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Buckeye Lake Winterfest


BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio— The Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Winterfest is back for another weekend of activities, music, fireworks, and fun for the whole Buckeye Lake and Central Ohio region. Benny the Bass is moving into a brand new home where he will make his annual prognostication of spring. “The whole Buckeye Lake community is thrilled for our sixth […]

Perry County Board of DD – Board Member Vacancy Notice

The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities currently has a Board Member Vacancy. The person appointed by the Perry County Commissioners must be a resident of Perry County, be willing to participate in monthly board meetings, and be a supporter of the PCBDD Mission: making connections to promote abilities and enrich lives. Please contact Superintendent, David Couch at 740-342-3542 or […]

Christmas Holiday Traffic Fatalities Increase

COLUMBUS – Provisional statistics released December 26, show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Christmas holiday, as compared to the two previous years. During the two-day reporting period, from Tuesday, December 23, at 12 a.m. until Wednesday, December 25, at 11:59 p.m., 12 people were killed in eight fatal crashes. Eleven people were killed in 2018, which ran […]

Columbus area housing in demand – now and in the future

COLUMBUS –  Columbus has remained in the list of top ten hottest real estate markets in America since March 2018, based on rising demand and how long it takes to sell a home. In 11 of those 20 months, Columbus ranked in the top five, rising to #1 in March of this year. In addition, Columbus just made the top […]

OSU-Newark offering free ACT test prep to high school students

NEWARK — Studies have shown that American College Test (ACT) preparation courses can help students score higher on the test, an important factor in admissions at many colleges and universities. The Ohio State University at Newark’s Office of Access and Engagement is offering a free ACT preparation course for area high school students on Saturdays from January 11 to March […]

Fraizer to replace Ryan in Ohio House

COLUMBUS – Former Newark City Council member Mark Fraizer was sworn in Wednesday to represent the 71st District in the Ohio House of Representatives, Speaker Larry Householder announced November 13. “I am pleased to welcome Mark Fraizer to the House today,” said Speaker Householder. “He is a dedicated public servant who will serve the 71st district well.” “I am very […]

New license/ID to be required to fly

COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Registrar Charles Norman, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Ohio Security Director Donald Barker, and Columbus Regional Airport Authority President/CEO Joseph Nardone recently reminded travelers that strengthened federal requirements surrounding air travel in the United States go into effect in less than one year. Beginning on October 1, 2020, the […]

Operation Christmas Child

Columbus Area Collects Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child Join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the U.S. as they transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18 – 25. This year, the Samaritan’s Purse project hopes to deliver 11 million shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—to children […]

Bikes for Children of Buckeye Lake


November begins the season of giving. Giving thanks for the blessings we have received and giving other who need blessings something to be thankful for. Bike Buckeye Lake works with schools, churches, and Job & Family Services in our tri-county area to provide local, underprivileged children a bicycle for Christmas during the organization’s annual Christmas Bike Drive going on now. […]

ODNR Naturalist to visit every state park in 10 day

COLUMBUS – As fall color peaks in the Buckeye State, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Naturalist Richelle Gatto will embark on a 10-day, 2,200-mile trip to all 75 Ohio State Parks beginning October 30. Richelle’s tour will highlight picturesque views, hidden hiking trails, overnight accommodations, and the variety of family-friendly activities available throughout Ohio’s state parks system. “There’s a state park […]


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