The Season of Giving

'Tis the season 'round Buckeye Lake

LAKE AREA – People gave of their time, talents, and gifts all around Buckeye Lake last weekend as another holiday season is upon us. Saturday afternoon, people from Licking, Fairfield, and Perry counties gathered in front of Z’s Market in the Village of Buckeye Lake for the village’s annual Christmas celebration. Santa helped to usher in the season with free […]

Board to wait until November for levy renewal

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township School Board members decided Monday night to wait until next November to ask voters to renew an emergency operating levy. The five year levy raises $258,000 a year and will be collected through 2009. The first renewal effort last month gained six votes after all absentee and provisional ballots were counted, but still fell short by […]

Judge gets fire/EMS dispute

MILLERSPORT – It will now be up to Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas Judge Chris Martin to sort out the dispute between the Village of Millersport and Walnut Township for fire/EMS services. Last Thursday, Village Solicitor Kevin Bush told trustees in a hand delivered letter that Village Council had rejected the proposed fire/EMS services contract for 2009. He wrote […]

Trustees hold up contract over EMS billing issue

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees don’t believe that the EMS billing dispute between them and the Village of Hebron is completely resolved. Monday night, they decided to ask Hebron to extend their 2008 contract with the Hebron Fire Department into February to provide time to negotiate the use of EMS billing revenue. Trustee Jack Justice said during the trustees’ regular […]

Council members, trustees discuss EMS billing issues

HEBRON – A Med3000 representative told the Hebron Village Council members and the Union Township Trustees Dec. 10 that the company would have provided requested information to the trustees if the council had authorized Med3000 to do so. The representative was also clear that providing information to trustees was never part of a written contract with the Village of Hebron. […]

Tax hike defeat forcing Hebron to consider park fees

HEBRON – Voters continued refusal to increase add a half percent to Hebron’s one percent income tax will likely lead to user fees for organized groups using the village’s two parks. The latest effort was rejected by a 520 – 402 vote on November 4. Thanks to a 100 percent credit for any municipal taxes paid, most residents don’t pay […]

Round Up grants awarded

NEWARK – The Energy Cooperative Round Up Foundation, Inc. awarded $32,475 to the following community groups in our service area: • YMCA of Mt. Vernon to improve pool drain to comply with new federal mandate • Heath Sertoma Youth Athletic Association to purchase two commercial refrigerators for Hoback Park • Maysville Middle School towards the purchase of computers for the […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday Dec. 19, 5 – 7 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Wonderful World of Wiggly Worms Series- Saturday, […]

Heating bill assistance available

BUCKEYE LAKE – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible households with their heating bills. Households must be in a disconnect status with their gas or electric bill, or at ten days or less on bulk fuel supply. For income guidelines and further information, contact the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481.

Ours celebrate 50th anniversary

HEBRON – Bill and Diana Ours are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 28 at Creative Catering in Hebron. Friends and family are welcome. The couple requests no gifts. William Guy Ours and Diana Sue Clark were married on December 20, 1958, at the Hebron United Methodist Church by the Rev. […]