Protect yourself from ticks



NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department reminds residents that now is the time to take precautions to protect themselves from tick borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. These diseases can cause serious health problems and with some simple steps, you can protect yourself and your loved ones when outside this spring and summer. Tick […]

State boating courses offered



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is offering an 8-hour Ohio Boating Education Course on Saturday, April 24 and again on Saturday, May 15. Both classes will be held at the Division of Watercraft Buckeye Lake Office, 12408 Lancaster St., Millersport, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ohio Boating Education Course covers state […]

Don’t forget about grill safety as warm weather arrives



QUINCY, MA – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding outdoor cooks not to forget about grill fire safety as the peak months for grill fires arrive. People with gas grills should take extra precautions. In 2003- 2006, gas-fueled grills were involved in 81 percent of reported home grill fires and were involved in 6,400 home fires, including structure […]

New Thornville police chief gets to work



THORNVILLE – Thornville Police Chief Darrell Ball hopes people won’t hesitate to call him because he’s new on the job. “Basically, I’m the outsider,” he said Friday, his first official day with the department after being sworn in Thursday. In his experience, people are more willing to ask police for help if they know the officers personally. So, he’s spending […]

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Village works to eliminate pool deficit



MILLERSPORT – Village officials are working to get the village’s aging pool to break even this season. Thanks to poor weather and some unexpected repairs, the pool ran an $8,000 deficit last year. The repairs pushed the opening date into June. Mayor’s assistant Vinco Popo hoped to have the pool open on Saturday, May 15, as part of Jeff Watson’s […]

Tree planting tips for Arbor Day



LONDONDERRY, NH – Celebrate the wondrous benefits of trees and make a wise investment by planting a shade tree in your yard! But before you plant, take some advice from the experts to help your new tree live a long time. “Too often, consumers waste hundreds of dollars on trees that will die because they were planted too deep,” cautions […]

Orange barrels are back



LAKE AREA – Here are a few sure signs of spring: robins, dandelions, and orange barrels. Just like clockwork, orange barrels are back with the largest road construction season in Ohio history. Here’s what lake area motorists can expect in the greater Buckeye Lake area. Fairfield County • Ohio 664 in the Village of Bremen Location: Intersection of Ohio 664 […]

Boating popularity in Ohio soars



COLUMBUS – The popularity of recreational boating has reached new heights in Ohio as a record number of watercraft— 419,364—were registered last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft. The previous record of 418,300 registered boats occurred in 2003. The totals do not include additional watercraft registered through commercial liveries. “More Ohioans are registering […]

Dawes sale set for May 15



JACKSONTOWN – Come spend Saturday, May 15 at the new and improved Plant Sale and Garden Fair featuring live and silent auctions. Purchase the many gems grown in The Arboretum’s nursery— several are rare and hard to find in local garden centers and nurseries. Among the offerings are Dawes Favorites and introductions such as Silver Ghost lacebark pine and Dawes […]