Thanks to Friends 5K/10K supporters

Editor: The Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library held its 11th annual 5K/10K Run-Walk on Saturday, June 15, to raise money for the Buckeye Lake Library’s operating expenses. This year we moved the race from Canal Road to the new Buckeye Lake Dam. It’s now our Dam Race. Our sponsors are a critical part of this event and our ability […]

Here’s everything you need to know about BLASST

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Just about everybody now knows that our traditional community-funded BLASST fireworks show returns at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. Unfortunately, not as many people remember what community-funded means. As of Friday afternoon, only about 70 individuals and businesses have sent a donation to BLASST’s Buckeye Lake post office box (1524). About two dozen […]

Cynthia A. “Cindy” Franklin

A gathering of family and friends for Cynthia A. “Cindy” Franklin, age 72, of Hebron, was held June 25, 2019, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service. Cindy passed away June 18, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus,. She was born September 19, 1946 in Newark, to the late Carl S. and Audrey D. (Schnell) […]

Melvin Hanley

Melvin Hanley, 88, Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Melvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for heroic actions during the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. He worked for many years as an engineer with Rockwell International. Melvin was a Kentucky Colonel and he was a […]

Jeremiah David Samuel Rutter

Jeremiah David Samuel Rutter, age 6, of Thornville, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home in a tragic fire that also claimed the life of his grandmother, Kelly René Waters. Jeremiah was born May 3, 2013 in Lancaster. He would have entered Kindergarten in the fall. Jeremiah enjoyed playing with his toys, especially his cars and trucks, […]

Kelly René Waters

Kelly René Waters, age 49, of Thornville, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at her home in a tragic fire that also claimed the lives of her grandson, Jeremiah David Samuel Rutter, and her fiancée, Dennis “Fritz” Erckert. Kelly was born November 2, 1969 in Columbus. She was a 1987 graduate of Sheridan High School and was a homemaker […]


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