Time for a Check Up

Ohio EPA starts new Inland Lakes Program

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake is one of eight inland lakes selected for Ohio EPA’s new Inland Lakes Program. A previous Ohio EPA program sampled Buckeye Lake more than a dozen times between 1973 and 1994. Each lake will be sampled 10 times this year. Water and sediment will be tested for bacteria, metals, chemicals, zooplanton, phytoplankton and more. Samples […]

Liberty Union names new high school principal

BALTIMORE – It took just about three weeks to find a new principal for Liberty Union-Thurston High School. Board members unanimously approved a two-year contract with Ed Miller at a special board meeting Tuesday night. Miller replaces Mark Fullen who resigned July 9 to become principal of Newark High School. Superintendent Paul Mathews said the district received 39 applications. After […]

Blood drive set for Aug. 7

HEBRON – The American Red Cross returns to the Village of Hebron’s Council Chambers for a blood drive from 1 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7. Blood levels are critically low now. If you donated on or before June 12, you are eligible to donate. Donors receive a $20 gas card voucher redeemable when you test drive any Saturn […]

Board of Elections rejects one zoning referendum

LANCASTER – One decision made, one to go. After a nearly two-hour evidentiary hearing before three of the four members of the Fairfield County Board of Elections, the Board by a 2-1 vote granted the protest filed by Licking-Fairfield Corporation and rejected the referendum petition. Chair Dale Graham is in Florida and didn’t participate. Acting chair Dwight Andrews and member […]

Laker PTO needs volunteers for festival

MILLERSPORT – Laker PTO is “Calling all Volunteers” Soon, it will be Sweet Corn Festival time again! Laker PTO needs help in the bingo, sandy candy, and cotton candy booths. If you would like to volunteer and have some fun, please call Nicole Miller 467-2505 or Amy Underhill (740) 504-3860 or Denise Moeller 468-3501.


 Photos Hundreds of friends of Dennis “Bubba” Channel gathered Tuesday night for a prayer vigil at his North Bank Road home. The Millersport 5th grader has been battling brain cancer for years. He came home from the hospital last week. Bubba has inspired thousands with his spirit and endurance during an often difficult fight. He loves the military which prompted […]

Neighbors stand up to Foundation on bike trail

LICKING TOWNSHIP – Heck no, they won’t go! Dozens of Licking Township residents who live along a rail bed that once supported the Buckeye Scenic Railroad parked trucks, construction equipment, other vehicles and themselves on the former rail bed to stop the T.J. Evans Foundation from paving it into a bicycle trail. “It’s like no one has any rights,” said […]

Buckeye Lake gets permit to install water distribution system

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Village of Buckeye Lake took another step forward on its march toward a public water distribution system. The village received a Permit to Install, or PTI, from Ohio EPA. "This means we can move forward," said council member Drew Bourne Tuesday. "We’re in good shape on the timeline." Erin Strouse, Ohio EPA spokeswoman, said a PTI […]

C-TEC hospitality teacher wins national award

NEWARK – Vicki Pressey, Hospitality and Tourism instructor at the Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) of Licking County, recently received the 2008 Teacher of Excellence Award by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Pressey was honored at the annual American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute in Oklahoma City, Okla. Kelly Jones, Director of Development at the Ohio Hotel and […]

Fall soccer signup set

HEBRON – Hebron Area Soccer is now accepting registration for the Fall season. Reserve a spot now by registering driectly on line or by downloading a mail-in registration form at www.HebronArea- Soccer.com. Register by Saturday, August 16 for the early bird registration fee of just $35. Early registrants also receive a $10 discount for each additional family member. The league […]