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Alarms, extinguishers save lives



Editor: Only recently, I learned that one of my favorite tenants is also a volunteer firefighter in Newark. She didn’t plan it…it just happened! A few months ago at 4 a.m., Jessica was awakened by the smoke alarm and found herself surrounded by smoke. She rushed into her sons’ bedroom and they ran down the stairs to safety outside. She […]

‘Tales get bigger and bigger’



Editor: Hack reporting by so called letter writer Patty Volland of Bowling Green Township has reached a new low. She attacks Trustee Jeff Chorpenning for a letter I wrote on how the township meetings are run like a ‘dictator’ by convicted Trustee President Ben Hupp. Volland responded by calling Chorpenning the ‘dictator.’ Chorpenning was actually kind to Volland in his […]

Recycling is back in Walnut Township



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustee Terry Horn recently announced that recycling opportunities are once again available to township residents. The township facility on Millersport Road is now a household recycling drop-off location for the Lancaster-Fairfield County Community Action Agency’s Recycling Program. There is no cost to Walnut Township. The agreement with Community Action states that they will service the drop […]

Shifts still being missed



Editor: I wondered why there were no cars at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department last Friday so I checked on it. Apparently, no one showed up for the 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. shift so once again our residents were left unprotected by our local department. Hopefully residents are starting to see the light. As we’ve said, our local department […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • July 5: Police took a report on a vandalized vehicle owned by the Licking County Water and Wastewater. • July 7: Police observed a uspicious person loitering around closed businesses. Person was found to have an active warrant for arrest out of Fairfield County. Person was arrested and released to the […]

World walker stops here



BUCKEYE LAKE – A legendary traveler wandered through Buckeye Lake Village Wednesday morning, on his way to meet a friend at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and take a short break from walking. “I’ve walked for 43 years,” said George Walter, better known worldwide as “Pilgrim George,” who is spending the summer on 700-mile trek through Ohio, much of it […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. 1st Saturday Garden Wagon Tour- Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 to 11 a.m. Join us on as we explore different plant collections around The Arboretum. These are guided tours with an emphasis on plants that will have you hopping off the wagon for a closer look! FREE, meet at the […]

Thornville plans to sell old hardware store lot



THORNVILLE – Thornville administrators and council members plan to place the property once home to the Thornville Hardware Store out to bid. “We plan to do it by sealed bid,” said Thornville Administrator Beth Patrick. “We won’t know what the bids are until we open them.” Last September, the village razed the old hardware store, which was in extremely poor […]

Village looking for $550 to install donated lightbars



BUCKEYE LAKE- Mifflin Township, near Gahanna, has donated two light bars to the Buckeye Lake Police Department, but the department must wait to install them on cruisers until it can come up with $550 for installation. “People don’t realize how little finances the department has, said Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker. According to a Mifflin Township press release, Mifflin Township […]


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