It’s time to register for Hebron Area Soccer

HEBRON – It’s time to register for Hebron Area Soccer’s Fall season. Players can register on-line at or download a mail-in registration form. The league is open to boys and girls from pre-school to grade 12. Call 740-788-8619 with any questions.

Shelly Company is sole bidder on township work

HEBRON – Paving crews will begin work in Union Township Sept. 10, if not sooner, according to Union Township Trustee President John Slater. The Shelly Company of Thornville was the only company to bid on township’s resurfacing projects. This year’s projects are: • Balbriggan- pave 6,689 square yards • Grande Pointe (from entrance off Ohio 37 to dead end)- cold […]

Mound re-blessed

JACKSONTOWN – About 60 people turned out on a hot sultry Saturday for a Re-Blessing Ceremony of the Mound at the Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Mark Welsh of the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, Inc. lead the ceremony that included prayer and music. The ceremony concluded with participants creating a prayer circle around the mound and offering individual prayers […]


Updates on algal toxin advisories

COLUMBUS – Due to the presence of algal toxins found within the water of a number of inland lakes across Ohio and Lake Erie, Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are releasing a comprehensive list of updated sampling results for algal toxins including microcystin, anatoxin-a, cylindrospermopsin and saxitoxin. All state parks remain […]

Blosser to command Granville Post

Columbus – Sgt. Darrin L. Blosser was promoted to the rank of lieutenant Sept. 1 by Colonel DavidW. Dicken, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy. Lt. Blosser will transfer from his current assignment at the Lancaster Post to serve as the post commander at the Granville Post. Lt. Blosser joined the Patrol in January 1990 as a […]

New Goodwill store to open late next month

BUCKEYE LAKE – A grand opening celebration for the new Buckeye Lake Goodwill store is scheduled for late September, but that could change if the remodeling process takes longer than anticipated, said Lisa Baker, Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. communications and IT administrator. “Licking/Knox Goodwill has wanted to expand into the Buckeye Lake area for several years,” she said. When the […]

Rash of break-ins prompt community meeting

recent break-ins convinced Buckeye Lake residents that it’s time to hold a community meeting and try to mobilize more community block watches, said block watch captain and Buckeye Lake resident Marie Ray. “The goal is to have a block watch captain at every street,” she said. Ray said a public meeting is planned with Licking County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Pease […]

Flood warning system could save lives, property

NEWARK – Flooding is the number one natural hazard in Licking County, the state, and the nation, according to Licking County Environmental Planner Jim Mickey. “The number one killer is when people drive into the flood,” he said. “Don’t drive around the barricades.” Mickey said Licking County is working to upgrade its flood warning system to alleviate damage and risk […]

Someone you should know: John “Coach K” Kaminsky

MILLERSPORT – “Coach K” hears about a basketball team with a lousy record, and he can immediately see himself coaching its struggling players. His vision doesn’t stop there, either. He can see division championships. He can see all-state players. Most importantly, Coach John Kaminsky can see changed lives. At 73 years old, the Millersport man with 44 amazing years of […]

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