Lakewood levies defeated

Licking County results held many surprises

NEWARK- Voters dealt a double blow to Lakewood Local Schools by rejecting both levies on Tuesday’s ballot. The renewal of an emergency levy first approved in 2003 was turned down by a 2,095 to 1,740 unofficial tally. Though Lakewood would not receive any more money during the five-year renewal, the actual ballot language was confusing since it included the word […]

Perry County voters make a statement

NEW LEXINGTON- No fingernails were bitten in the race for Thornville Mayor as incumbent Beth Patrick defeated challenger Richard T. Daniels 222 votes to 39, according to unofficialresults from the Perry County Board of Elections. Patrick, while pleased with the victory, said she’s actually happier about passage of a Thornville one-half mill parks and recreation replacement levy, which passed 145 […]

Incumbents prevail in Fairfield County

LANCASTER- Liberty Township Trustee incumbent Ivan Ety said there were “a couple nerve-wracking days” before the election, but in the end there was no need for him to be stressed. Ety won a fifth term with 579 votes, according to unofficial results from the Fairfield County Board of Elections. Ety defeated candidate Ron Galliher, who earned 425 votes; candidate and […]

Baltimore Council reviews water system forecast

By Scott Rawdon BALTIMORE- They know what’s coming. Baltimore’s water treatment plant is 75 years old and expensive to maintain. Some of the village public water infrastructure is undersized and water pressure is low in some areas of Baltimore. The current water system isn’t adequate to provide service to the volume of businesses and development the village would like to […]

Report from the Village: Residents are tired of waiting

The Buckeye Lake Fire Association held their car show on Sunday, October 21st and had the largest number of registered show cars that they have ever had. They registered 267 cars from 80 different cities and towns. There were entries from as far as Harrisville Pa. and Parkersburg W. Va. There were 54 awards given to 36 different cities. We […]

Thornville to be out of debt by New Year

By Scott Rawdon THORNVILLE- The Village of Thornville will be completely out of debt by the end of the year and is hoping to hire a fulltime police chief, said Mayor Beth Patrick. It’s been a bumpy couple of years for the village which, in 2005, had several of its funds–including the general and police funds–in debt for a total […]

New Full time Officer

Licking Memorial expands cardiac care

NEWARK – Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) is expanding heart care services to include primary and elective balloon angioplasty and stent insertion. A professional team, combining experience, technology and compassion, will work together with patients, families and referring physicians to deliver cardiac services locally using the latest in heart imaging techniques and early detection. Our professional team includes highly skilled and […]

Subdivision residents want drivers to slow down

By Scott Rawdon HEBRON- Slow down! Members of the Reserve subdivision’s homeowners association asked the Union Township trustees for a four-way stop at the intersection of Reserve Drive and Hawk’s Cove Monday night. Residents are worried because construction traffic and traffic from outside the subdivision isn’t slowing down for the intersection, which is a major bus stop for school children. […]

Operation Christmas Child