The Comeback Kids

Lady Lancers head to state tournament

LANCASTER – Lakewood’s Lady Lancers are headed to the state softball tournament at Akron’s Firestone Stadium. It will be their first appearance there since 2002. The #1 ranked Lancers, with a 30-2 record, face 28-1 and # 3 Bloomdale Elmwood in a state semi-final at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Bloomdale is south of Toledo. The other semi-final game […]

World’s longest yard sale features miles of bargains

U.S. 40 – The massive U.S. 40 community yard sale technically didn’t begin until Saturday, but why wait? Brilliant sunshine beamed upon U.S. 40 Friday between Jacksontown and Hebron, where dozens of yard sales sprung up like dandelions in a back lawn. “We’ve been here since Wednesday,” said Patty Price, a Columbus resident who set up shop in downtown Hebron […]

Voters likely to get final word on rezoning decisions

MILLERSPORT – It looks like Walnut Township voters will have the final word on two controversial zoning changes. Walnut Township Trustees unanimously approved the township’s first I-2 district on May 6 for an approximately 66 acre tract owned by Jerry Mock on the west side of Ohio 37. The site is currently an I-1 district. Mock’s son operates three businesses […]


Thornville starts Farmer’s Market

THORNVILLE – A new Farmer’s Market starts Saturday, June 21 at the corner of Church and Columbus streets in downtown Thornville. The market will run from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through September, rain or shine. Produce, plants, flowers and homemade goods will be available. Interested sellers should call the Village of Thornville at 740- 246-6020.

Block watches could be organized in Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – There may be more eyes and ears in Buckeye Lake as residents discuss establishing block watches with help from the Licking County Sheriff’s Department. “First approach your local police department,” said Licking County Sheriff Captain Tom Lee. Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster mentioned during the April 28 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting that Cranberry Bay residents are […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Drying Plants for Specimens and Crafts- Saturdays, June 7, 10 a.m. – noon and June 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drying plants preserves their beauty in a unique and useful manner. The first session of this two-part class teaches techniques for collecting, drying and pressing plants. The second […]


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Trustees have no right to hold fire contract money

Editor: A township trustee is an elected office in the local government in the State of Ohio. A township trustee administers a township, which in Ohio is the primary political subdivision of a county, and in common with most other county officials serves a term of four years. Their duties include: Providing fireprotection and ambulance service, zoning, controlling weeds, managing […]