Is real maple syrup too time consuming?

ITS OWN SWEET TIME JACKSONTOWN- Corporate America works hard to create products that look and taste like real maple syrup without actually being maple syrup. Considering that real maple syrup is made completely of sugar maple sap with nothing else added, why go to all the trouble to create artificialproducts with dozens of ingredients, many with more syllables than substance? […]

Variance for Thorn Township lot splits denied

THORNVILLE- A Thorn Township zoning issue is headed to Perry County Common Pleas Court. Feb. 22, the Thorn Township Board of Zoning Appeals upheld its decision to deny resident Rick McCance’s family’s request to divide its property because the property does not have proper road frontage, according to Thorn Township zoning. Jan. 11, McCance, representing his mother, Joanne McCance, who […]

Decision near on sewer rate increase

NEWARK – Two of the three Licking County Commissioners are ready to increase rates for Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers. Licking County Water and Wastewater Director Ken Salsberry presented a revised spreadsheet detailing proposed rate increases at his regular Monday morning update session with commissioners. He continues to call for an increase from $29 to $40 per month per EDU […]

It’s Baltimore’s business

BALTIMORE- Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish is happy to have people getting into the village’s business–he announced nearly $3 million of business expansion coming to Baltimore in 2007 during his annual State of the Village address. “The business expansion that I will announce today will represent a total investment of $2.8 million dollars in the Baltimore economy,” Kalish told about 50 […]

Union Township isn’t interested in firedistrict

HEBRON- Union Township Trustee Jack Justice has no interest in a proposed firedistrict between Hebron and Union Township, based upon past experience. “It irritates the living crap out of me that they put it on the table,” he said during Monday night’s trustees’ meeting. Justice referred to a Hebron Village Council combined committees meeting February 26 where trustees were invited […]

More changes for Thornville government

THORNVILLE – Just days after Thornville Village Administrator Josh Eggleston announced his resignation, Thornville Village Council President Jim Royer announced that he is stepping down from his position as well, effective immediately. In a statement distributed to council members and village staff Monday, Royer, who served on council for about 14 months, said, “The village has issues facing it that […]

Lakewood starting pilot breakfast program

HEBRON – Starting Monday, Lakewood Middle School studens will be able to catch a free breakfast at school. A f r e e br e akf a s t wi l l be available to every student who arrives at school on time. Breakfast will be delivered to each homeroom and the students will be able to eat in the […]

Revitalization restarting

BALTIMORE – The first reorganizational meeting for the Baltimore revitalization effort is set for Wednesday, March 21. There are two meetings times: + Noon to 1 p.m. at the Olde Village Pizza, 109 E. Market St. + 7-8 p.m. at the Baltimore Town Hall. For more information contact Kathy Badgeley at Willow Tree Cottage, 120 E. Market St. or by […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Maple Syrup Madness- Last day is Saturday, March 10, 10 am – 5 pm. The Maple Trail will lead curious hikers from the shelter house to the Log Cabin where they’ll finda crackling fire, lots of sweet-smelling steam and samples of syrup. Guide yourself down the Maple Trail or […]

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