New Queen arrives

BUCKEYE LAKE – A new addition to Buckeye Lake is a glimmer of optimism during an otherwise depressing period in the lake area’s history, said Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig. “I’m ecstatic, and so is Buckeye Lake,” she said. “It gives us some hope.” Wednesday morning, three flat bed tractor trailers brought the 40-ton, 88-feet long Elizabeth Ann sternwheeler […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]