Good Taste



BUCKEYE LAKE – It was a win:win at the new Buckeye Lake Library last Saturday night . Ten local businesses showcased their products for the Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library first ever Taste of Buckeye Lake. Librar y supporters paid $40 each for what turned out to be more of a full meal starting with appetizers through dessert. No […]

Lakewood levy renewal will reduce tax rate



HEBRON – It’s rare that renewing a levy will reduce its tax rate. But that’s what Lakewood’s 5.24 mill, five-year emergency renewal levy, set for the May 7 ballot, will do if approved. “Property values in the district have gone up since the 2008 levy renewal. Since emergency levies are for fixed dollar amounts, the millage needed to produce the […]

Hebron gets better pipeline deal



HEBRON – A decision to engage a Columbus law firm specializing in eminent domain law to handle easement negotiations for the proposed Atex Enterprise pipeline has paid big dividends. The path of the 20 inch diameter pipeline carrying ethane from Pennsylvania to Texas includes about 8,000 feet in The Dawes Arboretum. It also crosses through Hebron’s wellfield just north of […]

Houses coming down under new grant program



BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s been a long, drawn out process, but derelict houses are finally coming down around Buckeye Lake Village as a result of the Moving Ohio Forward Grant program. A total of seven Buckeye Lake Village homes will be demolished. Already down are: • 326 Myers;• 32 Lighthouse Lane; and• 15 Grandstaff.Scheduled to come down inthis round are:• […]

It’s time to break the silence



Editor: I woke up this morning at 3, 4 and 5 a.m. thinking about the common sense that has been lost or missing around the Buckeye Lake area for years. History repeats itself there on a regular basis and to save my life I can’t understand why! It’s been clearly demonstrated that emergency medical services are disfunctional in Buckeye Lake […]

New low at fire department



Editor: Just when you thought the Buckeye Lake Fire Department couldn’t fall any lower, they really surprise you. Last month there was a sign at the department seeking toys and other items for needy families at Christmas. Judie Cook’s nine-year-old granddaughter received some Christmas gifts at the Buckeye Lake VFW. In the true Christmas spirit, she decided to give them […]

Writer provides ‘rest of the story’



Editor: It is time for the truth to be known, especially for those who volunteered, donated, or participated. It is true that a substantial amount of money was raised by Tips for Tots. Through the help of many, it was one of the most popular and successful charities in the area, and it helped numerous families and children. Although a […]

It’s time to play ball in Millersport



Dear Editor: Want a great opportunity to be involved in the Millersport community? Want to teach your son/daughter the value of hard work and teamwork? Want your child to participate in a premier local athletic league? Millersport Little Laker baseball is your answer. There is no better place to learn the value of teamwork and build memories that last a […]

Laurie Ann Jones Arnold



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Laurie Ann Jones Arnold, 47, of Millersport, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, in the First Community Church of Buckeye Lake, with Pastors Kevin Blade and Steve Bush as celebrants. Burial will follow at Millersport Cemetery. Laurie died January 12, 2013, in Columbus, following a brief illness. She […]

Mary Marcella (Willey) Blanton



Mary Marcella (Willey) Blanton, 92 years young, of Baltimore, peacefully passed away January 11, 2013, at the Lanfair Center. She was born on July 30, 1920, to the late Harry C. and Catherine Cecilia Myers Willey. Mary enjoyed ballroom dancing, baking and loved collecting recipes. She worked as a long time waitress and hostess for Kuennings, Marzettis and Deshler Walleck. […]


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