No wake zones to be photo enforced

BUCKEYE LAKE – Be sure to smile AND watch your wake when you pass Cranberry Bog this boating season. If you aren’t watching your wake, the latest innovation from the burgeoning photo enforcement industry will be. Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, AZ, has teamed up the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation to install the first […]

Buckeye Lake Police chief is retiring

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Police Chief Ron Small will retire March 29. Mayor Richard Baker announced Small’s retirement and thanked him for his service at Monday night’s council meeting. Baker then appointed Buckeye Lake Police Capt. James Hanzey to replace Small. “We definitely appreciate everything you’ve done for the village,” said council president Charlene Hayden. “It’s been interesting, it […]

Commissioners want to revisit sewer contract

THORNVILLE – Perry County Commissioners are asking Thornville officials to review a sewer service contract for Northern Perry County. “It’s not a good deal and it’s hurting us,” said Perry County Commissioner Dave Ferricks. “We’re trying to get them to come to the table with us. We’re not trying to hurt Thornville at all.” Last December, Perry County Commissioner Ed […]

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‘Give us professional EMS services’

Editor: Buckeye Lake Village elected officials care more about a crippled fire department than our public safety. We have some dedicated and capable fire department personnel. However, those in positions of authority are deceptive, untruthful, sometimes uninformed and out of touch. Management is poor at best and often irresponsibly places our village at great risk as far as safety and […]

Kirkersville keeps ‘watchdog’ busy

Editor: After receiving SOME of my requested records and listening to a taped meeting from Kirkersville, I report that, ONCE AGAIN, I am disappointed in how most Kirkersville officials think it is funny to play childish games with the public. I made my request in writing and on their own form so as not to cause confusion on what I […]

Beth Ann Bishop

A memorial service, celebrating the life of Beth Ann Bishop, 60, of Buckeye Lake, was held March 24, 2013, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, in Kirkersville. Her cremated remains will be scattered in Sint Maarten at a later date. Beth died suddenly on March 20, 2013, in Newark. She was born March 16, 1953, in […]

Mary Josephine “Phenie” Cotterman

Mary Josephine “Phenie” Cotterman, 91, of Somerset, died March 22, 2013, at Chapel Grove Inn in Heath, and joined the love of her life in Heaven. Josephine was born July 26, 1921, in Fairfield County, the daughter of the late Robert and Esta Faye Miller Tribble. She was a graduate of Rushville Union High School; a member of Zion United […]

Donald R. “Dick” Fulk

A funeral service for Donald R. “Dick” Fulk, 77, of Thornville was held March 23, 2013, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Olson and Pastor Luke Emerson officiating. Burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery. Mr. Fulk passed away on March 19, 2013, at Autumn at the Lake. He was born in Licking County on February 13, 1936, to the late […]

Richard Keith Hammack

Richard Keith Hammack, ago 80 of Lancaster, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. He was born on January 23, 1933, to the late John E. Hammack and Mabel H. (Ford) Hammack. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School, a member of the United Brethren Church and a life member of the American Flint Glass Workers’ […]