Future of Buckeye Lake Library at stake in budget discussions



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Licking County Library system may shut down the Buckeye Lake Library to help trim its budget, but that’s only one option. “The possibility of closing the Buckeye Lake and the Miller branch libraries were presented along with three other scenarios to the library’s finance committee for review and comment,” said Licking County Library Director Steven Hawk. […]

Ohio home sales activity dipped in January



COLUMBUS – Ohio home sales activity dipped in January, as anxious buyers continued to remain on the sidelines as a result of the economic downturn affecting the country, reports the Ohio Association of REALTORS ®. “It’s certainly not a huge surprise that would-be home buyers were reticent to purchase at the start of the new year, as uncertainty in the […]

Children, teens need to eat more fruits, vegetables



COLUMBUS – Children and teenagers tend to rely too much on juice for their fruit intake and on french fries for their vegetable intake, according to an Ohio State University study. The eating patterns could have long-term health implications, says one of the researchers who conducted the study, published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of the American […]

Ohio EPA blasts possible vehicle emission testing in central Ohio



COLUMBUS – Ohio EPA recently testified at a hearing in Washington, D.C., to express serious concerns about U.S. EPA proposing to downgrade the air quality status of two Ohio metropolitan areas under the 1997 ozone standard. U.S. EPA has proposed to reclassify the Columbus and Cincinnati metropolitan areas to “moderate nonattainment,” a classification that includes additional mandatory air quality controls […]

Heating bill assistance available



BUCKEYE LAKE – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible households with their heating bills. Households must be in a disconnect status with their gas or electric bill, or at ten days or less on bulk fuel supply. For income guidelines and further information, contact the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481.

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 […]

How to protect ground water



WESTERVILLE – Whether you own a water well or not, every person can do something to protect ground water and reduce risks to the water supply, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) said today in recognizing National Ground Water Awareness Week, March 8-14. Ground water makes up more than 90 percent of the available fresh water in the United States […]

Buckeye Lake Library suddenly fighting for its life



Editor: Needless to say I was blindsighted Friday night when I read the article in The Advocate about budget discussions that could close the Buckeye Lake Library. To hear such dreadful news in this manner was mindblowing, but what was even worse…the dedicated staff at our library heard the news in the same manner. I find that appalling I am […]

Mooney’s letter upsets visitor



Editor: I read your February 21 edition while passing through your fair town that day and came upon the letter of Mr. Dave Mooney. Mr. Mooney had a litany of complaints against the Village of Baltimore, and then, halfway through the letter, launched into a sad, little tirade against President Bush. He even referred to him as “the twisted little […]

After school program offered



NEWARK – The Works in downtown Newark is offering an After School Program for students age six to ten. The program features a series of classes in art and science. Registration for the series is ongoing. Each program contains a literacy connection and is tailored to the needs of the attendees. “Abraca-dabble: Multi-Arts Club” is a four-week multi-disciplinary arts class […]


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