SWEET SEASON

Dawes Arboretum enjoys strong maple syrup production.

JACKSONTOWN– What a difference a year makes! Maple sap flows in abundance from Dawes Arboretum’s maple trees this year in stark contrast to last year’s dismal maple syrup production. This year’s warm temperatures not only prompted maple sap to flow freely, it also attracted more than 1,000 visitors to Dawes’ first weekend of its annual Maple Syrup Madness event, which […]

Village administrator position drawing strong interest



BALTIMORE – Mayor Brad Nicodemus hopes a new village administrator will be in place by April 1. Former Village Administrator Scott Brown submitted his resignation effective Jan. 30 on Jan. 20 to become the Director of Utilities for the City of St. Clairsville. His resignation left the village in a bind since he also served as the licensed operator for […]

Council tries to change leadership, has new vacancy



BUCKEYE LAKE – An attempt to remove Buckeye Lake Village Council President Kitty Zwissler from that post failed two votes to four (council member Tim Figgins resigned shortly before the vote) Monday night, following a long, and apparently intense executive, or private, session. Shortly after council members returned to public session, council member Arletta Ruton made a motion to elect […]

Buckeye Lake raises water rates



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village residents will notice an increase in their water rates beginning April, following the Buckeye Lake Village Council’s majority vote to raise rates Monday night. Council member Tom Wolfe said the Village of Millersport, which supplies bulk water to Buckeye Lake’s public water distribution system, is raising its rates and Buckeye Lake should do so […]

Letters to the Editor



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Extend the dock deadline



Time will soon run out for some dam front residents to claim what’s left of their dock! ODNR has given dock owners up to 60 days to reclaim their dock materials. If not reclaimed within 60 days, ODNR will discard them. Dock removal started at the end of December and is now nearly complete. Construction crews have been removing and […]

Oswalt endorses Reamer for prosecutor



Editor: Chris Reamer has the Experience to be Prosecuting Attorney For nearly three decades I have had the privilege of serving as a career prosecutor. Now, with nearly 30 years as a public servant to the citizens of this county I have decided to make a career change. As a result, I have chosen not to seek re-election. I will […]

George Stanley Detty



A private graveside service for George Stanley Detty, age 89, of Newark, will be held at Jacksontown Cemetery with Pastor Bob Beyer officiating. George was born June 13, 1926, in Brownsville, to the late Charles Stanley and Emma Belle (White) Detty. He passed away February 17, 2016, at Licking Memorial Hospital. George was a veteran of the United States Army […]

Diane C. Ehret



Diane C. Ehret, 72, of Newark, formerly of Buckeye Lake, passed away February 18, 2016, following a brief illness. She was born September 24, 1943, in New York State, the daughter of the late David and Florence Mae (Cramer) Michelson. She came to the central Ohio area in the 1960’s and lived and worked around Buckeye Lake for many years, […]

Susan Irene Williamson Mills



Susan Irene Williamson Mills, 68, of Thornville, passed away February 22, 2016, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. Susie was born October 1, 1948, in Delaware, the daughter of Brycel and Elvera Mitchell Williamson. A 1967 graduate of Lakewood High School, she retired from the State of Connecticut where she met her husband, Willie. They were married for 42 years. Susan […]


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