Focus is now on soil mixing



BUCKEYE LAKE – The 4.1 mile, 30+ foot wide stability berm is nearly complete. The bank run stockpiles at Lieb’s Island and the North Shore are gone. The remaining berm work is being done from the Seller’s Point staging area. The Lieb’s Island soil mixing rig is moving a bit faster, but still seems to be averaging about 50 feet […]

New fire station discussion continues



JACKSONTOWN – Monday night, Licking Township Trustees continued their discussion about building a new facility for the Licking Township Fire Company. Previously, Trustee John Holman said trustees are sure they don’t want a new firehouse that would “only be a place to park trucks.” Holman said trustees would like to see a new firehouse include a community center; he said […]

Radio tower proposal questioned



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council Finance Committee members questioned a proposal for the village to partner with Licking County and the Multi-Agency Radio Communications Service, or MARCS, to install a 180 feet tall MARCS radio tower on village property. The project would include a 10 feet by 20 feet building surrounded by a 75 feet by 75 feet […]

Trump isn’t the answer



Many voters are rightfully frustrated and have turned to Donald Trump and his trademarked “Make America Great Again” motto. The last eight or so years haven’t been great for most of us. While the National Bureau of Economic Research says the Great Recession officially began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, the recovery has been one of the […]

Surprise – there was a meeting



Editor: On February 22, 2016, I was told about a meeting that happened on January 19 that involved all three Licking County Commissioners. I couldn’t find record of such a meeting through the minutes available online so I sent an email to the Licking County Commissioner’s Clerk/ Administrator Bev Adzic, asking for her to, “Please email the minutes for the […]

Lisa A. Burkett



A funeral service celebrating the life of Lisa A. Burkett, age 48, of Buckeye Lake, was held March 8, 2016, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Paul Martindale officiating. Burial followed in Wilson Cemetery. Lisa passed away March 1, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born […]

Algie Eugene “Gene” Gault



Algie Eugene “Gene” Gault, 85, of Heath, died March 6, 2016, at his home in River Oaks, following an extended illness. He was born August 8, 1930, in Steubenville, to Donald M. and Hope I. (Bills) Gault. Gene graduated from high school in Phoenix, Arizona, but always considered St. Mary’s High School (The Blue Devils), St. Mary’s, West Virginia, his […]

Grace Lucille Houdyschell Griggs



Grace Lucille Houdyschell Griggs, age 80, of Hebron, passed away March 3, 2016, at the Thornville Health and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side. She was born December 17, 1935, in Marlinton, WV, to the late Thilbert and Bertha L. (Burgess) Houdyschell. She is survived by her children, Cindy (Mike) Baughman of Toboso, Bob (Paula) Stuck of Thornville, […]

Janine Rose Klump



Janine Rose Klump, 63, of Baltimore, passed away March 1, 2016, at Homestead Center in Lancaster, following an extended illness. Janine was born June 24, 1952, in Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her father, Garold Walter Klump; her mother, Mary Margaret Klump; her sister, Jennifer Ackley; her son, Jeffrey Nincehelser; and daughter-in-law, Amy Nincehelser. She is survived by […]

Edward Stuart Lewis



Edward Stuart Lewis, 65, formerly of Buckeye Lake, passed February 15, 2016, in Newark following an extended illness. He was born on April 10, 1950, in Columbus, the son of the late Cecil Edward and Thelma Mae (Rinehart) Lewis. Ed was a graduate of Marion Franklin High School, Class of 1968, and had served honorably in the US Marine Corps. […]


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