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What’s full pool?

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s been four long years since Buckeye Lake was at full pool. With the completion of the new dam late last year and thanks to a rainy March, Buckeye Lake reached full pool and more just three weeks after the reinstallation of the stop logs in the AMIL spillway in Buckeye Lake Village. After […]

Interest rate pause could save Lakewood taxpayers nearly $4 million

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Lakewood’s financial consultant had some good news for school board members at their April 10 meeting. David Conley, president of Rockmill Financial Consulting, LLC, said interest rates have declined 0.48% since last November’s election which would save almost $4 million in taxes needed to repay the $39.8 million in bonds for the new K-5 school […]

Keller Chiropractic donates $4,150 to Millersport Food Pantry

MILLERSPORT – Keller Family Chiropractic surpassed their goal to donate $3,500 to the Millersport Community Food Pantry during their recent Patient Appreciation Week. We surpassed our goal of $3500. The total was  $4,150. During the check presentation to Les Smith of the food pantry, Keller said he learned the donation would actually purchase over $40,000 worth of food due to […]

Dope may float new boat

BUCKEYE LAKE – Dope may float the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society’s boat. The June 2016 arrival of the 88-foot Elizabeth Ann sternwheeler sparked optimism about Buckeye Lake’s future during one of the lake’s darkest periods. Dr. Ronald and Cindy Downing of Malta, Ohio, donated the boat built by family and friends for use as a pleasure boat on the […]

Buckeye Lake reaches (and exceeds) Full Pool

BUCKEYE LAKE – Full Pool is typically celebrated on the last Friday of April. Historically, April’s showers return the lake’s level to full pool by May 1, in time for the summer boating season. Rainfall in 2019 is about six to seven inches above average. Saturday’s nearly all-day rain has filled the lake to the brim.  Actually, it’s above the […]

Buckeye Lake Police Police Activity Reports for February

Feb. 1: Police were asked to check frequently on  an abandoned mobile home on West 1st Street that had been broken into multiple times and most recently had a gas line leak. Feb. 1: A Buckeye Lake officer was checked at the fire department concerning a possible exposure to narcotics. Feb. 2: Police stopped an ATV traveling against traffic on […]

Lakewood’s share of casino profits is small

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Last month, Lakewood School District Treasurer Glenna Plaisted detailed casino gambling’s impact on Lakewood’s income from the state. Plaisted said Ohio voters authorized four casinos via a constitutional amendment (Issue 3) in 2009. The Cleveland and Toledo casinos opened first in May 2012 with the Hollywood Casino in Columbus opening October 2012. The final casino […]

North Shore Coffee Company opens

BUCKEYE LAKE – North Shore Coffee Company opened Monday in the Blue Heron Boardwalk on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village. The sparkling new cafe seats about two dozen, offering a wide variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, Block’s bagels, muffins, seasonal pastries and flatbread and biscuit sandwiches. Lunch croissants and fruit are also available.  North Shore serves One […]

Council to review rules for new park

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Village council members are expected to review the proposed rules and regulations for the village’s new Mathias Miller Park on Lancaster at their March 25 meeting. Council member Linda Willison compiled the rules and regulations based on those in place in other area communities. The small park would be off limits to alcohol, skateboards, bikes, […]

Hebron honors new Eagle Scout

By Charles Prince HEBRON – February 27 was Macray Kester Day in Hebron. Mayor Mike McFarland made the declaration in a ceremony at the February 27 village council meeting. The Lakewood junior was honored for achieving Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle. McFarland thanked Macray, the son of Kevin and Mindy Kester, for his service to the community. For his Eagle […]


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