Hot Rod Reunion a full throttle success

Story by Scott Rawdon & Photos by Scott Rawdon and Charles Prince HEBRON- Roaring engines were the siren’s song for thousands of classic racing car enthusiasts who flocked to National Trail Raceway from across the nation last weekend for the Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. Proud owners of gleaming chrome roadsters and dragsters filled the venue to show off their […]

Protecting private property from eminent domain

COLUMBUS – Nearly two years ago, in the case of Kelo v. New London, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ability of government to seize private property in order to make way for development by commercial industries in the name of economic development. The case involved the town of New London, Connecticut where homeowner Susette Kelo and six other families […]

Sewer, water contracts in Thornville’s hands

THORNVILLE- The Perry County Commissioners have approved the terms of water and sewer contracts with Thornville, and now it’s up to the village to give its final approval, said Perry County Commissioner Lonnie Wood. “I’m tickled to death,” he said. “It looks good for us and for them.” Wood hopes the village council will approve a sewer contract, which was […]

Toxic releases in Ohio increased from 2004 to 2005

COLUMBUS – According to the 19th anual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report recently issued by Ohio EPA, total releases increased from almost 297 million pounds in 2004 to more than 310 million pounds in 2005, a 4.3 percent increase. Releases of toxic chemicals to water decreased by 1.1 million pounds, while releases to air dropped 872,000 pounds in 2005. Major […]

ODOT’s orange barrels are out in full force

JACKSONTOWN- It’s nearly summer and ODOT’s orange barrels are in full blossom. Orange barrel season means it’s also time to drive with particular care in construction zones. In 2006, there were 19 fatalities and 2,101 injuries in Ohio construction zones. On average nationally, there is one work zone fatality every seven hours. ODOT reports that motorists are four times more […]

Heads up on Union Township walking trail

HEBRON- Pedestrians on a walking trail next to Canal Road from Hebron should be careful when walking beneath the I-70 overpass, said the Union Township Trustees Monday night. Concrete fell from the south side of the eastbound overpass, presumably onto the trail. As of Tuesday morning, a section of the guardrail was missing as well. “It definitely needs attention,” said […]

Crafters sought for festival

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Lions Club is seeking qualified carfters and artists to display and sell at this year’s Sweet Corn Festival, Aug. 20 to Sept. 1. Only authentic handmade items are eligible. For more information, space requirements and fees, call Shawn Carter, Craft Show Director at 614-562-1919.

Fire expo, muster set for June 23

REYNOLDSBURG – The 7th annual Fire Safety Expo and Muster returns to the Ohio Fire Academy from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The event is a cooperative effort between the Divison of State Fire Marshal and the Central Ohio Antique Fire Apparatus Association. “This event features interactive firesafety displays from firedepartments and safety organizations from around […]

$1000 reward for theft

NEWARK – Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing heavy equipment from a job site in Harbor Hills. The Licking County Sheriff’s Officereports sometime between May 17-18 someone stole a Bobcat T-190 Skidster with a grapple bucket attachment from the 400 block […]

Spay, neuter clinics set

NEWARK – The Licking County Department of Animal Control is offering a low cost spay/neuter program in Licking County. Dr. Gonzalez and the RASCAL Unit (Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low cost) are returning to the Newark area on a monthly basis to perform low cost dog and cat spay and neutering. Beginning Monday, June 25, the Licking County Department […]