Cold Catch

BUCKEYE LAKE– Ice fishermen finally had a chance to get their hooks into Buckeye Lake as this winter’s extreme cold created an ice cap roughly a foot think in most areas of the lake. “They’re doing really well,” said Mike Watson, who works in Vance Outdoors of Hebron’s fishing department. “They’ve really hit us good this year.” Watson said the […]

Community meeting on tax levy set for March 23

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School District voters will have an opportunity to learn more about the renewal of a .5 percent district income tax at a community meeting from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, at the district administration office. The measure is on the May 6 ballot, but voting begins April 1. “This is a renewal issue, […]

Board of Elections asked to restore polling places

NEWARK- Buckeye Lake and Union Township officials joined government officials from all over Licking County Tuesday afternoon, asking the Licking County Board of Elections to restore local polling places in their communities. To cut costs, the board combined polling places all over the county. Locally, Buckeye Lake voters were forced to travel seven miles outside of the village to vote […]

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Dog pound locks up public records

Editor: I do not yet have local police records to share but I would like to share more information on our local dog pound, the Licking County DOG Shelter. (It is still officially named the “Animal” shelter but they only take stray dogs.) First let me say that I get records emailed to me from many Licking county officials but […]

VFW yard sale set for March 8

Editor: It’s yard sale time again. The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1388 is having an indoor yard sale on Saturday, March 8, at the Post. We are asking all our Sisters, friends, and family to bring us their clean, unwanted treasures. We can only accept items on Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7, due to the lack of […]

Time to register for Hebron spring soccer

HEBON – Hebron Area Soccer is accepting registrations for the Spring season. Reserve your spot now by registering directly on line at or by downloading and mailing a registration form. Register through March 1 and qualify for the early bird discount price of only $40. Early registrants also receive a $10 discount for each additional family member registered. The […]

Mayor gives OK before meeting

BUCKEYE LAKE – LEADS Community Action Agency has put together another proposal to build single-family houses on vacant lots in Buckeye Lake Village. Last year, Village Council members rejected a similar proposal. LEADS CEO Kenneth Kempton said the organization hasscheduleda6p.m.publicmeetingon Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Village Hall to talk about the new proposal. Applications for Ohio Tax Credits from the […]

State of Village set for Feb. 17

BALTIMORE – The 2014 Baltimore State of the Village address is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, in the Liberty Union High School cafeteria. A continental breakfast compliments of Peoples National Bank runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Presenters this year are: • Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish; • Baltimore Village Administrator Scott Brown; • Baltimore Fiscal Officer […]

Ruth Jo Anne Kammer

A memorial service, to celebrate the life of Ruth Jo Anne Kammer, age 77, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, 2600 Walnut Rd. NE, Millersport, with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Ruth went to be with Jesus on February 8, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center, operated […]