It was still a BLASST! ! !



BUCKEYE LAKE – Once again Mother Nature cooperated with Friday evening’s rain ending about an hour before our annual BLASST. The mini-BLASST turned out not to be very ‘mini’ and was another spectacular 20+ minute show. But it was strange looking across the lake to the Fairfield Beach launch site and seeing only a handful of boats on the water. […]

Holiday weekend crowds down for most businesses



BUCKEYE LAKE – While some lake area businesses enjoyed strong patronage during the Fourth of July weekend, others endured slumped sales as the lake remains at low pool in anticipation of the State of Ohio replacing the lake’s 4.1-mile earthen dam during the next five years. ODNR and other state representatives insist the lake remain at low pool to reduce […]

Queen of the Lake grounded



BUCKEYE LAKE- What do the Queen of the Lake II and Buckeye Lake tourism have in common? Both are dry docked for the time being, said Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig. The State of Ohio’s plans to replace Buckeye Lake’s 4.1-mile earthen dam during the next five years – and maintain low pool during the process-has frozen many of […]

Licking Township to try again for 24/7 EMS/fire coverage



JACKSONTOWN – Nearly seven years after voters narrowly rejected an additional three mill fire levy by 58 votes, Licking Township Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to try again. Like the 2008 levy, this November’s levy would allow the Licking Township Fire Company to provide 24/7 on-station coverage at its Jacksontown station. The company is currently funded by two one-mill five-year […]

Major staff changes at Walnut Township Schools



MILLERSPORT – Students returning to Walnut Township Schools in August will see a lot of new faces. Superintendent Randy Cotner said roughly one half of the district staff has left either through layoffs or voluntarily via retirement or fear of the district going into fiscal emergency. “We’ve lost some good people in all areas,” he said. The district has lost […]

Letters to the Editor



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Maybe a name change will help!



Governor John Kasich made one quick, unannounced visit to Buckeye Lake before he made his fateful March 19 decision to hold the lake’s water level at a hereto unseen ‘winter pool.’ He’s managed to keep at least one promise he made on March 19 – there has been “no debate or negotiation about the height of that lake.” Kasich also […]

Scholarships available for patriotic essays



Editor: The Ladies Auxiliary to The VFW Post #1388 has been encouraging patriotism through two different scholarship programs, The Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen. The first is for High School students and the second for Junior High students. Voice of Democracy requires a three to five minute essay on cassette or CD on this year’s theme, “My Vision For […]

Mosquito spraying on Wednesdays



Editor: This is to inform the residents of he Village of Millersport that Sam’s Pest Control will spray for mosquitoes every Wednesday during the month of July. If by chance it rains (imagine that) the spraying will be done on Thursdays. Everyone can help a little bit by making sure that standing water in buckets, bowls or any device that […]

Janice M. Duvall



A funeral service to celebrate the life of Janice M. Duvall, 66, of Buckeye Lake, was held July 3, 2015, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Foley officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Janice was born November 18, 1948, in Greenville, TN, to the late Ralph Barnes and Dollie (Davis) Barnes of Warren, Michigan. She passed […]


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