New location boosts festival



BUCKEYE LAKE – The move from Ryan Braden Park to Buckeye Lake State Park’s North Shore provided a big boost to the fledgling Buckeye Lake Fest. The move improved its visibilit y, at t ract i ng more participants and eyes for the Phantom Fireworks show at dusk. Monday night, cou ncil members thanked festival founder John Sproat and Mayor […]

Council meeting ends before it starts



BALTIMORE – Monday night’s council meeting didn’t get past the roll call. With council members Tony House, Chuck Keller and Judy Landis absent, a quorum wasn’t present and the meeting never began. Mayor Robert Kalish suggested that resident Mariann Henderson go ahead and address the members present. She said 14 years she had written a grant application for playground equipment […]

Proposed fire chief rejected



THORN TOWNSHIP- Thorn Township Fire Department volunteers rejected Heath Fire Chief Mark Huggins as Thorn Township’s new part-time fire chief. The volunteers voted against Huggins 10 to 2. “He didn’t have any compassion or conviction as to why he should be chief,” said department Captain Michael Tolliver. “Based on our needs, he just wasn’t the right fit.” And, he said, […]

Lakewood filling staff vacancies



HEBRON – Lakewood students are on summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean the school buildings are quiet. “People would be amazed at what the middle school looks like,” Director of Pupil Services Arnie Ettenhofer reported at the June 12 Lakewood School Board meeting. “It looks like total chaos.” Ettenhofer said cleaning crews are scouring the schools for the upcoming school […]

Selection method for chief isn’t right



Editor: Recently there was an opening for the Thorn Township Fire Department. It would be great for our citizens to have a qualified chief which has been lacking for years. One of the applicants and most qualified for the job was Chief Huggins from Heath. He has close to 30 years in the fire service (14 of those as chief), […]

Last call for luminaries, shirts



Editor: Well, we found some luminaries and the BLASST t-shirts are back. Both are only available at at Buckeye Lake Marina and its cash or check only. Please write a check. To be honest, the t-shirts and tanks are a lot of work for not a lot of profit so sales this year will help determine whether they will be […]

Library 5K supporters thanked



Editor: The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library held a very successful 5K Walk last Saturday to raise money for the library’s operating expenses. Many area businesses helped sponsor this annual event and their support is sincerely appreciated. Thanks to Fairfield Medical Center; Alexander’s Landing; Orange Leaf Yogurt of Pickerington; Bill Rushay, CPA; Feeder Creek Veterinary Service; Knights of Columbus […]

‘Thanks to Hebron for the wonderful care’



Editor: At the 6/24 Buckeye Lake Council meeting, council member Barry Herron said he was infuriated that I “used” my mother to call 911 and then refused Buckeye Lake EMS when they arrived. Council President Hayden asked, “In a real emergency would you not take the first responder if your slogan is “Patients 1st?” Their offensive remarks went on and […]

Buckeye Lake Fest supporters thanked



Editor: This letter is to sincerely thank all those involved in helping the “Buckeye Lake Fest” to be fun and a great success. They are: • The Fest Staff: Amanda Gillespie , Cassie Kidd, Jimmy Fryer, and Rob Sanders. • The Ohio Department of Natural Resources for allowing us to use the Buckeye Lake State Park, North Shore area. • […]

Gloria L. (Davis) Boardman



Gloria L. (Davis) Boardman, 74, of Lyman, SC, passed away June 24, 2013. A native of Blacklick, Ohio, she was the widow of the late Bill Boardman and the daughter of the late Clarence Davis and Gladys (Dickenson) Davis. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Wade of Woodruff, SC and Terry Wade of Lenox, MI; two daughters, April Marx of Beavercreek, […]


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