Jimmy Lewis Riggs



A funeral service for Jimmy Lewis Riggs was held February 3, 2015, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Darryl Beckett officating. Mr. Riggs, 77, of Thornville, passed away January 31, 2015, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark. He was born September 21, 1937, in Middleport, Ohio, a son of the late Lewis Herbert and Evelyn Louis (Walburn) […]

John W. Sproat Jr.



John W. Sproat Jr., a Columbus attorney and resident of Buckeye Lake, died January 26, 2015, at the Licking County Memorial Hospital in Newark, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. John was born December 2, 1946, to John W. Sproat Sr. and Alberta L. (Lober) Sproat. John graduated from Upper Arlington High School, The Ohio State University […]

Maybe it’s time for humane society to take over pound



Editor: According to public records, the Licking County dog pound took in six dogs the first week of this year. Week two – they took in THREE dogs; week three – six dogs; and week four they took in five dogs. On February 3, a local paper featured a dog available for adoption at the pound. It was the ONLY […]

Winterfest heats up lake area businesses



BUCKEYE LAKE- So, who wants bagels and beer at 7:30 a.m.? Lots of people, said Buckeye Lake Brewery owner Rick Hennosy. “It was pretty great,” he said. Hennosy opened the brewery at the crack of dawn Saturday to accommodate visitors to Buckeye Lake’s first annual Winterfest. He said immediately after Benny the Bass’ prognostication concluded at North Shore Boat Ramp, […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Jan. 27: A driver was cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per hour zone. • Jan. 27: A Seymour Avenue woman said her brother was having mental issues. The brother was transported to Licking Memorial Hospital for treatment. • Jan. 28: A Lake Street man said he honked his […]

18 fatalities in 2014



NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition provides a traffic fatality update quarterly to the county. It is the coalition’s mission to educate the public about the consequences of drinking and driving, reckless driving, driving without a seat beat.. Miami University conducted a pre- and post-observational seat belt survey April and May 2014 around the National Click […]

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Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Salamanders of Licking County – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13. FREE! Join Scott Albaugh, Assistant Professor at Zane State College Department of Parks, Recreation and Wildlife, for a presentation about fascinating amphibians called salamanders. Learn about the species that call Licking County home, including those that […]

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 at […]

School Lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 9. Hebron Elementary/ Jackson Intermediate Monday: Chicken rings, golden corn, chilled peaches, and Scooby snacks. Tuesday: Ravioli w/savory meat sauce, romaine & tomato salad, warmed spiced apples, and garlic toast. Wednesday: Multi cheese pizza, mixed vegetable medley, chilled pears, and cranberry bar. Thursday: Turkey & gravy, whipped potatoes, seasoned green beans, WG […]