5K Run-Walk, Lakefest, & Car Show attract hundreds of vistors!

LAKE AREA– Two weekends of beautiful weather helped attract hundreds of visitors to Buckeye Lake as visitors poured into town for the annual Lakefest and the Buckeye Lake Fire Department’s car show at the KOA campground the weekend of June 14. The annual Bog Day and the Friends of Buckeye Lake Library 5k walk/run, both of which took place June […]

LUYSA soccer registration starts

BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union Youth Soccer Association is currently registering players for the fall recreational league. The U4 team is coed and U6 and higher teams will have separate divisions for boys and girls. On-line registration with a credit card is available now at, In person registration is available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Baltimore Subway […]

BLASST set for 10 p.m. July 3

FAIRFIELD BEACH – There’s still time to help support Buckeye Lake’s communityfunded fireworks show. BLASST will fill the sky over Buckeye Lake starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. The launch site remains at Fairfield Beach. Tax-deductible contributions (payable to BLASST) should be mailed to: BLASST, PO Box 475, Millersport OH 43046. The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s 4th […]

Village taking steps to address unkempt property

BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, Buckeye Lake Mayor Clay Carroll said the village is continuing its effort to convince a Union Avenue property owner to clean up his yard. “We’re making progress,” he said. Last month, neighbor Jackie Sluder told council members she was speaking for several neighbors when she asked that the village do something about the condition of […]

Pink water is harmless

MILLERSPORT- It wasn’t a promotion for Victoria Secret’s Pink brand nor was anyone at risk when Millersport’s water turned pink Wednesday. Mayor’s Assistant Vince Popo said, “They (the water treatment plant) switched wells and the chemicals became imbalanced,” he said. “It’s safe to drink and cook with.” Millersport Water Superintendent John Wood said the village has several water wells, each […]

Still making bad decisions!!!

We haven’t written about the Buckeye Lake Fire Department since last November’s election. That’s when voters essentially killed the Patients First effort by narrowly renewing the department’s levy and electing Clay Carroll mayor by a handful of votes. Promoting Carroll, who protected and defended the department’s leadership, to mayor sealed Patients First’s fate. His election and the levy renewal means […]

5K-Run/Walk supporters thanked

Editor: What a great day! The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 21, was very successful. The proceeds help fund the Buckeye Lake Library’s operating expenses. Many area businesses have continued to support this critical fundraiser and their support is sincerely appreciated. Thanks to Buckeye Lake Winery, Fairfield Medical Center, Alexander’s Landing, Buckeye Lake Area […]

How about some first aid training

Editor: According to public records, Kirkersville’s police force is down to a more reasonable number for its population. The force consists of two officers: Jeremy Kidder and Carl Runyon. But the Village of Crooksville (with a population of about 2500) has a little larger police force now. Former Kirkersville Police Chief James Chapman is now in Crooksville and he joins […]

Richard L. Boucher

Richard L. Boucher, age 81 of Pleasantville, died June 20, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1933, to Leon and Freda Benson Boucher. He was a farmer who also did various commercial construction projects all throughout central Ohio. He was a member of the Massey Harris Ferguson Club of Ohio; was a past president of the […]

Allan W. Drake, Jr.

Allan W. Drake, Jr., age 57, of Thornville, passed away on June 20, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Columbus, on January 23, 1957, to the late Allan W. Drake Sr. and Dorothy (Blain) T. Thompson. Allan enjoyed fishing, showing antique tractors and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, […]