The Wait is Over

Perry County Commissioners hold groundbreaking

THORNPORT- It’s been a long time coming, but it’s definitely under way. The Perry County Commissioners and the engineering firmof ME Companies officially announced the groundbreaking of the Northern Perry County Wastewater Collection System Phase II Fireman’s Park/Holiday Harbor Project during a ceremony March 16 at the Thornport AmVets. Providing public sewer service to the south bank of Buckeye Lake […]

Bowman, Spitzer to head Lakewood levy campaign



HEBRON – Two Lakewood school board members will spearhead the effort to pass a renewal emergency levy – plus increase – this November. Joe Bowman Jr. and Tim Spitzer were appointed co-chairs of the levy campaign committee at the board’s March 14 business meeting. Board member Forrest Cooperrider said Bowman and Spitzer bring a knowledge of the community and levy […]

Council agrees to seek grant for bike/skate park



BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Village’s bicycle and skate park is looking for a few good ramps. Members of the Buckeye Lake Parks and Recreation Committee asked village council members March 12 to apply for $10,000 to $20,000 in Community Development Block Grants to purchase more ramps for Phase II of the popular facility, located at Ryan Park. “It’s a great […]

Liberty Township denial forcing business to move or close



LIBERTY TOWNSHIP- Hy d r oMa s t e r own e r Bo b Richardson isn’t sure what he’ll do next. His request for a conditional use was denied by the Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals March 6 and, if he doesn’t challenge the BZA’s decision in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court, he may be required to relocate […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Pruning Principles- Saturday, April 7, 9am – noon. Proper pruning enhances the beauty and value of almost any landscape tree and shrub. Well pruned plants will live longer and be healthier, too. By using improper methods, healthy plants are often weakened or deformed. Many potential problems such as weakening […]

Talent show set for Palm Sunday



HEBRON – Got talent? New Life Community Church invites you to share it at its Second Annual Talent Show on Palm Sunday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakewood Middle School Auditorium. The Palm Sunday event is becoming an annual part of New Life’s Easter Season celebrations. “We had a blast at last year’s talent show,” says Pastor Brian […]

Time to plan for National Road Yard Sale Days



Editor, I am writing as a Licking County representative to the Ohio National Road Association. Last year, Licking County participated in the Historic National Road Yard Sale Days. Well, it’s time again to prepare for this anuual sale! The folks who helped with coordinating the sale last year have met and we are planning the Second Annual Licking County Historic […]

BLASST will be July 3



Editor: I would like to congratulate everyone for getting through another winter.Even though this is my second winter in Florida, I clearly remember what it’s like during January, February and March in Ohio. My (SAD) was in full swing by now and all I wanted to do is go to bed and put the covers over my head. Even folks […]

‘Watchdog’ says ‘computer geek’ is a ‘jerk’



Editor: According to public records from the Kirkersville Police, they spend a lot of time at the Flying J on lunch and coffee breaks. For example, an officerworks about a 4-1/2 hour shift, but spend one hour of it on a lunch break at the Flying J. One officerworks a four hour shift and his log sheet accounts for just […]

Don’t ‘hold your breath’ on police department complaints



Editor: Just a quick note to Chris Fowler about the complaint he filed about Buckeye Lake Police with Mayor Frank Foster. Don’t hold your breath waiting for a response. Almost three years ago (May 5, 2004 to be exact), I filed a written complaint with the mayor about the conduct of Police Captain Jimmy Hanzey. He had initiated a criminal […]


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