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Trustees make decisions on two zoning map amendments



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees heard two proposals November 17 to rezone property from residential to commercial. The first public hearing was on an application submitted by Lawrence Kellenbarger to rezone property at 6080 Jacksontown Road (Ohio 13). Mike Kellenbarger, speaking for his father, said the request covered one 8 acre lot. His father has been operating a construction business […]

Street lights will stay on



BUCKEYE LAKE – Streets in Buckeye Lake Village will remain lit at night for at least another year, said Buckeye Lake Village Council member Drew Bourne during the Nov. 10 council meeting. A 0.8 mill current operations renewal levy on the Nov. 4 ballot was rejected by a 509 to 439 vote. Bourne, during the Nov. 10 council meeting, said […]

Cortez accomplice gets two and a half years



NEWARK – An accomplice to former Buckeye Lake Council member John Cortez was sentenced to two and a half years in a state penitentiary Tuesday morning. Noel Joyce, 46, was accused of funneling money to Cortez while he was a fugitive from justice, then lying about his involvement to a grand jury. Licking County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain sentenced […]

North Shore boat ramp closing Dec. 1



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has authorized Law General Contracting to begin renovations to the North Shore Boat Ramp at Buckeye Lake State Park. The actual launch ramp will be closed for approximately 30 days beginning Monday, December 1, while work begins. The single car parking lot near the restroom will remain open to park visitors. […]

ODOT defines I-70 detour plan



HEBRON – ODOT District 5 representatives said Nov. 17 that the agency will adopt its draft plan to handle I-70 closures near the Ohio 79 interchange as the final plan. There may be a mock highway closure early 2009 to test the plan. The Nov. 17 meeting in the Hebron Municipal Complex was the last of three meetings to discuss […]

Buckeye Lake Estates cats were poisoned



BUCKEYE LAKE – Tuna used to bait cats the Buckeye Lake Estates contained poison, an Ohio Department of Agriculture animal disease diagnostic laboratory report confirmed. Licking County Animal Control Director Jon Luzio said the matter will be turned over to the Licking County Prosecutor next week, who will decide how to proceed with the case from there. Luzio said poisoning […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Luminary Tour- Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Dawes Arboretum brings you an evening of illumination with 1,500 candle luminaries. Join us inside the Visitors Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa, a holiday treat and some activities for the whole family. All […]

Dec. 11 event to help entrepreneurs find capital for business ideas



NEW LEXINGTON – Tech- Columbus and the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio (SBDC) will co-host an event titled “Capital Access 2008: Grow Your Business with TechStart” on Thursday, December 11, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Perry County Senior Center, 520 First Street, in New Lexington. The free event is for local entrepreneurs in Perry and […]

Great season ends for Lions



– Speed kills! That some 40- year old safety slogan from the old Ohio Department of Highways describes what happened to Liberty Union Thurston’s state championship hopes Saturday night. Top ranked and undefeated Youngstown Ursuline wore down the gritty Lions with their speed and depth, on both sides of the ball. Two Irish running backs ran for more than one […]


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