Stories tagged with: Buckeye Lake

May 13, 2015 - 7:09am
1 week 2 days ago

Top stories for Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

Buckeye Lake Dredging on Hold

LICKING COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking to lease sites to deposit sediment from Buckeye Lake due to a lack of places to store the material. The current dredging work stoppage should last less than two weeks, until a new site for storing sediment is completed.

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April 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

When you hear that sound It means one thing. For the residents of Buckeye Lake Estates the time has come to evacuate their homes and head for safety. Today Licking and Fairfield Counties Emergency Management teams in association with other local law enforcement agencies and the American Red Cross got together to stage an emergency evacuation drill in the hopes of further educating the public and raising awareness when it come to these kind of situations. Emergency Management Director for...

April 17, 2015 - 11:09am
5 weeks 7 hours ago
In an effort to increase safety awareness and promote recreational opportunity at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is altering its boating rules for Buckeye Lake while it is being managed at a winter pool elevation. ODNR has designated and will properly mark a specific Speed Zone area on the western portion of the lake to allow boaters to operate their powercraft at greater than idle speed. “No question, Buckeye Lake will be a gem in the state of Ohio once a new...
April 14, 2015 - 3:43pm
5 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has sent a letter to residents living in Buckeye Lake. It includes new limited rules for building along the 4.1 mile dam.

ODNR Chief of parks and recreation Gary Obermiller, wrote that no additional construction of residences and other structures such as wall systems, patios, swimming pools, sidewalks and utilities will be allowed on the dam without a permit. Likewise no docks, boatlifts or other such equipment will be permitted into the dam...

April 6, 2015 - 7:09am
6 weeks 4 days ago

Top stories for Monday, April 6, 2015:

Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - More than 1,200 colorful eggs peeked from the trees and bushes this Easter in Violet Flickinger's yard during the Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out. The event has been going on for at least 30 years. Over 50 people attended.

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NEW LEXINGTON, PHIO (WHIZ) - 14 former Ohio State football players hit the...

April 2, 2015 - 8:49am
7 weeks 1 day ago
The water at Buckeye Lake is being lowered following the state’s decision to maintain winter lake levels until its deteriorated dam can be replaced. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says partial draining would begin Thursday and will continue for about a week. A recent U.S Army Corps of Engineers report concluded there is a high risk of failure at the 4.1-mile earthen dam. The report said such a failure could put 3,000 lives at risk. Governor John Kasich has said Ohio will replace...
April 1, 2015 - 8:09am
7 weeks 2 days ago
The Regional Chamber of Commerce at Buckeye Lake says it will seek a second expert opinion following a federal report warning a catastrophic dam failure that could put 3,000 lives at risk. The recent U.S, Army Corps of Engineers report concluded there is a high risk of failure at the 4.1-mile earthen dam. Governor John Kasich has said that Ohio will replace the dam and keep water levels low in the meantime to protect lives and property. Leaders with the Buckeye Lake Regional Chamber of...
March 27, 2015 - 4:15pm
8 weeks 1 hour 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
8 weeks 3 days 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
9 weeks 1 day 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...

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