Festival Fun



BUCKEYE LAKE– The fourth annual Buckeye Lake Fest finished with a bang last Saturday night. The free Phantom Fireworks Show gave Buckeye Lake Village residents a ringside seat for the annual fireworks preview. The Fest started with a youth fishing contest from 9 a.m. to noon. Musical entertainment ran from 5 p.m. to the 9:45 p.m. Phantom show. Food was […]

Trustees approve $168,000 for road resurfacing



UNION TOWNSHIP – Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to spend up to $168,000 with Small’s Asphalt of Gambier to resurface five roads this summer. Bids were opened June 6 with Small’s and The Shelly Company submitting proposals. Four of the five roads will be chip sealed: • Duck Run: Small’s – $ 11,751.20 & Shelly – $16,065.76; • Reinhard Drive: […]

Licking Township appoints new zoning inspector



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees unanimously hired resident Forrest Cooperrider as the township’s new part-time zoning inspector, following a lengthy interview process Monday night. Cooperrider also serves on the Lakewood School Board. Trustee President Joe Hart said the decision came down to Cooperrider and resident Earl Simpson, and after much deliberation, trustees chose Cooperrider. Hart said it was a tough […]

Largest swim lesson set for June 20



LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster’s Tiki Pool is joining hundreds of other pools across the nation in an effort to set the Guinness Book of World Records’ world’s largest swimming lesson. The world’s top water safety and training organizations are joining forces Friday, June 20, to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help […]

Unbuildable lots still valuable



Editor: I’m writing about the concerns of some Millersport residents about the failing seawall along the canal and the possibility that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources no longer wants the responsibility to maintain the wall and that the Village of Millersport may be willing to give up some village-owned property along the canal. I would hope that village officials […]

What happened to freedom of speech?



Editor: I recently accompanied some neighbors to a Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. Our concern was an unkempt property on Union Avenue. During public comments, Jackie Sluder was told to sit down because she asked a question. Council president Jeryn Peterson was very rude and disrespectful. When it was my turn, I was trying to support some points that council […]

Buckeye Lake Fest supporters thanked



Editor: This letter is to express my sincere thanks to all of you who were part of making our fourth annual “Buckeye Lake Fest” a great success! The Fest Staff: Mayor Clay Carroll , Jimmy and Shelia Fryer and Jackie French. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources for making it possible to have the Fest at the Buckeye Lake State […]

Lester R. Anspach



Lester R. Anspach, 90, of Thornville, went to be with the Lord and his beloved Mary on June 16, 2014, at Autumn Healthcare of Thornville. He was born on July 23, 1923, in Thornville, son of the late Ray and Attie (Stevens) Anspach. He was a lifetime member of the Thornville United Methodist Church, a past church historian, and very […]

Clarence Pennington



A memorial service celebrating of the life of Clarence Pennington, age 88, of Hebron, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Second Presbyterian Church, 42 East Church Street, Newark, with Reverend Charles Smith officiating. Mr. Pennington died June 13, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones at The Ohio State University Hospital of complications following bypass surgery. […]

Timmis E. “Tim” Stevens



A memorial service for Timmis E. “Tim” Stevens of Newark was held June 16, 2014, at Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Sam Harnish presiding. Mr. Stevens, age 61, passed away June 12, 2014, at Arlington Care Center following a prolonged battle with cancer. He was born September 8, 1952, in Newark, the son of Eugene K. and Mary […]


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