Deanna Carol Shamblin

Deanna Carol Shamblin, age 62, of Thornville, passed away on March 12, 2010, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born on October 27, 1947, to the late Frank and Alice (Adair) Kennedy. Deanna is survived by her husband, Joel; children, Ruth (Paul) Beach, Wilma (Robert) Sias, Anita (Greg) Maraugha, Joyce (Rodney) Hykes, and Josephine (Jeff) Andrick; 13 grandchildren; […]

Meeting set to review flood map changes

LANCASTER – Fairfield County residents have an opportunity on Wednesday, March 24 to review a preliminary updated flood insurance rate map. The Flood Risk Information Open House runs from 6:30 to 8: 00 p.m. at Fairfield County’s LIberty Center, 951 Liberty Drive, Lancaster. The current flood map for the lake area in Fairfield County dates back to 1989. This update […]

Hebron soccer registration set

HEBRON – Hebron Area Soccer Association is now accepting Spring registrations. Multi-player discounts apply for two or more family members. The league is open to all boys and girls from pre-school to high school. Opening day is Saturday, April 10. For more information visit or call 740-788-8619.

Township willing to consider fire district

HEBRON- Union Township and Hebron officials are considering a fire district, but nothing is certain yet. Union Township Trustees, Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason, and several Hebron council members met March 4 in a work session to work out a fire contract for 2010 between the village and township. Mason suggested a fire district near the end of the session and […]

Trash pickup rates held firm for two more years

MILLERSPORT – Trash removal rates will stay at current levels for at least two more years. Five bids were opened during the March 9 village council meeting since the village’s twoyear contract with Big O Refuse expires March 31. Residential customers are currently paying $13.90 per month with a haulerprovided container and $12.45 per month without a container. Senior citizens […]

Books available on how to raise drug-free children

NEWARK – The Licking County Library recently received a donation from Our Futures in Licking County and Park National Bank of sixteen copies of the book, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: the Straight Dope for Parents by Joseph A. Califono, Jr. The book is based on nearly twenty-years of research at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse […]

Bolger gives up South Licking Watershed Conservancy District post

NEWARK – Daniel Bolger, a director of the South Licking Watershed Conservancy District since 2006 recently announced his resignation due to business and family commitments. He is one of the three directors appointed by the Conservancy Court which consists of Licking County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain, Fairfield County Common Pleas Judge Chris Martin and Athens County Common Pleas Judge […]

COTC hosting Open House for Post-Secondary program

NEWARK—Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is hosting an open house for the college’s Post-Secondary and Concurrent Enrollment Options Programs on Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m., in Hopewell Hall, room 68, on the COTC Newark Campus. The open house is available to high school students entering 9th through 11th grade next year; parents and students are encouraged to attend. Call […]

Schaffer named a ‘Watchdog of the Treasury’ for third time

COLUMBUS — State Senator Tim Schaffer (R- Lancaster) was recently named a “Watchdog of the Treasury” by the United Conservatives of Ohio (UCO) for his dedication to fiscal responsibility and strong conservative voting record during the 127th General Assembly. During his time in the Ohio General Assembly, Senator Schaffer has long supported public policy that keeps taxes low and encourages […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike: Friday, March 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Free, donations welcome, Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend one of our most popular programs as we hike through collections, grasslands and woodlands. Home Gardening Series: Success with Seeds- Saturday, March […]

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