ODNR picks its own advisors



Buckeye Lake – More than a year after ODNR Director James Zehringer pledged to work with the community “in an open and transparent process,” public involvement subcontractor, Hicks Partners, LLC, and architect/engineer Gannett Fleming organized the first meeting of their Buckeye Lake Dam Improvement Project Community Advisory Council Monday evening at the Pizza Cottage. Zehringer’s pledge was renewed last March […]

Ford to be honored for 50 years service to his church, Lakewood



HEBRON – Every day at work is a pleasure, even after 50 years. “I can’t wait to get back to work every Monday,” said Jackson Intermediate School social studies and science teacher Paul David Ford, who celebrates a continuous 50 years as a Lakewood teacher. Ford attended Hebron Elementary and graduated from Lakewood High School in 1964. His desire to […]

Cranberry Bog benefit set for Oct. 3



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake’s most famous band and Bandleader Paul Clark will play at the first annual “Bogtoberfest” on Saturday Oct. 3 at Buckeye Lake. The event “BOGtoberfest” is a fundraiser for the Buckeye Lake Museum with proceeds going to preserving Cranberry Bog. The outside event runs from 3-10 p.m. in the parking lot area next to Our Lady […]

Four weeks for election letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the November 3 ballot are welcome. However, due to our volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will not be […]

Dam fence creates safety issues



Editor: I am writing about the Buckeye Lake dam project. The State proposes to spend $150 million for the sea wall defining the North and West banks. This amounts to approximately $7,500 per lineal foot, spending $375,000 to improve the wall in front of our lot, which is 50 foot wide. The cost to engineer and build the new wall […]

Fall color may be delayed



COLUMBUS – As the days grow shorter and the nights a little cooler, signs of autumn will begin to emerge. Ohio’s forest canopies will soon begin their color transformation to strong reds, vivid yellows and bold oranges that encourage people to visit the Buckeye State to catch that first glimpse of color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in […]

Gloria Celestine “Judy” Bailey



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Gloria Celestine “Judy” Bailey, 88, of Lancaster, was held September 22, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery. Gloria died September 18, 2015, in Lancaster, following an extended illness. She was born in Licking County, on August 31, 1927, the daughter […]

Mark Stephen Burgess



A funeral service celebrating the life of Mark Stephen Burgess, age 61, of Thornville, was held September 21, 2015, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Bob Davidson officiating. Military Honors were conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, near Corning. Mark passed away September 16, 2015, at his […]

Ruth Mae “Mame” Calhoun



A funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Mae “Mame” Calhoun, age 87, of Heath, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 East Main Street, Kirkersville, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will take place in Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Friends may call at the funeral […]

Ken Glassnap



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Ken Glassnap, 55, of Millersport, will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56 S. Main Street, Thornville. Ken went home to be with the Lord on September 19, 2015, at his home in Millersport. He was born in Columbus, […]


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