2016-06-18 E-Edition

Youth lunches available at two Buckeye Lake locations this summer



BUCKEYE LAKE – Youths age 1 to 18 can eat a free lunch weekdays this summer at two locations in Buckeye Lake Village. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30 at Ryan-Braden Park and from noon to 1 p.m. at the Buckeye Lake Library. Both programs started Monday, June 6 and run through Friday, August 12. There are no income […]

Still behind the dirt



Editor: I heard they are going to pave over Lake Norman and make a Race Track! Well, I must get back to watching the wonderful bright cheerful dirt fluffer create more wonderful dust. It’s my summer job – going on three years! Katfish NeubigBehind the DirtLiebs Island

Thanks from Jack Cheney



Editor: Jack Cheney, of Liebs Island, wishes to thank friends, neighbors and all the kind souls who have sent flowers, cards, prayers and well wishes my way. You are all a blessing to me!!!!!! Jack CheneyLiebs Island

Treatment of Veterans questioned



Editor: There is a toxic political environment for veterans in Licking County. I am a 69-year- old Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy with two tours of duty of gunfire support. The ship that I was on is classified as part of the “brown water” Navy and according to records that I obtained was exposed to Agent Orange. Our […]

Writer questions limited award of lake distress grants



Editor: As a local business owner, I would like to clarify some facts regarding lake distress grants that were awarded locally. The federal government gave the state $150,000 in grant money to help local businesses. The state matched that amount for a total of $300,000. There was $250,000 available. A liaison was hired, (I can only assume for $50,000). The […]

Short Mayor’s Court tape explained



Editor: Last week I stated that a recent Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court session (May 17th) came up a little short and did not appear to contain the full court session. After my letter was published, I received a return phone call from Mayor’s Court Clerk Valerie Hans who stated that what I received was all there was! On all other […]

Letters to the Editor



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Few businesses get state grants



BUCKEYE LAKE – If not Buckeye Lake, then whom? It’s hard to believe there could be Ohio lakeside businesses more in need of grants and no interest loans than those surrounding Buckeye Lake, yet few organizations qualified for Ohio Lakes in Economic Distress program grants and loans; only three local organizations were awarded a grant and none were awarded a […]

Bill merges ODNR’s Divisions of Parks and Water in efficiency move



COLUMBUS – State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) announced Tuesday the signing of legislation aimed at enhancing efficiency within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Senate Bill 293, sponsored by Balderson, eliminates departmental redundancies within ODNR in order to improve efficiency. By merging the Division of Parks with the Division of Watercraft, the bill frees up an estimated $1.3 million […]


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