Middle school construction is underway



BALTIMORE – Kelli Brownfield will return as elementary school principal. Liberty Union-Thurston Board of Education members held a special meeting June 21 to hear comments on Brownfield’s rehire request after she retired at the end of the school year. Board members unanimously approved a three-year contract with Brownfield Monday night. Brownfield is the second administrator in as many months to […]

Buckeye Lake hosting women’s triathlon



LANCASTER – Lancaster resident Joyce Guenther said “insanity” might be motivating her to participate in the Trek Women’s Triathlon at Buckeye Lake July 25, but she feels prepared. “It’s going to be a party,” said Guenther, who plans to complete the swimming, running, and cycling combined event with her 19-year-old daughter Catherine and Guenther’s best friend from high school, Cheryl […]

Looking for people we should all know



BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – Do you have an interesting neighbor? Someone, perhaps, who has made their community a better place? Someone who has great stories? Someone who started influencing a few people and ended up changing their little corner of the world? Someone you want to drag around by the hand, introducing to people, because, hey, they’re just worth knowing? […]

Electric bill help available



NEWARK – LEADS Community Action Agency is offering the Summer Crisis Program to assist local income eligible households with their electric bills. An income eligible household with a member who has an illness that would benefit from assistance, verified by physician documentation, or with a member who is sixty (60) or older – no physician documentation needed, is qualified to […]

Buckeye Lake street repaving contract approved



BUCKEYE LAKE – Relief appears to be around the corner for Buckeye Lake Village drivers tired of dirty, rutted streets. Monday night, village council members approved a contract with Chemcote, Inc. of Dublin to repair the streets damaged during installation of the village’s firstever water distribution system. Chemcote was the low bidder when bids were opened July 7. The contractor […]

Vaccination requirements changed for seventh graders



COLUMBUS – Backpack … check. Lunch box … check. Updated immunization record … better check, parents. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced a required vaccine for all seventh graders for the 2010-11 school year to help guard against pertussis. Cases of pertussis – commonly known as whooping cough – nearly doubled in Ohio in 2009, which saw nearly 1,100 […]

Trustees buy pot hole repair machine



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees have decided to spend $61,000 to purchase a selfcontained Dura Patcher trailer for road repairs. The unit, which will be towed behind an existing township dump truck, uses spray injection technology to repair pot holes, alligator cracks, shoulders and washouts. Two separate demonstrations impressed trustees. Pot holes difficult to keep filled with cold or even […]

COTC sets Pataskala open house



PATASKALA—Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) Pataskala Campus will hold an Open House on Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the college’s new facility located at 8660 East Broad Street, Reynoldsburg (former Grand Host East). Prospective students and community members interested in continuing their education, contemplating a career change, or returning to school to finish a degree […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Music in the Garden- Third Sunday of the month, June through September, 1:30 – 3 p.m., “Delightful Sounds.” Stroll through the All Seasons Garden and soak up the beauty while listening to the lovely sounds of music. Concerts are free of charge and are scheduled from 1:30 – 3pm […]

North Shore improvements to be dedicated July 22



BUCKEYE LAKE – A ribbon cutting and dedication of recently completed renovations at Buckeye Lake’s North Shore boat launch ramp area will take place on Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m., according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The final phase of the fiveyear project was completed this spring at a total cost of $625,000. Improvements for boaters […]


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