Analysis: Dam details seeping out



BUCKEYE LAKE – – Some details about the Buckeye Lake Dam replacement project are beginning to seep out. ODNR Director James Zehringer staged an update press conference Monday afternoon in the Lieb’s Island boat ramp parking lot. “In my opinion, we’re ahead of schedule,” he told the small crowd of state and local officials. Standing in the parking lot, now […]

Teachers get annual increases for three years



HEBRON – Lakewood teachers will receive base salary increases in each of the next three years. The new contract is retroactive to June 30, 2015. Lakewood Superindent Mary Kay Andrews said the contract between the Lakewood Local Board of Education and the Lakewood Teacher’s Association runs through July 31, 2018. Effective August 1, 2015, base salaries will increase three percent […]

Letters to the Editor



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March on the Dam Sunday



Sunday’s March on the Dam will be one of our last opportunities to remember our unique Buckeye Lake vistas. Installation of the five-foot high chain link fence will begin Monday, Nov. 30. The fence will be in place until construction is completely finished which could be as long as four years. For the next seven months or longer, our peaceful […]

Fighting Buckeye Lake’s ‘magic radar’



Editor: I am writing about a recent letter from Bonnie Mansfield. In her letter, she expressed concern about how Buckeye Lake Village’s monthly haul from speeding fines ($17,000) compared to Hebron ($3,400 per month) or Kirkersville ($7,600 per month). She indicated that part of the problem may be that some of the Village speed limits may not be legal. I […]

‘Get educated about the Sunshine Laws’



Editor: I’ve received a lot of encouragement over the years about my Letters to the Editor. I’ve also received a lot of tips from a lot of people wanting me to “check things out”. I don’t care if you call me (740-404- 7880) and tell me your story about a public official. But, please, keep in mind that I am […]

Patricia Ann “Pat” Coakley



A funeral service celebrating the life of Patricia Ann “Pat” Coakley, age 75, of Hebron, will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday prior to the service at the funeral home, 108 […]

William R. King



William R. King of Granville died November 16, 2015, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center, Newark. He was born March 3, 1937, the oldest child and only son of Samuel Walter and Mary Elizabeth Gesalman King. He attended schools in Oil City, Pa., and was graduated from Oil City Senior High School. He participated in the General Motors College […]

Owen R. Ramsey



Funeral services, celebrating the life of Owen R. Ramsey, 100, of Pataskala, were held November 13, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with his pastor, the Rev. Matthew VanWinkle as celebrant. Burial followed in the Kirkersville Cemetery, where Owen was laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Eloise (Bauman), who preceded […]

Linda Lee Rossiter



A funeral service for Linda Lee Rossiter was held November 17, 2015, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home. Linda, age 66, of Thornville, passed away November 12, 2015, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born February 4, 1949, in Newark, a daughter of the late Bernard and Dorothy (Norton) Jones. For many years she worked as a bartender at the Newark […]


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