Sappy Story

Dawes sugar shack has history

JACKSONTOWN- None of the fifth graders from Jackson Intermediate School seemed to care that it was too cold for the Maple sap to flow Monday morning. The Dawes Arboretum sugar shack was boiling water to simulate the sap in the evaporator and a roaring fire kept the inside of the shack nice and warm, even though snow coated the surrounding […]

Holman to replace Cooper as trustee



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees Joe Hart and Dave Miller didn’t make a rush to judgment to replace Joe Cooper. They spent nearly four hours in executive session Monday night before making their choice. First, they spent about an hour and a half interviewing the three final candidates – Troy D. Dunlap PE, Harold Mohr and Scott Stemm – of […]

Possible village tree ordinance draws fire



BUCKEYE LAKE – A farming couple made their opposition to a proposed tree ordinance very clear to the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night. Mill Dam Road resident Jim Cooper strongly opposes a rule within the proposed ordinance stating that anyone removing trees from lots larger than one acre have three options: they must replace downed trees elsewhere on the […]

Honey Creek residents grill county commissioner



THORNPORT – Perry County Commissioner Ed Keister had his first meeting with the Honey Creek Homeowners Association Tuesday night since taking office two months ago. Keister read responses to questions about the new sewer system constructed to serve Honey Creek Road residents and those who live on Buckeye Lake’s southern shore. Homeowners association chair Pete Myer submitted the questions to […]

North Shore ramp to be closed to all vehicles



BUCKEYE LAKE – Improvements to the North Shore Boat Ramp at Buckeye Lake State Park will close the entire area to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, March 2. The closure will last until mid to late April. Boaters and park visitors are encouraged to use the Lieb’s Island Boat Ramp in Millersport during the construction period. Improvements to the North Shore […]

Pastors to tackle the tough questions



HEBRON – Two local pastors plan to tackle the tough questions of the Christian faith. Pastor Brian Harkness of New Life Community Church and guest Pastor Jeff Gill, formerly of Hebron Christian Church, are teaming up for the ambitious March sermon series at New Life. Harkness, who has been a pastor for more than 15 years, has learned that most […]

Scout receives Eagle rank Sunday



MILLERSPORT – Todd A. Kaylor will be honored at Troop 404 Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, March 1 at the Millersport American Legion. Todd has been in Scouts since first grade and now has worked his way through all the Boy Scout ranks. He has held several leadership positions in Troop 404 and attended National Jamboree in 2006 as […]

Some boat registrations expire March 1



COLUMBUS – Registrations for about one-third of Ohio’s 411,366 recreational watercraft are set to expire March 1 and must be renewed before those boats are returned to the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. Many boater owners find they may conveniently renew their watercraft registrations online at www.ohiodnr.com any time and that registration […]

Patrol discontinuing weather/road hotline



COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be discontinuing its 1-888-2-OHROAD weather/road condition hotline starting March 1 due to the lengthy update process for dispatchers and the lack of use by the public. The discontinuance of this service will also result in cost savings. Motorist are urged to instead use the Ohio Department of Transportationís, www.BuckeyeTraffic. org Web site, […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Maple Syrup Madness – Now through Saturday, March 7, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m. Free, at the Log Cabin. From treetop to tabletop, the history of syrup production is fascinating. The Maple Trail leads curious hikers from the Shelter House […]


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