Perry County Commissioners Race Too Close To Call

NEW LEXINGTON – It was a long night for Perry County voters – 87 percent of registered Perry County voters made it to the polls. Counting non-electronic ballots lasted past midnight; board of elections workers said many of the ballots were completed with a check mark instead of a correctly filled in space next to the candidate’s name or issue […]

Lake Area Voters Turn Down Most Tax Levies

NEWARK – Lake area Licking County voters weren’t in the mood for higher taxes Tuesday. In Licking Township, voters narrowly rejected an additional three mill levy for fire/EMS services. Unofficially, the levy lost by 58 votes. The additional revenue would have allowed the Licking Township Fire Company to provide 24/7 on-station coverage at its Jacksontown fire station. That station is […]

Parking amendment will be held for more input

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustee President Joe Hart will make one more effort to get the township zoning commission involved in the commercial parking in residential areas issue. In August, Hart and Trustee Dave Miller proposed an amendment to the township zoning resolution that would allow offroad parking for special events or business as a conditional permitted use in a […]

Dispute over bike path to extend into 2009

NEWARK – The dispute between the TJ Evans Foundation and Licking Township property owners who own property along the vacated Buckeye Scenic Railway rail bed won’t be resolved until next year. An October 15 pretrial conference with all parties before Judge Thomas Marcelain set a March 2009 deadline for the co-defendants to submit their ownership claims. The suit, initiated by […]

Shower Dennis Channel with birthday cards

MILLERSPORT – Dennis Channel turns 12 on Sunday, Nov. 9. He has been waging a heroic battle against cancer for years. His prognosis is not good, but he continues to battle. Friends ask readers to wish Dennis a happy birthday with a card. Cards should be sent to: Dennis Channel 4380 North Bank Road Millersport OH 43046

Trustees upset with Hebron over EMS billing info

HEBRON – Union Township resident Paul Meyers said at Monday night’s Union Township Trustees meeting that he wouldn’t vote for Union Township’s 1.5 mills five year replacement fire levy until he knew how much of the department’s EMS billing revenue is generated in Union Township. “I think we need to know how much is coming to us,” he said. The […]


Members of the Joy Bible Class at First Community Church in Buckeye Lake fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The gift boxes are shipped to children all over the world. First Community Church will also will serve as a relay center for the fourth year. That means that First Community will serve as a regional collection point for the […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Evergreen Identification: Uncommon Varieties- Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. – noon. This is an informative class on identifying many uncommon conifers in the landscape. Learn how to tell the difference between a Cephalotaxus, Cryptomeria and a Sciadopitys. Participants will meet at the Visitors Center for a slide show and […]


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