Snow and ice storm shuts down schools, businesses

  LAKE AREA – More than school children had the day off Wednesday as schools, government agencies, and even many businesses closed their doors as Licking, Fairfield, and Perry counties experienced a Level 2 snow emergency. Under a Level customers’ homes went dark in Licking County, and nearly 5,400 Perry County AEP customers lost power. Most county offices were closed […]

Trial for Capt’n Woody’s owners may be delayed

AVONDALE – The trial for the owners of Capt’n Woody’s Pub and Grub in Avondale may be delayed until March 2 or 3 from Feb. 9, although Fred Alverson, public affairs officer for the US Department of Justice Southern District of Ohio, said Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Holschuh hadn’t approved the request yet. A federal grand jury indicted […]

Schaffer schedules local open door meetings

COLUMBUS – State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) will hold open office hours on Tuesday, February 3rd from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Newark Public Library located at 101 West Main Street in Newark and from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Pataskala Library located at 101 South Vine Street . Continuing a tradition that he began in […]

Water sign-up deadline extended

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake residents have another month to sign-up for public water and avoid paying what could be a $5,000 tap fee. Village council members agreed Monday afternoon – council met at 4:30 p.m. before a 6 p.m. informational meeting about a pending public water system – to extend the deadline from Jan. 29 to Feb. 27 to […]

Information gushes out at water meeting

BUCKEYE LAKE – A Monday night meeting detailing Buckeye Lake Village’s plans to create a public water system covered little new ground from previous water meetings, but it appeared many more people were listening this time. A curious crowd nearly filled Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church’s social hall as several local government officials and project engineers told residens […]

Hebron, Union Township plan more fire contract talks

HEBRON – Hebron and Union Township officials will continue to try to work out a fire/ EMS contract for 2009. That was the message at Monday night’s combined council committees meeting. Trustee President John Slater and Trustee Jesse Ours accepted Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason’s invitation to the meeting. The sticking point this time is how to use the nearly $200,000 […]

Ellen Marie Trimeloni

A funeral mass of the resurrection celebrating the life of Ellen Marie Trimeloni, 76, of Newark, will be held Saturday morning at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with the Rev. Fr. William Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow Saturday afternoon in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Central City, Pa. Ellen died suddenly Tuesday at home. She was born […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Tracking While Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-4 p.m., Dutch Fork Wetlands, $5/members free. Join the Natural Resources Department on cross country skis (your own of course, if weather is appropriate!) for a glide through the Dutch Fork Wetlands. February brings some of the snowiest weather of […]

Healthy Marriage initiative set for March 13-14

LANCASTER – Plans are well underway by the Healthy Marriage Collaboration, Fairfield County Initiative, to bring Mike McManus, reporter, national columnist, and author of “Marriage Savers” to Lancaster on March 13 and 14. The Healthy Marriage Initiative is a collaboration of churches, counselors, government officials, school superintendents and community agency leaders to address the 70% divorce rate in Fairfield County. […]

‘Watchdog’ says rewind the tape for the truth

Editor: Our “dog warden” Duval noted in a letter last fall that I “must be the director” of the “theater of the absurd.” He added that the theatrics did not start until I attended the meetings. I say, let’s hear what the audio tapes of the meetings, starting say Jan 2006 have to reveal about how the meetings were run. […]