Thanks to shoebox donors



Editor: I’m writing to thank Buckeye Lake residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect 822 shoeboxes – filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items – for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children […]

Henry G. “Buddy” Alexander Sr.



Henry G. “Buddy” Alexander Sr., formerly of Millersport, passed away peacefully in his sleep January 27, 2014. He is survived by his four daughters, Kay, Lee, Jan and Jean; and sons, Buz and Bruce. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Mary Kathryn; and daughter, Mindy. He was a decorated WWII veteran in the Pacific Campaign. He moved his family from […]

Mary Helen Arnold



Mary Helen Arnold, 83, of Newark, formerly of Millersport, passed away January 31, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark. She was born on September 23, 1930, in Rosedale, Ohio, the daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Cordell) Meadows. Mary was a longtime resident of Millersport, a member of the Millersport American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and The […]

Carlotta J. Chrysler



Carlotta J. Chrysler, 74, of Thornville, passed away February 3, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark. She was born on December 11, 1939, in Perry County, daughter of the late Clifford and Geraldine (Hite) DeLong. Carlotta was a member of the New Hope Assembly of God Church in Lancaster and was a great country music fan, having […]

Charles Lewis Melosh



Charles Lewis Melosh, age 72 of Hebron, left on January 28, 2014, to begin his road trip home. He was a decorated Vietnam Veteran with the US Air Force and a graduate of The Ohio State University. He was a long time resident and business owner in central Ohio. He is survived by daughters, Dawn Melosh of Carrollton, Texas, and […]

Lakewood Middle School starts new reward program



HEBRON – Lakewood Middle School has created Lancers Leading the Way to improve academics, attendance, and behavior by partnering with parents and community businesses to acknowledge student achievement. Students are eligible each nineweek grading period in one of three different categories: • LEGENDS – students with straight A’s, no more than one excused absence, and no unexcused absences or discipline […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 10. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Chicken sandwich/ WG bun, crispy fries, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Toasted cheese sandwich, chili or tomato soup, and fruit/vegetable bar. Wednesday: Chicken & noodles, whipped potatoes, roll/ butter, and choice of fruit. Thursday: Macaroni &cheese, fish treasures, peas/ carrots, and choice of fruit. Friday: No School. […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Jan. 20: A driver was cited for traveling 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone. • Jan. 21: A Seymour Avenue woman reported footprints surrounding her house and she thought someone tampered with her windows. • Jan. 21: A Seymour Avenue woman said her brother entered her house without permission. […]

Tips for safe snow shoveling



MILWAUKEE – The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), the national nonprofit organization representing the snow removal industry, is suggesting eight tips for safe snow shoveling. “While heart attacks may be the most serious consequence of shoveling snow, there are other even more common health risks including dehydration, back injuries, pulled muscles, broken bones and frostbite. But the good news […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Landscape Design Certificate – Begins Saturday, February 8, 9 – 11 a.m., Visitors Center – $80/$65 members. This fourpart series covers everything from planning to implementing designs around your home. Join The Dawes Arboretum’s Curator of Grounds Brent Pickering as he guides participants through the fundamentals of designing a […]


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