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Perry County Fair Kicks off the Season

NEW LEXINGTON– If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! As the Perry County Fair kicks off the fair season for the Buckeye Lake Area, thousands of Perry Countians enjoyed the fair’s exciting rides on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, sponsored by Bates Amusement. “We do a three year contract with them,” said Perry County Fair Board Chair John Reichley. “We’re in […]

Council grapples with golf cart regulations



BUCKEYE LAKE – Resident Buddy Alford was shocked to learn he couldn’t drive his golf cart on Ohio 79 through the village, even though it is fully road licensed and the Buckeye Lake Police cleared it for road use. Last month, council approved an ordinance prohibiting golf carts – even licensed carts – from driving on any village road with […]

New faces at Liberty Union



BALTIMORE – Monday night’s meeting was the fourth for Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members since their June 9 regular meeting. Three special meetings were held to address personnel issues. In that time, the district lost its 29-year veteran, record-setting football coach, Dan Johnson; award-winning band director, Ben Factor; high school science teacher and Race to the Top coordinator, Holly Lavender […]

Festival 5K is still set for Aug. 9



BALTIMORE – The festival is cancelled for this year, but the 23th Annual Baltimore Festival 5K Road Race is still set for Saturday, August 9. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. in Johnson Park with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Signs will be posted to direct participants from all directions to Johnson Park. The 5K (3.1 mile) running event […]

Letters to the Editor



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Thanks from BLASST



Editor: Once again BLASST expresses its special thanks to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources staff for their hard work, dedication, and support for our annual fireworks show. The BLASST Board wants to thank the following agencies for their continued exceptional support in making this a safe and enjoyable event. Without their commitment, dedication and public service. BLASST would not […]

Thanks to BLACA & boat parade supporters



Editor: Once again, I am pleased to report that annual 4th of July Boat Parade was a success and the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association would like to express our gratitude to all the participants, homeowners and visitors that make the event so much fun! Just from my location in line, I was able to see a jungle boat, line-dancing […]

Most building projects require a zoning permit



Editor: I want to write a little about zoning regulations in Thorn Township. It’s the season for construction and outdoor projects. Some thing may be required before starting your next project. • A zoning permit is required on ALL new builds, including stick-framed homes, modular homes and house trailers; remodels (which increase your living space); decks; covered/enclosed porches; boat docks/covered […]

Burness “Bunny” Eileen Cotterman



A funeral service, to celebrate the life of Burness “Bunny” Eileen Cotterman, age 81 of Newark, was held July 16, 2014, at the Hebron Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery. Bunny was born in Hebron, on March 8, 1933, to the late James and Alice (Dupler) Neel. She passed […]

Alberta Sears Dildine



Alberta Sears Dildine, 72, of Buckeye Lake, passed away July 9, 2014, at Kindred Healthcare in Newark. She was born on June 28, 1942 in Columbus, daughter of the late Lawrence and Virginia (Bonn) Sears. She was a graduate of West High School in Columbus. Alberta retired as a secretary from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She was very artistic […]


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