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Many changes to North Shore Boat Ramp

BUCKEYE LAKE- The North Shore Boat Ramp will look much different by May. Buckeye Lake State Park Manager Tim Waln said access and parking are being upgraded and new boat ramps, including a new third ramp, are currently under construction. Right now, a gigantic earthmover is tearing out the old boat ramps, which Waln said were steeper than most. They’ll […]

Trustees to scrutinize township zoning map

JACKSONTOWN – Secondyear Trustee Joe Hart will continue to lead Licking Township Trustees in 2009. Hart was unanimously reelected as president at Monday night’s reorganizational meeting. Before the vote, Hart offered to step aside to give Trustees Dave Miller or Joe Cooper more visibility during the last year of their terms. Cooper, who is moving to Tennessee when his home […]

Hebron agrees to fire/EMS contract extension

HEBRON – Tough questions were asked before Hebron Village Council agreed to a two-month extension of Union Township’s 2008 contract with the Hebron Fire Department. Council convened a special meeting Dec. 26 to discuss Union Township Trustees’ request to extend their current contract with the Hebron Fire Department for two months while all parties decide what to do with EMS […]

Both sides sign fire contract

MILLERSPORT – Both Walnut Township Trustees and Village of Millersport officials have now signed a slightly revised contract for fire/EMS services in 2009. The parties could not agreed late last month over the terms which the Millersport Fire Department would provide fire/EMS services to the northern portion of the township. For the second year in a row, trustees cut the […]

Dog license deadline is Jan. 31

NEWARK – Licking County Dog Warden, Jon Luzio, reminds dog owners that Saturday, January 31, is the last day to purchase your dog licenses to avoid the $10 late penalty on each license. All dogs are required by law to be wearing a current dog license. Your lost pet is only one phone call away from getting home if it […]

Agency finds township violated pesticide law

HEBRON – Union Township committed three pesticide violations last July, an Ohio Department of Agriculture investigation has concluded. Buckeye Lake Village resident Bonnie Mansfield told the trustees that a township employee directly sprayed her pregnant daughter and 22-month old grandson with mosquito pesticide at about 9 p.m. on July 16. Mansfield said she was also sprayed with pesticide as she […]

IRS provides top ten tax time tips

CINCINNATI – The Internal Revenue Service presents its Top Ten Tax Time Tips 1. Gather your records…now! It’s never too early to start getting together any documents or forms you’ll need when filing your taxes: receipts, canceled checks, and other documents that support an item of income or a deduction you’re taking on your return. Also, be on the lookout […]

First time homebuyer credit explained

CINCINNATI – First-time homebuyers should begin planning now to take advantage of a new tax credit, according to the IRS. Available for a limited time, the credit: • Applies to home purchases after April 8, 2008, and before July 1, 2009. • Reduces a taxpayer’s tax bill or increases his or her refund, dollar for dollar. • Is fully refundable, […]

Tips to maintain control in bad weather

COLUMBUS – With January’s weather calling for more snow, ice and freezing rain over the entire state, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reminding motorists in Ice and Snow…Take it Slow, and don’t use cruise control. While that feature on many vehicles helps to control speed and improve gas mileage, cruise control in ice and snow is not a […]

Guest column: Safeguarding your personal information

COLUMBUS – Many Ohioans are impacted by identity theft. It is our friends, families and neighbors who are victims of this senseless crime. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research Survey, 8.4 million adults in the United States were victims of identity theft in 2007. During the same year, the average resolution time for each identity theft victim was 25 […]