Just a few inches away!



BUCKEYE LAKE – Mother Nature is pitching in. Heavy rains last week and early this week have raised the lake level to a few inches of the interim summer pool target. Thanks to Mother Nature’s excellent timing, our fears of not reaching the interim summer pool by May 1 have been quashed. The issue now is whether ODNR will acknowledge […]

Mayor, council majority still at odds over commission member



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council’s February 27 meeting wasn’t very productive. It took nearly 30 minutes to approve revised minutes from the Feb. 13 meeting and a pre-meeting inquiry from council clerk Valerie Hans to Law Director Mark Gardner. Mayor Clay Carroll didn’t have a report at the Feb. 13 meeting, but decided to comment on the Elections and Appointments […]

Lakewood approves final stadium contract



HEBRON – Lakewood Board of Education members awarded the last major contract for the Lancer Stadium project at a special meeting on February 23, by a 4-1 vote. Board President Judy White and board members Trisha Good, Bill Gulick and Tim Phillips voted “yes,” and board member Steve Thorp voted “no.” There was no discussion. The contract with Charter Hill […]

Letters to the Editor



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Mary Jo Alexander



Mary Jo Alexander, age 90 of Millersport, passed away February 28, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be announced later in the spring by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore.

Robert E. “Bob” Clover



Robert E. “Bob” Clover, 79, of Pleasantville, passed away on February 22, 2017. He was a native and longtime resident of Lancaster, where he graduated from Lancaster High School. Bob was a Renaissance man: Army veteran, proud AMVETS Post 1985 member, avid golfer, golf course designer, bowler, all-round sportsman, woodsman, naturalist, farmer, historian, inventor, handyman, annealer, bartender, country & world […]

Jerry L. Helser



Jerry L. Helser, age 80, of Harbor Hills, died March 2, 2017 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA. He was born in Jacksontown, on Nov. 23, 1936, to the late Homer and Ruth Evelyn (Boring) Helser. Jerry graduated from Jacksontown High School, Class of 1954 and from Otterbein University in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree. Prior to retirement, […]

William T. Hines, Jr.



A funeral service, celebrating the life of William T. Hines, Jr., 91, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday March 10, 2017, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 S. Main Street, Thornville, with Pastor Jeremy Shank as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Lutheran Reformed […]

Joseph Edward Huber



Joseph Edward Huber, age 39, died February 28, 2017. He was born June 10, 1977, to Gary and Jane Fuchs Huber in Columbus. Joe installed Terrazzo for 15 plus years, and enjoyed the outdoors. Camping was his hobby, yet fishing he mastered. He loved his family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughter, Skye Huber; mother, […]

Paul Christopher Rardain



Paul Christopher Rardain, 69, of Millersport, died suddenly on February 28, 2017. Born August 12, 1947, in Caliexico, California, he was the son of the late Robert Wesley and Mildred (Gibson) Rardain. He was a graduate of Millersport High School, Class of 1966, served honorably in the US Army stationed in Nuremburg, Germany, and attended Kent State University. He is […]


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