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Visit to Vietnam Memorial brought back memories

Editor: Over the week-end our family visited the travelling Vietnam Memorial and to see the 58,000 names on the wall was sad to say the least. It brought back memories of friends that served in the war that were painful and emotional. Fifty eight thousand of the best and the brightest men and women of our country never got the […]

It’s PH awareness month

Editor: November is Pulmonary Hypertension awareness month. What is Pulmonary Hypertension? It is a life threatening disorder often described as high blood pressure in the lungs. Currently, there are over 100,000 people known to live with PH. It is easily misunderstood and therefore, misdiagnosed. Pulmonary Hypertension occurs when the blood vessels that supply the lungs, narrow, and their walls thicken, […]

More restaurants, shopping wanted

Editor: I have lived around the Buckeye Lake area for almost three years. My husband and I built a new home overlooking the lake (near Captain Woody’s). We are desperate for better shopping and restaurants to come to this area. Driving through Buckeye Lake (starting at I-70 and heading South), one can only be depressed and discouraged by the dilapidated […]


Last week’s story on the new Thorn Township fire station called it the Thornville Fire Station. Thorn Township Trustees built the new station and run the fire department – the Thorn Township Fire Department.

Thanks Vets!

LAKE AREA – Veteran’s Day was celebrated around the lake. In Hebron, it was the seventh anniversary of Hebron School Veterans Memorial in Evans Parks. The Memorial lists the names of all Hebron School students who have served in the military. Vietnam Veteran and retired Lakewood teacher David Holtsberry reminded the crowd that, “Freedom isn’t free and it never will […]

Parents want more done to stop bullying at school

MILLERSPORT – Complaints about bullying and harassment dominated public comments during Monday night’s Walnut Township school board meeting. “We want her to feel safe when she goes to school, but she doesn’t,” a mother told board members. Her daughter and family have become a target. “We don’t always see it or hear it,” Superintendent Ron Thornton said. “I hate to […]

Levy rejection could close parks

GRANVILLE – All Licking Parks District operated parks may shut down, depending upon the amount of money the county is able to provide the district. Licking Parks District Director Russ Edgington met with district commissioners last week to discuss the district’s future in the wake of a narrowly defeated 0.2 mill five-year levy Nov. 2. The future does not look […]

Fire contract finally approved

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees unanimously approved a contract with the Hebron Fire Department Monday night following nearly a year of negotiations. Hebron Village Council’s approval is the final step and Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason, present at Monday’s trustees meeting, said council would likely vote on the contract in December. “There’s nothing extremely divisive here,” said Trustee President John Slater […]

Great season ends with heartbreaker

ZANESVILLE – Somebody has to win playoff games. It took a sudden death playoff last Saturday to determine the winner of the Division III regional semi-final between the 11-0 Sheridan Generals and 9-2 Dover Tornadoes. Neither team dominated during regulation. The Generals scored first, just five plays after C. J. Myers intercepted Derik Swinderman’s pass on the first play of […]