Liberty Union’s athletic facility upgrade plans on hold



BALTIMORE – Voters’ 2:1 rejection last week of a proposed additional 3.5 mill permanent improvements levy for the Liberty Union-Thurston School District wasn’t mentioned at Monday night’s school board. Superintendent Todd Osborn had explained the proposed levy in several postings on the school district’s website. He said the district’s three schools had been replaced or substantially upgraded in the last […]

BLASST returns Monday, July 3



COLUMBUS – It’s official! After a one-year hiatus due to low water conditions on the lake, the community-funded BLASST fireworks show returns at 10 p.m. on Monday, July 3. ODNR approved the permit Monday for the spectacular fireworks show over the lake. In recent years, fireworks have been launched from the Fairfield Beach State Park. This year’s launch site hasn’t […]

Phase II startup for dam project is still stalled



BUCKEYE LAKE – In two more weeks it will be a year since any significant construction work has been done on the Buckeye Lake dam. Phase 1, which included construction of the 30-35 foot wide stability berm and the two-foot wide, 40-some feet deep soil-mixed seepage barrier, was substantially completed by May 25. To date, there have been no signs […]

Walnut Township seeking $5 license fee



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees have scheduled two public hearings to give township residents opportunities to comment on a proposed resolution to set a $5 per vehicle annual registration fee. The hearings are set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. That hearing will be followed by a special meeting to consider the […]

Alan Leroy Doerman



Alan Leroy Doerman, 70, of Fort Myers, passed away May 4, 2017, peacefully at his residence. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 5133 Walnut Rd., Buckeye Lake, OH 43008. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. The funeral will be serviced by […]

Carol Marie Mattingly McNally DeVault



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Carol Marie Mattingly McNally DeVault, 76, of Buckeye Lake, was held at Buckeye Lake Youth Association on May 6, 2017. Carol was born January 5, 1941, to Helen M. (Quigley) and Heber A. Mattingly in Columbus. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy and William Mattingly; […]

Treva J. Friesner



Treva J. Friesner, 83, of Lancaster, passed away May 5, 2017, at the Homestead Center. Treva was born June 10, 1933, to the late Wesley and Nellie Mae Schryver in Baltimore. Treva did officework for many different churches throughout her life. She was a longtime member of the Fairfield Christian Church in Lancaster. Treva loved her church and was known […]

Robert R. Hoover



Robert R. Hoover, age 74, died peacefully May 1, 2017. He was born September 30, 1942, in Columbus, to the late Henry and Pearl Hoover. Robert served our country as a member of the US Army. Robert was a retired working mason, and retired from the New Albany School Systems. He was a former active member of the Gahanna VFW. […]

Lois M. Justice Neff



Lois M. Justice Neff, age 94, of Fairfield Beach went to be with her Lord on May 3, 2017, at the Pickering House. She was born Dec 16, 1922, in Whisler, OH, to the late George and Margaret Justice. She was a member of Fairfield Beach United Methodist Church where she played the piano and organ for years; served as […]

Roger J. Stack



Roger J. Stack, age 73, of Thornville, passed away May 6, 2017, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Roger was born January 18, 1944, in Columbus, to the late Stephen A. and Clara M. (Wickliff) Stack. Roger was a veteran of the United States Army and faithfully served his country during Vietnam. Roger was retired and had been self-employed. He was […]


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