Council updated on building code office changes

BUCKEYE LAKE- Building code enforcement and zoning will be big issues for the Village of Buckeye Lake with the new development expected to follow the completion of the village’s public water system. Licking County Commissioner Doug Smith told the Buckeye Lake council members Monday night that the county is ready to help the village face the challenge. Commissioners plan to […]

Kirkersville tells district ‘no’

KIRKERSVILLE – It’s doubtful it’ll be quite so easy, but Kirkersville Village Council voted to prohibit the Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District from crossing the village border to supply water to the Flying J Travel Center near the I-70 and Ohio 158 interchange. “Negotiations are off,” said Mayor Terry Ashcraft Monday. “Nothing’s in it for us.” He said […]

Military Chat Night set for Nov. 19 in Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Marine Corps Family Support Community has scheduled its first East Central Ohio Chat Night for 6:30 p.m. to whenever on Thursday, Nov. 19 at Catfish Charleys Pizza on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake. A chat night is a night set aside once a month for fellow Marines, Marine families, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, […]

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Evergreen Identification- Saturday Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., meet at the Auditorium, $12/$10 members. Conifers are a diverse and colorful group of plants. Being able to distinguish and identify different species is highly rewarding and can also be quite fun. Let Dawes Conifer Curator Jeff Bowman take you […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of November 16. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Pizza bites, buttered corn, fruit, and Scooby Snacks. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Fritos, and fruit bar. Wednesday: Potato bowl w/popcorn chicken/corn/gravy, fruit crisp, roll and butter. Thursday; Cheeseburger, seasoned fries, and fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and fruit. Hebron Elementary/ Jackson Intermediate Monday: […]


This eagle sculpture, designed out of plastic foam by Buckeye Lake artist and sculptor Ray King, graces a newly renovated barn at 15037 Township Road 37 in Thorn Township. The barn is owned by Donny and Theresa Owens and was restored in late summer. Restoration work was done by Roman and Daniel Hershberger of Glenford over a period of about […]

We Honor Our Veterans

Hebron honored its veterans with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Evans Park. The Memorial lists every veteran that attended Hebron School. Army National Guard Sgt. Scott Coffey, who is assistant principal at Hebron Elementary and Jackson Intermediate, was the keynote speaker. He spoke of the sacrifices made and yet to be made by Hebron graduates. Veteran and Memorial […]

Jobs needed, not government run health care

Just hours after the nation’s reported unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent – the highest in 26 years – House Democrats narrowly approved House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s health care takeover bill. Once again Representative Zack Space sided with the San Francisco liberal, ignoring the cries in his Ohio district for real jobs. Ohio’s unemployment rate has been in double digits for […]

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‘Watchdog’ wants Licking County to ban its gas chamber

Editor: According to public records, the lives of 271 dogs were ended at the Licking County Animal Shelter (aka the dogpound) between January 1, 2009 and October 7, 2009. Of those 271, only 10 dogs were Euthanized By Injection (EBI). The remaining 261 dogs were gassed to death. These figures are only for dogs; while they do gas many cats, […]

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