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Hebron event raises money for Special Olympics

HEBRON – Hebron’s first ever Fun Day for Special Olympics raised $570 for the local powerlifting team. Kroger and Hebron officials quickly organized the event to coincide with the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The torch, escorted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and carried by members of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, was one of four […]

PetPlex building new animal hospital

BUCKEYE LAKE – The bright afternoon sunshine gleamed off Buckeye Lake veterinarian Douglas Poorman’s silver shovel as he, his staff, local officials, and contractors celebrated a groundbreaking for the new PetPlex facility June 25. Construction begins soon on the new 9,000 square feet PetPlex Animal Hospital, which Poorman expects to be complete by Thanksgiving. The hospital is moving about a […]

Space votes to kill Ohio’s economy

Our beat is the Buckeye Lake area. There’s plenty to keep us occupied and no one matches our coverage. However, occasionally there are national issues of such significance to all of us that we can not ignore them. Last Friday’s vote in the U. S. House of Representatives on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (HR 2454) […]

Writer wants park visitors to take trash

Editor: This is directed to Fairfield Beach residents and visitors. While we are all lucky enough to live close to such a pretty lake, there seems to be a group of people who don’t understand etiquette. This letter is directed towards you. The other day, I took my son and my dog to the peninsula to play and run. I […]

Girl Scout Twilight Camp set for Dawes

JACKSONTOWN – A Girl Scout twilight camp is set for July 27 -30 at The Dawes Arboretum. The camp will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The cost is $35. Call Joni at 928-7296 for more information and to register.

Is head lice policy nitpicking?

MILLERSPORT- Every school district has cases of head lice, regardless of income or location, said Walnut Township School District Superintendent Ron Thornton. “It’s more of a clean thing than a dirty thing,” he said. “It’s just something to get rid of.” Conventional wisdom dictated that any student with evidence of head lice should be sent home immediately to keep it […]


Gearing up for the 4th

LAKE AREA – Papa Boo’s has no more storage space. “We cram every nook and cranny with all the product we can carry,” said Chase Gilroy, Papa Boo’s manager. Like the other Buckeye Lake Area clubs and restaurants, Papa Boo’s is stocked for the Fourth of July weekend – one of the lake’s busiest, along with Memorial Day and Labor […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Pruning Practicum: Pruning Conifers – Saturday July 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $15/$10 members. Reservation required, at the Visitors Center. The class will take a ride with Arboretum Curator of Conifers Jeff Bowman to the Conifer Glen for outdoor work. This will be a very hands-on class featuring […]

Lighten up: Spongebob took over our television

With kids around, there’s really no need for a remote control. Five televisions, each with 350-plus channels, and we are perpetually watching "Spongebob Squarepants." Time Warner Cable really should offer a parental discount. Most of us never get to see ESPN, let alone ESPN2, with kids ruling the show. Lifetime, HGTV, the History Channel – I hear they exist, but […]