Having a blast



LANCASTER – A searing hot day couldn’t keep droves of people from enjoying the Festival Brass Quintet during lunch hour Tuesday. The quintet graced the downtown Lancaster gazebo as part of the 2016 Lancaster Festival, featuring musicians and artisans through July 30. From its whirlwind beginning in 1985, through its reorganization in 1988, the Lancaster Festival and its orchestra have […]

Council agrees to seek $50,000 loan for new radio tower



BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Village is one step closer to having its own MARCS tower. Monday night, a majority of council members approved a resolution of support for a loan application to the Local Government Innovation Fund for a MARCS radio tower. The village is seeking a $50,000 no-interest loan to buy a used MARCS radio The village may be […]

Analysis: East end residents leave meeting disappointed



HEBRON – It was standing room only in the Lakewood High School library Tuesday night. Nearly 200 predominately east end Buckeye Lake residents turned out to hear about water levels for the next three years at their notoriously shallow end of the lake. Pete Myer, of the Honey Creek Homeowners Association, requested the meeting with dam project spokesperson Ian Nickey […]

Thornville Council tries to weed grass ordinance



THORNVILLE – To weed or not to weed? That was the question on Thornville Village Council members minds Monday night as resident Brandon Fox asked if he could maintain a couple acres of wooded area on his 5.2-acre parcel within the village limits. Unfortunately for Fox, the village’s grass and weed ordinance does not accommodate wooded areas and stipulates that […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • July 20: Police assisted Hebron Police administer a field sobriety test to a highly intoxicated individual. • July 20: A Union Avenue woman said a rusty van approached her home and the driver attempted to lure her 15-year-old daughter into the vehicle. The daughter was alarmed and went into her house […]

Letters to the Editor



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It takes a community to keep the Sweet Corn Festival going for 70 years



Editor: In a few weeks the 70th Sweet Corn Festival will be held on August 31 – September 3 in Millersport. Much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution of our area’s largest volunteer fundraising project. Without the support of several hundred businesses, elected officials, community groups and our tolerant neighbors, the Millersport Lions Club would not be successful. […]

How to tell ODNR we need help with weeds & dredging



Editor: It was stated by Ian Nickey, dam project spokesman, at a community meeting Tuesday night that the ODNR division constructing the dam has nothing to do with the decisions or funding for dealing with the weeds in canals and inlets or dredging. This is apparently the responsibility of ODNR’s Division Parks and Recreation. If you would like to relay […]

Comments, questions on Buckeye Lake tidbits



Editor: Deceptions have no place in private life and especially not in the public office. A phone bill was mentioned for as more than $15,000 from an alleged hacking. A mayor negotiated it down to $5,800. Yet it was said the Fiscal Officer submitted an insurance claim stating that the charges were $25,000. If it was an alleged hacking, apparently […]

Candidate suggests recording meetings with commissioners



Editor: Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers made an apology for his remark that Hilliary Clinton should be hung from a tree. His apology came during the July 21 , 2016, Licking County Commissioners’ meeting. I am the only person who rejected his apology at that meeting. My comments were not noted by the reporters present. I have not received an […]


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