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Summer is in ful l bloom

JACKSONTOWN– Some say Memorial Day Weekend is the beginning of summer, but it looks like spring is still in full bloom. Dawes Arboretum explodes with color in late May. Dawes was also the setting Wednesday afternoon for a slightly somber event, where representatives of the Ohio Department of Agriculture warned the public about the dangers of the Emerald Ash Borer-a […]

Liberty Township hopes to cut insurance costs



BALTIMORE – Liberty Township may trade its Cadillac for a Chevy. Liberty Township Trustee Nancy Montell has described the township’s existing health insurance plan as a “Cadillac” with no deductible. Monday night, Frank Herman of the Ohio Insurance Service Agency presented the trustees with three plans that could save the township $9,600 or even $17,000 per year. Some of the […]

Trustees hold back fire/EMS funds due Millersport



MILLERSPORT – “It’s not their (trustees’) money, It’s not our money. It’s the people’s money,” Millersport Council member Gary Matheny said during the May 13 council meeting. Matheny’s comments came during a discussion about Walnut Township’s short payment for fire/EMS services provided by the Millersport Fire Department. Walnut Township paid Millersport $128,687.20 on April 22. Earlier in the month, the […]

Watch your speed: Kirkersville Police are back



KIRKERSVILLE – Watch your speed! Kirkersville’s police department is back in operation after shutting down for a week following the resignation of former Police Chief Robert Chamberlain. May 14, the Kirkersville Village Council named Kirkersville Sgt. Chris Martin as temporary police chief until the village names Chamberlain’s permanent replacement. Kirkersville council member Brian Denton said Martin took over Chamberlain’s hours […]

Cortez friend freed on $50,000 bond



NEWARK- Noel Joyce, a Glenford resident accused of aiding former Buckeye Lake Village Council member John Cortez, was released from the Licking County Justice Center on $50,000 bond Monday. He was arraigned Friday afternoon at the justice center, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of third degree felonious perjury and fifth degree felonious obstruction of justice. Licking County detective […]

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Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Hardscaping: Dry Stone Path- Saturday, May 31, 9:30 a.m. – noon. This is an excellent opportunity to learn a useful landscaping skill that can be utilized in any yard. In addition to being easy and fun to do, laying a dry stone path is an inexpensive way to add […]

Lions Club seeks corn recipes for cookbook



MILLERSPORT – We know EVERYONE around here loves sweet corn! I bet you have some great recipes you could share. The Millersport Lions are putting together a CORN cookbook. If you would like yourrecipe considered, please send the recipe, your name(if you want), your town, or any affiliation with a group or club. The book is planned to be complete […]

Letters to the Editor



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It’s official: ‘Salute the BLASST 2008 – Cruise the Lake and Celebrate!’



Editor: July 4 is a Friday this year and some people are wondering about the date for our fireworks show. In a perfect world, the BLASST would be on the national holiday. However the world isn’t perfect as you all know. Let me explain the reality I had to come to a couple of years ago. This rule is set […]


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