Animal shelter to favor injections



NEWARK- Licking County Commissioners announced last week that the Licking County Animal Shelter will favor euthanasia by lethal injection, using its gas chamber method only in extreme cases. However, some critics of the shelter aren’t convinced the shelter’s operation will significantly change. Commissioners announced that one full-time employee and two intermittent employees were added to the shelter staff to begin […]

Conservancy director sought



NEWARK – Applications to fill a vacant director’s position on the South Licking Watershed Conservancy District are due by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13. Dan Bolger, one of the three directors appointed by the Conservancy Court, recently announced his resignation. His term runs through 2012. The volunteer directors are expected to attend Board of Directors’ meetings which are currently […]

New medical center opens



LANCASTER – Diley Ridge Medical Center (DRMC) opened last week. The $35 million project located on Diley Road off US 33 in Canal Winchester is a collaborative effort between Mount Carmel Health System and Fairfield Medical Center. Jodi Wilson, DRMC Onsite Administrator, said, “The collaboration between Mount Carmel Health System and Fairfield Medical Center benefits all citizens of northern Fairfield […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike – Friday April 16, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m, Free, donations welcome, meet at the 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. Rainbarrel Workshop- Saturday, […]

Ohio home prices increased in February



COLUMBUS – Despite inclement wintry conditions throughout most of February home sales across Ohio held steady and prices continue to increase, providing a solid foundation for a market that has faced severe economic challenges since 2008, according to statistics provided to the Ohio Association of REALTORS ® by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. “Significant levels of snow and icy conditions […]

Memorial Day Parade, Little Miss Buckeye Lake pageant return



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake’s 5th Annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Saturday, May 29. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from the First Community Church heading up Ohio 79 to the North Shore Boat Ramp at Buckeye Lake State Park. Free hot dogs and cotton candy will be served at the North Shore, courtesy of the Buckeye […]

Full Pool Breakfast set for April 30



BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake season is just around the corner. The Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce’s Geoge Pugh Full Pool Breakfast is set for 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, april 30 at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. In addition to the annual updates from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, early risers will share breakfast with animals […]

It’s Finally Spring!



JACKSONTOWN – Saturday was the first day of spring, and it didn’t disappoint. Other than some chilly mornings, the season is off to rousing start. For all of you who wish you could skip school or work and wander Dawes Arboretum to view the early blooms, here’s a taste of how it looks. According to Horticulture Magazine, there good reasons […]

Trustees can save us money



These are tough times for many of us. Some of us have lost jobs; others have lost houses, overtime, benefits etc.; and everybody’s investments – like your home – have taken a hit. Our sluggish national recovery may stall before it even reaches Ohio. So every dollar counts. A news story last week reports that Union Township – after years […]

Writer says gas chamber needs to go for gas ban to work



Editor: So now Licking County Commissioners have graciously announced that the Licking County Animal Shelter will begin phasing out euthanasia by carbon monoxide by the end of the month. But of course there’s a catch. The gas chamber will still be used in cases when an animal is too vicious to safely euthanize by injection and will require consensus among […]


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