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 […]

Chow Line: How to keep food safe outdoors



COLUMBUS – Last year, I got sick after a family picnic. How can we prevent food-borne illness this year? Food safety is more important in summer because microorganisms love heat. When you’re cooking and eating meals outdoors and the weather warms up, take some special precautions. First, remember the No. 1 food safety rule: “Keep hot foods hot and cold […]

Tips for safe grilling



COLUMBUS – As Ohioans prepare for barbecues and backyard grilling this summer, State Fire Marshal Michael P. Bell urges families across the state to take safety precautions when using their grills. Last year in Ohio, 103 fires resulted from the use of a gas or charcoal grill. Six people, including one firefighter,were injured as a result of those blazes. According […]

Guest Column: Play attention to firewood



COLUMBUS – Summer is fast approaching and many Ohioans are preparing their camping checklist in anticipation. Marshmallows, sunscreen, and a cooler of ice all top the list of things not to forget. But one thing missing from this year’s list: firewood, and in its place, a note to buy wood close to your destination. While it seems harmless to throw […]

Hot Rod Reunion is new chapter in NTR history



HEBRON – When National Trail Raceway (NTR) opened July 4, 1964, it was the culmination of a dream to bring top quality drag racing to Central Ohio. Now, that dream comes full circle as the 5th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, presented by SoffSeal moves to NTR, June 15- 17 to celebrate hot rod heritage in the heartland […]

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