It’s A Dog’s Life

Retrievers put on a show at Hartford Fair

CROTON – A remote controlled device launches plastic “birds” high into the air and into a small pond near the Hartford Fair’s camping area. Dog trainer Donald Butts’ chocolate Labrador retriever, named “C-C,” nervously awaits the command to chase it. Butts calls the dog’s name and the lab makes a flying leap for the water and swims to the floating […]

Parking to be restricted in The Woods

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees and residents of The Woods at Buckeye Lake agreed Monday night to enact parking restrictions in the subdivision. Residents have been complaining for over a month about patrons of Captain Woody’s parking in the subdivision and then creating disturbances when the bar closes in the early morning hours. Three weeks ago, residents complained about a […]

Survey says…Liberty Township results announced

BALTIMORE- Liberty Township Zoning Board of Appeals member Ron Galliher asked the trustees Monday night to place the results of a 2006 township-wide survey on the township’s web site. Galliher prepared the results of the survey, which was designed by Burns, Bertsch, and Harris, Inc., a Columbus based community planning firm. The trustees agreed to place the results on www. […]

Grand Marshals named for parade

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Lions Club have selected Warren and Daisy Motts to serve as the Grand Marshals of the 61st Sweet Corn Festival and will lead the Grand Parade beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29. All veterans and their families are encouraged to line the parade route to show their respect and appreciation for the Motts and […]

Guest column: Enjoying Ohio’s natural resources

COLUMBUS – For a lot of folks, some of our earliest, and fondest, memories involve a fishing trip with a parent or grandparent, a relaxing day on a boat with a gentle breeze and still waters, or a fall hike to see the leaves that are changing color. Many of these occasions took place in an Ohio State Park. Fortunately […]

Kirkersville close to deal with district for public water

KIRKERSVILLE- Is a deal for public water between the Village of Kirkersville and the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District drawing near? SWLCWSD General Manager Donald Rector is optimistic. “The district would like to see this move forward in a timely manner,” he said. Currently, the district is negotiating with the village to provide public on a two phase […]

West Nile Virus found in Licking County

NEWARK – The first evidence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Licking County was detected in a dead bird found in Newark Township, the Licking County Health Department said last week. This is the first week in 2007 that any WNV infected birds, including one from Licking County and two from Lucas County, have been identified in Ohio. Seven counties, […]

Perry County setting up medical reserve corps

NEW LEXINGTON – The Perry County Health Department and the Perry County Emergency Management Agency have established the Perry County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The Corps is a communitybased network of volunteers that assists public health efforts in times of special need or disaster. The health department is currently seeking volunteers who are licensed medical professionals such as physicians, physician’s […]

ODOT checking Ohio bridges

COLUMBUS – In the wake of the tragic collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director James Beasley has asked ODOT’s bridge engineers to review inspection reports on state-controlled bridges designed similarly to the failed Minnesota bridge. Following a request by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters for states to immediately inspect any steel under-deck […]

Karen Keller named Hartford Fair Queen

CROTON – Karen Keller, who hails from the Hebron/ Kirkersville area, was crowned Hartford Fair Queen last Saturday night. Keller, the 19-year-old daughter of Jerry and Sue Keller, is a graduate of Watkins Memorial High School. She is currently studying digital media design at COTC. Sponsored by Dream Achievers 4-H Club, Keller has been an active member of the Junior […]