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Santa pays Buckeye Lake another early visit

LAKE AREA- For the seventh year in a row, Santa paid an early visit to Millersport as the guest of honor for the annual Millersport Christmas Parade Dec. 1, which attracted literally hundreds of visitors. Parade co-sponsor Jeff Watson thanked the local businesses, the Millersport police and firedepartments, Mayor Dean Severance, and Walnut Township for helping the parade to grow […]

State releases $17 million for Liberty Union



COLUMBUS – State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) announced last week that $17,149,100 in state funds has been released for the Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District. Funds will be used to build a new elementary/middle school that will house grades 5 through 8, as well as for renovations to Liberty Union High School, which houses grades 9 through 12. District voters […]

Heating bill assistance available



NEWARK – LEADS Community Action Agency has funds available to assist income eligilble homes wih their heating bills. The household must be in a disconnect status with their gas or electric bill or at ten days or less on bulk fuel supply. To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet the following income guidelines. 1 person $4466.00 2 persons 5989.00 […]

Time is running out on 2008 fire/EMS contract



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees talked Tuesday night about replacing carpet and tile in their meeting room, a new recording system for meetings and a possible new truck purchase. But they didn’t talk about the 2008 contract with the Village of Millersport for fire/ EMS services that covers most of the township. The issue wasn’t even mentioned until new Millersport […]

Former council member now ‘fugitive from justice’



NEWARK- Former Buckeye Lake Council member John Cortez is a “fugitive from justice,” said Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp during a news conference Tuesday. Cortez was indicted Nov. 29 on a total of 24 counts, including 23 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with three minors and one count of corrupting three minors with drugs, specificallycocaine, in addition to one previous […]

What’s ‘junk’ in Union Township?



HEBRON- What’s considered to be “junk” in Union Township? Union Township Trustees, the township zoning board and Eric Fox from the Licking County Prosecutors Office will meet Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. to decide. Trustee Jack Justice said Monday night during the trustees’ regular meeting that he looked into Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association President Merv Bartholow’s request to remove […]

Fire company collecting toys



JACKSONTOWN – The Licking Township Fire Company is accepting new and unwrapped toys for all ages at the firestation behind the Jacksontown United Methodist Church off Ohio 13. Donations will be accepted Dec. 3-14. Cash donations are also welcome. For more information or directions, call Tiffany at 323-0926.

Things to do…



Things to do… Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Luminary Tour- Friday, December 7, Inclement Weather Date:, Saturday, December 8, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Silent night, festive night! The North End of the Auto Tour is lit with 1,500 candle luminaries. Enjoy a unique and peaceful view of the Park Woods and Daweswood House after dark. […]

Let’s make it snow for Jake



Editor: My friend, Jake from church loves the snow. He has MD (muscular dystrophy), but still plays in the snow in his wheelchair. This year he had an operation and hasn’t been able to sit up or get out of bed for seven or eight months. He has two brothers and two sisters. Could you ask your readers to make […]

More thanks for Tips for Tots



Editor: Heartfelt thanks to all who helped make this Tips for Tots campaign a huge success. Thanks to the Island House for giving the main event a kick-start with their Almost Celebrity Bartender night. Thanks to all of the volunteers who gave their precious time to get auction items or to help with the auction that night. It takes much […]


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