Mid week sunshine is irresistible

HEBRON – These Hebron Elementary kindergartners were the envy of everyone who wished he or she could be outside in Wednesday’s sunshine. The children were from Mrs. Carignan, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Deavers, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Blaine, Mr. Brown, and Mrs. Fellows’ kindergarten classes. According to associatedcontent.com’s Health & Wellness site, an active kindergarten recess actually encourages children to […]

Township road clean-up set for April 18-19

JACKSONTOWN – It will soon be easier for Licking Township Fire Company paramedics to start an IV for patients requiring emergency intravenous therapy. Trustees unanimously agreed to spend up to $3,000 for three EZ-IO units – one for each squad – and a training unit. Fire Chief Mike Wilson first sought a grant to purchase the units, but turned to […]

School bus driver training set

NEW LEXINGTON – A school bus driver training course will be held at the Perry-Hocking Educational Service Center on April 8, 9, 15, 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of Hocking and Perry counties are eligible to participate in this program. Upon request, individuals from outside the area will be accepted. Registration must be completed by contacting John […]

Sunshine Week

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers.” – A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, John […]

Both sides optimistic on fire/ EMS contract renewal

HEBRON – Union Township and the Village of Hebron still don’t have a contract for fire/EMS services, but both parties remain optimistic a contract will be signed soon. For years, the Village of Hebron has contracted with the township for the Hebron Fire Department to provide fire/EMS services to the unincorporated portion of the township south of the CSX rail […]

Names to be added to Thornville Monument

THORNVILLE – The Thornville 20th Century Veterans Monument in Thornville will be inscribed with additional names this Memorial Day at the annual ceremony honoring deceased Armed Forces Veterans. The Veterans Memorial Society of Thornville is accepting names of eligible deceased veterans who served in the 20th Century. Veterans who either were born in, lived in, went to school in, worked […]

Kirkersville gets new police chief

KIRKERSVILLE – Kirkersville wasn’t long without a police chief. Mayor Terry Ashcraft appointed former Shawnee Hills Police Chief Mark Bossa to the Kirkersville position last week, only days after former Police Chief Jim Petrey submitted his formal resignation. Bossa is a New Albany resident and will work part-time for the village 16 to 32 hours per week. Otherwise, Bossa works […]

Licking County leads lake area in OSHP aggressive driving citations

COLUMBUS- Hamilton and Sandusky counties had the most citations for aggressive speed of 20 plus miles-per-hour over the speed limit last year according to new statistics released by the Patrol this week. Troopers issued a total of 74,507 aggressive speed citations state wide last year. According to the Aggressive Driving: 20+ mph Over the Speed Limit statistical recap from the […]

Guest Column: Prevention works

As a county commissioner there are many opportunities to promote and serve our community. In an effort to highlight the many committees and boards that help make our county a better place, I will be highlighting several committees on which I serve in my columns. One of the most rewarding and in-depth projects that I have been a part of […]

Protect your children from poisons

NEWARK – The third week in March is both Inhalants and Poison Awareness Week and Poison Prevention Week.. According to Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel, each year approximately 2.4 million people inhale, swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance. Sadly, half of those people are young children. Most poisonings take place when children are not being closely supervised […]