Go jump in the lake

FAIRFIELD BEACH– Sunday’s Polar Bear Plunge at the Buckeye Lake Winery helped raise roughly $5,000 cold cash for the Buckeye Lake Historical Society. Nearly 100 of the 500 people who attended the event plunged into a hole cut in Buckeye Lake’s icy surface to raise money for the society and to prove that one of the coldest winters on record […]

Salt running short in Union Township too

UNION TOWNSHIP – Like most of the area, Union Township could be facing a salt crisis if snowy weather continues this winter. “Every incident takes about 40 tons of salt,” said Trustee President Rick Black Wednesday morning, after the township received roughly six inches of snow Tuesday night. He said the township has 200 to 300 tons of salt remaining […]

Football coach appointment is controversial

HEBRON – Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault expects to make his recommendation to school board members at their Feb. 12 meeting out of three candidates to become Lakewood’s next varsity football coach. He stressed Monday that he and the nominating committee are following procedure, amid controversy surrounding one of the candidates. “Nobody’s been hired,” he said. One of the candidates is […]

Schools offer virtual high school

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston Schools media specialist and site coordinator Debra Howdyshell hopes her district will be able to expand availability of its Virtual High School program, which is gaining in popularity. “Interest is growing,” she said. Virtual High School is a program resembling online collegiate courses that locally provides both Liberty Union and Walnut Township Schools students opportunities to […]

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Thanks to Polar Bear Plunge supporters

Editor: Ground Hog Day was more than Punxsutawney Phil predicting the weather, or guessing who was going to win the Super Bowl to the Buckeye Lake Historical Society this year; it was a history-making day. The Polar Bear Plunge held at the Buckeye Lake Winery was the best winter event our lake has seen in years. Americans are well known […]

Make decision on the man, not myth

Editor: Lakewood High School is in the process of hiring a new football coach. My brother, Dave Daubenmire, is on the list to be recommended by the nominating committee as the candidate for the position. Recently, an online petition was started, calling for the Lakewood Board of Education to not hire him. At the time of this writing, 3,700 people […]

More support for Coach Dave

Editor: We can’t believe the lies that are being told about Coach Dave Daubenmire. How can folks be so gullible as to believe them? Dave and I were teammates on the only championship football team that Lakewood has ever had – 1969. I have followed his career. He has been a winner everywhere he has been. Even more importantly, the […]

Pound should stop killing all pit bulls

Editor: My letter last week addressed why I thought the humane society should take over the Licking County dog pound. I also complained about a trip to PA that the dog warden John Silva took to pick up a truck for the pound. I sincerely believe that Silva was on personal business (maybe a mini vacation) in the Washington, DC […]

Thanks from the winery

Editor: I want to say thank you for all of the community support for Buckeye Lake Winery and our first Polar Bear Plunge. What a successful day! We were able to raise over $5000 for the Buckeye Lake Historical Society for the preservation of our history and Cranberry Bog. I would also like to thank Brad and Linda Koller for […]