The Big Dig

Buckeye Lake water system progressing smoothly

BUCKEYE LAKE – Torn up streets and flowerbeds don’t bother Anchors Way resident Kellie Green. “You’re going to deal with the inconvenience for the water,” she said. Nearly 30 years after its incorporation, the Village of Buckeye Lake is installing a public water distribution system. The neighboring Village of Millersport is supplying bulk water. Buckeye Lake residents will endure ditches […]

Liberty Union seeking candidates for board vacancy



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board President Kevin Byers has resigned effective immediately. Byers was appointed to the board in March 2007 after Janet Raver resigned. Her term ran through Dec. 31, 2009. Board members have set a tight schedule to appoint a replacement in order to give the new member time to file a petition for the November ballot. […]

Neighbors file suit to try to stop C&DD landfill



LANCASTER – A hearing is set for next week on a motion for a Preliminary Injunction to stop the development of a construction and demolition debris landfill in Walnut Township. Cherry Lane Development, LLC, which is owned by Ron and Irene DiPaolo, and the DiPaolos individually, filed a complaint June 11, 2009, in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court. Cherry Lane […]

Trustees reject $20,000 savings on repaving work



HEBRON – Union Township Trustees rejected a low paving bid because they said it didn’t meet the specifications of the job, even though it was roughly $20,000 less than a competing bid. Last month trustees opened bids from the Shelly Company and Mid-Ohio Paving to repave seven township roads, including Grande Pointe, Old Farm Road, and Margaret Lane. Shelly bid […]

What is construction and demolition debris?



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Administrative Code at 3745-400-01 defines “construction and demolition debris.” “Construction and demolition debris” or “debris” means those materials resulting from the alteration, construction, destruction, rehabilitation, or repair of any manmade physical structure, including, without limitation, houses, buildings, industrial or commercial facilities, or roadways. “Construction and demolition debris” does not include materials identified or listed as solid […]

Lakewood levy on November ballot



HEBRON- Lakewood School Board members hope voters allow the district to recover more than $3 million in lost personal property revenues by approving an 8.9 mill operating levy in November. Early July 29 morning, board members unanimously approved a resolution to place the five-year emergency levy on the ballot. If voters approve, Lakewood Treasurer Glenna Plaisted said it would raise […]

More H1NI Flu cases confirmed



NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department has identified two additional confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in Licking County. These two cases, along with a case that was confirmed on July 9, brings the total number of H1N1 cases in the county to three. Eight prior suspected cases of H1N1 flu from Licking County have been ruled out after further […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Swingin’ in the Trees- Saturday, August 8, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Free, at the Concert Stage. Join us for an afternoon of free family fun! The entertainment begins at noon with Slapdash Quartet presenting contemporary and standard jazz music. An interactive on-stage music program for children starts at 1pm […]

Lighten up: Every family needs a Freak Squad member



Geek Squad? We don’t need a stinkin’ Geek Squad. That’s because I am the Freak Squad, my family’s dubious answer to Best Buy’s famous techno-wizards. I unpack the computers, plug them in and install the software. I set up the cell phones, wire the televisions, defrag the hard drives, run speaker wire, and set up many a Playstation and Wii. […]

Police chief moonlights on water construction project



Editor: Most of us are very excited about the construction of our public water system. Right now our streets are dusty and muddy, but I won’t complain because that’s a necessary part of installing the distribution system. Stillion seems to be doing a good job and I’m very impressed with the pace of their work. However, I do have a […]


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