Each Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. Close readers will note that this list is a lot shorter than last year. Just when we thought business was starting to improve, we found out that it could get much worse. Businesses that have been struggling for several years are now hanging […]

Write-in votes elect Poorman, Thorpe and Wolfe

NEWARK – The suspense is finally over: Petplex Animal Hospital owner veterinarian Douglas Poorman will join the Buckeye Lake Village Council, appointed Buckeye Lake Council member Tom Wolfe was elected to a four-year term and write-in candidate Steven W. Thorp will join the Lakewood School Board. The write-in results were released Tuesday afternoon as the he Licking County Board of […]

Service features Timothy Noble

BUCKEYE LAKE – Everyone is invited to First Community Church’s “All Praise to Thee” Thanksgiving worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. The service will feature 16-year-old gospel pianist Timothy Noble of Mt. Vernon. His parents noticed his natural ability to play the piano when he was only three years old. Some career highlights are: • At age […]

Council member: ‘Piss poor’ village needs levy

BUCKEYE LAKE – Retiring council member and finance committee chair Barry Herron didn’t pull any punches at Monday night’s council meeting. He said next year’s Village Council must consider placing an operating levy on the ballot soon, mainly to cover police and street department expenses. Herron said he came to this conclusion after the finance committee reviewed the village’s budget. […]

Letters to the Editor

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County should turn the dog pound over to Licking County Humane Society

Editor: Last week I stated that the new Licking County Dog Warden Dave Shellhouse, told me that, “CATS ARE A LOSING PROPOSITION FOR THE COUNTY” and that he isn’t taking any more cats from anyone because they can’t use the money from the pound’s budget to spend on cats. But how can Shellhouse justify not spending money on cats that […]

Residents reaching ‘their boil-over point’

Editor: I was a long-time resident of the Buckeye Lake area and have a interest in the lake’s health. The whole time I heard the same story from the State of how they were going to remedy the situation by doing this and that, like reducing the horsepower limits, or adding more “No Wake” areas. Very little was done, except […]

Thanks from Rick Vanoster’s family

Editor: In honor of Rick Vanoster, we would like to pass on a sincere Thank You to the following: • The VFW Post #1388 and Canteen Manager Jeff Wolfe for making his memorial service so beautiful. • Thom Ashton for the wonderful services he provided. • Honor Guards from VFW Post #1388 and AMVETS Post #51 for the Military Honors […]

Millersport medics, EMT’s thanked

Editor: I personally want to thank the Millersport Fire Department for their timely response to my 9-1-1 call. Their respect for my physical and emotional needs were handled in such a professional and caring manner. The paramedics and EMTs were of the highest caliber. They definitely deserve to be commended for their service and merit their raise. I wish we […]

Thanks for Thanksgiving food donations

Editor: Thank you to all the Lakewood, Harbor Hills, and Hebron area residents for your food donations for our Annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway 2015. We were able to feed 100 local area families. Lakewood Area Ministry Association