GEARING UP

Local clubs, and a village, ready themselves for an unusual Independence Day

LAKE AREA– Island House owner John Doneff has his fingers crossed. “ We’re certainly not going to have any boat traffic,” he said. Doneff, like most other club and restaurant owners around Buckeye Lake, have no idea what this Independence Day weekend is going to offer. This is the first what may be five more summers of low pool as […]

‘Drive sober or get pulled over’



COLUMBUS – The Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, picnics and fireworks. For many, the celebration also includes alcohol. That is why the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out in full force cracking down on impaired drivers this Fourth of July weekend, which begins […]

Dog hired to harass Canada geese



THORNVILLE – Buckeye Lake’s Canada Geese population is going to the dogs. “We started seeing results within a couple of weeks,” said Jacob Reyher, owner of Thornville’s Shoreline Solutions. Ohio State Parks hired Reyher and his German shepherd, Molly, to control and herd geese away from public beaches at Buckeye Lake State Park. This is one of several initiatives undertaken […]

ODNR releases fisheries management plan



COLUMBUS – ODNR’s Division of Wildlife released a 13-page Buckeye Lake Fisheries Management Plan on July 1. The plan, prepared by Marty Lundquist, Scott Hale and Rich Carter, includes a three-phase plan that addresses: • The transition to low-water conditions (ODNR’s 888.75 ‘winter pool’); • Maintenance period until the lake is returned to full pool; and • Restoration once full […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘Who the heck is in charge?’



Editor: Is it not bad enough that ODNR is disrupting the Buckeye Lake Region as never before, that recently Buckeye Lake Village residents received a letter from the village water department stating “ We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are a indicator of whether or not our […]

Please keep roadways clear of obstructions



Editor: As we enter the summer season, we want to take this opportunity to inform and request Walnut Township residents to remove all temporary basketball structures and other obstructions from Township and Village Right-of-Ways. These obstructions can cause damage to Township, Village and Emergency vehicles and employees. In fact, one of our Emergency vehicles was recently damaged while making a […]

Community effort gets pool open



Editor: I want to thank everyone that sold raffle tickets for the Millersport Pool. Winners of the gift certificates were Jessica Schilling, Ruth Ratcliff and Trenton Azeltine. Special thanks go to Bower & Sons, Millersport Lions Club and the Millersport Lioness. Whenever I go to them for help, they always respond in a positive way. This year was truly a […]

Donald C. Dollison



Donald C. Dollison, 69, of Buckeye Lake passed away June 24, 2015. He was born on February 12, 1946, in Circleville to Charles and Beatrice (Hook) Dollison. He was a die setter for Midwest Fabricating. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Dollison; sister, Barb Shonkwiler; and a brotherin law, Harold Shonkwiler. He […]

Georgia Stilwell Dunn



Georgia Stilwell Dunn, 63, of Lebanon, died peacefully June 24, 2015. She was originally from Baltimore, graduating from Liberty-Union High School. Well known for her quick wit, a sense of humor, and an ability to make everyone feel welcome, she found ways to capture and share her joy for life. She taught English and journalism at New Richmond High School […]


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