A Look Back at 2013




BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – For the most part, 2013 was not a dramatic year locally. Thankfully, we didn’t have another derecho which knocked out power for days during the 2012 summer or the “backbuilding” thunderstorm that flooded much of Hebron in March 2012. We did have a November tor nado that destroyed dozens of trees and damaged several homes and […]

Trustees to review road repair ‘wish list’



UNION TOWNSHIP- Christmas is over for this year, but Union Township Trustees are hopeful they can present township residents with a sleigh full of road repairs. “This is a wish list for 2014,” said Trustee President Rick Black during the township’s year-end meeting Tuesday morning. Black and road supervisor Dave Cable recently surveyed township roads and came up with the […]

Letters to the Editor



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Writer still searching for Baltimore ‘growth’



Editor: I just happened to look at the Eagle Gazette (12-21-2013) and saw a story about Baltimore. The story is about several homeowners that do not live in Baltimore, but they have water service from Baltimore. These people, apparently, paid for the costs of connecting to the Baltimore water system, and Baltimore was happy to supply them with water and […]

Buckeye Lake Fire Department thanked



Editor: At 2 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, I woke up and couldn’t get my breath. I called the squad and they arrived in less than five minutes and immediately gave me a breathing treatment. They then took me to the hospital. Thanks to the Buckeye Lake Fire Department for being there. They may have saved my life. I was […]

Wells’ letters bore writer



Editor: What did Peggy Wells accomplish with her last letter? Not much. It had the same tone as every letter she has written for the past 10 years. More condemnation of those who have voluntered or served the public in low paying jobs and zero answers on how she will make things better. Yawn… Richard HaleBuckeye Lake

Barbara Allen



A funeral service celebrating the life of Barbara Allen, 72, of Hebron, was held December 27, 2013, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Kirkersville, with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Burial followed at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg. Memorials may be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058. […]

Lewie L. Daniels



Lewie L. Daniels, age 63, a lifelong resident of Thornville, passed away on Christmas Day at his home. He was a graduate of Sheridan High School, member of South Shore Ministries, the Thornville Lions Club, and a proud member of the Millersport Community Watch Patrol. Lewis was the BEST “FORD man” around. He loved racing anything with wheels and he […]

Beverly A. Farabee



Beverly A. Farabee, 76, of Etna, passed away December 21, 2013, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was born on May 20, 1937, in Zanesville, daughter of the late Elmer “Ted” and Eloise (Twiggs) Farabee. Bev worked for AT&T for 30 years retiring in 1993. She enjoyed camping at Camper’s Grove and liked playing hide and seek in the woods […]

Barbara Kay “Bobbie” Stimmel Keckley



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Barbara Kay “Bobbie” Stimmel Keckley, 76, of Hebron, was held December 27, 2013, in the Millersport United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Wiles as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Bobbie died peacefully December 23, 2013, in Columbus, following a brief illness. She was born April 11, 1937, in New Reading, the daughter […]


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