Polar Plunge



LAKE AREA –It was a balmy 36 degrees Sunday afternoon for the second annual Polar Plunge at the Buckeye Lake Winery. That seemed like a heat wave compared to last year’s freezing temperatures. Ice was four – six inches thick around the knee-deep hole. Spectators out-numbered daredevils by 10-1. Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Clay Carroll raised $100 for the Friends […]

Mayor: Thornville is in a good state



THORNVILLE – The Village is poised for a decent year according to Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner’s 2015 State of the Village address. According to a transcript of Renner’s Thornville State of the Village, “The Village of Thornville remains a strong community both financially and in spirit. During the 2014 calendar year, the village received several decisions on pending litigation. While […]

State of the Village address set for Monday, Feb. 16



BALTIMORE – Mayor Bob Kalish’s annual State-of-the- Village address is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb.16, in the Liberty Union High School cafeteria. Fairfield National Bank is preparing a complimentary continental breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. The annual address includes reports from Kalish, Police Chief Michael Tussey, Fiscal Officer Flo Welker, Village Administrator Scott Brown and the Liberty Union-Thurston […]

Board members approve $721,276 in cuts



MILLERSPORT – It took nearly seven hours over two days this week, but Walnut Township Local School board members have unanimously reduced expenditures for next school year by $721,276. The decision came after a nearly four-hour special meeting Wednesday evening. Board members had previously rejected Superintendent Randy Cotner’s reduction plan by votes of 3-2 on Jan. 12 and 4-1 on […]

Baltimore seeks input on possible grant projects



BALTIMORE – The Village of Baltimore is preparing an application for a Neighborhood Revitalization Program Grant. Part of the process for the $270,000 grant are meetings to solicit suggestions from residents on possible grant projects. What would you like to see done? New sidewalks? Street repairs? Two meetings have been scheduled: • Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council […]

Open letter to Thorn Township residents



To The Residents of Thorn Township: As volunteers/employees of the Thorn Township Fire Department we have endured countless setbacks at the hands of the Thorn Township Trustees. We have operated without the support of the Board of Trustees, proper equipment, and limited support resources. If we are to move forward and provide the citizens of Thorn Township with the quality […]

Winterfest was a huge success



Editor: By all measures, Winterfest 2015 was a huge success. As President of the Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank the many businesses and members that supported the event. A special thanks to Rich Hennessey and the Buckeye Lake Brewery. Rich and his crew jumped on board with their support for the event from the […]

Bob’s Bar thanked



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Youth Association would like to thank Bob’s Bar for their generous donation. They hold a 50/50 drawing every week with the profit going to a charitable organization. Thank you for choosing us! Since are funds are low now, it is much needed. Thank you to owners, Bob and Neva, and to all the patrons who enter […]

Earl W. Clark



Earl W. Clark, age 90, of Millersport, went home to be with the Lord, on January 30, 2015, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on November 23, 1924, to the late John and Vera Jamison Clark in Bowerston, OH. He served in the US Navy in both WWII and Korea. He was a member of the Millersport United Methodist […]

Nancy Joanne Perdue



Nancy Joanne Perdue, 74, of Lancaster, passed away January 29, 2015, in her residence. She was born on October 28, 1940, in Boomer, WV, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Keeney) Crockett. Nancy retired in 1996 from Liberty Union Schools where she was a teacher for 30 years. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harold […]


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