There’s no place like home

SENECAVILLE – Some Buckeye Lake boaters have been looking to the east…to Seneca Lake. Picturesque and serene, Seneca Lake, which is approximately an hour east of Buckeye Lake near the City of Cambridge at the border of Guernsey and Noble counties, was likely little known to most Buckeye Lake boaters until the State of Ohio began reducing water levels to […]

Liberty Union-Thurston gets ready for new school year

BALTIMORE – Holly Griffin will be the new assistant principal at Liberty Union-Thurston middle and high schools. She replaces Ken Dille who resigned to become principal of Logan High School. Griffin, who is coming from Canal Winchester, is a former English teacher and curriculum specialist. “I’m very excited to be here,” she told board members at their June 13 meeting. […]

Fire chief believes village is ‘out of the woods’ on 1500 hour limit

MILLERSPORT – Fire Chief Bob Price told village council members Tuesday night, “I think we are out of the 1500 hours woods.” His optimism came out of a meeting last week with fire service attorney Larry Bennett of Cincinnati. Mayor Gary Matheny, Village Administrator Vince Popo and the village solicitor also attended the meeting. The issue is an annual limit […]

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‘Watchdog’ sniffs out some more interesting Buckeye Lake tidbits

Editor: It took me a few days to get public records from Buckeye Lake Village Fiscal Officer Mary Jennings. I was requesting copies of invoices from Village Solicitor Mark Gardner and copies of the phone bills for unauthorized phone calls. I asked that the public records be emailed to me. First Jennings told me to get the records from council […]

Writer wants us to focus on the positive, not the negative

Editor: In the midst of all the negativity dominating the national media for the last several weeks, there is a light of goodness that shines in our Walnut Township community. The first point of light is the donations and hard work that went into the financing and building the two BMX tracks in the Village of Millersport. In a follow […]

We have a summer lake! Summer day things will happen

Editor: What we have here is a Summer Lake! Summer Day, we’ll get water. Summer Day we’ll get docks back. Summer Day they’ll cut weeds. Katfish NeubigLieb’s IslandBehind the Dirt

Short rest room hours at park questioned

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Village’s summer lunch program is going very well, but keeping the Ryan-Braden Park restrooms closed most of the time could jeopardize its success, program coordinator Marianne Perine told council members Monday night. Perine said the summer lunch program is sponsored by the Salvation Army in cooperation with the Department of Education and has provided lunches during […]

John W. Bowermaster, Sr.

John W. Bowermaster, Sr., age 81, of Baltimore, passed away on July 11, 2016. John was born on March 13, 1935, to the late Wilbur R. and Armetha (Runnels) Bowermaster at Bloomingburg, OH. He graduated from Fairborn High School in 1953, attended the University of Dayton. John served in the United States Navy and began his working career at Gentile […]

Shirley L Hall

Private family arrangements have been completed for Shirley L Hall, 82, of Hebron, who died on Friday, July 8, 2016 following an extended illness. The Kirkersville home of HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Shirley and her family.