Stories tagged with: Buckeye Lake

March 27, 2015 - 4:15pm
1 day 4 hours ago

Dredging machines are in place at Buckeye Lake to start finding a short term solution.

State senator Troy Balderson said both a shallow dredge and a deep water dredge are on site at the lake. And starting April 1 the shallow dredge will begin dredging around the marina and around some of the businesses. Balderson does not have an estimated time of completion for this. But he has confirmed that immediately after the shallow dredge finishes, the deep water one will go through the same...

March 23, 2015 - 11:30am
5 days 2 hours ago

The economic impact of keeping water at winter pool levels at a popular lake won't be known for some time. 

The decision by Governor John Kasich to keep water levels at unseasonably low water levels may upset many property and business owners.

20th State Senate District Republican Troy Balderson said it's unknown at this time if the state will financially help those impacted by the decision.  

"Nothing yet will be designated from the state yet. I do know that...

March 19, 2015 - 12:41pm
1 week 2 days ago

Governor John Kasich met with state and local officials to talk about a report that says the dam at Buckeye Lake could suffer a catastrophic failure. The Governor says that work will begin immediately to replace the 180-year-old earthen dam. Kasich’s office said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will begin the necessary permitting and design work to replace the 4-point-1 mile dam. Kasich, responding to a question about the lake's water level said "it is non-negotiable and...

March 18, 2015 - 8:14am
1 week 3 days ago
Nearly 500 residents and business owners attended a public meeting to discuss threats to Buckeye Lake following a report of potential catastrophic failure at its dam. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released last week said officials should immediately replace the 180-year-old earthen dam at the lake or drain the recreational reservoir. The report said a dam failure could endanger the lives of 3,000 people. Officials said the lake would be kept at a lower winter level for now, but the...
March 16, 2015 - 1:57pm
1 week 5 days ago

A report warning of potential catastrophic failure at Buckeye Lake Dam is being analyzed by state engineers while officials plan more discussions about how they’d respond to such an emergency. State and local emergency response officials were among roughly 50 people who gathered Monday to discuss the faulty 180-year-old earthen dam at Buckeye Lake. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released last week said officials should immediately replace the dam or drain the lake. The report...

March 13, 2015 - 8:47am
2 weeks 1 day ago
A new report that suggests draining Buckeye Lake to prevent a potentially catastrophic dam failure has area homeowners worried about plunging property values. A U.S, Army Crop of Engineers report released this week says the 180 year-old dam at Buckeye Lake should be replace immediately. The agency recommended the lake be drained until repairs can be made. The Columbus Dispatch reports real estate agents say buyer interest in the area has been previously robust. But want it will be more...
March 12, 2015 - 7:21am
2 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Thursday, March 12, 2015:

Buckeye Lake Dam Report

A report released Wednesday from the US Army Corp of Engineers says there's a likelihood of a catastrophic failure of the 177 year-old Buckeye Lake Dam. The report, which was requested by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, says the safest solution for eliminating the risk of flooding due to dam failure is to drain the lake permanently.

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March 11, 2015 - 10:03pm
2 weeks 2 days ago

Buckeye Lake and area residents and businesses received a recommendation from Army Corp of Engineers* Wednesday afternoon that has the potential to leave the lake a very different sight within the year.

The Army Corp carried out an inspection and the results showed the likelihood of a catastrophic failure. A 177 year old dam on the verge of giving way. If the dam breaks, an 8 foot wall of water will fill the flood plain with mud and debris, leaving a very devastating and potentially...

February 9, 2015 - 9:56pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an aggravated robbery in Buckeye Lake.

The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports that on January 18th around 11:30 p.m. two masked men forced their way into a home on the first block of Highland Avenue and demanded pills from an elderly woman. One of the suspects grabbed the victim by the arm and forced her down a hallway to her bedroom where the pills were being...

June 22, 2014 - 12:33pm
39 weeks 6 days ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a motorcycle accident that resulted in the death of 73-year-old Richard H. Webster of Johnstown Saturday evening.

The accident occurred at approximately 5:22 p.m. on Myers Street in the Village of Buckeye Lake.  According to the Highway Patrol, Webster was traveling westbound on Myers Street when his motorcycle drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a traffic sign.  Webster was...

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