Halloween Fun Begins



HEBRON – More than a hundred mostly costumed children turned out last Saturday morning for Devine Farm’s annual Pumpkin Egg Hunt. Each orange egg held a surprise and six had special prizes totalling $100. The annual hunt kicks off the Fall Fun Season on Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 27, at the family-owned farm just west of Hebron on US […]

Fire department review committee sets goals



BUCKEYE LAKE – A committee formed by Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Rick Baker to review and advise the Buckeye Lake Fire Department regarding its operations and procedures met Sunday, Sept. 23 to discuss direction and set goals. “This committee has been really good,” said Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker, a member of the committee that also includes Buckeye Lake resident […]

Hebron plans to replace all water meters



HEBRON – Council members unanimously agreed Sept. 26 to spend up to $48,000 on engineering services from Bird+Bull to begin the water meter replacement project. Total cost is somewhere between $500 – 700,000, Mayor Clifford Mason told council members. A total of $750,000 has been budgeted. Part of the engineering services will be to determine how far to go with […]

Hebron to propose revised fire/EMS contract



UNION TOWNSHIP – Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason said the Village of Hebron plans to present a contract to the Union Township Trustees for fire and EMS services Oct. 18. He said Tuesday that based on trustees’ comments from their first meeting with the village, “We’ve redrafted a contract to reflect what they told us.” A two-year contract for fire and […]

The Case for a New President: Obamacare



Absentee voting started this week in the most critical presidential election in at least a generation. Most of us are worse off than we were four years ago. And four years ago, we were in the midst of a recession considered the worst since the Great Depression. Today more people receive food stamps than ever before and more are living […]

Election Letters



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 ballot are welcome. However, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT be published. Election letters will be published […]

Don’t reward poor performance



Editor: At the last Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting, Fire Chief Leindecker is quoted, “You can’t tell the truth when you only tell one side of the story.” I don’t understand – it’s either the truth or it’s a lie. Here’s my side of the story. I have a history of heart problems and in Sept. 2011, I was in […]

Thanks from Pony League baseball team



Editor: The Millersport Community put together a Pony League baseball team this summer thanks to LoBo Farms, Buckeye Lake Marina. and Lakeside Sports & Fitness. Players from Millersport, Liberty Union, and Fairfield Union were coached by Mike Thorne. They had a great season with a 16-5 record. Players as well as their families really enjoyed themselves. We hope to have […]

Thanks to Hebron festival supporters



Editor: The Hebron Music and Arts Festival would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the festival. We had a great turn out until the winds and rain kicked in. I personally would like to thank the small group of people that helped to organize and execute the day. With just a few people, we were able to […]

Fire department thanked



Editor: I want to thank the Buckeye Lake Fire Department for their fast response and their courtesy, professionalism and kindness to me when I needed them most. To Assistant Fire Chief Rod Riley and others on the squad, I just want to say thank you. They made my trip to Licking Memorial Hospital as comfortable as possible. Keep up the […]


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