Lancers take on Generals



PICKERINGTON – Lakewood’s undefeated Lady Lancers had to wait until Monday to win the Division II Central District title after they were rained out Saturday. Ace Lancer pitcher Courtney Vierstra overwhelmed the 21-4 River Valley Vikings with her arm and bat. The junior struck out 18, including the side in the first, second, sixth and seventh innings. In the third […]

Mayor, council member defend keeping chickens as pets



THORNVILLE – Although council hasn’t officially accepted his resignation, Thornville Village Council member Ryan Yzenski sent a letter stating he plans to step down from council. “With regret, I am writing to formally ask you to accept my resignation from Thornville town council,” Yzenski wrote in his letter. “Last year, I was privileged to be appointed a seat onto the […]

Hebron Legion sets Memorial Day services



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285 will be performing Memorial Day services at the following cemeteries on Monday, May 30.. • 6:45 a.m. at Licking Baptist; • 7:00 a.m. at Luray Cemetery; • 7:15 a.m. at Kirkersville Cemetery; • 7:40 a.m. at Harbor Hills Cemetery; • 8:00 a.m. at Stanford Cemetery; • 8:15 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery; • 8:30 […]

Council members initiate effort to get phone records



BUCKEYE LAKE- Monday night Buckeye Lake Mayor Clay Carroll and most council members signed a records request for Time Warner Cable, asking for village phone call records – Oct. 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016 – as council members continue to investigate the unauthorized use of the village phone system that cost the village roughly $5,800. Council members asked Carroll […]

Remember why we have freedom of speech to express our opinions



Editor: I encourage everyone to put aside the negative thoughts of dust, construction and economic impact of the dam project. Lets all focus on the real reason you can complain and have your own opinion with freedom of speech. We all have a family member or know of someone who has served our country through the armed forces in one […]

‘Shut your ‘dam’ mouth’



Editor: The arrogance and the covetous attitude of people who live in and around Buckeye Lake are inconceivable. This is Buckeye Lake, OH, not Lake Norman, NC; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; or Lake Martin, Alabama. The State of Ohio and the Government owe you nothing. Be grateful for what you’re getting (hopefully for free). I was born in 1953 and grew […]

Court tape embarrasses writer



Editor: Sometimes Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court is uneventful but, on some occasions, it’s better than TV! One evening, early this year, the court was exceptionally entertaining. Magistrate John Berryhill starts by telling everyone in the court room, “I’ve either got a cold or an allergy or something so I’m going to be in a p–sy mood this evening. I hope […]

Donna Louise Anderson,



A funeral service celebrating the life of Donna Louise Anderson, age 94, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Buckeye Lake, was held May 23, 2016, at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, Millersport, with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield. Donna was born February 14, 1922, in Springfield, OH, to the late John Peter and Alta May […]

Geraldine “Gerry” Minkos Clark



Geraldine “Gerry” Minkos Clark, age 82 of Millersport, died May 21, 2016, at her residence. She was born to the late John and Clara Redd Minkos in Streator, IL, on Sept. 24, 1933. She retired from J. C. Penny’s and surrounded herself with her grandchildren and family. Gerry was always there for anyone and will be greatly missed. She is […]

Shae Cramer



A memorial service for Shae Cramer was held May 20, 2016, at the Kirkersville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Matthew Van Winkle officiating. Shae, 43, of Newark, died May 16, 2016. He was born Sept. 15, 1972, in Newark, a son of Roger Inlow of Newark and the late Carol Inlow. In addition to his father, he is survived by […]


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