BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Community Events Committee kicked off the holiday weekend with Buckeye Lake’s third annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday. Parade goers enjoyed free hot dogs and cotton candy after the parade. Hebron’s American Legion Post 285 started early Monday morning, paying tribute at eight area cemeteries before marching to Hebron Cemetery at 10 a.m. for […]

Effort to fillvacant storefronts gets big boost

BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s Empty Store Marketing Campaign Committee is putting its money where its mouth is. The committee is partnering with a local lender to offer low interest loans to property owners wanting to improve the facades of their vacant Baltimore area storefronts. The FairfieldNational Bank committed $500,000 for loans to owners of vacant business buildings in Baltimore in support […]

Trustees ignore mayor’s request for full payment

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees and the Village of Millersport are on a collision course. Last week, Millersport Mayor Dean Severance demanded that trustees pay the village its contractual 60 percent of the township’s fire/EMS tax receipts by May 23. This dispute started when trustees paid the village $128,687.20 on April 22. Village officials were expecting about $260,000 based on […]

No plans for Union Township Fire Department

HEBRON – Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason said he and Union Township Trustee President John Slater had a “heart to heart” talk about the trustees’ plans for local fireprotection to clear up any rumors that the trustees intended to create an independent township firedepartment. Mason said he came away from the conversation feeling confidentthe trustees have no plans to do so. […]

Lake area Senate District gets over $31 million in state projects

COLUMBUS – Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) announced last week that the 31st Senate district is slated to receive more than $31 million in the state capital budget bill. House Bill 562, the biennial capital budget bill, provides funding for community and infrastructure projects across the state. “I have been working hard with House and Senate Leadership to ensure that many […]

Guest column: Voinovich addresses costs of climate change legislation

By Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety There is a gathering storm on the horizon for Ohio – a storm that could deal a destructive blow to our state’s already struggling economy and your quality of life. In its wake, Ohioans could see the loss […]

‘Wear It Ohio’ campaign focuses on preventing boating accidents

COLUMBUS – The recently launched “Wear It Ohio!” life jacket safety awareness campaign takes on added importance as boaters head out to enjoy the state’s waterways, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. “Our message is that boating safety begins with the choices boaters make before leaving the dock, which should include properly wearing an […]

Flag retirement ceremony set

BROWNSVILLE – Do you have an U.S. flagthat should be retired? In commemoration of Licking County and Bowling Green Township’s 2008 bicentennial year, Old Glory will be featured in the Township Community Park as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Veterans and residents will witness a solemn, quiet tribute on Flag Day Saturday, June 14. Cub Scout Pack 33 Chairman, […]

37/79 intersection closes Monday, June 2

JACKSONTOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 Deputy Director Don D. Barber P.E./P.S. announced May 28 that the intersection of Ohio 37 and Ohio 79, west of the Village of Buckeye Lake will close to all traffic at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 2. The 21-day closure, weather permitting, is to construct a turn lane on southbound Ohio […]

Lady Lancers take Central District Softball title

PICKERINGTON – Lakewood’s Lady Lancers brought home another Central District Division III softball championship last Thursday. It was a particularly sweet victory. The Lady Lancers, ranked #1 in the state in Division III, beat two-time defending state champion Bloom-Carroll 3-0 on Emily Voehringer’s three run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The win broke Bloom-Carroll’s streak of […]