Draft report: Buckeye Lake needs a ‘rest’



BUCKEYE LAKE – We’re starting to see some seepage on the Buckeye Lake dam replacement project. Don’t worry; it’s not water seeping through the dam. It’s information that’s finally seeping out about what comes next for Buckeye Lake. We’re hearing, both on and off record, increasing optimism that most of the dam work will be completed by late this year. […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Feb. 24: Police responded to a possible burglary at a Hebron Road residence. A male caller believed someone was trying to break in his apartment. No signs of forced entry. Possible mental health issue. • Feb. 25: A male subject who had called about a possible burglary at his residence the […]

Hebron gets two grants to help with flooding issues



HEBRON – Village Administrator Ralph Wise had good news for council members at their March 28 council meeting. He reported that the Ohio Public Works Commission approved the village’s request for $160,000 in financial assistance to replace the culvert on West North Street. The culvert currently restricts the flow of storm water through the village. The estimated cost to replace […]

Lanes to be closed on Ohio 79 overpass at I-70



JACKSONTOWN – Beginning Wednesday, March 28, there will be one lane closed on Ohio 79 northbound at I-70. On Monday, April 2, there will be one lane closed southbound on Ohio 79 at I-70. Lane closures are expected to last into mid-April. Double Z Construction is the prime contractor for this project which has included a bridge replacement of the […]

Ronald S. Acord



Funeral services, celebrating the life of Ronald S. Acord, 79, of Buckeye Lake, formerly of Jacksontown, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Clifford Mason as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown. Ron passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018, […]

Alpha Stahr Hill



Alpha Stahr Hill, 91 of Millersport, passed away March 27, 2018, at her residence. She was a member of Pleasant Chapel Church of God. Alpha is survived by her sons, Larry D. Stahr of Millersport and Donald Stahr of Macksburg, Ohio; daughters, Lola Ann Reynolds of Cave Junction, Oregon, Brenda Joan Kirkbride of Millersport, Rita Kay Little of Lancaster and […]

Pauline Marie Huber



A funeral service celebrating the life of Pauline Marie Huber, 85, of Pataskala, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Kirkersville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Father Michael Gribble officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Pauline was born on December 14, 1932, in Franklin County, Ohio to the late Thomas […]

Sandra Louise Kinder



Sandra Louise Kinder, age 77 of Thornville, died March 26, 2018, at Mt Carmel East. She was born to the late Fred and Agnes Howls Grove, on April 25, 1940. She was a wonderful mother and wife, who raised four boys. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and was an amazing cook. Sandra will be greatly missed by all who knew her. […]

Joseph F. Koczera



Joseph F. Koczera, age 92, went home to the Lord on March 22, 2018. Joseph was born in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, in 1926, to the late John and Frances (Walter) Koczera, Joseph’s early life involved assisting his father, who was a steel mill crane operator. After some local shipyard experience, he entered the Army, serving honorably in the Signal Corps. After […]

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, […]


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