Council says goodbye to Bartoe and Foster

BUCKEYE LAKE – It was a night of goodbyes for the Buckeye Lake Village Council as Mayor Frank Foster and former mayor and council member Jim Bartoe attended their final council meeting as members of the village government. Council’s second regular monthly meeting is cancelled due to the holidays. Neither Bartoe nor Fostersought another term. Monday night, Council President Charlene […]

Inaugural party set

BUCKEYE LAKE – Mayor Elect Rick Baker is hosting an inaugural party on Saturday, Jan. 2 for the incoming Buckeye Lake administration and council. The party is set for 8 p.m. to midnight at Catfish Charleys on Ohio 79, featuring the Paul Clark Band. The party will celebrate the village’s accomplishments and renewed optimism for the future. All Buckeye Lake […]


The Hebron Kroger store presented a $4,876 check to Lakewood Schools Dec. 14. Kroger sponsored a Lakewood Shopping Day on Saturday, Dec. 5, pledging to give the schools five percent of the day’s total sales, excluding tobacco, liquor, gift cards and fuel sales. Arnie Ettenhofer, Lakewood director of pupil services thanked Hebron Kroger Manager Josh Wise and all Kroger associates […]

C-TEC accepting applications for 2010-2011

NEWARK – All secondary center programs of the Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) of Licking County are accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Applications can be picked up at the counseling office at the prospective student’s high school. C-TEC offers more than 30 full- and half-day programs of study including Computer Machining Technology, Teaching Professions Academy, Marketing and […]

Heating bill assistance available

BUCKEYE LAKE – LEADS Community Action Agency now has funds available to assist income eligible households with their heating bills. Households must be in a disconnect status with their gas or electric bill, or at ten days or less on bulk fuel supply. For income guidelines and further information, contact the Buckeye Lake LEADS Center at 928-4481.

Pantry needs restocked

MILLERSPORT – The food pantry at Millersport United Methodist Church needs restocked for the holidays. Demand for food and personal care products has been high. Food products sought include canned beef stew, chicken & dumplings, pork & beans, Spam or Treet and any soups with meat. Crackers in individual sleeves, Saltines, graham crackers and family size juice drinks are also […]

Military briefs

Army Pfc. Johnathan Miller Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Home School Investigations: Wiggly Worms- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, $3 per child, registration required, meet at the Discovery Center. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each session will include a hands–on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content […]

Lighten up: Is that all there is?

Tapas restaurants: itty bitty plates, teeny tiny portions and one small question: Where’s the flippin’ beef? These fancy-pants eateries are the latest trend and based on the concept of appetizers as dining. The “tapas” (Spanish word meaning ‘ridiculously tiny mouse meal‘) are passed around and shared amongst the table. F.Y.I? Anyone attempting to split my grub will draw back a […]

More Power to ‘Em

Lake Area homes don’t skimp on the holiday lights

LAKE AREA – Lake Area residents are keeping electricity meters buzzing this year with some impressive holiday light displays. Homes glow with holiday spirit from Millersport to Hebron. The holiday lighting tradition is steeped in history but also a uniquely American custom according to’s condensed version of “Christmas Lights and Community Building in America” by Brian Murray, who argues […]

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