Stories tagged with: Buckeye Lake

January 31, 2016 - 9:19pm
5 days 14 hours ago

 Over 100 courageous community members took a plunge into frigid waters for a good cause.

Buckeye Lake Winery held it's 3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge Sunday. The plunge had a little over 100 participants but, nearly 400 community members came out to support.

"I take a jump for kids. The kids that I support, to show them that it's okay to take a risk and do the right thing," said Perry County Judge, Luann Cooperrider.

"Actually for the last 3 years we've...

November 17, 2015 - 3:44am
11 weeks 4 days ago

Workers have begun constructing a stability barrier in front of a deteriorating dam at Buckeye Lake.

The 4.1-mile earthen dam is nearly 180 years old and has been weakened by several hundred homes, docks and other structures built into it.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded the dam is at risk of failing, and the state has kept the water level low as a precaution.

It plans to build a stability berm between the existing dam and the water by summer 2016.

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October 21, 2015 - 2:29am
15 weeks 3 days ago
Officials planning a new dam at Buckeye Lake say the construction schedule might let boating return next summer, depending on the weather. A report that the 4.1-mile earthen dam is at risk of failing prompted officials to keep the lake low this year, too shallow for most boating. Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle says the plan is to build a berm between the existing dam and the water by June. Then, if safety officials approve, opened gates at the lake could be...
October 9, 2015 - 4:14am
17 weeks 1 day ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation is installing highway signs advertising some of the Buckeye Lake businesses that are remaining open while a deteriorated dam and low water keeps tourists away. The signs are designed to boost businesses losing money while the lake depth remains shallow and off limits to most boating while the dam is being repaired. The Columbus Dispatch reports the signs listing the businesses will be placed along I-70 and at other locations. The U.S. Army Corps of...
September 2, 2015 - 2:55am
22 weeks 3 days ago
The state has asked hundreds of homeowners on the deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks, in preparation for construction of a replacement barrier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said the 4.1 mile earthen dam is at risk of failing because it’s been weakened by about 370 homes and other structures built into it. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says docks not removed at the owners’ expense by November 1st will be dismantled by...
August 31, 2015 - 3:54pm
22 weeks 4 days ago

Tourism is down this summer at one of Ohio's most popular fishing destinations, causing one business owner to close up shop.

Many businesses surrounding Buckeye Lake are suffering, as the low water levels are keeping both fisherman and tourists away.

"Well, when they come out to the lake, the publicity was that most of it was drained, so everybody who comes out here thinks well our lake is drained, but then they come out and they see water and go 'wow, didn't know you had...

August 27, 2015 - 10:07am
23 weeks 2 days ago
Officials say a 6-foot, chain-link fence will be installed on the earthen dam at Buckeye Lake to block off a construction zone as work begins to replace the deteriorated structure. The fence will sit between the water’s edge and several hundred homes that have been built into the dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s concluded houses and other structures have weakened the 4.1 mile dam and it’s at risk of failing, so the state plans to install a new barrier over the next few years....
August 25, 2015 - 2:31am
23 weeks 4 days ago
State officials are hosting an open house for those interested in learning about the engineering details of a new dam at Buckeye Lake. The 4.1 miles earthen dam has been weakened by several hundred homes, docks and other structures built on it. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded the dam is at risk of failing, and the state plans to install a new barrier. Because of the weakened dam, the lake water has been kept low this summer, cutting into revenue for businesses. Representatives...
August 21, 2015 - 5:51am
24 weeks 1 day ago

The Small Business Administration announced Thursday that the Buckeye Lake Region is in a state of Economic Injury disaster. The move gives small businesses in the region the chance to apply for low-interest loans. The declaration will provide some relief for those impacted while the deteriorated dam at the lake is replaced. The Small Business Administration says the primary counties affected by the disaster are Perry, Licking and Fairfield. But other counties can apply for loan help and...

August 18, 2015 - 5:42am
24 weeks 4 days ago
Governor John Kasich is asking federal officials to declare an economic injury disaster for three counties near Buckeye Lake. Such a declaration would lead to possible federal aid for the area. In a letter dated Monday to the Small Business Administration, Kasich says businesses have suffered financially as the lake has been kept low while plans are made to replace a deteriorated dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the dam is at risk of failing. More than a dozen businesses,...
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