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Weather is Tough on Sports, Too!

Play Ball!Weather is Tough on Sports, Too! MILLERSPORT — Our lousy Spring weather has been tough on sports too. Rain and cold weather have forced area schools to cancel or reschedule dozens of baseball and softball games as well as track meets. The sun reappeared Monday after a dismal weekend. The strong winds dried up the diamonds so Liberty Union […]

Lakewood approves three percent raises

HEBRON – La k ewo d d Board of Education members approved several personnel recommendations at their April 11 business meeting, including a three-percent salary increase for teachers, classified employees, administrators and supervisory personnel for the 2007-08 school year.S uperintendent Jay Gault said after the meeting that the agreement was negotiated last summer with the assumption that voters would approve […]

Thornville mayor resigns

THORNVILLE- Thornville Mayor Dale Brussee tendered his resignation Tuesday afternoon, effective Friday, April 20. In an email to Thornville Village Council members he simply stated, “Friday the 20th is my last day. I quit.” He declined further comment. Brussee served in the position since 2004. Friday evening, 5:30 p.m., Council President Beth Patrick is to be sworn in as mayor […]

New police chief ready to start

BALTIMORE- Tony Caito, president of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce and owner of RealLiving Farmers Reality & Auction Co., believes Baltimore business owners, including himself, are pleased with a full-time police chief coming to town. “We feel very good about it. He seems to already have a plan in his mind,” he said. Westerville Police Sergeant and Baltimore resident Michael […]


Council considering future of clerk/ treasurer position

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Village council members want to hear from residents before making a decision on eliminating the elected clerk/treasurer position for an appointed fiscal officer. A change in state law several years ago gives statutory villages the option to continue the previously mandated elected position of clerk/treasurer or to move to an appointed fiscal officer.Former Clerk/Treasure Vicki […]

Union Township opposes revised subdivision rules

By Scott Rawdon HEBRON- No ifs, ands, or buts, the Union Township Trustees oppose Licking County’s proposed new subdivision regulations. They believe that several elements within the proposal – including required roundabouts and buffer zones – may become maintenance nightmares for the township if it inherits the subdivisions. “The whole thing reeks of (Licking County Planning Commission Director Jerry Brems) […]

South Licking Watershed Conservancy District meeting time changed

NEWARK – The South Licking Watershed Conservancy District has changed the time for its monthly meeting. The district regularly meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Licking County Agriculture Center, 771 E. Main St., Newark. The time meeting time changed for the April 24 meeting has been moved up to 1 p.m. The meeting […]

Martial arts students excel at championship

NEWARK – George Annarino and several of his students competed in the Indiana All-Star Championship. This tournament was open to all styles of Marital Arts and Jiu-Jitsu. In the Men’s Senior Black Belt division, Grand Champion George Annarino won 1st in forms, demonstration, synchronized forms and weapons. In the Young Men’s 12-13 year old Advance Division, Todd Harrold won 2nd […]

Full pool breakfast is set

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Greater Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce’s traditional Full Pool Breakfast is set for 7 a.m. on Friday, April 27 at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Guest speakers this year are Buckeye Lake State Park Manager Tim Waln and representatives from Winding Road Ventures that is developing The Landings at Maple Bay. Everyone is invited. The cost […]