Bird’s Eye View

Kids gain new perspective from the air

HEATH – Local children saw the world in a whole new way Saturday. “There were a bunch of lakes,” said Brandi Reed of Granville. Her friend Samantha Marosis agreed. “They all looked like puddles,” she said. Young Kirkersville resident Morgan Cole was thrilled to read “Dawes Arboretum,” written in massive hedges, from the sky. The girls had just stepped from […]

Kirkersville names Petrey police chief

KIRKERSVILLE – Kirkersville hired a new part-time police chief, and he’s keeping his night job. The village hired James Petrey Sept. 3, who is also a part-time night shift officer for the Village of Buckeye Lake. Wednesday night’s Kirkersville Village Council meeting was confusing by anyone’s standards. Shortly ahead of being hired, council member Bennie Evans made a motion stating […]

Water Q&A session set

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake residents and business owners have oceans of questions about the coming public water distribution system. M•E Companies Vice President Kevin Wood hopes to answer most of them during a public forum starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 in the social hall at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on Ohio 79. “We’ll stay […]

Scrap tire collection day set for Saturday

NEWARK – Licking County resident can get rid of scrap tires from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Harrison Township garage, 6750 Outville Road. Disposal fees must be paid in cash. Passenger and light truck 16″ – 245 series) tires are $2 each. Semi-truck tires (300 – 1200 series) are $5 each. Tracotr and farm equipment tires […]

Bike path countersuit reconsidered

NEWARK – Licking Township residents’ countersuit against the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office is being reconsidered. Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt said Tuesday that the countersuit, which contends that the prosecutor’s office “conspired,” he said, with the TJ Evans Foundation against Licking Township residents in a land dispute, may be unnecessary. To review, Licking Township residents who live along the rail […]

Thornville Cub Scouts seeking members, leaders

THORNVILLE – Cub Scout Pack 42 is seeking new members and adult volunteers. Come out at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Thornville Elementary School to check them out. Or if that isn’t convenient, check out the pack’s website at Boys can join the pack at anytime during the year. Call Jeremy Mayo (740) 246-4451 or Harold Mason […]

Hunter Barber fundraiser for firefighters/EMTs set for Sept. 13

THURSTON – The 4th Annual Hunter Barber Hog Roast and fundraiser is set for Saturday, Sept. 13. Activities begin at 1 p.m. with a balloon launch – one of Hunter’s favorite things. A tractor pull is set for 1:30 on Main Street. A Corn Hole Tournament is also scheduled. Registration is $5 per player with prizes for first, second and […]

Free inspirational program set for Sept. 20

BUCKEYE LAKE- The Village of Buckeye Lake’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting a free motivational presentation Saturday, Sept. 20. Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., is the keynote speaker. Rosemarie – a speaker, trainer, author, consultant, and Ms. Wheelchair 2004 – sustained life changing injuries when a tree fell on her as she rode a bicycle on the Granville bicycle trail. Rosemarie […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Catch a Good Time- Saturday, September 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Introduce the sport of fishing to your youngsters. We’ll supply the poles and bait. You pair adults with kids ages 4 and up, then kick back and see what bites. Cub Scout Wolves who participate will earn arrow […]