May 16, 2009 RSS feed / News

I-70 detours are now set

HEBRON - ODOT District 5 is ready for an I-70 closure when and if it ever happens again. District 5 Planning and Programs Administrator Julie Gwinn presented District 5's plan for dealing with I-70 closures to The Beacon May 7. More...

Few lake area ODOT projects this summer

JACKSONTOWN - ODOT District 5 has a rigorous construction agenda for the 2009 construction season, but Buckeye Lake area motorists won't be dodging too many orange barrels. More...

Buckeye Lake Memorial Day parade set for Saturday, May 23

BUCKEYE LAKE - The 4th Annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Saturday May 23. It starts at 11 a.m. at the First Community Church proceeding up Ohio 79 to the Buckeye Lake State Park., North Shore Boat Ramp. More...

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday May 15, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! More...

New ordinance limits grass height to 6 inches

THORNVILLE - People in Thornville don't just sit around watching the grass grow - or do they? Thornville Village Council has adopted an ordinance to enforce a lawn height of six inches or face a $150 fine. More...

Kirkersville adds two auxiliary officers

KIRKERSVILLE - Last week, Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft said he thought the village's May 4 operating levy passed because the current administration is cleaning up some of Kirkersville's finances. More...

OSHP made 25,512 OVI arrests in 2008

COLUMBUS - Franklin and Butler counties had the most Patrol OVI arrests last year according to new statistics released by the Patrol today. Troopers made 25,512 OVI arrests statewide last year, an increase of 782 arrests over 2007. More...

Thornville Memorial Day set for Monday, May 25

THORNVILLE - The annual Thornville Veterans Day begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23. More...

Community Shred Day is May 16

PATASKALA - Stacks of old bank statements, bills and personal papers that are collecting dust around the house could actually benefit patients at Licking Memorial Health Systems. More...

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Kathleen Scott, formerly of Washington Court House, celebrated her 104th birthday Tuesday with her family at Autumn at the Lake outside of Thornville. She grew up on a farm in Indiana in a home without electricity or indoor plumbing. More...