Lancers Great Season!



AKRON – Last Saturday’s Division II State Softball Final turned out to be a Licking County battle. The Lady Lancers made it look easy in their semi-final rolling over #2 ranked LaGrange Keystone 4-0. Lakewood took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning, added a run in the fourth and another in the seventh. Courtney Vierstra and […]

Discolored drinking water didn’t threaten health



BUCKEYE LAKE – Murky or rusty looking tap water was never a health hazard for Buckeye Lake Village residents, said Mayor Clay Carroll during Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. “At no point was there a health risk, just an unpleasant color in the water,” he said. Carroll said over the weekend the Millersport Water Department, which provides bulk […]

Millersport to seek a two-mill levy for parks, recreation



MILLERSPORT – Village council members unanimously agreed Tuesday night to place a two-mill additional levy for parks and recreation on the November ballot. Council member Donna Thogmartin was absent. Two mills would bring in about $42,000 a year, fiscal officer Susan Ramsey told council members. The funds would be used to develop the village’s property between the municipal building and […]

Bog Day cancelled



BUCKEYE LAKE – ODNR’s ‘winter pool’ which has dropped the lake’s water level by at least three feet has claimed another victim. The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society announced last week that its annual Open Cranberry Bog Day has been cancelled due to the difficulty of getting visitors to the island safely. Cranberry Bog is only accessible by boat. The […]

Letters to the Editor



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Open Letter to Governor Kasich



Dear Governor: Congratulations on your great reviews in New Hampshire last week. I have to admit we’re a bit jealous about the time you spent talking with New Hampshire residents. While we don’t begrudge your desire to test a possible run for president, we would like you to spend a little time with us on the job you already have. […]

Senate removes tourism boost for Buckeye Lake



COLUMBUS – The Senate Finance Committee’s version of the state’s biennial budget beginning July 1, turned a $1 million grant over two years to create a tourism campaign to attract business and visitors to Buckeye Lake into a $1 million revolving loan fund. Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) authored the amendment that became part of the House budget bill. “Tourism is […]

Hottinger requests economic disaster declaration for Buckeye Lake



COLUMBUS – State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) asked Governor John Kasich last week to consider issuing a Declaration of Economic Disaster for the Buckeye Lake Region “if it meets the necessary criteria and requirements.” His letter cited the recent economic impact study by Silverlode Consulting. That study projected between 668 and 1,174 jobs in the area are at risk while […]

Buckeye Lake Head Start looking for new home



BUCKEYE LAKE- Visiting Buckeye Lake LEADS Head Start program students at their homes worked well through the last two months of the school year, but the program needs a new permanent home, said Head Start/Early Head Start director Marianne Chillinsky. In March, classes were canceled at the LEADS building on Walnut Road, at W. 1st Street following an Army Corps […]

Deborah Sue Miller



A celebration of life service for Deborah Sue Miller, 60, of Mount Perry, will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, starting at 3:00 p.m. in the Mount Perry Presbyterian Church, 13099 Church Street, Mt. Perry, with Pastor Jody Holland as celebrant. Debbie died June 1, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 26, […]


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