BUCKEYE LAKE- The second time was the charm Saturday for what has become the an nual Bogtoberfest, an event to raise funds and awareness for Buckeye Lake’s unique Cranberry Bog. “It was a great success,” said Buckeye lake Museum Director J-me Braig; the Buckeye Lake Historical Society manages the bog. While she wasn’t specific, Braig said this year’s event raised […]

Thornville to put ‘teeth’ in livestock ordinance

THORNVILLE – Now that it’s been determined that most Thornville residents do not approve of allowing livestock within the village, per a village survey, members of the Thornville Planning and Zoning Commission met Monday night to discuss what to do with the village’s existing livestock ordinance. “Many people may have felt like it was a waste of time to do […]

Township’s ‘overspending’ sparks debate

JACKSONTOWN- Monday night, Licking Township Trustees did not approve spending $5,485 to crack seal Harbor Hills roads, saying the township is already overspending for its roads and continues to dip into the $3 million inheritance tax windfall it received in 2011. Eventually, trustees said, the reserve will be gone, particularly as trustees discuss building new township facilities, and trustees should […]

Voter registration deadline for Nov. 8 election is Tuesday, October 11

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote in the November 8, 2016 ,Presidential Election is Tuesday, October 11. Voter registration forms are available at MyOhioVote.com. Voters who need to update their address also have until October 11th and can use the Online Change of Address System available at MyOhioVote.com. More […]

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 […]

Lake level is already below ‘new winter pool’

Buckeye Lake’s water level is already two inches BELOW ODNR’s new ‘winter pool.’ AMIL spillway neighbors in Buckeye Lake Village report that the stop logs installed May 26 were removed last Thursday, two days before the announced date of Oct. 1. Oct. 1 is 30-45 days earlier than past practice. The base for the stop logs is at the “new […]

Animal abuse case bungled

Editor: In a public meeting of the Buckeye Lake Council on September 12, 2016, I complained that Village Prosecutor Mark Gardner failed to work on a case in which a woman abandoned a tiny kitten. I said the case was still lying on Gardner’s desk and that it had been over a year and now it was too late to […]

Thornville’s new social media policy questioned

Dear Editor and Thornville Villagers: In your October 1, 2016 article titled “Thornville council members battle over social media policy,” Mayor Gavin Renner stated, “The proposed council rules for social media are about protecting the village from a lawsuit for what a public official might say online when they are representing themselves and their position on issues.” The following was […]

Bog-tober Fest supporters thanked

Editor: Just a note to thank everyone who supported the Bog-tober Fest presented by the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society last Saturday evening. The big tent was full of people enjoying good food from The Port Smokehouse and Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, some liquid refreshments and great music from the Paul Clark Bank. This was a successful fund raiser for […]

Writer thanks Millersport EMS again

Editor: Well it has happened again. Back on June 30, 1999, I was transported from home to Grant Hospital where I arrested and had to have open heart surgery. But thanks to excellent emergency care by Millersport medics Bill Yates, Rob Robinson and Bob Price I made it. Then it happened again on Dec. 7, 2015. Once again thanks to […]