Deer gun season opens



LAKE AREA – Jim McKittrick has already checked 100 deer, and gun season doesn’t even open for a week. “It’s not too bad,” said McKittrick, owner of Millersport Bait & Tackle, which is a deer check station and sells hunting permits. It’s been a good bow-hunting season and he expects a good gun and muzzle-loading season as well. McKittrick said […]

Weaver serves 41 years



HEATH – For John H. Weaver, massive local flooding is not just a possibility, it’s a reality. He and his Newark-based business suffered from it in 1959, and that reality has seen him working doggedly for four decades to find a flood solution for his community. Weaver, 88, announced last week he is resigning his position of 41 years as […]

Buckeye Lake minimum water bill estimated at $32 per month



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster estimates water bills will be less than originally predicted, and for more water. “An updated water rate analysis looks like we can establish a minimum bill at close to $32 per month and include 2000 gallons of water,” he said. This is $10 less per month than originally established and 500 more […]

Hunters can donate venison for free to help hungry



COLUMBUS – With the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun season on November 30, hunters are reminded that donating a deer is free at meat processors participating in the Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) venison donation program. Although venison donations are accepted any day during the deer hunting season, September 26 – February 7, 2010, Saturday, December 5 has […]

Museum holiday bear sale set for Dec. 4 – 6



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society & Museum is having a giant Christmas bear sale Dec. 4 – 6. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake. More than 100 Christmas themed bears along with animated holiday items will be available. Prices start at $5 for many of […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Luminary Tour- Friday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Canned food or monetary donations accepted for the Licking County Food Pantry. The Dawes Arboretum brings you an evening of illumination on the North Loop Auto Tour with 1,500 candle luminaries. Join us inside the Visitors Center after the […]

Thank You



Every Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. It’s been a tough year for many of us. Many of our local businesses are struggling, placing our local economies at risk. These businesses are always the first ones asked to support benefits and other fundraising efforts. Most give generously, sometimes dozens of […]

A sneak preview of health care rationing



The truth about the effects of government controlled health care is starting to surface. Last week we got a preview of what will become a regular event if government takes over our health care. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, threw out a longstanding recommendation for breast cancer detection. Specifically, that […]

Letters to the Editor



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Factor thanks supporters



Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Thorn Township residents for putting their confidence in me and allowing me to serve as their township trustee. There are too many people to list individually but I would like to thank everyone that allowed me to place signs in the their yards, those that were out speaking on […]


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