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Millersport minstrel has Americana theme

MILLERSPORT – The annual minstrel is a Millersport tradition dating back to 1958, when the Millersport Athletic Booster Club sponsored the show. The community still eagerly awaits it each spring more than 50 years later. Millersport Community Theatre Publicity Chair Debbie Smith said although the Millersport Band Boosters also sponsored the minstrel, it closed down in 1969 until the Millersport […]

Holman joins Licking Township Trustees

JACKSONTOWN – John Holman was sworn in Monday night as a Licking Township Trustee. He will serve the 10 months remaining on Joe Cooper’s term. Cooper and his wife completed their plans to retire in Tennessee when they sold their home in January. Holman was selected by Trustees Joe Hart and Dave Miller from a group of eight applicants, following […]

Agreement near on fire/EMS contract with Hebron

HEBRON – Signing on the dotted line is all that may be left to do. Monday night, Union Township Trustee President John Slater said the township is close to reaching an agreement with the Village of Hebron to have Hebron Fire Department provide most of the township with fire protection and emergency medical services. The contract covers the unincorporated portion […]

More senior housing planned

HEBRON – Board of Planning and Zoning members unanimously agreed Monday night to recommend that Hebron Village Council rezone a 7.65 acre tract from Manufacturing (M-1) to Residential Multi-Family (R- 5). If village council members agree, the new zoning will allow L. W. Associates, Inc. of Ashville to add 40 units to its Crossroads Manor development. The property is currently […]

Red Cross seeking stories

LANCASTER – We’ve all been touched in some way by the American Red Cross. Celebrate Red Cross Month by taking part in the Change a Life contest. Entering is easy. In just a few words tell us how a Red Cross experience changed your life or someone else’s life. Submit your story before March 16 and you’ll be entered for […]

Buckeye Lake water bids come in under estimate

BUCKEYE LAKE – A dozen contractors competed for the opportunity to construct the Village of Buckeye Lake’s public water distribution system. Sealed bids were opened and read publicly Feb. 26 at the Village Hall. Nearly all bids were significantly below the $4.5 million engineer’s estimate for the project. The highest was Speer Brothers at more than $4.76 million and the […]

Screening can prevent colon cancer

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department is working to increase awareness of colon, or colorectal, cancer. Colon cancer is sometimes called the “silent killer,” since it often has no symptoms. Health Commissioner, Joe Ebel, reports, “Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the […]

IRS Tips: Five important tax credits

CINCINNATI – Check it out! You might be eligible for a tax credit. A tax credit is a dollar-fordollar reduction of taxes owed. Some credits are even refundable. That means you might receive a refund rather than owe any taxes. Here are five popular credits you should consider before filing your 2008 Federal Income Tax Return: 1. The Earned Income […]

Hebron blood drive set for March 12

HEBRON – What’s your blood type? If you are O-positive or O-negative, you have a particularly special gift. Type O blood lacks both the B antigen and the A antigen meaning its red blood cell products can be transfused into patients with other blood types. O-positive can only go to the positive group of blood recipients (O+, A+, B+, AB+), […]

One Capt’n Woody’s owner pleads guilty

COLUMBUS – An owner of Capt’n Woody’s Pub and Grub in Avondale pleaded guilty to tax fraud and drug related charges. A federal grand jury indicted Capt’n Woody’s owners Joseph Marasco, 42 of Pataskala, and Robert Fusner, 33 of Grove City July 16, alleging that they conspired to traffic in illegal drugs and launder the proceeds of the crime, according […]