Coming Back to Life

Will the beautiful days last?

LAKE AREA- Parts of Buckeye Lake were still covered in ice even though temperatures soared to 76 degrees Tuesday- -just two degrees shy of the all-time record high. It was a welcome glimpse into the coming summer season after what became an incredibly frigid winter. But, don’t get too used to the beautiful days yet. “We no doubt have some […]

Thornville makes offer to county

N EW L E X I N G TO N — Thornville Village Administrator Josh Eggleston and Mayor Dale Brussee delivered two contract proposals to the Perry County Commissioners March 9–a proposed agreement between the village and county to provide sewer service to the south bank of Buckeye Lake, and a proposed agreement for the village to sell treated water […]

Sewer district director retires

By Charles Prince NEWARK — Licking County Water and Wastewater Director Ken Salsberry, Jr. unexpectedly decided to retire last week. In a brief letter to county commissioners, Salsberry wrote, “The time is right for me to move on to other adventures…I have really enjoyed my time here and I appreciate everything you have done for me. There are a lot […]

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This week is the third annual Sunshine Week. It was created to highlight the importance of open government and freedom of information. Government, at the local, state and federal level, controls an ever increasing portion of our lives. It demands significantfinancial payments (taxes) at the pain of imprisonment and/or loss of property. In many cases, it controls how we can […]

Hearing on Baltimore salvage yard appeal continued

By Scott Rawdon BALTIMORE- A controvercial Liberty Township salvage yard’s appeals hearing was continued to March 20 after the owner of the salvage yard site, at 145 Baltimore-Somerset Road, and his lawyer agreed they needed more time to review the appeal. A sizable crowd gathered at Liberty Union Middle School Feb. 27 to hear the East Side Neighborhood Group–a citizens’ […]

Hebron village clerk to resign

COLUMBUS – Hebron Village Clerk Vicky Fulk has agreed to resign after pleading guilty in U. S. District Court March 14 to onecount of embezzlement. According to a statement of facts filed with her plea agreement, Fulk embezzled approximately $46,128 in village funds between January 2003 and May 2006. Fulk admitted that she manipulated the Village’s payroll system to improperly […]

Writers say ORRD only cares about land, not people

Editor: Some folks just can’t keep their noses out of other people’s business. They are trying to run Bob Richardson out of business. He has been there for 20 years and the folks he employs will be out of jobs (plus the township, county and state will be out of monies). He cannot afford to go some place else and […]

Computer geek’ responds to watchdog’

Editor: Upon reading Ms. Mansfield’s”letter”, another obvious “inaccuracy” leaps to view. Councilperson Bobbi Miller’s letter stated that the Council had voted “to sign a contract with SWL water.” She did not state that a contract had been signed. Ms. Mansfieldalso refers to me as the “computer geek” as if that were an insult. To the contrary, I wish to thank […]

More Letters: Former student, now parent salutes Ken Keener

Editor: In the past year, I’ve cleaned out some old boxes. In one I found my geometry notes from high school. It wasn’t the first time I’ve run across them. I just never have had the heart to part with them. In another box I found my varsity letter, my Central District Indoors Track Meet medal and other school memorabilia. […]

Writer reminds us of our right to be secure in our homes

Editor: I am writing in response to the letter written by Chris Fowler of Buckeye Lake. It is a terrible thing to have ones home violated by a police officewith complete disregard for the Constitution. This gives me an opportunity to remind everyone of our Fourth Amendment rights. The admendent reads; “The right of the people to be secure in […]