Takin’ It to the Streets

Dawes syruping goes on the road

JACKSONTOWNWhen something is this sweet, more people need to know about it. This year, Dawes Arboretum took its perennial maple syrup program on the road, reaching nearly 1,600 people in Central Ohio schools and retirement homes, said Education Director Sara Lowe. “This is the first year we’ve done this where we were really prepared with a Power Point presentation and […]

Buckeye Lake water contract signing delayed

BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s been 28 years; what’s two more weeks? Neither the Village of Buckeye Lake’s solicitor nor Millersport’s solicitor was ready for either village to sign a contract for public water service Monday night. Previously, Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster said he hoped a contract would be signed during the March 10 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting, but […]

Walnut Township to have new high school principal next year

MILLERSPORT – There will be a new principal at Millersport Junior/Senior High School in August. After an hour-long executive session Monday night, Walnut Township Board of Education members accepted Superintendent Ron Thornton’s recommendation that Principal Roger Montgomery’s contract not be renewed. Montgomery’s current two-year administrative contract expires July 31. Board members faced a March 31 deadline to either offer Montgomery […]

Lakewood softball signup extended

HEBRON – Lakewood Girls Summer Softball sign-ups have been extended. Girls, ages 7 thru 14, can signup Saturday, March 15 at Hebron Elementary. The schedule for tryouts and player drafts is: • 8 and under: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • 10 and under: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • 12 and under: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. • 14 […]

Cortez pleads ‘not guilty’

NEWARK- Flanked by lawyers, former Buckeye Lake Village Council member John Cortez pleaded “not guilty” to 25 charges Monday morning at the Licking County Justice Center. He is being held without bond. Cortez faces 23 counts of unlawful sexual relations with minors, one count of providing cocaine to minors, and a felonious weapons charge. Cortez’ lawyer, Elliott “Skip” van Dyne […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, March 21, 7:30 – 9:30 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. If the sky is clear, the full moon will be in plain view! Free, […]

Letters to the Editor

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Play for Trey participants thanked

Editor: Thank you to Baltimore and Baltimore VFW. On behalf of the Play for Trey committee, I would like to personally thank each and every person who made the event possible. Whether people contributed monetarily or by helping at the event, it was appreciated! Living in a small town sure has some AMAZING benefits.And…this was truly AMAZING. The VFW is […]

Something different from the ‘watchdog’

Editor: I will have some very interesting Kirkersville news for you next week but this week I’m being a different kind of ‘watchdog.’ I would like to remind everyone of how important it is that your dog have identificationon it at all times. Ultimately, microchipping and an identificationtag are ideal but even if you do nothing else, take a PERMANENT […]

Storm brings out the best in neighbors

Editor: The world we live in today seems to be a very selfish,self centered type of society. Well, I would like to let you know that not all is as it appears. Sunday morning, our church service at the United Pentecostal Church of Millersport was canceled due to the 15 + inches of snow received since Friday. With Sunday morning […]