“Taste of Buckeye Lake” supporters thanked

Editor:   A special thank you to all the Friends of our Library. The 10th annual “Taste” of Buckeye Lake was a huge success despite the weather. We want to thank all the vendors who made the Taste very tasty! Thank you: Lobster Lovers Express, Buckeye Lake Brewery, The Port Smoke House, Buckeye Lake Winery, Creno’s Pizza, That One Place […]

Red Cross offers free smoke alarms

Editor: Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape ? The average life of a smoke alarm is 8 years. When did you install yours ? Just because it beeps when tested it does not mean it will alert you of a fire. The American Red Cross will replace […]

Home buying still strong in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS  – While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low. “Despite changing economic factors, the appetite for home buying […]

New ODNR Director names new Wildlife Chief

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz named Kendra Wecker as chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife on Saturday, Jan. 19. Wecker brings more than 25 years of experience working for the division building programs and partnerships that have helped shape Ohio’s conservation efforts. She becomes the first female Chief of the Division of Wildlife […]

Shirley C. Burnworth

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Shirley C. Burnworth AKA: “Bright Eyes”, 80, of Buckeye Lake, was held January 24, 2019, followed by burial in the Fairmount Cemetery near Jacksontown. Shirley passed away early Monday morning, January 21, 2019, at the home of her daughter. She was born in Georges, PA, the daughter of the late Lewis and Alice […]

Patricia Grover

Patricia Grover, 84 of Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Harbor Hills, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019, in Melbourne, Florida. She was born on May 30, 1934, in Shawnee, OH, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Beatrice Humphrey. After the death of her father, Lawrence, at a very young age, and her mother’s subsequent remarriage, Patricia was adopted by […]

Warren G. “Hoppy” Hiles

Warren G. “Hoppy” Hiles, age 98 of Thurston, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. He was born September 8, 1920, in Thurston to Charles and Inah (Hartman) Hiles. Hoppy graduated from Thurston High School, Class of 1939 and married Velva B. Clark on March 23, 1941. He served in the Army during WWII. Hoppy […]

Robert J. Koch

Robert J. Koch, age 88, born October 27, 1930, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019, at his residence in Buckeye Lake, surrounded by his loving family. Bob was a long time member of St. Patrick Church, born and raised in the parish. He attended St. Patrick grade school and St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Class of 1949. He retired from […]

Norma Jean Ortman

A funeral service celebrating the life of Norma Jean Ortman, age 89, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 South West Street, Thornville, with Rev. Dr. Winfield Strout officiating. Burial will take place in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, at […]

Robert T. Sage

Robert T. Sage, 81, of Thornville, formerly of Fredericktown, Ohio, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, rests peacefully after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Norman D. Sage; and parents, Clarence and Mabel Sage. He is survived by his wife, Judy and family; son, Thor Sage and family; and daughter, Heather Sage and […]


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