Brake at the Lake!



BUCKEYE LAKE – While communities across Ohio were turning off traffic law photomonitoring detection units last week, the Village of Buckeye Lake quietly turned on its first unit Wednesday. Cities from Akron to West Carrollton were shutting down their cameras to comply with SB 342, which became effective March 19. The new law requires that a law enforcement officer be […]

Perry County, Thornville offer encouragement on dam



THORNVILLE – The Village of Thornville could be a base for emergency operations should the Buckeye Lake dam experience a breach. “Anything we can do to help,” said Thornville Police Chief Darrell Ball. Ohio Governor John Kasich announced March 19 the lake would remain at winter or low pool for at least five years as the state allocated up to […]

Schaffer sets Millersport office hours for April 8



MILLERSPORT – State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) will hold open office hours from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 8, in the Village of Millersport’s council chambers. Continuing a tradition that he began in 2001, constituents may bring issues to Representative Schaffer’s attention and seek help on constituent services. Constituents are encouraged to discuss issues concerning state government, any […]

Evacuation drill set for April 25



LANCASTER- – The Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency tentatively plans a smallscale mock evacuation for Buckeye Lake Village April 25. Emergency management agency director Jon Kochis said Buckeye Lake residents will not be required to take part. “Absolutely not,” he said. Kochis said the exercise remains in the planning stages, but will likely center upon the Buckeye Lake KOA campground […]

Letters to the Editor



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Here’s what you can do to help



Editor: Buckeye Lake is very fortunate to have some great non-profit organizations operating for the benefit of the lake itself and all who enjoy it. I confess, I’ve not been diligent about keeping some of my memberships current in these very effective and worthy organizations. In light of ODNR’s concern for the earthen dam and the likely effect on the […]

Lower water levels aren’t needed to fix dam



Editor: I find it very interesting the number of dams in Ohio that need repair and are at a high likelihood of a dam failure and catastrophic injury or death downstream. For instance: Lake Milton, Lake White, Lake Brentwood, Lake Shreve, Pond Lick Lake, Hueston Woods/Acton Lake and our dear Buckeye Lake, just to name a few. What I find […]

John Richard “Jack” Brennan



A Funeral Mass for John Richard “Jack” Brennan, age 85, of Harbor Hills, was held March 30, 2015, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Father William Hritsko officiating. Military honors were observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Jack was born August 15, 1929, in Akron, to the late John and Agnes (Lehner) Brennan. He […]

William R. Burge, Jr.



Private services will be held for William R. Burge, Jr., age 71, of Hebron. William was born in Cambridge, on August 26, 1943, to the late William Burge Sr. and Emma Eileen (Degenhart) Burge. He passed away at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Newark. Prior to retirement, William was a chemical vat inspector for MPW. He was also a […]

James Clifford Dailey



A funeral service celebrating the life of James Clifford Dailey, age 79, of Thornville, was held March 30, 2015, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home with Pastor Anthony Payton officiating. Burial followed in Newark Memorial Gardens where military honors were observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. James was born April 13, 1935, in Cambridge, to the late Brady Franklin […]


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