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Spring thaw finally arrives at Buckeye Lake.

LAKE AREA– It’s been a long time coming, but Buckeye Lake is finally beginning to thaw, opening up areas of liquid water among all the remaining ice. Even though temperatures climbed into the 50s this week after a long winter of subzero cold, most of the lake remained frozen over as of Wednesday. However, some signs of spring are beginning […]

Warming weather brings out potholes, repairs



LAKE AREA – As the snow melts away, possibly for the season, lake area village street departments are left with a grim but not unexpected discovery – potholes. Road crews will be out in force during the next several weeks trying to catch up to all the damage subzero temperatures, road salt, and moisture have caused. “The Village of Baltimore […]

Schaffer comments on dam report



COLUMBUS – State Representative Tim Schaffer (RLancaster), who has represented the Buckeye Lake region for the past 15 years in the Ohio General Assembly, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources concerning the Buckeye Lake dam: “We can’t take chances with peoples’ lives. Protecting life […]

Analysis: ODNR drops the scare bomb



BUCKEYE LAKE – Faces were grim Wednesday afternoon as seven long-time community leaders waited around a conference table at the Buckeye Lake Library for ODNR’s tele-conference on the Buckeye Lake dam to begin. A promised face-to-face meeting with top ODNR officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project team had been cancelled. At the last minute, the conference […]

Letters to the Editor



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More insights from a former dog pound employee



Editor: This letter continues to share an exit interview letter from a former pound employee who resigned in good standing. As I stated previously, the letter gives credence to some of the questionable activity that I believe Dog Warden, John Silva, is involved in. Although I am not naming the ex-employee and some current employees, here are some more excerpts […]

Union Township hosts first tire collection day Saturday, March 28



UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township is hosting the first scrap tire collection event in 2015 in Licking County. Township residents can drop off up to 10 tires at a time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Union Township Complex, 1380 Beaver Run Road. Costs are $1 per tire for passenger vehicles; $3 per tire […]

Hebron Area Soccer registration set



HEBRON – Hebron Area Soccer is accepting registrations for the Spring season. Reserve your spot now by registering directly on line @ www.HebronAreaSoccer.com or by downloading and mailing a registration form. Register through March 16 and qualify for the early bird discount price of only $40. Also receive a $10discount for each additional family member you register. The league is […]

Allen Edward Allbritton



Allen Edward Allbritton, 61, of Buckeye Lake, passed away March 8, 2015, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark. A Celebration of Life gathering was held March 11, 2015, at the Brucker&Kishler Funeral Home, in Newark.

Alice G. Bauman



Alice G. Bauman, age 87, passed away March 8, 2015, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pforzheim, Germany, and was a resident of the East Shore of Buckeye Lake State Park. Alice was a member of the Damen Sektion of Columbus Maennerchor, where she met her future husband, Marshall. She was also an avid boating enthusiast. She was […]


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