Millersport’s White Christmas



MILLERSPORT- The Walnut Township School District is doing more than dreaming of a white Christmas. This year marked its 37th annual White Christmas project for the benefit of the Millersport community. Each year hundreds ofdollars received in donations are used to buy food (including hams and turkeys) and gifts to help some community families, and fruit baskets send holiday cheer […]

Connie Fought is honored for Lakewood service



HEBRON – Lakewood school board members honored the memory of one of their own at last Wednesday’s business meeting. The meeting began with a moment of silence for board member Connie Fought, who passed away the week before following “a courageous battle” with cancer. Board members Tim Spitzer, Joe Bowman Jr., Judy White and Forrest Cooperrider called Fought – a […]

Trustees sticking with fire/EMS contract proposal



MILLERSPORT – Two Walnut Township Trustees stood by their December 7 draft contract proposal to the Village of Millersport at their Tuesday morning meeting. “We feel it is a good contract and will sign it today,” Trustee Sonny Dupler said. He added that trustees hadn’t had any contact with Millersport Mayor Dean Severence. “I move we sign the contract and […]

Heating 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.

Christmas Events



Christmas Events Sunday, December 23 First Community Church of Buckeye Lake will hold their Sunday School Christmas Program at 9am. Followed by the Choir Musical Cantata “One Small child” at 10:25am. All are welcome. The Gathering will hold their worship service at 10am & at the 7pm service they will show the movie “The Nativity”. New Life Community Church (located […]

Good news for Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers

Sewer By Charles Prince

NEWARK – It looks like Buckeye Lake Sewer District customers will get an extra gift this year. Late last month, Ohio EPA released its Draft Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan. It includes a $9,036,500 loan for the now nearly complete expansion of the Buckeye Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project is scheduled for award in January which […]

Union Township to pay more for fire/EMS protection



HEBRON- The Granville Township Fire Department and the Union Township Trustees will have much to discuss when they negotiate the conditions of a new firecontract to replace the current contract, which expires Dec. 31. Granville Township Fire Chief Jeff Hussey conducted an analysis of the Granville Township Fire Department’s current needs and sent a letter to the trustees stating that […]

Need a Last Minute Gift Idea? – Buckeye Lake Playing Cards



BUCKEYE LAKE – Here’s a great last minute gift idea – playing cards with historic images of the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park. The brand new cards were produced by the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum. Covering a span of over 100 years, each card face highlights a photo ranging anywhere from the late 1800’s to more recent history. From […]

It’s easy to recycle Christmas cards



NEWARK – You can recycle your greeting cards with the Licking County Recycling & Litter Prevention program from Dec 26 – Jan. 11. Drop your cards and envelopes in the decorated recycling boxes at area Park National Bank branches and Newark Library branches. It’s part of saving our resources and keeping your greeting cards out of the landfill.

Governor discusses energy plan at Hebron plant



HEBRON- In the same way rising gasoline prices affect everything from shipping costs to the price of produce, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland worries that unregulated electricity costs may force Ohio companies similar to Hebron’s Momentive Performance Materials, a Connecticut based global quartz and ceramics producer, to lay off workers or shut down entirely. Strickland visited Momentive’s Hebron facility Dec. 14 […]


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