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Dawes prepares for holiday, repairs storm damage

JACKSONTOWN – A flurry of activity may not be expected at an arboretum during the winter, but that’s exactly what’s happening for the staff and volunteers at Dawes this month as they prepare for the annual Luminary Tour Dec. 7, and race the clock to complete massive repairs to trees following the intense and destructive mid-summer “Derecho” storm by February. […]

Mayor: Time to tweak Buckeye Lake Village Charter

BUCKEYE LAKE – It may be time to take a look at Buckeye Lake’s charter and make some adjustments, said Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker Monday night. “We’ve run into things where we don’t have the flexibility,” he said. Baker said the current charter can make it difficult to establish some administrative positions, and he’d like to review the procedures […]

Springer sentenced, makes $ 35,000 restitution

NEW LEXINGTON – Buckeye Lake area resident Martha “Marty” Springer was sentenced Monday for stealing money from the Tips for Tots charity in Perry County, but not everyone believes justice was served. “No, not at all,” said Thornville Toy Store owner Frank Correll, who will serve on a five-member panel that will decide how to distribute money Springer was ordered […]

How long do we have to wait?

It’s been 15 weeks – nearly four months – since our first report on Buckeye Lake Village’s broken EMS service. Sadly, very little progress has been made. In early September, Mayor Rick Baker appointed a fire department review committee that met three times in basically private meetings. We’ll address its report in a moment. Baker also issued 17 “administrative directives” […]

Letters to the Editor

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Thanks for food donations

Editor: On behalf of the Lakewood Area Ministerial Association, we want to thank the Lakewood community for all their food donations. Donors helped provide meals for over 80 families in the Lakewood area forThanksgiving. Once again, thank you and God bless you all. Luenda LeggLakewood Area Ministerial Association

Home sales continue to improve

COLUMBUS – Home sales activity throughout Ohio increased 23.1 percent in October, helping the marketplace record its 16th consecutive monthly sales gain, according to the statistics provided by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. Sales of new and existing homes have posted a 13.1 percent increase during the first 10 months of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, […]

James “Doggie” Davis

James “Doggie” Davis, age 63 of Thornville, passed away Nov. 21, 2012, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was a retired employee of Kaiser Aluminum, U.S. Army Viet Nam Veteran, and member of the Moose and AMVETS. Doggie loved camping and tractor pulls. He is survived by his companion of 14 years, Patricia Miller; sons, Stephen and Wesley Davis; sisters, Sharon […]

Virginia George

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Virginia A. “Ginny” George, 82, of Hebron, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Hebron United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery. Ginny passed away on November 27, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born […]

Deloris A. Noell

A funeral service for Deloris A. Noell, 68, of Hebron, was held November 26, 2012, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Robert A. Beyer officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Mrs. Noell, a homemaker, passed away November 23, 2012, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. She was born March 25, 1944, in Logan WV, to the late […]