Benny says six more weeks of winter



LAKE AREA – Benny the Bass’ prediction of six more weeks of winter did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of people who flocked to the Buckeye Lake area for the second annual Winterfest. “It went unbelievably awesome, businesses all around the lake had their best day ever. And, I mean best ever-no qualifiers,” said Buckeye Lake Region Chamber […]

ODNR sets February job fairs



COLUMBUS – Looking for seasonal employment and love working outdoors? Attend one of two job fairs being held at multiple sites across the state by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on Saturday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested applicants will be given information on vacancies and how to apply for seasonal […]

Hebron suspends work on waterline extension



HEBRON – Village council members unanimously agreed to formally suspend work on the western waterline extension project at their Jan. 27 council meeting. The suspend decision also applies to a work order to design a pump station required to deliver sufficient water pressure. Village officials have been discussing the extension along US 40 west to south on Ohio 37 to […]

Lake visitors break the ice



JACKSONTOWN – It could have been a close call for two people who ventured onto thin ice covering Buckeye Lake Saturday night, Licking Township Fire Company Chief Mike Wilson told the Licking Township Trustees Monday night. He said two people had to be pulled from the water after falling through the ice. Neither person required transportation to a hospital, however. […]

Letters to the Editor



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Adding insult to injury



While ODNR is spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars on the most costly method to fix the Buckeye Lake dam, they have a different standard when it comes to the community devastated by their shock and awe campaign. The cost to replace the dam increases regularly. The road to Lieb’s Island will have to be totally rebuilt. Both parking lots at […]

Writer asks ODNR to save some trees



Editor: Recently, it seems many lake residents have been encouraged about the progress that ODNR’s contractors are making with the first phase of the dam replacement project. Just as some residents are turning the corner from protest and resistance to feeling like this project could be a good thing, ODNR pulls the rug out from under us again! How? They’ve […]

‘Do the fix in one-six’



Editor: It ain’t the roar of the Grease Paint – the smell of the crowd,. It’s more like the gag of fumes, the kerplunk of the dirt – the spot lights in your windows. We need T-Shirts – Bumper stickers – (good $ project for some/group) “Do the fix in one – six – Can’t wait to see my swamp! […]

Jerry Ackison



Jerry Ackison, age 66, of Thurston, died February 1, 2016, at Crestview Nursing Home. He was born on May 12, 1949, to the late Edwin and Gay Ackison in Hocking County. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends around Thurston. Jerry will be greatly missed. He is survived by his sisters, Patsy (Walter) Peters of Lincoln Park, MI, […]

Brian K. Moll



A Celebration of Life gathering for Brian K. Moll, 49, of Pleasantville, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark. Brian passed away January 29, 2016, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1966, in Willard, Ohio, to Keith R. and Linda L. […]


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