Trees are latest dam project casualty



BUCKEYE LAKE – Shade is precious at Buckeye Lake’s state parks. It’s become even rarer in the last two weeks. ODNR announced early this month that site preparation to establish construction staging areas at Liebs Island, Seller’s Point and the North Shore is underway. The announcement came via email to their Buckeye Lake contact list and later appeared as a […]

Geese harassment works



BUCKEYE LAKE – Ohio State Parks used trained K-9 units to control and herd geese away from several areas at Buckeye Lake State Park this past summer. This is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to control the Canada goose population at Buckeye Lake. Beaches are a natural draw for geese and other […]

Wells addresses skate park repairs



BUCKEYE LAKE – Council member Peggy Wells presented a detailed report about the safety repairs made at the skate park at Monday night’s council meeting. Wells was not present two weeks ago when council member Kitty Zwissler started a 20-some minute criticism of the project and the workmanship. The repairs were funded by a $4,000 allocation from the ‘Creating Healthy […]

One more week 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 […]

Voters urged to approve fire levy



Editor: The November election is very important for Licking Township residents, as your fire department has a three mill levy on the ballot. Currently, the Licking Township Fire Company is a part-time department that relies greatly on its volunteers. The fire department has been frugal with your tax dollars. It has provided part-time coverage 71 percent of the time with […]

Mason’s leadership praised



Editor: As a business owner considering investing and building in Hebron, my partners and I had many questions about the community and its future. After meeting with Clifford Mason and through his leadership, we knew we had chosen the right community for our project. Through every step of the process, we knew what was expected. We followed the zoning that […]

Time for a change on the school board



Editor: In response to the letter from the Walnut Township School Board incumbents headlined “District is better off than four years ago”. One included “accomplishment” was the current unemployment rate. I’m not sure our School Board can boast about this soon after eliminating many positions. There was mention of athletic and academic achievements. One that caught my attention was of […]

More support for Kalish



Editor, My wife and I have both resided in the Baltimore community until service in the U.S. Air Force moved us out the area for 10 years. Our family returned to Baltimore a couple years ago. Since then, we have been impressed with Mayor Bob Kalish’s commitment to honoring Veterans of the armed forces during community ceremonies on both Veteran’s […]

Thompson supported for school board



Editor: I am supporting Rick Thompson because he has always had the kids’ best interest at heart. I have known Rick a great deal of my life and have worked along side of him on some of the sports I have either helped with or coached. He has been a great asset to the teams. I am supporting his decision […]

Football volunteers praised



Editor: On Friday nights during football season, I enjoy watching the crowd, the cheerleaders, the band and the football team. The field always looks good and the paint makes the field bright. For more than two decades, John White and Jack “Papa” Trenish have taken good care of the field. They along with Chris Stotts and Evan Bruckelmeyer mow the […]


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