New septic inspection fee turned down



LANCASTER – The Fairfield Department of Health’s District Advisory Council recently narrowly defeated a proposed $65 septic system inspection fee, 13 votes against to 12 in favor. The fee was to be charged to each property owner using a septic system following their inspection, which would take place roughly every five years. Earlier this year, the health department cancelled an […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. The grounds are open from dawn […]

Lighten up: Why do women save stuff?



He has a dream. He dreams of a manly place where no kids bug him, no wives nag him and no one needs anything from him. A tidy place where he can keep his tools and possibly park his car. So it goes, on sporadic Saturdays here in beautiful downtown Brownsville, that my husband heads out to clean ‘his garage.’ […]

New maps available for ‘leaf peepers’



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has introduced a new map feature on the Ohio Fall Foliage web site, accessible through www.ohiodnr.com, which will allow “leaf peepers” to more easily tour Ohio’s scenic roadways in search of brilliant fall color. The new “Hit the Road” feature allows site visitors to select from a series of 32 premapped […]

A Taste of Fall

Early signs of brilliant fall colors

JACKSONTOWN – No one whose favorite season is autumn should be disappointed this year, particularly if Dawes Arboretum is any indication. Fall colors popped brilliantly the first weekend of October. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio’s autumn colors will peak October’s second and third weeks. Conditions appear good for a spectacular season, but according to an ODNR […]

Two more weeks for election letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 3 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

CTEC levy is an investment in our future



Editor: Today I voted for OUR future! Today I voted for YOUR future! I voted for the Career & Technical Education Centers of Licking County levy and my wife Jamie and I do not have children. Why? A good education for your children truly affects Licking County’s economic opportunity to succeed and my future. If we want to sustain our […]

Thanks for the ‘Dependable Housewives’ of Walnut Township



Editor: Most people are familiar with the TV show called Desperate Housewives. Not many people are familiar with the Dependable Housewives of Walnut Township and it’s unlikely that they will ever have their own TV show. What these housewives of Walnut Township have are hearts of gold and dependable helping hands. They are the wives, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers of […]

Horn wants trustees to address fire contract before the election



Editor: This letter was sent to Walnut Township Trustees Sonny Dupler, Wally Gabriel, and Ralph Zollinger. I am appealing to you to fulfill the duties of your office and address the proposed fire contract that was delivered to your office on Sept. 18 by the Village of Millersport without further delay, in a special evening meeting ( as called for […]

More support for Linda Myer



Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to endorse Linda Myer for Thorn Township Trustee. We have lived in this community for 25 years and believe that Linda has the ability and integrity to serve our township well. On Nov. 3, vote for Linda Myer for Thorn Township Trustee. Paul & Alicia Swisher Thorn Township


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