Winterfest grows, Benny predicts six more weeks of winter

BUCKEYE LAKE – Now in its fourth year, the Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce’s Winterfest continues to set records at area business. Unfortunately, Benny the Bass predicted six more weeks of winter early Saturday morning when he failed to eat the offered breakfast of minnows. Hundreds turned out before dawn Saturday morning to see if we are going to […]

Students excel academically at college

BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Lake area college students honored for academic achievements. Ashland University: Patricia Alley of Millersport, was named to the Dean’s List at Ashland University for the fall 2017 semester. Alley is majoring in marketing. Alley is a 2017 graduate of Fairfield Christian Academy. Nicholas Novotny of Thornville, was named to the Dean’s List at Ashland University for […]

Analysis: Schaffer gets ODNR to agree to negotiate

BUCKEYE LAKE – Twelve Buckeye Lake dam-front property owners got a nasty surprise in their mail early this week. It was a “Notice of Encroachment on State Property,” via Certified Mail, from Michael D. Bailey, Chief, Division of Parks and Watercraft. He’s become ODNR’s enforcer at Buckeye Lake. Last year, he wrote the March 3, 2017, letter telling dam-front residents […]

Robert Roy Boren

Robert Roy Boren of Millersport, passed away January 25, 2018. Bob was retired from Roadway Express and was a member of Teamsters 413 Retirees Club. He was a 1959 graduate of Bexley High School. He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard and Margaret Boren. Bob is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Brenda (Mike) Decker and Beverly Thirtyacre; […]

James C. Burgoon

James C. Burgoon, 83, of Baltimore, passed away at Echo Manor on January 25, 2018, after an extended illness and diabetic complications. James retired from Ohio Paper Board in Baltimore after 44 years of service. He is survived by his sons, Kelvin (Lois) Burgoon and Ryan (Laura) Burgoon; grandchildren, Keri Burgoon, Nathan Burgoon, Alison Burgoon, Mollie (Adam) Woodworth, and Matt […]

James Earl Gates

James Earl Gates, 85, of Baltimore, died January 25, 2018. He was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge High School, he enlisted in the United States Marines and served during the Korean Conflict. Following his active duty, he served the State of Ohio as a state highway patrol officer. He graduated from The Ohio State University […]

Eulilia “Lee” Mae Hanrahan (Eubanks)

Eulilia “Lee” Mae Hanrahan (Eubanks), 82, formerly of Harbor Hills, passed away January 24, 2018, in Alpharetta, Ga. She was preceded in death by her children, Fredrick Allen Eubanks and Marcia Jane Eubanks; and her husband of 61 years, Marshall Hartley Eubanks Sr. She is survived by her husband, John Hanrahan; her son, Marshall Eubanks Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Susan Eubanks; […]

Benjamin W. Nance

Benjamin W. Nance, age 29 of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly January 29, 2018, at his residence. He was born February 24, 1988, in Pleasantville, the son of Paul A. and Karla J. (Fox) Stansbery. He loved to write short stories and play the piano. Benj was an avid and self taught golfer who also loved to travel. He is survived […]

Lucinda (Cinda) Cope Sharb

Lucinda (Cinda) Cope Sharb, 69, of Baltimore, passed peacefully in her sleep early January 22, 2018, after a long and courageous fight against metastatic breast cancer. Born April 16, 1948, at Mt. Saint Mary’s Hospital in Nelsonville Ohio, she was the only child of Austin (Hod) and Betty Cope, who preceded her in death. Cinda lived in Nelsonville her entire […]

Letters to the Editor: Homeowners maintained ODNR’s property

Editor’s Note: This is an open letter to ODNR Director James Zehringer from one the dam-front property owners who received a Notice of Encroachment. Dear Mr. Zehringer, Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. My name is Babette Joseph. This past weekend I received a surprising and disturbing letter from Michael D. Bailey, Chief Division of Parks and Watercraft […]