High Hopes for New Clinic



.BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village’s financial crisis may go up in a puff of smoke. The struggling village’s change of fortune is the result of being in the right place at the right time. State and local governments nation-wide are battling to balance their budgets. The federal solution – just borrow more – is not an option for most […]

Wells: ‘Where are we going to get the money to repair our streets’



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village has already received $19,000 from EMS soft billing and anticipates receiving $60,000. “The income from the soft billing goes into an account for the fire department and will most likely be used to help in providing two persons (on duty at the Buckeye Lake fire station) around the clock, which was the expressed desire […]

‘Snow days’ make-up extending school year



LAKE AREA – There’s a big difference in how many days lake area school districts will have to make up in June. This winter’s brutal weather forced districts to close or impose delays far more than usual, resulting in some local teachers and students finding their school year extended into the summer. “Our contingency plan, board adopted, is to make […]

Nearly everyone can enjoy the pool



Editor: The powers to be in Millersport have decided they want to close the village swimming pool at the end of this season. They made this decision without ever asking any townspeople what they think. It seems like a protest is in order here, sort of like the Boston Tea Party. Maybe we could all go down to the Circle […]

Where’s the growth in Baltimore?



Editor: I know that this will not be a surprise to many, but I did not attend the State of the Village presentation. I was told that Mayor Kalish said the condition of the village is good. If we are in such good shape, please tell me why the former Kozy Korner and former Rosewood Cafe are apparently closed. Domino’s […]

Cover crop update



Editor: As the second year of the Buckeye Lake Nutrient Reduction Project comes to an end, we would like to thank all the farmers and landowners for their support and participation in better understanding our streams and the use of cover crops in the Buckeye Lake Watershed. We believe that the area regularly has a higher than average percentage of […]

Leota M. Gill Andrews



Leota M. Gill Andrews, 96, of Millersport, passed away March 19, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center. Leota was born December 29, 1917, in Walnut Township, near New Salem, to the late Homer and Ara Elder. Leota was a lifelong Fairfield County resident. She worked for the Fairfield County Auditor’s office for 27 years. She was a member of the Millersport […]

Philip O. Harden



Philip O. Harden, 79, of Thornville, passed away March 25, 2014, at his home. He was born on January 6, 1935 in Columbus, son of the late Hollie O. and Charlotte (Wells) Harden. Philip was a member of Community Lodge #684, the Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Buckeye Lake Moose Lodge #2434, and AMVETS Post #51 in Thornport. He is […]

Donald S. Hartman



Donald S. Hartman, 81, of Thornville went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 24, 2014, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born May 20, 1932, in Zanesville, to the late Samuel and Ida (Wolfe) Hartman and is survived by his wife of 15 years, Robin L. (Rolland) Hartman; his children, Donald […]

Robert Travis Huckabaa



Robert Travis Huckabaa, age 58 of Loango, Alabama, passed away March 22, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services were March 25, 2014, at Shady Hill Cemetery with speaker Don Florer officiating the service and Foreman Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his son, Robert Travis Huckagaa, II of Chicago; his daughters and sonin law, Charissa Skal, Holly and Lee Armstorng of […]


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