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New supervisor takes over Buckeye Lake Library June 3

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Ada Myers, who was the Buckeye Lake Library’s first supervisor, is being promoted. She arrived in Buckeye Lake in July 2005 and opened the small branch on First Street in September 2005. She is moving June 3 to the main Licking County Library in downtown Newark as the new circulation supervisor. Emily Hankinson will […]

Mediation leads to agreement for ODNR to replace roads damaged by dam construction

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah Upp P.E., P.S. and assistant county prosecutor Amy Brown-Thompson had some good news for Walnut Township Trustees at their May 7 monthly meeting. Upp explained that the county had been unable to come to an agreement with ODNR concerning the extent of road repairs needed to repair the damage caused by […]

Fire Chief: “Don’t call the firehouse if you need our services”

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – “Don’t call the firehouse if you need our services!” Millersport Fire Chief Rob Price instructed at Village Council’s May 14 meeting. “Call 9-1-1 no matter what!” Price explained that some recent calls to the firehouse delayed their response since emergency calls must be routed through the sheriff’s office’s Communications Bureau. He added that local 9-1-1 […]

Jeff LaRe will replace Schaffer in Ohio House

COLUMBUS – Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) announced Wednesday that Jeffrey LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) was selected to represent the 77th House District, which includes most of Fairfield County. Representative LaRe will replace Senator Tim Schaffer who was selected to serve in the Ohio Senate earlier this month. “I’m pleased to welcome Representative LaRe to serve as part of the 133rd General […]

Analysis: Lakewood voters reject new school again

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Lakewood bond issue supporters were shocked at the extent of Tuesday’s loss by an unofficial 1,570 to 988 tally. A larger percentage of voters voted “no” this time (61.38 percent) than in last November’s rejection (58.7 percent). No one thought it would be an easy win, but there was “cautious optimism.” After all, who could […]

Tim Schaffer heading back to State Senate

COLUMBUS – Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced Thursday the recommendation of State Representative Tim Schaffer to fill the vacancy in Ohio’s 20th State Senate District seat, which includes Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan and Muskingum counties and parts of Athens and Pickaway counties. The vacancy was created last month when former State Senator Brian Hill resigned for a job […]

Editorial: YES for Lakewood

Editorial: YES for Lakewood No one likes paying more taxes. But neither should Lakewood be educating its youngest students (Kindergarten through Second Grade) in a building more than 100 years old. The Hebron Elementary School building has served our community well for many years, but it is no longer an acceptable school building. The classrooms are too small for today’s […]

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 (Editor’s Note 4/23/19: This story has been corrected and updated after a reader pointed out that Northridge Local SD does NOT have a school district income tax.  Lakewood’s financial consultant David Conley explained that he got his tax data from the Ohio Municipal Council that showed the district with a one percent income tax. When he checked […]

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