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Ohio First Lady honors Hebron couple

COLUMBUS- Who says good deeds go unnoticed? Feb. 13, Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland honored Frank and Doris Laughlin of Hebron for their service to the community. Strickland honored 31 couples Friday morning for their dedication to volunteerism and marriage at the governor’s residence in Columbus as part of the Joined Hearts in Giving program, sponsored by the Ohio Department […]

Baltimore faces challenges in 2009

BALTIMORE – Financial challenges have not stopped the Village of Baltimore from providing its residents and businesses with excellent services, said Mayor Robert Kalish during his State of Village address Monday morning at Liberty Union High School. “Like virtually all other communities, we are faced with financial challenges,” said Kalish. He said the village has made budget cuts and delayed […]

Eight seek to fill township trustee vacancy

JACKSONTOWN – Eight Licking Township residents have applied to serve the remaining 10 months of former Trustee Joe Cooper’s term. Cooper resigned late last month after he closed on the sale of his home. He announced about two years ago that he and his wife planned to move to Tennessee once they sold their home. Trustee President Joe Hart and […]

Trustees have questions on speed limits

HEBRON – Are Union Township speed limits too high? Trustee President John Slater said Monday night that some residents are unsure of township speed limits, particularly on Refugee Road going into Union Township. They wonder if the limit can be reduced to 45 miles per hour from what they assume is 55 miles per hour outside of Hebron. Slater said […]


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. […]

Future of Buckeye Lake Library is bright with your help

Editor: I want to respond to the rumors going around about the Buckeye Lake Library. Thanks to the recession, we all are facing financial challenges and the Licking County Library system is no exception. Cuts have been made across the entire system in Licking County. At the Buckeye Lake Library, some staff positions were cut and we lost some wonderful […]

Watchdog’ says it’s down to just two GOB’s in Kirkersville

Editor: And then there were two… Two GOB’s (Good Ol’ Boys) left, that is! Just like phlegm from a bad chest cold, the February council meeting in Kirkersville coughed up yet another GOB’s resignation. Zoning Inspector Tom Fredericks resigned his position effective January 30th! The fiscal officer also read the written resignation of former King of the Good Ole Boys […]

Mooney: ‘Just don’t call me mister ‘

Editor, Once again Village Administrator, Marsha Hall, mounts her inverted lecturing bucket and in her 2/7/09 letter, delivers a scathing denunciation of resident, “Mr. Dave Mooney.” It is clear that she was groping for something to say but wasn’t sure just what it was. The only merciful thing about the whole effort was that the letter was short. The note […]

One more Letter: Thanks to track supporters

Editor: The Millersport High School Track & Field Renovation Committee would like to thank all of the people who came out to support our recent Silent Auction and the Max & Erma’s Fundraiser night. We have a wonderful community, and together we accomplish great things. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the following businesses and organizations for […]