Burnin’ Down the House



MILLERSPORT – More than three dozen firefighters gave up most of a beautiful Saturday to practice their skills in a real fire. Firefighters from Buckeye Lake and Richland Township (Rushville) joined the Millersport Fire Department in the nearly four-hour training session at a dilapidated South Bank home. Four City of Columbus firefighters volunteered as fire-setters and safety officers in the […]

Capt’n Woody’s providing more parking



JACKSONTOWN – This weekend, April 11 – 13, is Licking Township’s Fifth Annual Road Clean-up. Once again, residents are asked to pick a stretch of roadway and then clean it up sometime during the weekend. Details are at the township’s website at www. lickingtwpohio.us. Licking County Recycling and Litter Prevention assist the township by using inmate labor to clean up […]

Millersport wants to get quick start on EMS/fire contract



MILLERSPORT – A switch from Waste Management to Big “O” for garbage pickup will save families about $3 a month. Last month, village council members awarded a two-year contract to Big “O” after reviewing bids from incumbent Waste Management, Big “O” and Rumpke. Vince Popo, acting fiscal officer,believes the Big “O” award will save residents even more during the two […]

Liberty Township developer wants more time



BALTIMORE – The Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals has a big decision ahead of it. April 1, BZA members heard convincing arguments on either side of a request to grant the Roshon Estates development–a proposed 100-acre subdivision located near the intersection of Stoudertown Road and Heimberger Lane-more time to begin construction. Following the hearing, BZA members unanimously exercised their […]

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Township hires consultant to look at EMS/fire costs



HEBRON – Union Township Trustees entered into a contract with the Cincinnati based Kramer & Associates Fire Service Consultants to study more cost efficient methods of providing fire and EMS services to the township. Currently, the township contracts with the Granville Township Fire Department to provide emergency services to the area of the township north of the CSX Railroad line. […]

Kirkersville accused of discrimination



KIRKERSVILLE – Following an executive session – a governmental meeting that legally excludes the public and media – members of the Kirkersville Village Council announced during their April 2 meeting that a man believes he was discriminated against when the village didn’t offer him an auxiliary (unpaid) position on the Kirkersville Police Department. Mayor Terry Ashcraft explained that Vaughn George, […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wetland Chronicles: Spring Migration- Saturday, April 12, 8 – 10 a.m. Spring is here and ’tis the season when many birds are winging their way north to breeding grounds. Some of these birds are nesters at the Dutch Fork Wetlands, while others are just stopping to rest and refuel […]

Civic association spring meeting is April 16



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association is holding its annual spring dinner/meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at the Buckeye Lake Eagles. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is starting one half hour earlier than usual due to the lengthy program. Topics include developments in the construction and planning stage with a […]


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