Knowing Where to Look

Plenty of winter color, patterns in nature

JACKSONTOWN – Who says dormant means dull? Mike Ecker, Dawes Arboretum Director of Horticulture, said there’s plenty of color and patterns to be found in nature during the winter months if one knows where to look. For instance, take the Panicle Hydrangea that hangs onto its bloom—albeit dried—all winter. Ecker said it blooms late in summer and its flower lasts […]

Storm causes power outages

LAKE AREA – Although the Buckeye Lake area was spared the ice and snowfall much of Ohio received Tuesday night, it wasn’t much comfort to the thousands of people in Licking, Perry, and Fairfield counties who lost power. American Electric Power spokeswoman Carmen Prati- Miller said 1,680 Newark district customers (which includes Hebron and Buckeye Lake) lost power from the […]

Ice tougher to clear than snow

LAKE AREA – Thorn Township Trustee Dale Factor would far rather see snow on the roads than ice. “Most of the time we can just plow snow,” he said, but ice storms are far more dangerous and costly for road crews. Tuesday evening he was preparing for what could be a harsh ice storm overnight followed by snowfall Wednesday. He […]

New township building to open in May

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – The drywall’s up, light fixtures are in place and the new Liberty Township Office is beginning to look like it’s nearing completion. “We’re hoping to be in by May,” said Liberty Township Trustee Randy Kemmerer. “We’re going to try to start painting next week, then it’ll be ready for carpet and linoleum.” He said the new township […]

Letters to the Editor

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Millersport is well protected

Editor: The recent events regarding 11 police officers shot in the line of duty has given way to a time of pause and reflection. These are uncertain times for a lot of people. Things are tense all around us. And it is within this context that I am thankful for “Our Men in Blue”. The village of Millersport is fortunate […]

Ignorance is not an acceptable excuse for trustees anymore

Editor: Watchdog Will Kern is spot on with his recent letter regarding the Ohio Revised Code and zoning board members. I am one of few township officials (past official in my case) in Licking County with graduate credentials from the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy, but it does not take that designation nor a common sense genius to read and […]

Schaffer to head Ways & Means

COLUMBUS – Senate President Tom Niehuas (R-New Richmond) recently appointed State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) Chairman of the Senate Ways & Means, and Economic Development Committee and Vice Chairman of the Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Committee. Schaffer will also serve on the Senate Energy & Public utilities Committee and Insurance, Commerce & Labor Committee The charge of the Ways […]

Tax help available at LEADS

BUCKEYE LAKE – American Association of Retired Persons once again will provide “free” tax preparation at the LEADS Buckeye Lake Center, 5312 Walnut Road (Ohio 79), Buckeye Lake, for low to middle-income tax payers with special attention to those 60 years and older. LEADS is now scheduling appointments. Call the Newark Center at 740-345- 1391 to schedule an appointment. AARP […]

Dupler Memorial set

MILLERSPORT – Millersport Community Theatre cordially invites everyone to a Memorial Reception in honor of James “Hog” Dupler at the Upper Deck (above the Millersport General Store) 12041 Lancaster Street on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be an open microphone to share remembrances, songs, and stories from past Millersport Minstrels. Light refreshments & […]