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Dawes needs volunteers for busy season

JACKSONTOWN – The Witch Hazel blooming at Dawes Arboretum can only mean one thing—Maple Syrup Madness is coming! With a brand new evaporator and plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming season, Dawes Arboretum is scrambling to sign up as many volunteers as possible. “It’s a fun event,” said Dawes Volunteer Coordinator Jennilyn Haer. This year, the annual Maple Syrup Madness […]

Proposed LEADS housing project questioned



BUCKEYE LAKE- Memories of a delayed residential development at Maple Bay prompted Buckeye Lake Village Council member Jeryne Peterson to sharply question a LEADS developer Monday night about plans to build in-fill homes on some soon-to-bevacant lots. “I’m not sure what you people are asking us to commit to,” Peterson told John Stock of Stock Development. Monday night. A resolution […]

Vandals getting bolder, more destructive



BUCKEYE LAKE- Ohio State Parks spokesperson Heidi Hetzel-Evans confirmed Wednesday that ODNR officials are aware of a rash of vandalism near the North Shore Boat Ramp, including the destruction of two marble benches surrounding a rebuilt fountain on the North Shore. Vending machines and trash containers were also vandalized. “We are aware of the recent vandalism,” said Hetzel-Evans. “We have […]

Council makes wise decision; one more needed



Buckeye Lake Village Council members made a wise decision last week. They decided not to spend $8,000+ to put the fire levy renewal on the May ballot. One more wise decision would make approval certain in November. It’s not a tough one. Mayor Rick Baker and council members simply need to adopt a “Patient First” strategy for the village’s emergency […]

Wells questions “secret ballot”



Editor: Congratulations to the five new charter commission members in Buckeye Lake. I look forward to attending their meetings and will support their efforts in any way I can. No public announcement was made for candidates to apply for the Charter Review Commission. I was the only candidate who presented myself as an interested party at a council meeting. One […]

‘Love your country, fear your government’



Editor: Some Pataskala area readers know me, some personally, and some through articles in the paper. I have always felt that if you had something to say, you were entitled to peacefully and politely express yourself. In 2011, I was charged with Vexatious Litigation, a jury was denied. During the trial, the court considered letters that I had written about […]

Norman Romeo Castro



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Norman Romeo Castro, 79, of Newark, was held January 29, 2013, the chapel of The Kirkersville home of The Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Norman died January 26, 2013, in Pataskala, following a brief illness. He was born December 29, 1933, in Lewiston, Maine, the son of the late Placido and Marie Rose […]

Mary Valinda Clagg Milton Judson Clagg Sr.



Milton Judson Clagg Sr. and Mary Valinda Clagg, age 62, of Thornville, died early Thursday, January 24, 2013, at their home at Fairfield Beach as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic house fire. Memorial Services celebrating their lives were held January 29, 2013, at the Thornville home of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main Street […]

Ann L. Collier



Ann L. Collier, age 84 of Thornville formerly of Thurston for 40 years, passed away January 26, 2013, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. She was born August 29, 1928, in Roda VA to the late Ira and Elizabeth Childress Hughes. She was a member of the Millersport Lioness Club. Ann is survived by her daughter, Martina (Delbert) Hardy of […]

Raymond Kirby Crouse



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Raymond Kirby Crouse, 40, of Pataskala, will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Ray died suddenly, Friday, January 25, 2013. He was a long time resident of the Pataskala area. […]


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