BUCKEYE LAKE – Carp was worth about 62¢ a pound at last weekend’s Carp Fest. Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow paid out $3,190 in cash prizes for a record 5,114 lb. haul. That’s over 2.5 tons! T-shirts were given to any angler bringing in at least 15 pounds. In three years, Carp Fest has removed more than five tons of carp […]

All three schools require wireless upgrades

BALTIMORE – Some Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members were disappointed to learn Monday night that all three district schools will require wireless technology upgrades so students will be able to take staterequired tests on-line starting with the 2014/15 school year. Board members unanimously agreed to waive competitive bidding so the work can be completed this summer. Two bids were solicited. […]

Buckeye Lake rejects contract options for fire/EMS

BUCKEYE LAKE – Thanks, but no thanks, was the public safety committee’s recommendation Monday night as village officials discuss the possibility of contracting outside of the village for fire protection and a proposed regional fire district. Council member Clay Carroll, who chairs the public safety committee, said committee members discussed the fire department’s future at length and agreed to recommend […]

Buckeye Lake Police officer suspended

BUCKEYE LAKE – Police Officer Bryan French has been suspended without pay for two days and has a permanent writeup on his record for allowing a suspected impaired driver to drive home while he followed May 26. “He let her drive about a block or so,” said Buckeye Lake Police Chief James Hanzey. “It was a bad call. I have […]

‘Wishing will make it so’

Buckeye Lake Village council members must have been channeling singer Vera Lynn and Big Band leader Glenn Miller Monday night. Both performed ‘Wishing will make it so’ in the 1930’s, maybe even right here at the Crystal Ballroom. After nearly 10 months of flailing around with our dysfunctional fire department, village officials, led by chief whitewasher Clay Carroll, came up […]

James C. Brode

James C. Brode, age 52 of Millersport, passed away June 5, 2013, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Jim was born on April 18, 1961, in Newark, to David L. and Nola J. (Winter) Brode. He was a ‘good hearted man’ who enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his three sisters, […]

John Willett Clendenin, Jr

John Willett Clendenin,Jr, age 81, of Buckeye Lake, died June 6, 2013, in Newark following an extended illness. He was born in Springville, TN, the son of the late John W. and Margaret E (Nicholson) Clendenin Sr. John Jr. was the last of his seven sisters and brothers. He served honorably in the US Navy as a fire control technician […]

Ruth Evelyn (Boring) Helser

Ruth Evelyn (Boring) Helser, age 95 of Jacksontown, passed away June 6, 2013, with her son at her side. She was born October 27, 1917, in rural Licking County, to Leonard E. and Mary Lenora (Kreager) Boring. She married Homer D. Helser on August 31 1935. She is survived by one son. Jerry Lee Helser of Harbor Hills; two grandchildren, […]

Shane R. Huck

A funeral mass, celebrating the life of Shane R. Huck, 37, of Pataskala, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with the Rev. Father Michael Reis, celebrant. Private family inurnment will follow at a later date in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Pataskala. Shane died suddenly, […]

Dawn Marie May Michael Paul May

Dawn Marie (Milligan) May, 55, of Columbus, passed away June 7, 2013, as the result of a seizure at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on July 29, 1957, in Columbus to the late Don and Sarah (Varley) Milligan. She enjoyed caring for and making her home. She especially enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. She […]