Nice While It Lasted



JACKSONTOWN-Mother Nature fooled us again. Many flowering trees and shrubs bloomed several weeks early because of the inclemently warm days we experienced into the beginning of the week. But, even the trees were caught unprepared for Wednesday’s plummeting temperatures. “It’ll probably shorten the length of the blooms significantly,” said Laura Kaparoff, Dawes Arboretum public relations director. The crab apple blooms […]

Koehler volunteers as administrator



THORNVILLE- Thornville resident Ron Koehler volunteered to act as interim village administrator following former Village Administrator Josh Eggleston’s April 4 resignation. March 26, village council members hoped Koehler would stay in the position for at least two months while they decide whether to hire a permanent replacement for Eggleston or create a board of public affairs. Some council members believe […]

$37 sewer rate is official



NEWARK – It’s now official. Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers will start paying $37 per EDU per month beginning with their bill due June 15. Licking County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Monday morning increasing the monthly rate from $29 per EDU to $37 per EDU. This 28 percent hike only covers increased operating expenses. It is the first rate […]

It pays to get involved!



You can still make a difference. In mid-January, Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers received a letter announcing a proposed rate schedule starting at $49 per month per EDU, reaching $62.40 per month by January 1, 2012. The proposed increase for this year was 69 percent. The total increase was 115 percent. Customers were invited to a January 31 public meeting […]

Liberty Township might sell township hall



BALTIMORE- Li b e r t y Township Trustees discussed the possibility of selling the Liberty Township Hall during their regular meeting Monday night, although it’s currently unknown where the trustees would meet, should the building be sold. Public meetings are held at the township hall. “That has yet to be determined,” said Trustee Nancy Montell, Tuesday. She said the […]

New clinic opens



MILLERSPORT – Dr. Glen Keller, DC has returned to his hometown to open Keller Family Chiropractic, LLC on Lancaster- Newark Road (Ohio 37) just north of Deep Cut Road. Keller is a graduate of Millersport High School and completed his undergraduate work at OSU and OU-Lancaster. He received his chiropractic training at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Keller […]

Volunteers needed



BALTIMORE – Mayor Bob Kalish is looking for volunteers on Saturday, April 14 to help put up new American flags or spruce up the Town Hall Theatre for the Heritage Association Tour of Homes. Kalish said George Gornall has served as a one person committee putting up the flags along Main and Market streets. He’s now had to retire from […]

Civic association sets spring meeting



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association will hold its annual spring dinner meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at the Buckeye Lake Eagles, located at the intersection of Ohio 79 and Canal Road. The featured speaker is Dan West, Chief of Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation. West and his staff of 450 full-time […]

Lioness club honored



MILLERSPORT – Seven members of the Millersport Lioness Club attended the annual convention of Ohio Lions District 13K in Zanesville last month. The club received several awards including the Lioness Club of the Year. President Harriett Refinati accepted the awards. Others attending were Cathleen Mayle, Barb Boggess, Vera Massie, Millie Lowery, Anne Robinson and Evelyn Worrell. The club has 26 […]

Public records provide fodder for ‘watchdog’



Editor: Public records show that the Kirkersville Village Council passed an ordinance to make it unlawful to “park (or leave standing) any commercial vehicle, trailer, recreational vehicle or boat on any street, alley or right of way within the village limits at any time.” Of course this does not apply to vehicles in use by “government, political subdivisions, or emergency […]


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