Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We prefer typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right […]

It’s crunch time for BLASST

Editor: Well, it’s crunch time for the BLASST. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Tory, who upon her return, instantly stepped back in and helped me out. I was absolutely slammed last week and she continued the flow of Letters to the Editor. Thank you, TORY! I’ll continue to include this as I know some weekenders don’t […]

Graduation highlighted Lakewood’s success

Editor: This is in response to Mr. Kenmir’s recent Letter to the Editor. My wife and I are Lakewood graduates. I’ve been to school board meetings and I‘ve gone to the State Capitol with Superintendent Jay Gault to talk with legislators about funding for education and budget cuts. On Sunday, Lakewood graduated 168 students. Of those students, 117 will attend […]

Our veterans have faced much worse problems than we do now

Editor: On Memorial Day as I was listening to Pastor Brian Vinson pay homage to veterans and family, I wondered about our current state of affairs in our country. I thought about the Civil War, Spanish- American War, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf veterans. Are we in worse shape in our era as they were in theirs? What are […]

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Lady Lancers and Lancers advance to State tournament .

The Lakewood Lady Lancers will have some company in the state tournament this year. They will be playing in Akron for the third year in a run while the Lancers will be playing baseball in Columbus. Mother Nature laid the only hand on the Lady Lancers last week. A Thursday afternoon thunderstorm pushed back No. 4 Lakewood’s regional semifinal with […]

Township trash district still on track for July 1

HEBRON – Everything’s on track for Union Township’s trash district to begin July 1, said Paula Greene, Union Township police chief and zoning inspector, Tuesday. “We should be on schedule,” she said. “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be.” Greene said the Licking County prosecutor’s office certified that bids from four potential trash hauling companies – J & […]

Eucharistic Procession set for June 6

BUCKEYE LAKE – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church will be conducting an outdoor event in the Village of Buckeye Lake known as a Eucharistic Procession this Sunday June 6. This Sunday is observed in the Catholic Church as the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, also called the Feast of “Corpus Christi”. The feast day is […]

Lakewood still seeking opinions on levy

HEBRON – Lakewood officials want to hear from district residents. The school district is at a critical crossroads. Voters narrowly defeated a May 4 levy proposal designed to replace the district’s loss of tangible personal property tax revenue and avoid $4.4 million in planned cuts in staff and programs. Officials need your help in charting the district’s future. You to […]

Veterans honored

BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Memorial Day ceremonies started on Saturday, May 29 with the Buckeye Lake 4th Annual Memorial Day Parade. Hebron American Legion Post 285’s Honor Guard was up before dawn on Memorial Day to continue its tradition of honoring veterans with brief ceremonies at nine area cemeteries. The threatening rain held off until the Fairmount Cemetery ceremony. Later […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Bonsai Show- Saturday, June 12 and Sunday June 13, Saturday, noon – 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center, The 30th Anniversary of The Dawes Arboretum’s Ohio Regional Bonsai Show is a delightful event sure to engage all bonsai artists and enthusiasts. […]