Winter Returns with a Vengeance

BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – After a very mild holiday season weather-wise, winter returned to the Buckeye Lake Area as a snowstorm dumped several inches of snow late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Extremely cold temperatures followed the snowfall. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for the Lake Area beginning Thursday is mostly sunny, with a high near […]

Licking Township considering electric aggregation

JACKSONTOWN – Monday night, Licking Township Trustee President Joe Hart said Joe Garrett, aggregation specialist with Trebel LLC, would visit trustees during their Jan. 19 meeting and ask trustees to consider placing an energy aggregation proposal on the ballot to find the best rate for power. Hart said the Union Township Trustees recently approved entering into a contract with electrical […]

Nine apply for Union Township Trustee vacancy

UNION TOWNSHIP – Nine candidates have applied to fill the vacancy on the board of township trustees created by Rick Black’s resignation. Black was elected a Licking County Commissioner in November, replacing Doug Smith who retired. Black gave up his trustee’s position on Dec. 31. Trustees Charles Prince and John Slater declared a vacancy at their Jan. 6 meeting, starting […]

Buckeye Lake hoping to get help from grant

BUCKEYE LAKE – Mayor Clay Carroll anticipates speaking with the Licking County Health Department about its plans for a newly acquired Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant, which could provide Buckeye Lake Village with a new park or community recreational equipment. Tuesday, Carroll said he had yet to be contacted by the health department, but he’s aware of several possibilities for […]

Tax help available

BUCKEYE LAKE – AARP is making free tax preparation available at the Buckeye Lake LEADS this year. This service is for low to moderate income people with an emphasis on those 60 and older. You must bring a photo ID, Social Security card, your 2013 tax return and all 2014 paper work; W-2’s, 1099’s, etc. Please call Tonya Green Tuesdays […]

Letters to the Editor

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Why isn’t sewer charge based on usage like water?

Editor: I bought my Buckeye Lake Village property back in 1980. At that time I used to pay a sewer rate of $17 every three month. My how times have changed. We now have a new water system billed according to usage. When is Licking County Wastewater going to get with the program. On my street six of the nine […]

Linda Jane Carpenter

Linda Jane Carpenter, 70 of Carroll, passed away December 31, 2014, at the Pickering House. She was a retired loan processor for Huntington Mortgage Co. with 26 years of service. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and collecting snowmen. Linda is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gary Carpenter; sons, Scott (Cheryl) Carpenter of Granville, and Dan (Brandy) Carpenter of Carroll; […]

Donna Jean Donahue- Whitis

Donna Jean Donahue-Whitis died on January 3, 2015 due to complications following an _extended illness. She was 72. Donna Jean was born on June 24, 1942 in McArthur, OH, to her parents, Albert and Sally _Saunders. She married Dawn Donahue who predeceased her. The Donahues lived in _Millersport. She later married Louie Whitis who also predeceased her and lived in […]

Kimberly D. Friedrich

Kimberly D. Friedrich, age 49, of Baltimore, died December 31, 2014, at Grant Medical Center. She was born on May 17, 1965, to the late Linda Vickroy and Richard Kinnear. Kim worked for Beacon 360 Management and also previously for Gorsuch Realty Co. for 15 years. She enjoyed shopping and playing bingo, but mainly loved to spend time with her […]