Sweet Corn Festival nearly sells out of corn!

MILLERSPORT– If appetites are any indication, this year’s Sweet Corn Festival was quite successful. “We almost depleted our corn supply,” said festival General Chairman Ron Keller. “It was a success.” He said the festival managed to avoid some heavy storms but the weather was hot, particularly Saturday. All in all, though, a decent year, Keller said. The Millersport Lions Club […]

Day of Caring grows to a week

BUCKEYE LAKE – One day of caring just wasn’t enough. The Licking County United Way has expanded its annual Day of Caring to a Week of Caring, which includes several Buckeye Lake Village projects. More than 400 volunteers from local businesses, schools and non-profit organizations are signed up to spend several hours painting, landscaping and cleaning as part of the […]

Pool looks to reopen again next year

MILLERSPORT – Even though June’s poor weather kept the Millersport Pool closed for 19 days, the financially beleaguered pool is expected to finish in ‘the black.’ “Right now, we’re in the black,” Mayor’s assistant Vince Popo told council members Tuesday night. He credited a $10,000 donation from the Ohio District of the United Pentecostal Church which bases all its summer […]

Free Big Band concert set for Sunday, Sept. 27

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Historical Society will host a free big band concert for families and people of all ages on Sunday, Sept. 27 noon until 7 p.m. Rob Parton and his Orchestra will take at the stage 4 p.m. for two sets of jazz and big band sounds. The free concert will be held at the Buckeye […]

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We can’t trust ODNR!

Yes, those are strong words. Sadly, they are true. The most recent example came just two weeks ago during ODNR’s Open House at Millersport Elementary School. Senior policy advisor Mark Anthony outlined two missions for the meeting. ODNR, he said, wants to provide residents with the information now known and to get feedback from residents. “We want to be candid […]

Larry Gene Ball

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Larry Gene Ball, 58, of Thornville, was held September 8, 2015, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Matias Garza officiating. Burial followed at Olivet Cemetery. Larry was born in Gahanna, on December 4, 1956, to the late Elza and Rena (Holiday) Ball. He passed away on September […]

Carl Woodrow Morris

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Carl Woodrow Morris, 71, of Thornville, was held September 9, 2015, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. Carl was born in Columbus, on May 19, 1944, to the late Clyde Woodrow and Lucy Ellen (Montgomery) Morris. He passed away at his residence on September […]

Arthur L. Ours

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Arthur L. Ours, 86, of Hebron, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with his pastor Chris Whitehead as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Art died early Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015, at […]

Robert Eugene Quilliam

Robert Eugene Quilliam, 91, died September 2, 2015. He was born August 17, 1924, in Daviess County, Indiana, to Bernard and Lola Standley Quilliam. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He began his career with the USDA Soil Conservation Service, working in Indiana and […]