Getting Away From It All

Anglers would rather escape than catch f ish

LIEB’S ISLAND- The fish weren’t biting, but neither Don Phillips nor Larry Pletcher was too concerned. “We’re just here to get out of the house,” said Phillips. “Yesterday we went golfing,”said Pletcher. The Lancaster retirees were enjoying a day of nearrecord high temperatures Tuesday morning, although the warmth arrived with strong and blustery winds. Lots of high waves jarred Buckeye […]

Hart to lead Licking Township Trustees in 2008

JACKSONTOWN – For the first time in 24 years, Ron Acord isn’t a Licking Township Trustee. Joe Hart, who defeated Acord in November, is serving as president this year. Monday night, he presented a tentative agenda and outline for trustee meetings this year. He wants fiscal officerJill Linn to present current balances in the major funds each month. Hart also […]

Liberty Township salvage yard appeals denial

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP- The saga over a proposed salvage yard in Liberty Township continues as Richard Estep, owner of property at 145 Baltimore Somerset Road, has appealed a decision by the Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals, denying Estep permission to open a salvage yard on his property. The case will go before the Fifth Appellate District Court, probably in August. […]

Van Buren replaces Phelps on county commission

NEWARK – Harrison Township Trustee Mark Van Buren fared better Tuesday night with the Democratic Party Central Committee than he has with county voters. He was the overwhelming choice to serve out the one year remaining of Marcia Phelps’ term as county commissioner. Phelps was elected Municipal Court Clerk last November and took officeJanuary 1. She endorsed Van Buren as […]

Baltimore delays decision on income tax administrator

BALTIMORE – Village Council members still haven’t decided what firmwill serve as the village’s income tax administrator for the next three years. Competing ordinances were tabled at the January 2 council meeting. Council members appear to be split between awarding the contract to the current administrator – The Fentress Group LLC of Worthington – or to the Baltimore officeof Winfree […]

New mayor opposes public water plan

KIRKERSVILLE- Kirkersville’s new mayor has his doubts about a public water system. “I’m against this water,” said Mayor Terry Ashcraft Friday. “There’s something not right, there.” Ashcraft, who was mayor previously, defeated incumbent Bennie Evans in November’s election. However, Evans was appointed to council to fulfillthe two remaining years of former council member Bobbi Miller’s term. Miller and her family […]

Thank You

BUCKEYE LAKE – Thanks to Gary Webb and other friends of Clint and Tami Harris, a mid- January repossession of the Harris’ unqiue Harley monument has been pushed back to the end of February. Webb and others are determined to pay off the $1,764.07 balance due well before the end of February. In a little over a week, Webb, with […]

Millersport boy soldiers on, battling cancer

MILLERSPORT – Dennis Channel Jr. is the picture of an American hero, from the green beret pulled down smartly over his closely-cropped hair to the desert combat boots encasing his marching feet. However, at only 4 feet 4 inches tall and about 65 pounds, “Bubba,” as those closest to Dennis affectionately refer to him, is a bit smaller than the […]

Things to do…

Things to do… Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, January 18, 6 – 8 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Shrubs: Best for the […]

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