New race attracts more runners



BUCKEYE LAKE – Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library 5K organizers knew they had to attract more participants to offset the loss of sponsor donations from struggling lake area businesses. Premier Races, the group’s timer and advisor, suggested adding a 10K race to attract more runners from a wider area. That extended the Canal Road/ Ohio Canal Greenway Trail course […]

Trustees evaluating fire station design



JACKSONTOWN – Designers from JBA Architects provided some compelling reasons for the Licking Township Trustees to hire their firm to design a new station for the Licking Township Fire Company, but trustees aren’t quite ready to make a decision. JBA architects Steve Stein and Greg Cotterman attended Monday night’s meeting to explain to trustees why they believe JBA is the […]

Spray painting vandal gets jail time



BUCKEYE LAKE – A man who went on a graffiti vandalism spree in Buckeye Lake Villageincluding spray painting the skate park, signs, homes, roads, and even a statue of the Virgin Mary in front of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been jailed for his actions. John R. Spellman, 35, of Thornville was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with […]

New trash hauler takes over Union Township contract



HEBRON – Union Township Trustees recently awarded a three-year exclusive contract for residential waste transportation and disposal to Shackleford’s Disposal LLC of Newark. Shackelford will begin service in the township’s incorporated areas on Friday, July 1. Pickup days are shifting from Thursdays to Fridays. Shackelford takes over from Waste Management after the national company purchased township contractor Big O Refuse […]

Letters to the Editor



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Thanks to Friends 5K/10K supporters



Editor: We had a great day thanks to our sponsors, hosts and partners, volunteers and all the runners and walkers who participated. It was our 7th Annual 5K event but first ever 10K race. Our new 10K event drew 50 participants. Our annual race is our biggest fundraiser. The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library have committed to funding all […]

Buckeye Lake continues to lead area in traffic fines; Kirkersville gets expensive



Editor: If you live in the village of Kirkersville, and you haven’t been to a council meeting lately, you may be in for a big surprise! The village council is pondering the idea of an income tax! The January minutes reflect that the Clerk-Treasurer, Shirley Roskoski (who is also the Clerk and a resident of Shawnee Hills, OH) says, “We […]

Thanks from the Friends of Copper Penny



Editor: The Friends of Copper Penny would like to say THANK YOU to all the people that contributed to the “digging” at The Penny. If you haven’t been there, please stop in and take a look. The first big shout-out goes to Charlie Shafer/Ultimate Enterprise of Glenford and his crew who not only did a fantastic job but also gave […]

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 […]

Joshua A. Donley



A service to celebrate the life of Joshua A. Donley was held June 18, 2016, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Rev. Brian Harkness presiding. Josh, age 25, passed away at Lake Hope, Vinton County, Ohio. He was born July 1, 1990, in Columbus to his parents, Sean and Christine Donley. He was a 2009 graduate of Lakewood High School […]


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