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Tire collection day partners thanked

Editor: On Saturday, July 24, the Licking County Health Department held a scrap tire drop-off event at Lakewood High School. During the event we were able to collect approximately 6,000 tires. The tires will be properly recycled and reused for beneficial purposes. In doing so, we were able to eliminate a large number of potential mosquito breeding sites from around […]

Levy supporters thanked for giving back to community

Editor: Last Sunday afternoon members of the Lakewood Schools Levy Committee stepped up in support of the Hebron area community. Many members of the committee came to the large shelter house at Hebron Canal Park and spent the afternoon painting the facility. This effort to “give back” to the community was greatly appreciated and is typical of an expanding number […]


Lancaster Festival features local artists

LANCASTER– Artist Jerry Davidson has captured portraits of Lancaster homes for 25 years during the Lancaster Festival and he has no plans to stop anytime soon. “This has been a wonderful place for me,” said Davidson, who’s painting from a welllit corner of Fairfield Federal Savings & Loan where many of his works are on display. Dozens of local artists […]

Street repaving should start soon

BUCKEYE LAKE – Residents should begin spotting Chemcote Asphalt Paving Company vehicles around Buckeye Lake Village by the end of the week, but the entire repaving project likely won’t be complete until near the end of August, said Buckeye Lake Safety Director Tim Matheny during Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. Simply put, repaving the village streets following installation […]

Three area musicians make All-Ohio State Fair Band

COLUMBUS— The All-Ohio State Fair Band (AOSFB) has announced its membership for the 2010 Ohio State Fair. The All-Ohio State Fair Band was founded in 1925 and continues its tradition of exceptional music in the 21st century. Composed of 200 superior musicians from high schools all over Ohio, the AOSFB is a testament to the musical talents of young Ohioans. […]

Women’s triathlete appreciates support

MILLERSPORT – Julie Rechel admits to becoming a little lost during the swimming event of last weekend’s Columbus Trek Women Triathlon Series event at Buckeye Lake, but that didn’t stop her from winning with a time of one hour, six minutes and 33 seconds, more than six minutes ahead of the second place contender, Kat Briggs. “I get lost on […]

Fatal crash closes I-70

HEBRON – I-70 was completely shut down and traffic diverted to US 40 through Hebron after a fatal three-vehicle crash near the Ohio 79 interchange Wednesday morning. According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol news release, the Granville Patrol Post is investigating a crash initially involving a 1998 Mazda Millennia and a 2010 Dodge Caravan traveling eastbound on I-70, when […]

Sun Safety: Simple steps to shield your skin

COLUMBUS – Whether you’re vacationing at the beach, working outside or just relaxing in the backyard, even a moderate amount of exposure to the sun’s rays damage your skin and even cause cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 1 million […]

Beat the heat: How to save on energy bills this summer

COLUMBUS – Residential consumers can save money on their energy bills while staying cool this summer. That’s the message the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) will share with fairgoers at its booth in the Marketplace building at the 2010 Ohio State Fair through Aug. 8. “Applying some no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency tips can save energy and money […]