More Air Time!

BUCKEYE LAKE – Bikers and skateboarders just got some more air time. A $10,500 Community Development Block Grant from Licking County has funded a miniramp or half pipe. The weeklong construction project was finished August 15. But there is nothing ‘mini’ about it, according to project manager Peggy Wells. The new ramp is 18 feet wide, 35 feet long and […]

New Millersport water treatment plant to restart soon

MILLERSPORT – Weeks of investigation and testing are paying off. The Village of Millersport’s new one million gallon per day water treatment plant is expected to go back into production soon. The new plant went on-line in mid-June, followed by complaints about discolored water. Village officials initially thought that a new water main that changed the direction of flow in […]

I-70 closures discussed

HEBRON – Sometimes Hebron Police Chief James Dean doesn’t know I-70 is closed until he sees an ocean of traffic backed-up on US 40 from his office window. By then, it’s far too late. I-70 traffic has been diverted through the Village of Hebron six times since January 2004 because of high water covering the highway near the Ohio 79 […]

Raining aces at Harbor Hills Country Club

HEBRON – Three aces in two days were recently recorded at Harbor Hills Country Club. Anita Chaffins had a hole-in -one on #3 on August 16. She used an eleven wood. That same day, Donald Wood aced #7 with a nine iron. The next day Stephen Schuricht had a hole-in-one on #3 using a five iron. Harbor Hills has nine […]

Prosecutor’s office says zoning change approved

LANCASTER – Abstaining from voting equals approval, said Fairfield County Assistant Prosecutor Jason Dolin. The prosecutor’s office has determined that the Liberty Township Zoning Commission approved a controversial zoning change. Former township Board of Zoning Appeals clerk Deb Barte asked the township zoning commission to change 2.95 acres of her property from rural residential to R-1 residential zoning to match […]

Ohio housing marketplace is continuing to stabilize

COLUMBUS – The Ohio housing marketplace continued to stabilize in July, as sales during the month reached traditional levels for the period – not including the record-shattering results recorded during the 2003-2007 span, reports the Ohio Association of REALTORS ®. “While home sales activity has been less than robust throughout the year due to difficult economic conditions and tightening credit, […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Barbeque, Bluegrass and Boom!- Sunday, August 31, gates open at 3 p.m. music begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Concert Stage, featuring a wonderful line up of blue grass and “new” grass bands. Frosty Morning featuring Kenny Sidle begins the afternoon festivities followed by the Dapple Grays. The Andy […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of September 1st. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Labor Day – No School Tuesday: BBQ pork sandwich, Baked Doritos, fruit cup, and chocolate cake. Wednesday: Pizza pockets, choice of vegetable, and chilled fruit. Thursday: Turkey & noodles, whipped potatoes/gravy, vegetable medley, and homemade fruit dessert. Friday: Cheesy macaroni, warm breadsticks, seasoned green beans, and chilled fruit. […]

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New mayor severs one link with the Village of New Rome

Editor: The August 6 Kirkersville Council meeting was productive for the Village of Kirkersville, but not for the remaining GOB’s (Good Ole Boys). Zoning Chair and GOB Mike Cloud was visually distraught and appeared to be saying, “No! He’s done a good job!,” when Mayor Terry Ashcraft announced that he was replacing Kirkersville Magistrate John Galasso (whose contract had expired) […]