Frederick D. Eiginger

Frederick D. Eiginger, 76, of Pleasantville, formerly of Columbus, passed away on August 29, 2015, after a life well lived. Fred was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He worked 35 years as a meat cutter for The Kroger Company. Fred was an amazing family man who will be greatly missed. Fred is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Claffey), […]

Giddean “Butch” D. Marcum, Jr.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Giddean “Butch” D. Marcum, Jr., age 46, of Millersport, was held September 1, 2015, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Matt Eberly officiating. Burial followed at Millersport Cemetery. Butch passed away August 28, 2015, at his home. He was born November 18, 1968, in Columbus. […]

George Alva Bennett Shumaker

George Alva Bennett Shumaker, 92 of Pleasantville, passed away August 27, 2015, at the Pickering House. He was born on September 7, 1922, in Hocking Township, Fairfield County and raised in the Cedar Heights and Pierce Avenue area in Lancaster. George had two brothers, Morton and Bill and three sisters, Bertha, Izle and Josephine. His parents were James Franklin and […]

John H. Weaver

John H. Weaver, age 94, of Heath, passed away August 24, 2015, at The Chapel Grove Inn in Heath. He was born February 20, 1921, in New York City, to the late Ernest and Anne (Spence) Weaver. John was the founder and President of Fyrepel Products, Inc. in Newark. He served as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp […]

Analysis: Dam Architect/ Engineer to receive $8.4 million

MILLERSPORT– Several readers asked for a scorecard after encountering nearly two dozen people wearing Ohio Department of Natural Resources name tags at last week’s Open House at Millersport Elementary School. The Buckeye Lake Dam Improvements project’s architect/ engineer is Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C. The firm is headquartered in Camp Hill, PA, with a large office in Westerville. Robert […]


More Sweet Corn Festival parade photos

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Family Nature Investigations: Amazing Insects – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 5. Cost: $3/ Members free. Search for butterflies and other insects in gardens and discover how you can grow plants to help them. A “make & take” insect craft is included with this program. Grounds and […]

Sweet Corn Festival 5K set for Sept. 5

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Lions Club in conjunction with the Sweet Corn Festival will hold its 26th Annual 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, Sept. 5. Pre-registration for the race is $18. Race day registration is $25 and begins at 7:15 a.m. with the race/run/walk taking off at 9:00 a.m. Entry forms are available for download at or from Ken […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Aug. 23:Police saw a man trying to break into the Buckeye Lake Police Department impound lot in an attempt to retrieved his impounded vehicle. The man was treated for injuries sustained while climbing the chain link fence (with barbed wire) surrounding the lot and then charged with felony breaking and entering. […]

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