‘Most sacred day in U. S. History’



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285’s members covered the most ground in Monday’s Memorial Day services. Starting at 6:45 a.m., members conducted brief services in nine cemeteries before returning to Hebron at about 9:15 for a nearly 1/2 mile parade with the Lakewood Marching Lancers, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Legion Hall on Water Street to the Hebron […]

Lancers Head back to Akron



AKRON – Lakewood’s undefeated Lady Lancers shut out Thornville Sheridan’s Generals 7-0 in the regional semi-final last Thursday and turned a narrow 3-0 lead into a 10-0 rout of Zanesville Maysville in the seventh inning of the regional final Saturday. Both victories were marked by exceptional pitching from ace Courtney Vierstra, strong defense and a full lineup of hitters that […]

Council members to reach agreement with trustees



THORNVILLE – Village Council members said during their May 23 meeting they are prepared to reach an agreement with the Thorn Township Trustees regarding sale of the old Thornville-Thorn Township fire station in downtown Thornville and they hope the solution will convince the Thorn Township Fire Department to re-integrate “Thornville” into its title. When the building was previously attempted to […]

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It’s now up to Mother Nature



BUCKEYE LAKE – This year’s recreation season and the fate of struggling lake business now depends on Mother Nature. ODNR Director James Zehringer announced last Thursday morning at Lieb’s Island that, “The gates have been closed at 7 a.m.” Actually there is only one spillway gate and it remains open. However, outflow at the AMIL spillway in Buckeye Lake Village […]

Spillway closure kills some fish



BUCKEYE LAKE – ODNR’s decision to allow the lake level to rise two feet was good news for local businesses, residents and tourists, but bad news for the fish in the spillway channel. Dozens of dead fish, mostly carp, were pulled out of the stream after the spillway was closed. “They anticipate cleaning up over the next few days since […]

Letters to the Editor



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BLASST Open Letter: No July fireworks show



To the Buckeye Lake Community: BLASST’s Board has struggled with this decision for months. While it is a difficult decision to cancel BLASST’s annual July 3 show, it is our only option given current conditions both on and around the lake. Public viewing areas are extremely limited since the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has fenced off most of the […]

Support hospitalized veterans June 11



Editor: The VFW Auxiliary to Post 1388 is hosting a special event on Wednesday, June 8. The traveling WWII Memorial Wall, Freedom’s Never Free, will travel from the Lancaster High School to VFW Post #1388 at Buckeye Lake. It will be on display for everyone from Wednesday evening until Sunday, June 12th. There will also be a in restored WWII […]

Eugene “Gene” Kenney



Eugene “Gene” Kenney, 91, of Pataskala, formerly of Buckeye Lake, passed away May 27, 2016, at Tuscany Gardens. Gene was a 1942 graduate of South High School in Columbus. He served during WWII in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. New York BB-34. He worked for the Columbus Bank Note Company and retired from the Columbus Dispatch. Gene was a […]


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