Is this ODNR’s ‘gem’?



BUCKEYE LAKE – State officials from Governor John Kasich to Ohio Department of Natural Resources midlevel managers have characterized the dam replacement project as making Buckeye Lake a ‘gem’ or Ohio’s ‘crown jewel.’ Very little has been said about the plans to make that happen. Kasich has said the new dam will make the lake safer. At the recent ODNR […]

Perry County still discussing water system takeover



NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Commissioner Jim O’Brien continues to maintain that commissioners still are not leaning toward or away from accepting the Burr Oak Regional Water District’s proposal to provide water to Northern Perry County customers following a Sept. 9 public meeting at the Senior Center in New Lexington. Currently, the Village of Thornville serves Northern Perry County customers. […]

Variance provision for garages discussed



BUCKEYE LAKE – Random free-standing garages would not be permitted under a proposed change to Buckeye Lake Village’s zoning code, Buckeye Lake Planning Commission Chair Karen Cookston told Buckeye Lake Village Council members Monday night. “There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about the variance,” she said. “It would always be an exception to the rule.” Earlier, the planning commission unanimously […]

‘Watchdog’ to sniff around Buckeye Lake



Editor: No, the amusement park is not back at Buckeye Lake but the games sure are! These games are not ring toss or pitching pennies. These are GOB (good ole boy) games. At a time when Buckeye Lake has been robbed of her water and people are being robbed of their retirements and lifestyles, we NEED people to support Buckeye […]

ODNR is breaking my heart



Editor: Deceit and deception are at the heart of the ODNR’s decisions regarding the dam at Buckeye Lake. • ODNR should be ashamed of their fear tactics. They created an atmosphere of panic. Without contacting Buckeye Lake’s Civic Association, the local officials surrounding the lake or the county officials of Licking, Fairfield or Perry Counties, they let loose a doomsday […]

A personal 9-11 memorial service



Editor: On Friday morning (September 11, 2015) after my workout, I decided to perform my own 9-11 memorial service at Veterans Park in Millersport. Listening to the radio through my headset, the announcer said at 8:45 there would be a moment of silence. I stood at the memorial that honors our service men and women and could not help noticing […]

Skate park gets facelift



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Bike/Skate Park is getting a long overdue facelift… thanks to Licking County Health Department’s Healthy Living Grant! Thank you to our Parks and Recreation Commission for making the long-overdue repairs possible by committing $4,000 of the grant to the skate park. Thanks to Juston Wood and Andy Willard for their efforts in stretching the dollars to […]

It’s time to put the real dam experts to work



Editor: From what I can see (which isn’t much due to dirt piles and weeds) there’s not much work going on the “unlake”. So, here’s what I’ve come up with. They need to hire our local “Dam Experts”. They work much cheaper and only at night. So, they won’t interrupt your dinner hour or cookout. I can just see them […]

Delmer “John” Ray Bowles



Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Delmer “John” Ray Bowles, 50, of Hebron, who passed away September 12, 2015, at his daughter’s residence in Newark. Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark is assisting the family with arrangements.

Chaun Cahall



Chaun Cahall, of Hebron, was born May 13, 1964, to Vern and Charlotte Cahall. He was a graduate of Licking Heights High School and was employed by The Limited Brands for over 30 years. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family. Chaun was a devoted Christian who loved his church and church family. He had […]


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