Concrete appears to replace grass



HUNTINGTON, WV – The US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, recently publicly noticed an application from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a Section 404 permit for the Buckeye Lake dam project. Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act requires a permit before dredged or fill material may be discharged into waters of the United States. The […]

Work starts on replacing Ohio 79 bridge over I-70



JACKSONTOWN – One lane has been closed in each direction on Ohio 79 at I-70 Interchange. Double Z Construction is the prime contractor for this project to replace the Ohio 79 bridge over I-70. One lane will be maintained on Ohio 79 in each direction for the duration of the project. Work started March 27 to prepare for demolition of […]

Union Township asked to use zoning to protect Buckeye Lake residents



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village council members unanimously approved a motion March 27, urging Union Township Trustees to amend their zoning resolution to address concerns about Portland cement and fugitive dust emissions from ODNR’s dam replacement project. The Licking County portion of the stability berm placed in front of the existing dam during Phase 1 is in Union Township. Union and […]

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Perry County Commissioners make their case for a revised contract to village council



Editor: In July of 2007 the Thornville Village Council and the Perry County Commissioners entered into a contract to handle the sewage treatment needs of the nearby residents of Thorn Township and the Buckeye Lake areas of Perry County, through the Northern Perry Sewer District. On Tuesday, March 28, all three Commissioners, Jim Obrien, Dave Freriks, and Ben Carpenter traveled […]

Council member wants input from residents on stormwater priorities



Editor: I’m sure most Buckeye Lake area residents have a new appreciation for every recent rainy day. It’s exciting to see the lake filling up and a few more boats in the water! Residents within the Village of Buckeye Lake are also navigating higher water levels. However, it’s not with our boats, but our cars! The good news is that […]

Ohio 79 traffic light at Mill Dam Road difficult to decipher



Editor: I’m writing and concerned about the potential of a tragedy at the corner of Ohio 79 and Mill Dam Road in Buckeye Lake Village. It’s the traffic light that day by day and year by year is becoming more difficult to see. As you approach Buckeye Lake from Hebron on Ohio 79 there is what I call a “pseudo […]

Mary Virginia “Ginny” Guth



Mary Virginia “Ginny” Guth, 93, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017, with her family at her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born February 13, 1924, in Columbus, to Thomas Bolender and Helen Ritchey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Guth; and daughter, Jeanne Jones. She is survived by her children, […]

Arnold Johnson



Funeral Services celebrating the life of Arnold Johnson, 82, of Hebron, were held April 5, 2017, at the Hall & Jones Funeral Home, Virgie, Kentucky. Burial with full military honors followed in the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Floyd County, Kentucky. Arnold passed away at his home on March 30, 2017. He was born in Speight, Kentucky, on June 4, 1934, […]

Sheryl L. “Cookie” Milliser



Sheryl L. “Cookie” Milliser, 66, of Baltimore passed away March 26, 2017, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus. She was born on July 26, 1950, in Lancaster. Cookie worked in the office for the unemployment office in Lancaster, for Rockwell Industries, and she retired from Zellar Manufacturing. Sheryl was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Sheryl is […]


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