Hebron railroad becomes anti-terrorism training ground

HEBRON- More than 20 armed men surrounded buses and train cars full of people at the Buckeye Scenic Railroad station in Hebron. While it looked like something out of a Hollywood movie set, or someone’s worst nightmare, it was actually a day of field training for the 727 Counter- Terror Training Unit, which is a week long course for law […]

Licking Township Fire Company adds new equipment

JACKSONTOWN – The 20 month wait is over. Licking Township Fire Company took delivery of its new engine/tanker on Monday. The 3,000 gallon tanker was available for inspection before Monday night’s Licking Township Trustees’ meeting. The firecompany applied for a $300,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant in 2005. The grant required the township to pick up fivepercent of the […]

Local levies rejected

LICKING COUNTY- Nearly 80 percent of Licking County voters let the remaining 20 percent decide the fate of several issues in Tuesday’s election–of 102,731 registered voters in Licking County, only 19,224, or 19.39 percent, made it to the polls for the May 8 ballot. The unofficialresults reveal: + Buckeye Lake Village’s new three mill, fiveyear general operating levy was soundly […]

Ceremony for chief set

BALTIMORE – Michael Tussey, of Baltimore, will be sworn in as the village’s first full-time police chief at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The public is invited to the ceremony in council chambers in the village hall. A reception follows the ceremony until 3 p.m. Tussey is a former sergeant with the Westerville Police Department and was one of […]

Liberty Township Trustees discuss property use

BALTIMORE- Two of the three Liberty Township Trustees believe that the township owns too many properties although, admittedly, they’re not sure what to do with the extra land. “I don’t think a township needs three pieces of property,” said Trustee Tim Linkhorn during Monday night’s trustees meeting. The township owns the township hall in Baltimore, a township garage and officesat […]

Kirkersville could lost Mayor’s Court

KIRKERSVILLE- Kirkersville Mayor Bennie Evans has mixed feelings about proposed state legislation that would abolish mayor’s court for Kirkersville and all other Ohio mayor’s courts in similarly sized villages. “It can be a downfall for a small village,” he said. According to a Ohio Supreme Court press release, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer and State Representative Larry Wolpert of Hilliard […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, May 18, 8:30 – 10:30pm. Come out for this evening ramble through the meadows, woods and collections of The Arboretum. Explore the curious noises and scents of the night on the ever-popular Dawes Arboretum Night Hike, Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck Plant Sale & […]

Writer wants to know when FairfieldBeach will be staffed


I am writing with concern for the residents of FairfieldBeach. We have a “substation” here, but is it being used as a working fire/EMS station or a place for storage? On April 24, Walnut Township Trustees signed a contract with the Village of Millersport which was presented to Mayor Dean Severance. At that meeting, the village was given a check […]

Donors for Millersport after prom party thanked


“It takes an entire village to raise a child.” For us, it took three villages. Millersport High’s Jr./Sr. Prom was Saturday, May 5, followed by an after prom at the high school. More than 100 students enjoyed pizza, ice cream, a DJ and carnival games in a safe environment ending with a 3 a.m. prize drawing. We couldn’t have done […]

Residents encouraged to keep interest in township zoning issues


I would like to thank those residents who attended the April 18 Thorn Township Zoning Commission Meeting. I’m sure that you were both informed and enlightened. I would like to encourage your interest in zoning and attendance at the meetings. The effect and personal impact zoning has on our individual lives is too important not to become involved. I did […]