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Bill now due from Buckeye Lake dam neglect

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio — At least the Ohio Department of Natural Resources can admit its mistakes. And it has made big ones with Buckeye Lake, the largest being its decision decades ago to sell the backside of the dam for private development. Now, 370 homes sit atop the 4.1-mile, 177-year-old earthen dam, not to mention nearly as many patios and docks and trees that, over the years, have converted a structure intended to hold back millions of gallons of water into a lakeside home and garden show — to the possible peril of thousands who live and work downstream.

Rep. Anne Gonzales emails ad to lobbyists: Let me sell your house!

After raising alarms earlier this year for promoting her new real-estate business on Twitter, state Rep. Anne Gonzales is prompting ethical concerns by sending email solicitations directly to Statehouse lobbyists.

Valleyview club is third private pool in area to close since summer

The $375,000 real-estate listing offers a “nice” second-story apartment. It’s not exactly an “ open concept” urban loft or suburban manse. But it does come with a pool, a really big one — 23,000 square feet with a cool orange tube slide — and a 150-car parking lot. The Hilltop Swim Club in Valleyview, the third private swimming pool to close since summer, is on the market.

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