21-0 Lancers Start Tournament play



HEBRON – The 21-0 Lakewood Lady Lancers open tournament play at home against Columbus East at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. The Lancers are seeded #1 in Division II, Region 7. Columbus East is seeded #19, but opened with a 34-22 victory in five innings over #20 seed Columbus Beechcroft. The Lancers are also ranked #1 in Division II […]

Friends trying to clear water route to Copper Penny



THORNVILLE – The Copper Penny tavern is in a Catch-22. The low water level during Buckeye Lake dam reconstruction is providing the tavern with a once in a lifetime opportunity to join in with its neighbors, who are cleaning out the canals for the first time since they were dug, but the low water level has also severely limited boat […]

Residents ask village for protection from dam project



BUCKEYE LAKE – How can the village help residents who fall victim to accidents during dam construction, residents Jeff and Lisa Keyes asked Buckeye Lake Village Council members Monday night. “There was a lot of damage to our home, especially,” Lisa Keyes said. She said her Rosebraugh Circle home had a particularly thick coating of concrete dust after a silo […]

Letters to the Editor



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The $561,330 stiff-arm!



Hicks Partners, LLC has a $561,330 contract to serve as the public involvement consultant on the Buckeye Lake Dam Project. Their real job is to shield ODNR decision makers from any public input or questions. ODNR’s top officials on this $100 million + project haven’t been seen in public here since ODNR Director James Zehringer staged a kickoff press conference […]

Speed trap, kangeroo court reputation grows



Editor: Buckeye Lake Village workers may need to throw a post-hole digger and a tape measure in the back of the truck the next time they head out. It looks like some of the signs in the village are not at proper height. The Federal Highway Administration maintains the MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices), and mandates the size […]

John Patrick Blowers



A Funeral Mass for John Patrick Blowers, 54, of Harbor Hills, was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, on May 11, 2016, with Fr. Dean Mathewson as celebrant; and Fr. Carl Subler, Fr. Bob Penhallurick, and Rev. JCP Sullivan, Parish Priest, as concelebrants. Interment followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Patrick passed away at his home May 5, […]

Patricia Dodson



Patricia Dodson, 85, of Millersport, passed away May 9, 2016, under the care of Hospice of North Central Ohio and surrounded by her family. She was born February 20, 1931, in West Virginia to the late Joseph and Sarah (Russell) McGreevy. Patricia began her career as a beautician and worked at the same location in Newark for 25 years until […]

Ellen Philomena “Philly” Dolen



A Funeral Mass for Ellen Philomena “Philly” Dolen, age 76, of Harbor Hills, was held May 7, 2016, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Fr. Jonathan F. Wilson, as celebrant. Mrs. Dolen passed away peacefully May 4, 2016, at her home. She was born September 22, 1939, in Waterford, Ireland, to the late James and […]

Larry Graves



Larry Graves, age 63 of Columbus, passed away at Ocala Regional Hospital surrounded by his family on April 30, 2016. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Kate Graves. Larry is survived by his wife, Linda of 20 years; his daughter, Nicole Graves-Mowery (Troy Buswell); stepdaughter, Tracy (Damen) Okey; stepson, John (Viccie) Clark; twin brother, Gary Graves; […]


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