Lakebed dredging to resume soon.

BUCKEYE LAKE- Dredging should resume within the next few days, said ODNR Division of Engineering spokesman John Wisse. He said dredging channels in Buckeye Lake stalled when the disposal/dewatering site on Lieb’s Island was filled. “They had stopped dredging about two weeks ago,” Wisse said. A new site along the Feeder Canal next to the Village of Millersport Wastewater Treatment […]

Council debates limits on public comments

BUCKEYE LAKE – There was strong disagreement between Buckeye Lake Village Council members as to what qualifies as public comment. Council member Peggy Wells invited Adam Keeler, owner of Columbus’ Skate Naked facility (which means helmets are optional) to discuss Buckeye Lake Village’s skate park, but council president Jeryne Peterson was less than enthusiastic. “The subject matter has to stay […]

Pool will reopen

MILLERSPORT – Thanks to some $13,000 in up-front money, the Millersport Pool will reopen for another season. It appeared last fall that the plug had been pulled for the last time on the 40+ year-old pool. A combination of continuing operating deficits and increasing pressure on the village’s finances was the culprit. In recent years, the pool has been losing […]

Levy requests aren’t going away

MILLERSPORT – After thanking levy supporters Monday night, Walnut Township Local Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner said the district will keep asking voters for more money. The same seven mill levy that voters rejected last week by a 586- 484 unofficial vote will be on the August 4 special election ballot. Due to filing deadlines, board members had to decide last […]

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Kasich, Zehringer have forgotten they work for us

Editor: I and others have been waiting nearly two months to receive the draft Army Corps report requested from ODNR as permitted by Ohio law. Director Zehringer recently referred to questions about their decision to maintain the water at “winter pool” as redundant (I believe he really meant to say irrelevant). An ODNR lawyer even told a state representative at […]

Levy supporters thanked

Editor: I want to thank everyone that worked on the Walnut Township Local Schools levy campaign. Your support, hard work and dedication to the students and our school is greatly appreciated. Additionally, I would like to thank everyone that voted for the levy. The levy will be back on the ballot in August. The school board has no choice. We […]

Future looks bleak for our school, community

Editor: I was disappointed to see that Millersport’s school levy went down to defeat once again. While I’m sure there are many reasons that people voted against the levy, one that I’ve heard more than once is that there is too much waste. For those that believe this, I would like to hear some specifics. During my 29 years of […]

‘The swamp will rise again’

Editor: Greetings from the Dust View at Leib’s Island. There was no “Dam Expert” around to ask – so the best I can figure out is that all this black pipe laying around is to get draft beer to the Bargers. It’s the new “Wade and Drink Law!” The swamp will rise again. Katfish NeubigLeib’s Island

Buckeye Lake area to be studied

NEWARK – Licking County Planning and Development is sponsoring a soonto come transportation and economic development study of the Buckeye Lake Area to incorporate new ideas and planning improvements while maintaining the historical fabric of the area. “We want people to realize Buckeye Lake is a great place,” said Licking County Planning and Development Director Gerald Newton. He said Buckeye […]