Stories tagged with: Buckeye Lake

July 11, 2016 - 4:41am
6 weeks 2 days ago
Experts working with the State have concluded that planks and pieces of wood pulled from the muck of Buckeye Lake are wreckage of a canal boat swallowed by the water in 1850. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says experts are confident the wreckage found months ago is the Black Diamond because of the location, the style of nails in the timbers and the chunks of coal found in the area. The Black Diamond reportedly hit an obstruction along the north bank while hauling...
June 14, 2016 - 4:59pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Ever since water levels were lowered at Buckeye Lake they have seen less and less visitors. With the addition of a new paddlewheel boat they hope to draw new visitors.

The 88-foot boat was pulled out of Muskingum River Tuesday and separated into three sections and placed on flatbed trucks to be transported to the lake. J-me Braig is the director for the Buckeye Lake Historical Society and said there was a paddleboat at Buckeye Lake from the...

May 26, 2016 - 4:31pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

 The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that the water levels at Buckeye Lake are rising and boats are allowed back on the lake, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The 1st phase of the Buckeye Lake improvements has finished one-year ahead of schedule. ODNR's Director, Jim Zehringer said the gates have now been closed and the water level will rise approximately 2 feet. State Senator, Troy Balderson, said the project is one phase closer to being completed....

May 26, 2016 - 10:41am
12 weeks 6 days ago
The news is good if you boat or fish or work at Buckeye Lake. State Senator Troy Balderson Thursday joined officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to announce plans to raise water levels at Buckeye Lake. “This announcement is a step forward for business owners and residents at Buckeye Lake,” said Balderson. “Our collaboration has been essential to the success of this project and I anticipate a resurgence for this community, its businesses and the tourists who contribute to...
May 26, 2016 - 4:03am
12 weeks 6 days ago
Officials are ready to provide an update on work to replace a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake and it looks like the news will be good. Area residents and businesses have been waiting to learn whether the water might be raised to a level more conductive to boating and that is expected to be announced Thursday morning at 10:30 during a news conference. The 4.1 mile dam is nearly 180 years old and was weakened by several hundred homes, docks and other stuctures built into it. The U.S, Army...
April 14, 2016 - 6:21pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

State Senator Troy Balderson hosted a tour at Buckeye Lake earlier Thursday to get the latest update on the project to replace the deteriorated dam.

The tour follows news released earlier this week when the 'Lakes in Economic Distress Grant Program** was announced, which will provide additional economic distress assistance for businesses impacted by lower lake levels. Balderson said the local residents and business owners had major concerns in the beginning, but now have a sense of...

April 14, 2016 - 4:19am
18 weeks 6 days ago

More than $61.5 million  heads to the Buckeye Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project.

Republican Senator Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, said the money allocated in the state's capital budget will assist in the second stage of the project.

Balderson said he'll continue to work alongside local leaders to ensure that resources remain available to support the Buckeye Lake community.

The announcement follows news from earlier this weeks that the "Lakes in Economic...

March 9, 2016 - 4:41pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

We visited Buckeye Lake today to talk with Tim Ryan, Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce President.

“The construction crew has started what they call soil mixing, which is a seepage barrier going into the middle of the berm. They have gotten to about the 14th house on the west bank and using their numbers they have 370 houses so they have quite a few to go yet,” said Ryan.

Ryan said construction is behind schedule, but the work crews are now going from working 24 hours...

January 31, 2016 - 10:19pm
3 weeks 5 days 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 - 4:44am
40 weeks 1 day 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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