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Buckeye Lake man heads Daytona 500

Story by Scott Rawdon   DAYTONA BEACH – When Robin Braig was a student at Hebron’s Lakewood High School, he dreamed of being a basketball star. Instead, he grew up to be president of Daytona International Speedway and today he’s ready to host the 50th Daytona 500. Granted, basketball stardom eluded him, but looking back on a career that’s led […]

Firefighters selling hams

BALTIMORE – The Basil Joint Firefighters Association is selling Honeybaked Hams for Easter. Orders must be placed by March 17 and hams will be available for pickup after 1 p.m. on March 22. Order forms are available at Orders can be mailed or dropped off at one of the district firestations. Payments should be made to: Basil Joint Firefighters […]

More talks on water Monday for Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village Council members will meet in a special session, Monday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. to discuss the latest proposal from the Village of Millersport, which is offering to supply public water to Village of Buckeye Lake. Previously, Mayor Frank Foster said he won’t ask council to approve a water contract during the Feb. 4 meeting, […]

Newark Social Security officemoving

Social Security from location. NEWARK – The Newark Social Security officeis moving from its West Main Street location. The new office,which opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 4, will be at 125 Derby Downs Road located just off of North 21st Street. Derby Downs is just south of the intersection with Ohio 13. Before visiting the office, check […]

Liberty Union reunions planned for Feb. 9

BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union-Thurston High School classes of 1992 and 1993 will co-host a 15-year high school reunion on Saturday, February 9, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. The event will be held in Lancaster and will include an informal gathering. For more information about the reunion or to update your contact information, please contact class representatives: Kim (Fleming) Donnelly […]

Weisert named to Licking County MRDD Board

NEWARK – Licking County Commissioners recently appointed Tim Weisert of Harbor Hills to the board of the Licking County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Most recently, Weisert served three years as service director for the City of Newark. He retired as vice president of research and development for Holophane. Weisert has served on the LICCO Inc. Board of […]

State surplus auction set

COLUMBUS – Cars, vans, motorcycles and boating equipment will be available for purchase at the state of Ohio surplus vehicle auction Saturday, Feb. 2. The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus. The doors open at 8 a.m.; the auction will begin at 10 a.m. The sale will […]

Thornville names new police chief

THORNVILLE – Thornville’s new full-time police chief has a familiar face. The village hired Nick Garver, who served as a full-time patrol officerunder former Police Chief Duane Moore from 2002 to 2006, when Garver accepted a position with the New Lexington Police Department. Mayor Beth Patrick said Garver was the logical choice. “He’s done the job before. He knows the […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, February 15, 6:30 – 8:30 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 Tykes Program: Groundhogs, Whistlepigs and Woodchucks- Saturday, […]