Voters urged to renew Buckeye Lake street lights



Editor: In these uncertain economic times, it seems everyone is attacking our wallets. Either the money we though we had coming isn’t going to be a much or the things we want to buy seem suddenly to cost more. And in the middle of all this chaos we have an election to think about. Besides the presidential election, which now […]

Guest column: Fire chief explains Licking Township fire levy



JACKSONTOWN – Since its creation in 1995, the Licking Township Fire Company and its volunteers have been committed to provide high quality service to township residents. Through good money management and the dedication of our volunteers, we have been able to obtain new equipment and implement new programs to improve our services. A key program has been part-time staffing to […]

Another letter: No to police levy



Editor: I want to comment on the new tax levy for the Buckeye Lake police department. First, we are all experiencing difficult times. The economy is spinning out of control. Second, people are losing their jobs and homes. And now with water coming, we will have to make room for it and higher sewer rates in our budgets. A lot […]

Superintendent explains renewal



Editor: A property tax levy that was originally approved on May 6, 2003, for a period of five years will appear on the November 4 election ballot for renewal. The property tax was originally approved at 2.3 mills and due to local property tax growth, the new millage will be reduced to 2.10 mills. The property tax generates $258,000 per […]

Writer criticizes Van Buren



Editor: I would like to add my name to the list of Franklin, Licking, and Muskingum county residents who have done business with Mark Van Buren or his South Forty Homes and know that he is the last person who should be in charge overseeing taxpayers’ money as Licking County Commissioner. Like others who have dealt with him, I found […]

Kirkersville water deal called ‘reasonable’



Editor: Last winter Kirkersville had a public meeting for people interested in the details of a proposed water service agreement between the Southwest Licking Community Waster & Sewer District and the Village of Kirkersville. Officials explained that water would be supplied to the village in two phases. Phase 1 would water for the village to resell to the Kirkersville Elementary […]

Crites for attorney general



Editor: While the Mayor of Granville I had the opportunity to work with Attorney General candidate, Mike Crites. I have also worked with Mr. Crites the past three years as a Granville Village council member. Mike Crites has been a career prosecutor and his experience helped me when I presided over Mayor’s Court. Mike has always been well prepared and […]

Baltimore voters urged to support Issue 15



Editor: I want to address three main issues about Issue 15. 1. Mr. Farmer’s accusations that this was a “stealth movement” and “quietly placed on this November’s ballot” are not true. This issue was openly discussed in council meetings to determine if a change would be in the best interest of the village. Mr. Kalish was the only person who […]

Democrat voting for Feightner for county commissioner



Editor: I would like to express my opinion regarding the upcoming Licking County Commissioner race between Mark Van Buren and Brad Feightner. As a retired 24 year member of the Harrison Township Trustees, I have a great involvement in my community. I have observed Mr. Van Buren on many occasions and have not found him to be a man of […]

Van Buren is saving money for the county



Editor: Commissioner Mark Van Buren has been doing a great job since he was appointed in January. He has made changes in county policies that help save money. He holds evening office hours and town hall meetings around so people can come talk to him when it is convenient. Thanks to him, there are now log books in county vehicles […]


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