BUCKEYE LAKE – The North Shore State Park hosted its largest crowd since BLASST Sunday afternoon. Several hundred Big Band fans turned out to hear Rob Parton & his Orchestra in what turned out to be perfect weather. Billed as a “Tribute to Buckeye Lake Park,” the band brought back memories of the famous Crystal Ballroom at Buckeye Lake Amusement […]

Late October hearing, vote set for garage variance issue

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Village Charter does not specifically require the village to hold a public hearing regarding a change to garage variances, but it does require the village to follow the Ohio Revised Code, which does require a hearing. So, the village will have a public meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, with a village […]

Federal, state grants to help address economic distress

BUCKEYE LAKE – Fairfield County Commissioner and Buckeye Lake Marina owner Dave Levacy hopes nearly $300,000 in federal aid will have a measurably meaningful effect on the Buckeye Lake region as it weathers an economic recession caused by the reduced lake level as the State of Ohio replaces the lake’s 4.1-mile earthen dam. “I just want to see sort of […]

Three more 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 […]

Add another ‘C’ to Guiding Principles

‘Five C’s’ were presented as ‘Guiding Principles’ to ODNR’s handpicked Community Advisory Council at the group’s first meeting Sept. 21. They are: • Candid • Constructive • Civil • Confidentially as needed • Community interest is paramount An obvious choice would have been “clarity” as in transparency. But that’s probably too much of a stretch even for ODNR in their […]

‘Watchdog’ checking minutes

Editor: As I read some of the 2015 minutes from the Licking County Commissioner’s meetings (prepared by their Clerk Adzic) I realized something was not quite right. On many occasions, there are obvious mistakes that would/should have been caught IF the commissioners are actually reading the minutes before they vote to approve them. Some of the mistakes are minor but […]

District is better off than four years ago

Editor: Last Friday, a resident came to the village office and said they had been at Meet the Candidates night for the school board on Wednesday. The resident was curious about a statement made that night about whether the school district was better off today than it was four years ago. My initial response was to suggest asking the candidate […]

Ronald L. Black

A memorial service celebrating the life of Ronald L. Black, age 67, of Thornville, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56 South Main Street in Thornville, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will follow in […]

Rodney Lee “Rod” Hill

Services for Rodney Lee “Rod” Hill, 81, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Olson officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home, 985 […]

Edson G. Kindler

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Edson G. Kindler, age 64, of Harbor Hills. Mr. Kindler passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015 at his home. The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.