Glowing Anticipation

Annual Dawes luminary tour attracts hundreds of visitors

JACKSONTOWN- Nearly 1,500 luminaries lined the north end of Dawes Arboretum’s auto tour route, which was transformed Dec. 7 into the annual Dawes Luminary Tour. Dawes Public Relations Director Laura Appleman said the Daweswood House was lighted with spotlights the Daweswood Memorial had luminaries circling its base. Park National Bank and Dawes employees collected food donations for the Licking County […]

Liberty Union to ask for 2.8 mill bond issue



By Charles Prince BALTIMORE – It’s official now. Liberty Union-Thurston School District voters will be asked to approve a 2.8 mill bond levy on the March 4, 2008 ballot. The levy will raise about $6 million to pay the rest of the district’s share of its some $30 million facility master plan. The state is paying 60 percent of the […]

24/7 fire/EMS coverage could end Dec. 31



By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – “You’ll find that out when you get the contract,” Walnut Township Trustee told Millersport Council member Paul Detty last week. Detty had asked about returning to multi-year contracts for fire/ EMS services. Detty got his answer when a draft contract was faxed to Millersport Friday afternoon. It is was a big “no,” but that isn’t […]

Playing with fire and lives



Just over 13 months ago, Walnut Township voters (including those in the Village of Millersport) generously voted to permanently tax themselves an additional three mills for fireand EMS protection. The new levy is on top of three one-mill levies. That means a property owner living in a home valued at $100,000 is paying about $180 a year from fireand EMS […]

New property can’t be filled



By Scott Rawdon BUCKEYE LAKE- Licking County floodplain administrator Jim Mickey will keep a close eye on property recently purchased for the Buckeye Lake Fire Department. He told the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night that the property, which lies in a flood plain, should work finefor its intended use as a parking lot, but regulations prohibit raising it to […]

Bennie will be back in January



By Scott Rawdon KIRKERSVILLE- Kirkersville Mayor Bennie Evans’ local political career isn’t over yet. Shortly after losing a reelection bid 103-77 to former Kirkersville Mayor Terry Ashcraft, village council members gave him a council seat effective Jan. 1. Evans was appointed to fulfillthe remaining two years of council member Bobbi Miller’s term. Miller is resigning Dec. 31 because she and […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, December 21, 5 – 7 p.m. Winter’s hushed evenings give us a great opportunity to get out and visit the forests for a moment of quiet reflection and peace on this evening walk through The Arboretum, Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. The grounds are […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘Watchdog’ says GOB’s outdo New Romans



Editor: Well, the Kirkersville GOB’s (Good Ole Boys) have outdone themselves this time! In fact, I believe they have also outdone NEW ROME! I am told that anyone who didn’t attend the December council meeting in Kirkersville missed quite a show! (Now I know why the Mayor and Council sit up there on a stage!) In a last ditch effort […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of December 17. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Monday: Bosco sticks w/dip, seasoned green beans, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Chicken & noodles, whipped potatoes, apple crisp, and roll & butter. Wednesday: MS: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Thursday: Cook’s choice Friday: Pepperoni pizza, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate […]


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