Harmful algal blooms showing up in ponds



COLUMBUS – Harmful algal blooms, like those affecting Grand Lake St. Marys, are popping up in ponds and small lakes throughout Ohio, and Ohio State University Extension educators are encouraging landowners to protect their family, pets and livestock. “We are seeing the same harmful algal blooms in landowner ponds and lakes as we are seeing in Grand Lake St. Marys,” […]

Average homes sale price continues to rise in June



COLUMBUS – Home sales activity in Ohio posted large increases in June, as buyers continue to finalize purchases resulting from the federal home buyer tax credit program that expired in April, according to statistics provided to the Ohio Association of REALTORS by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. “The federal home buyer tax credit incentive proved to be a big boost […]

Someone you should know: Nelson Trimmer



The Nelson Trimmer File Name: Nelson Trimmer Age: 91 Lake Area Resident Since: 1945 Claim to Fame: WWII veteran, former Millersport mayor, volunteer firefighter A Favorite Memory: Flying around the Eiffel Tower in a glass-nose P38J Most Often Heard Saying: “I’d rather watch grass grow than play Bingo.” MILLERSPORT – “I keep looking around for old people and don’t see […]

Free tire collection exceeds expectations



HEBRON – Waste tires were still being loaded into trailers Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School. from the first of two free scrap tire drop off events this summer. Some 6,000 tires were dropped off last Saturday at Lakewood High School. That was nearly three times the amount anticipated, Licking County Health Commissioner Joe Ebel said. The Licking County Health […]

Fairmount Mound to be re-blessed



JACKSONTOWN – The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio and Fairmount Presbyterian Church are sponsoring a re-blessing ceremony for the Native American mound located next to the church. The mound is located at thenorthwestern corner of Fairmount Cemetery just off US 40. The ceremony is set for 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. A community potluck […]

Conservation Reserve Program sign-up set



COLUMBUS – The wait is over for farmers and landowners seeking the opportunity to enroll their farmland in the popular Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The agency is encouraging landowners to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) program; CRP general enrollment will run Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 27. […]

“Locally Grown” event at Hebron Kroger’s on Saturday



COLUMBUS – Fresh picked fruits and vegetables, picnic grilled meats and smooth, creamy ice cream are on tap for Kroger’s 3rd annual “Locally Grown” event, scheduled for Saturday, July 31, noon until 2 p.m. at Kroger’s 600 East Main St. store in Hebron. Customers will enjoy free food from local Ohio farms and Velvet Ice Cream, with the first 50 […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. “Rock-in in the Treetops”- with the Bill Foley Band. Free public concert and activities, Saturday, July 31, 6 – 9 p.m. Food vendors open at 5 p.m. This is truly a fun family event perfect for a summer evening! Join us for fun children’s activities, including professional face painting […]

Lots to do at ODNR’s Natural Resources Park at State Fair



COLUMBUS — Visitors to the Ohio State Fair will find a break from the hustle of the midway at the Natural Resources Park, located in the southeast corner of the fairgrounds. Outdoor and indoor nature exhibits focused on hands-on learning will greet fairgoers as they tour the park-like setting of the area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources […]

James E. Allen



A funeral service, celebrating the life of James E Allen, 79, of Kirkersville, was held July 28, 2010, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, with Pastor William Van Meter as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Jim died Saturday morning, July 24, 2010, in Newark, following an extended illness. He was born March 8, 1931 in Outville, the […]


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