Millersport seeking $450,000 grant



MILLERSPORT – “Millersport is now up to bat,” Fairfield County Regional Planning Commission Assistant Director James Mako told village council members at their February 13 meeting. Fairfield County started seeking competitive Neighborhood Revitalization Grants in 2010. It’s now Millersport’s turn. The village will be competing for a limited number of grants with communities state-wide. “It’s a great opportunity for capital […]

Analysis: Dam construction update



BUCKEYE LAKE – We have been waiting since January 22, for ODNR to update the number of lineal feet of buttress wall completed. Since construction now requires three separate passes to complete its 10 foot width, we have asked for completed lineal feet of full width, one and two passes and one pass. The two trenchers in operation must complete […]

Geraldine M. Acker



Geraldine M. Acker, 88, of Baltimore, passed away February 22, 2018. Geraldine loved gardening especially her flower gardens. Geraldine is survived by her nieces and nephew, Gloria Corder, Carolyn (Fred) Paugh, and Richard (Debbie) Fisher; several great nieces and nephews; and friends. Geraldine was preceded by her husband, Claude “Gene” Acker; son, Robert Eugene Acker; mother, Hazel Davis; father, Clayton […]

Jason C. “Jake” Carpenter



Jason C. “Jake” Carpenter, 45, of Newark, died unexpectedly February 15, 2018. He was born May 26, 1972, in Newark, to Glenn Carpenter and Marilyn (Wilcox) Miller. Jake was an avid Ohio State and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He had a talent for fixing cars and would regularly help his friends with their vehicles. He loved spending time with his family […]

Robert E. “Bob” Miller



A graveside funeral service celebrating the life of Robert E. “Bob” Miller, 74, of Heath, formerly of Hebron, was held February 21, 2018, at Newark Memorial Gardens. Bob was born in Licking County, Ohio, on January 7, 1944, to the late Russell O. and Esther V. (Rine) Miller. He passed away at the Selma Markowitz Care Center on February 16, […]

Ross Douglas “Doug” Owen



A funeral service celebrating the life of Ross Douglas “Doug” Owen, age 63, of Hebron, was held February 16, 2018, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Tim Sowards officiating. Doug passed away February 13, 2018, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. He was born on October 7, 1954, in Newark, to the […]

Tax help is available



BUCKEYE LAKE – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are once again offering free tax preparation at the Buckeye Lake Library, 4455 Walnut Rd., now through April 17 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 740-641-2387. While Tax-Aide’s focus is on low-to-moderate income senior citizens, the service is available to anyone, regardless of income or age. Volunteers, […]

More dam construction update photos



VFW Auxiliary sponsoring St. Patrick’s Day poker run



BUCKEYE LAKE – The VFW Auxiliary to Post #1388 is hosting a “Poker Run” around the Lake on Saturday, March 17, to generate business for everyone involved. Poker Run participants will have a card that participating entities will stamp if they purchase something between noon and 5 p.m. We expect about 10 businesses will participate. When the Poker Run participants […]

Things to do…



Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Date Night at Dawes: Maple Syrup with a Grown-Up Twist – 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Cost: Non-Members – $20; Members – $15. Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Maple Syrup Trail. Sip on winter beers and warm up by the fire at the Log Cabin. […]


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