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Two new local bakeries prepare for the holidays

BUCKEYE LAKE, HEBRON – A trip to New York City was a life changing experience for baker Dawn McDonie, owner of Hebron’s new Village Cupcakes shop. “I took a ‘cupcake tour’ of Manhattan,” she said. “I thought, ‘I could do that.’” Always a home baker, McDonie returned home from NYC, ready to fire up an oven and take advantage of […]

Analysis: Buckeye Lake finally requests faster mutual aid dispatch



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council’s Public Safety Committee held a one-hour meeting Tuesday night at the fire station to discuss the fire department advisory committee’s recommendations. EMS coordinator and Captain Dave Ruton was the only officer present. Assistant Chief Rod Riley and Captain Toby Miller arrived a couple of minutes before the committee adjourned. Fire Chief Pete Leindecker was said […]

Sewer, water rate increases coming next year



THORNVILLE – Mayor Gavin Renner said that as a village resident he “feels the pain” that residents will feel due to higher costs for water and sewer service. He pledged that council members would carefully consider the changes. “Our solicitor is currently working on an ordinance that has yet to be brought before council,” so changes won’t happen until next […]

School vandals arrested



HEBRON – Two male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, one from Hebron and the other from Buckeye Lake, have been charged with breaking and entering and vandalism following a Thanksgiving weekend break-in at the Hebron Elementary School. They were arrested Nov. 30 and taken into custody. A rear window was broken to gain entry to the school. The vandals emptied […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘Watchdog’ keeping eye on Zets’ legal empire



Editor: A recent story in a local paper reported that, “Proposed legislation passed by an Ohio House of Representatives committee Tuesday would eliminate some of Ohio’s smallest courts, which proponents call convenient and detractors call an invitation for corruption. House Bill 523 would raise the population needed to have a mayor’s court from more than 100 to more than 1,000 […]

Council needs to listen to voters



Editor: Once again Buckeye Lake Village Council members are not listening to voters. We spoke loud and clear, turning down the fire levy renewal. Council members need to open their eyes and ears. We want new leadership at the fire department. Council members are ignoring what needs to be done. I understand the advisory committee is trying to make this […]

Preparing for growth proves to be expensive



Editor: When I first came here in 1960, Baltimore was a nice quiet village where everyone knew everyone. Our needs were attended to by a small, but efficient village staff. Snow was removed from the streets in the winter and we even “paved” streets in the village on a routine basis. Years later the village started to plan for the […]

Terry R. Anderson



Terry R. Anderson, age 65, of Columbus, died December 3, 2012, at the Pickering House. He was born to Jean Johnson and Russell Anderson in Erwin, PA, on October 3, 1947. He was a 1965 Liberty Union High School graduate, a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Reynoldsburg Eagles, He retired from Lucent as a project manager and […]

Mary E. Lyle Helser



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mary E. Lyle Helser, 87, of Thornville, was held December 3, 2012, in the Thornville home of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Helser as celebrant. Burial followed at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Mary died peacefully November 28, 2012, at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Thornville on May […]


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