Youths ready animals for the Perry County Fair

NEW LEXINGTON – It takes all year to prepare for a few days at the Perry County Fair, said Bev Jarrell of Somerset, whose children have several animals entered in fair contests. “They put a lot of work into this,” she said. It’s not a matter of just showing up at the fairgrounds with an animal to be judged, she […]

Low levels of toxic algae found in Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – Don’t blame the geese! The Ohio EPA recently found low levels of microcystin toxin, or toxic algae, in Buckeye Lake. According to an Ohio EPA report issued July 15, the World Health Organization benchmark for low-risk recreational contact with microcystin is 20 parts per billion (ppb). Samples from Buckeye Lake ranged between 1 to 10 ppb. More […]

Police chief taking on new responsibilities

MILLERSPORT – Police Chief Randall Lewis got some additional responsibilities at the July 14 council meeting. Village Council members unanimously approved an emergency resolution appointing Lewis as property maintenance code officer. He will be paid $10,000 a year on a 1099 basis which means he won’t receive any benefits beyond what he receives as police chief. Council will be back […]

VFW Post 1388 sets Appreciation Day for July 25

BUCKEYE LAKE – VFW Post 1388 is holding an Appreciation Day Saturday, July 25. Everyone is welcome! There will games for kids and military vehicles on display. Food and homemade ice cream will be available. A live band will be performing outside during the day and another band gets started at 7:30 p.m.

Here’s all you need to know about healthcare reform

With the Zack Space supported cap and tax bill thankfully stalled in the U.S. Senate, the Obama Administration’s continuing mad rush to take more control over our lives is now focused on healthcare. We could go on for pages about how damaging it will be to both our physical and fiscal health. But that’s not necessary. Early this month, U.S. […]

No decision on road bids

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees are still deciding whether a road paving contract bid is too good to be true. Earlier this month trustees opened bids from the Shelly Company and Mid-Ohio Paving to repave seven township roads, which include Grande Pointe, Old Farm Road, and Margaret Lane. Shelly bid $120,949.78 and Mid- Ohio bid $100,826.47. Trustees delayed making their […]

Township seeking bids on seven road projects

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees agreed Monday night to seek bids for seven road improvement projects. Bids will be opened at their August 17 meeting. The projects are: • Ridgeley Tract Road (west of the railroad track to Lake Drive): A two inch asphalt overlay 3717 feet long by 16 feet wide plus a 100 foot long one to three […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. History Detective Scavenger Hunt- Saturday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $8/$5 members, Zand Education Center. For more than 80 years, famous people—including aviators, explorers and sports stars—have dedicated trees at The Arboretum. Armed with clues and a map, discover some of the notable people who dedicated trees […]

Lighten up: Buying a junker is the American way

Teens of the 70s and 80s had a very special car lot from which to purchase our first vehicles: it was called the junkyard. So when my daughter, age 12, thinks she’s getting a shiny new car when she turns 16, well, I just have to laugh. Just who does she think she is, Miley Cyrus from Nashville? iCarly from […]

Sweet Corn Festival coming up Sept. 2-5 in Millersport

Editor: In a little over a month from now the 63rd Sweet Corn Festival will be held on September 2 – 5 in Millersport. Much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution of our area’s largest volunteer fundraising project. Without the support of several hundred businesses, elected officials, community groups and our tolerant neighbors, the Millersport Lions Club would […]