1, 2014. District voters originally approved the 1.25 percent income […]

Thanks from Friends of BLASST



Editor: To all the businesses, organizations and individuals who contributed to the Buckeye Lake fireworks display which lit up the skies Tuesday, July 3rd, Friends of BLASST would like to say THANK YOU! Without your support we could not have had the beautiful show that thousands enjoyed. Please look to your right on Page 5 for what we hope is […]

‘No one likes Wells’



Editor: Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker really hurt my feelings this past Saturday. He told me that NO ONE in the village likes me and I need to get a hobby. Council President Charlene Hayden told me that I don’t have a job and can’t get one! She said I’m on vacation every day because every day I do nothing! […]

Drive-thru owner offers solution to village



Editor: I want to publicly share a July 31 let to Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker. Dear Mayor Baker, As you are aware, I have expressed an interest in entering into a long term lease with the Village of Buckeye Lake. I am also interested in purchasing the property, though the interest is in the drive-thru parcel only; however, I […]

Maybe Buckeye Lake Village should take over BLASST



Editor: Here’s an excerpt from the July 9, 2012 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. During his report to council, Development Director Mike Cassidy said, “Another beautiful 4th of July celebration that certainly draws a huge crowd for our area. It’s just amazing. I think people continue to talk about a community this size can put on a program of fireworks […]

Teacher thanks The Works



Editor: I want to thank all the staff at The Works for hosting such a wonderful, educational, week long externship experience for me. When I began my externship with The Works, I didn’t realize how much The Works had to offer. The Works philosophy is kids learn through doing, and through my observation and participation I learned that’s exactly how […]

Nelda J. Allinson



Nelda J. Allinson, age 101 of Thornville, died July 23, 2012, at Autumn at The Lake in Thornville, following a short illness. She was born Saturday, May 27, 1911, in Indiana, the daughter of Emil Polzin and Marie (Lehnburg) Polzin and attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zanesville. Nelda enjoyed a long full life and lived it to the fullest […]

Stella M. Barrett



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Stella M. Barrett, 92, of Hebron, was held July 30, 2012, at the Hebron home of The HOSKINSON-Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Jerry Wiles as celebrant. Burial followed at Hebron Cemetery. Stella died July 26, 2012 in Newark, following an extended illness. She was born May 31, 1920, in Dayton, the […]


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