Fiddlin’ Around

Lakewood Drama presents Fiddler on the Roof

HEBRON – The Lakewood Drama Department will “scratch out a simple and pleasant tune, without breaking its neck” and present Fiddler on the Roof April 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m. and April 19, 3 p.m. Reserve seats online, www., or call (740) 928-4496. According to fiddlerontheroofthemusical. com, Fiddler on the Roof, written by Joe Stein with music by Jerry […]

District needs to buy more land from church

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School District needs to purchase twice as much property – from .2 acre to .4 acre- from Grace Lutheran Church than originally thought. The confusion stems from a surveyor’s report that missed a boundary adjustment made in 1977 after the district purchased 15 acres on South Main Street in 1976. Last month, board members unanimously agreed […]

Buckeye Lake awards water system construction contract

BUCKEYE LAKE – Stillion Brothers Excavating will build Buckeye Lake’s public water distribution system. Stillion submitted the lowest bid at just over $3.31 million. The highest bid was submitted by Speer Brothers at more than $4.76 million. Mayor Frank Foster said engineers from M•E Companies- the engineering firm designing the distribution system – recommended the lowest bidder after reviewing the […]

Contractors lining up to build new fire station

THORNVILLE – It’s getting down to brass tacks for a new Thornville/Thorn Township fire station. April 8, Thorn Township Trustee Dick Boring said the township received 14 applications from contractors wanting to build a new township fire station. He said four of the contractors were particularly qualified and Boring planned to invite them to the township office Monday night to […]


Lakewood senior Gabbie Cerovski’s mother, Marsha Zimmerman, and Owens Community College assistant women’s basketball coach Stephen Perry surround Cerovski as she signs for a full two-year basketball scholarship at Toledo’s Owens Community College. The contract is worth $6,704. Cerovski carries a 3.65 GPA. “Gabbie is going to be a great ambassador to our school,” said Perry. “She knows how to […]

Special camping rates at Ohio State Parks April 19 – 23

COLUMBUS – Break out the tent and sleeping bags and join the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in celebrating Earth Day and the Ohio State Parks’ 60th anniversary with a 60 percent discount on Ohio State Park camping rates, April 19 through 23. ODNR Ohio State Parks will offer the generous discount on nightly campsite rental at more than […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Arbor Day Festival- Saturday April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Free, It’s Arbor Day at last! Festival activities usher in spring and summer at The Arboretum, our busiest times. This Arbor Day Festival is an opportunity to learn about and show appreciation for what Mother Nature gives us […]

Free mammograms available April 23

NEWARK – Free screening mammograms will be available for eligible women Thursday, April 23, at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road. The mobile mammography unit provides state-of-the art technology in a convenient, discreet environment. An appointment is required, please call Mary Siembida at (740) 349-6535 for more information and to schedule a mammogram. Mammograms are the best method […]

More support for Fairfield County bridge, road levy

Editor: I cannot stress how important voting YES on the upcoming Issue 1, Bridge and Road Levy is to the citizens of Fairfield County. This is a renewal and passing it WILL NOT raise your taxes. This is important to all citizens of Fairfield County including those in the cities and villages. There are 341 Bridges, 2776 culverts and 362 […]

‘Junkyard dog’ says prosecutor’s office protects GOB’s

Editor: This junkyard dog slept when the Bowling Green Township Trustees had a special meeting March 17. This 9 a.m. quickie was called by President VanBuren. Less than a month earlier, Trustee Jeff Chorpenning had finally gotten trustees to award the township health insurance program to a company saving taxpayers thousands of dollars per year. The move could have saved […]