The World’s Nursery

Wetlands created, destroyed around the lake

JACKSONTOWN- A year ago, a huge field near Dawes Arboretum was dry as a bone. Today, it’s host to four distinct wetland marshes and is quickly filling with cattails and hundreds of animal species. “This is the most exciting project I’ve ever worked on,” said Tim Mason, Dawes’ natural resources manager, who’s enjoyed a long career in environmental protection. “This […]

Hebron agrees to negotiate possible water sale

HEBRON – Last Wednesday night council members unanimously approved the third reading of a resolution of intent to discuss the bulk sale of water to the Village of Buckeye Lake. There was no discussion before the vote. Several members reportedly expressed some concerns about a possible deal at a combined council committees meeting earlier in July. Buckeye Lake Village Council […]

Soccer sign up set

HEBRON – Registration for the fall session of Hebron Area Soccer is set from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 4 in the Lakewood Middle School cafeteria. Registrations are also accepted on-line at www.HebronAreaSoccer. com. Please call (740) 788-8619 if additional information is needed.

Change to manufacturing zoning approved

HEBRON – The Union Township Trustees, in a special meeting Monday night, approved a zoning change for a 24-acre property at 2300 National Road, east of National Trail Raceway, from General Business to Light Manufacturing, or M-1. Rockbridge Development, Inc. President Paul Bolster and business partner Mark Girard plan to build several 30,000 to 50,000 square feet single story warehouses […]

Hartford Fair begins Sunday

CROTON – The Croton Fair, otherwise known as the Hartford Fair, or the “Biggest Little Fair in the World” near Johnstown begins Sunday August 5 and continues through Saturday, August 11. Visit for general information. Sunday, August 5 Tech International Inc. Day • 9:00 AM Dressage Show (arena #1)- Horse Complex Tractor Operator Contest- Near Antique Tractor Display • […]

Hockey player crosses ‘Finnish’ line

MILLERSPORT- Jim “Jimmey” Betts, Jr. is eternally grateful his father refused to listen when people told him that no young hockey player from Central Ohio could ever make it to the pros. The 22 year old Millersport native was recently selected to be a player and graduate assistant coach for the Varkaus Eagles, a professional Division II FIHA hockey team […]

LMS Volleyball tryouts set

HEBRON – Tryouts for the Lakewood Middle School volleyball team have been set for next week. Tryouts run from August 6 – 10 in the Lakewood Middle School gym. Seventh grade players report from 6 – 8 p.m. and eighth grade players are set for 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. For additional information call (740) 398-0406.

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Marjorie Morrow Routes/Roots Exhibit

Hebron native Marjorie Morrow prepares her Routes/ Roots exhibit at the Art Works Gallery in Newark. Above, she adjusts her “Dave’s Cosmos,” an acylic, pencil and charcoal on canvas. The work is based on her father, Dave Morrow’s bright orange cosmos garden in Hebron some six or seven summers ago. The Lakewood and Miami University graduate has spent nearly 40 […]

Schaffer holding open door meetings

COLUMBUS – State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) will hold open officehours Saturday, August 4, at two local libraries. Meetings will take place from 10-11 a.m. at the main branch of the Newark Public Library’s conference room, located at 101 West Main Street in Newark, and from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pataskala Public Library, located at 101 South Vine […]