My View: A better dam plan

During my 60 years of growing up at Buckeye Lake, I have discovered that we often don’t care or pay attention to what’s happening in other neighborhoods if we aren’t personally affected. We now know that ODNR’s actions have affected us all. We’ve lost the first of a number of lake recreational seasons, our property values are plummeting and our […]

Trustees resolve double taxation issue

JACKSONTOWN – Monday night, Licking Township Trustees unanimously approved three resolutions to remove the River Oaks development permanently from the township, placing it exclusively in the City of Heath. Until Monday, development residents were paying both township and city levies, even though they were not receiving township services. Heath provides all services to River Oaks. “We’re cleaning up (the zoning) […]

Burr Oak explains its interest

SOMERSET – Roughly 50 people attended the Perry County Commissioners’ public meeting at Somerset Elementary School Sept. 30 as commissioners continue to field questions about the Burr Oak Regional Water District’s proposal to provide water to Northern Perry County. This was the commissioners’ second public meeting on the subject. Most of the residents present want public water. Commissioner Jim O’Brien […]

Two 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 […]

‘We need to continue the fight’

Editor: My name is Terry Lingo. My wife and I live year round on Westbank Dr. NE. Yes, we are on the dam wall. I felt it was time for me to write some of my thoughts/ concerns. What we see happening around the lake saddens us. My hope is that it will encourage other residents to do the same. […]

Issues have already been addressed

Dear Editor: Three issues were raised at the Meet the Candidate Night that need to be addressed: Collecting delinquent taxes; Consolidation with another school district: and Making all of Walnut Township a part of Walnut Township Schools. Collection of delinquent taxes has been discussed in public board meetings. The county is responsible for collecting delinquent taxes and as a school […]

Armstrong supported for school board

Editor: I am writing this to support Holly Armstrong in her candidacy for the Walnut Township Local School Board. As a parent in the district, I have had the opportunity to volunteer with Holly on many occasions. She is dedicated, levelheaded and works well with a variety of people. She takes time to fully understand the issues at hand and […]

Kalish supported for mayor

Editor: I am supporting Bob Kalish for Mayor of the Village of Baltimore in the November 3 election. Mayor Bob Kalish is very dedicated to the Village; he has worked hard to make Baltimore its very best. Bob is a lifetime member of this community, a member of the Baltimore Rotary Club and the Christ United Methodist Church, is serving […]

Skate park is in good shape

Editor, I have been using the Buckeye Lake outdoor skatepark for at least 10 years now. I have three daughters of my own that also enjoy the park and like watching me skateboard. I volunteered my time recently for about 10 hours helping Andy and Jutt repair and rebuild some ramps. Andy is a well respected ramp builder with many […]

More support for Armstrong

Editor: I endorse Holly Armstrong as a board member for Walnut Township Local School District. Holly has always been very dedicated and works tirelessly for the children of the school. Patty LanningWalnut Township