Voinovich statement on unemployment extension vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio), ranking member of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, released the following statement Tuesday on the stand-alone unemployment insurance extension: “Over the past two years, our nation has borrowed $123 billion to pay for unemployment insurance extensions, our national debt will have increased by almost $4 trillion, and Democrats have passed […]

OSU President visits Millersport

MILLERSPORT – It had all the trappings of a political campaign stop for a candidate for governor, senator or president. But in this case the main attraction already has the job he wants. E. Gordon Gee is in his second ‘term’ as President of The Ohio State University. He was president from 1990-97, leaving to become president of Brown University […]

‘Progress’ on fire contract?

HEBRON – Union Township Trustee President John Slater said fire contract negotiations between the township and the Village of Hebron are “working out,” but Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason questions how much progress is being made. “We’re making strides in the right direction,” said Slater Monday night as he gave the trustees a brief update on negotiations. However, “it’s still in […]

Millersport voters to see levies for police, streets

MILLERSPORT – John Shirk is Millersport’s Police Chief, Mayor Dean Severence said at the July 13 village council meeting. Shirk’s current ‘acting’ status is due to the village’s standard six-month probationary period, not because he is a temporary replacement for former Chief Randy Lewis, Severence added. Lewis is on a leave-of-absence to serve as a civilian police instructor in Iraq. […]

Trustees award road resurfacing contract

JACKSONTOWN – There weren’t any disputes or questions about Licking Township’s road resurfacing solicitation this year. Just one firm – The Shelly Company of Thornville – submitted a bid for the Monday night bid opening. Their bid listed a start date of August 16 and a finish date of October 15. The road by road bids are: • Pavement repair […]

FREE tire disposal this Saturday at Lakewood High School

HEBRON – The Licking County Health Department is holding two free scrap tire drop off events this summer. The first one is set for Saturday, July 24, at Lakewood High School, 9331 Lancer Drive off US 40. The second one will be held Saturday, August 28, at the Eden Township Building, 10298 Purity Road in St. Louisville. Both events run […]


Nearly 100 Hebron residents and Ohio National Road Association members turned out Wednesday, July 14 to see two Ohio National Road Interpretive Signs unveiled. Above left, long-time National Road residents Betty McCullough (75 year resident) and Dave Morrow (71 year resident) help Hebron Mayor Clifford L. Mason and Cyndie Gerken, President of the Ohio National Road Association, unveil the sign […]

Tom Sawyer House is a refuge for youth

BUCKEYE LAKE – A comfortable bed, food, video games, computer access, a welcoming fireplace … the new Tom Sawyer House is more than a temporary respite for homeless youth. It’s a home, because there’s love. The Tom Sawyer House is a model ministry project affiliated with Water’s Edge Ministry, which has been in the community for years. The house is […]

Final Lakewood levy forum this Sunday

HEBRON – Lakewood School District voters with questions about the levy on the August 3 ballot have one more opportunity to ask questions and get more information. • Sunday, July 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Hebron’s Canal Park. Enjoy the Lancer BAnd, free car washes and free root beer floats. School board members will be present to answer […]

Fairfield Medical sees increase in Pertussis cases

LANCASTER – Over the last several months, Fairfield Medical Center’s Infection Control Department has observed an increase in the number of Pertussis cases (also known as whooping cough) in our community. As of July 2010, there have been 36 cases detected through the laboratory at Fairfield Medical Center. Donna Hedges, Fairfield Medical Center Infection Control Practitioner, said, “We have maintained […]

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