Big top! Fire association brings circus to town

BUCKEYE LAKE- The circus came to town May 30, bringing more than 1,000 people to Buckeye Lake. The Kelly Miller Circus event was sponsored by the Buckeye Lake Firefighters Association. This was the second time the association welcomed the event to Buckeye Lake. “Everyone loved it. There were lots of smiles,” said Buckeye Lake Firefighter Toby Miller, who helped to […]

Schaffer gets Liberty Union amendment in budget bill

COLUMBUS – An amendment authored by State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) to help Liberty Union-Thurston Schools get the State of Ohio to make good on a commitment to build a new school building has been added to House Bill 119, the state budget. “This is a great day for Liberty Union,” Schaffer said. “Although the budget bill has several more […]

Mel Tillis to appear at Sweet Corn Festival

MILLERSPORT – Country music legend Mel Tillis will appear in concert on Friday, August 31, 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, September 1, 8:30 p.m., country music rising star, Mark Wills, will perform on the same stage as this year’s headliners for the 61st Sweet Corn Festival. Both feature shows are free to the public. Mel Tillis has written over 1,000 songs […]

Buckeye Lake, Hebron officials will continue water talks

HEBRON – Buckeye Lake residents could be closer to affordable public water now than any time in recent memory. More than a dozen Buckeye Lake and Hebron officials discussed the pros and cons of a potential water supply agreement between the two villages on May 29 in Hebron Village Council chambers. All three Licking County Commissioners were in audience and […]

Thornville, county close to deal on water, sewer

THORNVILLE- Thornville and Perry County officials are optimistic that an agreement can be reached Thursday night, 7 p.m., at the Thornville Village Officeon an issue that’s challenged both the village and the county for nearly two years. Thornville Mayor Beth Patrick and Perry County Commissioner Lonnie Wood seemed fairly confident that the village and the county can agree on contracts […]

Sworn In

Hebron Mayor Clifford A. Mason sworn in Aaron Long and Dorie Vermilion as part-time police officersin February. Both officersrecently completed the department’s 160-hour Field Training Program and have now been released to solo patrol. The program, which includes written tests and numerous scenario-based situations, is conducted by Sgt. Richard Carson and OfficerChris Redman with a final evaluation by Lt. Larry […]

Fire Company Receives Grant

Licking Memorial Health Systems recently presented a $15,000 grant to the Licking Township Fire Company for its first thermal imager. Thanks to a manufacturer’s promotion, the Company was able to purchase two imagers. One will be installed in an engine at the Jacksontown station and one at its Franklin Township substation. Above, from left to right, Chris Priest, squad coordinator; […]

Union Township Trustees zone out

HEBRON- Matt Harmon feels deceived. He wants to rezone 13 acres of property within Union Township from agricultural use to medium-low density residential, or R-2 zoning – which accommodates two to three-acre lots–and split two, two-acre to three-acre lots from his property. He told the Union Township Trustees Monday night that he was advised by Licking County Planning staff to […]

Station 2 Now Staffed

Some history was made Friday, June 1 when the Millersport Fire Department started regular staffing at it’s Station 2 in FairfieldBeach. Two paid part-time personnel including at least one paramedic will staff the station from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The station has one medic and one engine. The Millersport station is staffed around the clock. […]

Thornville church celebrating bicentennial

THORNVILLE – Thornville United Methodist Church is celebrating 200 years of Christian outreach and service from May to October. The church has been located at 30 East Columbus Street (Ohio 204) for the entire time. The Rev. Debra S. Ketcham is pastor of the 140-member church. Circuit rider Jessie Stoneman and local leaders helped organize the church in 1807. At […]