Frog jumping gains popularity at Hartford Fair

CROTON- A good frog is hard to find. Lindsey Grimm, education and information specialist with the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District, spent much of Monday morning fishing frogs from the ponds and swamps around the Hartford fairgrounds. She looked for frogs appearing athletic enough to participate in the district’s frog jumping contest at the Hartford Fair that afternoon. […]

Licking Township considering levy for 24/7 fire coverage

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees are expected to take the first step next Monday night to put an additional six mill permanent tax levy for EMS/fire protection on the November ballot. Two weeks ago Licking Township Fire Company Chief Mike Wilson presented a detailed written proposal to trustees outlining his proposal for around-the-clock, on-station staffing. Trustees and Wilson spent about […]

Second referendum rejected

LANCASTER – It took a bit longer, but the result was the same. Last Friday, the Fairfield County Board of Elections rejected another referendum petition seeking to let voters decide whether 66 acres owned by Jerry and Barbara Mock should be rezoned from I-1 to I-2. The vote to grant the Mocks’ protest was 2-1 with member John Dolske again […]

Ultimate Home Tour set

NEWARK – The Buckeye Valley Building Industry Association’s new Ultimate Open House starts in Buckeye Lake Friday night. A Girls Night Out party is set for 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the new North Shore Landings development at the North Shore boat ramp in Buckeye Lake. Tickets are $10 at the door which includes a free specialty […]

Perry County growers still at large

NEW LEXINGTON- Nearly 6,000 marijuana plants were seized near Crooksville Aug. 1, although the growers remain at-large. The seizure reveals what BCI&I agents believe is a new and disturbing trend of squatters creating encampments within Ohio fields where they live and tend to their illegal crops. A helicopter spotter discovered the plants during marijuana eradication efforts in Perry County late […]

Search doesn’t find body

HEBRON- A body was not located following a search near Harbor Hills Aug. 3 and 4. Tuesday, Captain Dave Starling of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office said Aug. 3, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and park officers were called to 47 Oak Drive, Harbor Hills regarding a possible sighting of a small, decomposed body in Maple […]

Seeking help when I-70 closes

HEBRON – The Village of Hebron can’t continue to be an overflow for traffic whenever I- 70 closes unless it receives much more help, say Hebron officials. Monday night, Union Township Trustees received a written invitation from Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason to attend a meeting Aug. 27, 10 a.m. at the Hebron Municipal Complex to discuss traffic issues. Trustee President […]

Chamber meets Aug. 13

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Greater Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday, August 13 at Smitty’s on the Lake. The business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. with a social from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $12. Members and prospective members will enjoy a beautiful sunset Key West Style! The evening includes two hours of Island/Tropical music with heavy appetizers including shrimp […]

Help with electrical bills available

NEWARK – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible senior citizens with their elecric bills. Call the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481 to make an appointment and get more information about assistance.

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. For Your Heath 5K Run and Walk: Saturday August 9. Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and Walk begins at 8:40 a.m. sponsored by The Dawes Arboretum, Licking Memorial Health Systems, YMCA of Licking Couty and Granville Fitness. . Registration is required. Call LMHS at (740) 348-4102 or visit www.premierraces.com. […]