Making a Splash! Local pools open for the summer

MILLERSPORT, THORNVILLE, BALTIMORE- Nothing says “school’s out” like spending a sunny day at the pool. Local public pools were packed with people working the beat the heat this week. Millersport Pool owner Dan Hill said he’s trying to give back to his community by sponsoring several pool parties throughout the summer. Hill said his pool is open Monday through Saturday […]

Thornton loses interim tag with Walnut Township

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Board of Education members spent more time in executive or closed session Monday night than they did in the open meeting. Board members used the closed session to wrap up the final details on two critical issues. First, interim Superintendent Ron Thornton will lose the “interim” tag effective August 1. Board members unanimously approved a five-year […]

Buckeye Lake hopeful about water deal

BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Council members are cautiously optimistic about the possibility of contracting with the Village of Hebron for public water. “It seems like it would be a win, win for each of us,” said Council President Charlene Hayden during Monday night’s council meeting. She said the village administration’s current strategy is to continue moving ahead with plans for […]

Thorn Dunker returns July 4th

THORNVILLE – It’s the last chance to register for the 2007 Thorn Dunker 3 on 3 basketball Tournament. The annual 4th of July tournament runs from 1- 8 p.m. in downtown Thornville on Wednesday, July 4. Team registration is $60. Teams can register in person from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 16 at the Thornville Elementary School. Nine […]

Police patrols in Millersport increasing

MILLERSPORT – The village’s police car is a lot more visible now. Mayor Dean Severance swore in Randy Lewis on May 22 as the first of several new part-time police officers funded by the two-mill police levy that voters approved 221-179 last November. Lewis, who lives in Groveport, is working 24 hours a week. He is an experienced police officer. […]

Kennedy makes Million Dollar Club

NEWARK – Mike Kennedy, of AJ Parker Real Estate, Inc., was recently one of only six Realtors inducted into the Licking County Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club at the Annual Awards Dinner. The Board’s Million Dollar Club was started in 1974 with four members, and several have been inducted each year since it’s inception. The award is based on […]

Boat parade set for 4th of July

BUCKEYE LAKE – “American Pride on Buckeye Lake” is the theme for this year’s annual Boat Parade. The parade starts at 11:00 am, leaving from Liebs Island and travelling along the West Bank, North Bank, through Cranberry Bay and past Harbor Hills, ending at Captain Woody’s. This year’s earlier start time should give everyone more time, following the parade for […]

Crafters sought

MILLERSPORT – The Mill- ersport Lions Club is seeking qualified crafters and artists to display and sell their artwork at this year’s Sweet Corn Festival, August 29 to September 1. The new Country Crafts Area will be located just south of the covered bridge. Only authentic handmade items are eligible and exhibitors are encouraged to give public demonstrations during the […]

Blasts from the past this weekend at National Trail

REYNOLDSBURG- It’s got a hemi. Television viewers may remember the 2003 Dodge Ram pick-up truck commercial where the driver of a Ram runs side-by-side with a bright green top fuel dragster. The Ram driver acknowledges that his truck, like the dragster, has got a hemi–a popular high performance engine. The green dragster is the classic 1969 “Jade Grenade,” which was […]

‘Cacklefest’ is Saturday night at NTR

HEBRON – To car folks, Cacklefest is the sweetest sight and sound in the world: 30 or more vintage dragsters fire up and “cackle” 10 gallons of nitromethane fuel in less than fiveminutes. The sound of that exploding nitro will be music to the ears of thousands of fans at National Trail Raceway, on Saturday night, June 18, as Cacklefest […]