ODNR will pull the lake plug on October 1

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – In spite of some well-reasoned pleas to maintain the interim summer pool into November, ODNR will pull the plug on Monday, October 1. The announcement came in a September 22, Buckeye Lake Dam Construction Update. Here’s the text: “To protect the public and the significant investment made as part of the Buckeye Lake Dam […]

Letter to Editor: VFW 1388 Auxiliary needs donations to buy Christmas presents for Veterans

Editor: The VFW Auxiliary to Post 1388, in Buckeye Lake, is putting together a Gift Basket of gift cards for a drawing. The proceeds from this drawing will help us buy Christmas gifts for our veterans in the VA Hospital in Chillicothe. We hope to start selling tickets on October 15. We are asking our friends and local businesses to […]

Letter to the Editor: ODNR – Extend boating season to Nov. 15

Editor: Having involvement in the lake during my tenure as Fairfield County Emergency Manager from 1987 to 2003, as member and ultimately president of the Watershed including Buckeye Lake and as a homeowner on Lieb’s Island, and as a retired civil engineer, I make a suggestion to extend this year’s boating season to November 15th as an interim step.   Then […]

Mary Elizabeth Tharp Bope

Mary Elizabeth Tharp Bope, 99, of Somerset, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at her residence. Mary was born December 1, 1918, on the family farm in Hemlock, Ohio, to the late Harry Orin Tharp and Alice Nixon Hodgson Tharp. Mary graduated from Central High School, Hemlock, in 1936 where she was senior class president. She attended Capital University, […]

Rebecca Lay Jeffery

Rebecca Lay Jeffery, age 89 of Baltimore, passed away September 21, 2018, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born to the late Ernest and Ethel Leach Lay on March 28, 1929, in Lamesa, TX.  She retired as a dietitian at Logan Hospital.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rebecca is survived by her children, Nora L. […]

Larry S. Lavender

A memorial service celebrating the life of Larry S. Lavender, 62, of Newark, will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Zack Morgan officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street, Newark, one hour prior to the memorial service on Saturday, from 10:00 to […]

Ricky Lee “Pops” “Pappy” Yost

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ricky Lee “Pops” “Pappy” Yost, age 65, of Pleasantville, was held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Thornville. with Pastor Aaron Bounds officiating.   Military honors were conducted at the funeral home. Rick was born December 18, 1952, in Columbus, to the late Paul R. Yost […]

Oscar William “Doc” Young, Jr.

Oscar William “Doc” Young, Jr., 81, of Mount Perry, died at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Altercare of Newark South. Oscar was born May 24, 1937, in Reynoldsburg, the son of the late Oscar William, Sr. and Ethel Marie (Young) Young. He was a member of Mount Perry Presbyterian Church, and a 1955 graduate of Raymond High […]

Commentary: Latest Buckeye Lake hijink achieves ‘gate’ status

Commentary by Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – After years of governmental hijinks, Buckeye Lake Village finally achieved “gate” status. Tuesday evening, ABC6 News dubbed the latest hijink “Booze Gate.” The question now confronting residents and other observers is whether Council President Kitty Zwissler mixed a “happy hour” cocktail for Finance Committee Chair Tom Wolfe before the August 21 Finance Committee […]

Analysis: Council’s coup seems to be fizzling out

By Charles Prince (Editor’s Note: The word “analysis” in the headline means this report includes commentary on factual events.) BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council’s attempt to take over village government started fizzling out Monday night. Two resolutions mysteriously appeared just before the September 10, council meeting. One would strip the mayor of her authority to “discipline, demote or terminate” village […]


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