Bike Buckeye Lake shifts into gear



HEBRON – More than 50 riders rolled out of Hebron’s Canal Park last Saturday afternoon for the first ever Bike Buckeye Lake ride. The approximately 16-mile ride was a cooperative effort with SycLicking, created by the Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) and the Licking County Planning Commission (LCPC) to promote multi-use trails throughout the county. Now in its third […]

Thornville council members battle over social media policy



THORNVILLE – Monday night, council member Olivia Newbold strongly opposed a proposed social media resolution, stating that Thornville has had a Facebook page since 2011, but now that she’s on council a new policy is introduced. Village council members discussed a resolution to place social media use policies in the village council rules; these rules for social media use only […]

Village accepts former LEADS building



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, Buckeye Lake Village Council members unanimously agreed to enter into a lease agreement with the T.J. Evans Foundation to take over operation of the former LEADS building, near Hebron Road and W. 1st Street. The lease payment is very nominal but the village will be responsible for all maintenance and operating expenses. Several council members […]

Election Letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 8 ballot will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26. We are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Writer prefers more than just concrete and grass on old dam



Editor: Buckeye Lake dam is a rare place where state officials have allowed homes on a publicly owned dam. In the 1890’s, Ohio officials encouraged people to build fishing cottages on the North and West Banks to help convert it from a canal feeder pond to a recreational lake. That eventually led to the large modern homes we have today […]

Liberty Union Class of 1975 reunion set



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Class of 1975 will hold a 40-plus-1 reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Smeck Farm, 7395 Basil Road. The casual gathering will include a potluck, scavenger hunt, cornhole and campfire (weather permitting). Spouses, children and grandchildren of those who identify with the Class of 1975 are welcome, as well as […]

Rosemary Diane Copeland



A funeral service celebrating the life of Rosemary Diane Copeland, age 69, of Heath, was held September 27, 2016, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Diane was born August 2, 1947, in Newark, to the late Forest Woodward and Patsy (Byers) Woodward George. She passed away September 22, 2016, at her home. Diane retired from Diebold […]

Marjorie Faye Hite



A funeral service celebrating the life of Marjorie Faye Hite, age 88, of Millersport will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Jeremy Shank officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home, 56 S. Main Street, Thornville, on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 7:00 to […]

Bridgett Elizabeth Ann McKenzie



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Bridgett Elizabeth Ann McKenzie, age 27, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Bridgett was born in Tampa, Florida, on June […]

Dale Eugene Miller



Dale Eugene Miller, age 68 of Columbus, passed away unexpectedly on September 20, 2016, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Betty Miller of Baltimore. Dale was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Donna (Wagenbrenner); children, […]


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