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Early signs of spring

JACKSONTOWN- There wasn’t a sea of green beneath all the ice, but there were definite signs of spring at Dawes Arboretum Tuesday as the Witch Hazel bloomed and even an eager daffodil pushed skyward. Other greenery, bored with winter dormancy, brightened the thawing landscape. “It gives you something to look at,” said Mike Ecker, director of horticulture. It may seem […]

State of Village set for Feb. 16



BALTIMORE – The annual Baltimore State of the Village address is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, February 16 in the Liberty Union High School cafeteria. A complimentary continental breakfast runs from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Presenters this year are: Mayor Robert Kalish, Village Administrator Marsha Hall, Fiscal Officer Florence Welker, Police Chief Michael Tussey, Officer Jason Harget and […]

Tree preservation group proposes rules



BUCKEYE LAKE – A Buckeye Lake citizen’s group is paving the way to stop developers from paving over the village’s trees. The group organized at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club April 2008 to discuss tree preservation in the village and has met regularly since then to create village ordinances to establish a tree commission and protect the village’s trees from […]

Baseball, soccer sign-up set



MILLERSPORT – Registration for Laker Youth Baseball and Walnut Township Soccer is set for 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Millersport Elementary School office. Age limits are 4 years through sixth grade for youth baseball and 4 years through grade twelve for soccer. The baseball fee is $35-45 per child. Payment is […]

More changes in Kirkersville village government



KIRKERSVILLE – The changing of the guard in Kirkersville village government continues. Mayor Terry Ashcraft announced another resignation Feb. 4. January, council member and former Kirkersville mayor Bennie Evans, council member Jamie Cloud, and zoning chair and police photographer Mike Cloud tendered their resignations. This time, Ashcraft said Zoning Inspector Tom Frederick resigned Jan. 30, saying he accepted a zoning […]

Hunting, fishing licenses available after Feb. 15



COLUMBUS – Ohioans who are looking forward to the upcoming hunting and angling season can soon purchase 2009-2010 hunting and fishing licenses. These exciting outdoor activities are affordable ways to safely enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Starting February 15, the 2009-2010 hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase at wildohio.com and at hundreds of vendor outlets […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike – Friday, Feb. 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free, meet at the Vistiros Center deck. Experience The Arboretum at niht! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Maple Syrup Madness – Saturday, Feb. […]

Joe Cooper thanked for service as township trustee



Editor: We would like to say thank you, thank you, thank you to former Licking Township Trustee Joe Cooper, for all the years of hard work, dedication, and service you have whole-heartedly contributed to our community. You have cast a large shadow in our township. You have done so in your low key, courteous, and conscientious way. What will we […]

Writers concerned about future of Buckeye Lake Library



Editor: We are writing about a very scary issue. The library may be closing. We have heard rumors that we only hope are not true. The Buckeye Lake Library has proved its worth over and over. I go there for internet help and just about everything else. Since I moved here this past summer, I am there almost every other […]

Letters to the Editor



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