Support Small Business Saturday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. This year, November 27th is the first ever Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. It was American Express OPEN, the […]

Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcomed and encouraged. We prefer typewritten letters of 250 words or less. All letters must be signed and include your name, address, and a daytime phone number where we can reach you for confirmation purposes. All letters published will include the writer’s name and community. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right […]

Businesses need less government

Editor: At the Nov. 8 Buckeye Lake Village council meeting, resident Charlotte Basnett said she “was surprised to see the businessmen’s little get together meeting.” She prefers they work with committees including government officials established at a previous meeting held at the yacht club. “We don’t want too many splinter groups trying to do something,” said Basnett. “I don’t want […]

Sheridan can pursue dream

Editor: As many of you know, my family has served the community since 1985. Our goal was always to give caring and compassionate service, just as the Boring family did for many years prior to 1985. My mom and dad worked tirelessly to accomplish this goal. For many years I help mom and dad and I appreciated the opportunity to […]


Every Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. It’s been another tough year for many of us. Many of our local businesses are still struggling, placing our local economies at risk. These businesses are always the first ones asked to support benefits and other fundraising efforts. Most give generously, sometimes dozens […]

Trustees to decide on landfill zoning Dec. 6

MILLERSPORT – It was standing room only November 18 as Walnut Township Trustees held their public hearing on whether to grant a zoning change to allow Jerry and Barbara Mock operate a construction and demolition debris landfill just west of Ohio 37. The hearing is the next to last step of a zoning rerun. Some 30 months ago, trustees unanimously […]

Lakewood levy approved by 34 votes

HEBRON­– It’s official! Voters approved Lakewood School District’s additional 9.9 mill levy by a 3,060 to 3,026 vote —a difference of 34 votes and just three votes beyond triggering a mandatory recount. “I know why you’re all here,” Licking County Board of Elections Director Sue Penick said to a nervous group o fLakewood supporters crowded into the board’s meeting room […]

Buckeye Lake adding more water lines with stimulus funds

BUCKEYE LAKE – Some 1,700 feet of water lines should be extended along Hunts Landing Road early next year. “To put this material in now is beneficial to the village,” ME Companies designer Jack Christy told Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night. Before Buckeye Lake Village installed a public water distribution system last year, the Licking County Water and Waste […]


October’s average real estate sale price inches up from last year

COLUMBUS – While home sales across Ohio remained lackluster in October as the industry struggles to rebound from the economic downturn, sales during the first 10 months nearly mirror activity levels of a year ago, according to statistics provided to the Ohio Association of REALTORS(r) by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. “To say the least, it’s been an interesting year…one […]