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Dawes prepares for Arbor Day

JACKSONTOWN – For most folks, Arbor Day really isn’t that big of a deal. Unless, of course, you work for an arboretum. “People ask when the deadline is,” said Dawes Arboretum Director Luke Messinger. “The deadline is Arbor Day.” Dawes crews are scrambling to finish several new projects that will be unveiled during Dawes’ Arbor Day celebration April 30, including […]

Proposal to share cost of health insurance rejected again



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees’ discussion about their health insurance benefits Monday night turned into a replay of last year’s debate. The issue came up at their March 21 meeting. Trustee President Joe Hart presented a cost sharing analysis. Last year, he proposed that each plan member pay a $500 deductible. The plan has a $2,000 deductible per person but […]

Catfish Charley’s to become a Donatos



BUCKEYE LAKE – A Buckeye Lake eatery is having a major makeover. Catfish Charley’s, owned by Adam and Carol High of Harbor Hills, is slated to turn into a Donatos Pizza April 18. “Myself and my business partner are excited to have our Donatos join the Buckeye Lake community,” said franchise owner Brian Crumley, who will operate the restaurant with […]

Plan to bring Mopar fans to village moving ahead



BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s clear that National Trail Raceway and a Buckeye Lake organization called Partners for Reengineering our Prosperity, or PROP, can work together to lure muscle car fans to Buckeye Lake Village from the raceway’s annual Mopar event, but not quite in the way PROP members originally envisioned. “I guess muscle car people like to drive around in […]

Letters to the Editor



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A different perspective on the Licking County Animal Shelter



Editor: After reading the “Watchdog” letter last week, I want to comment on my recent experience with the Licking County Animal Shelter. I came home last Thursday morning after being in Columbus for a dental appointment. As I pulled into my driveway, I observed a large dog ( maybe a Newfoundland) laying in my neighbors’ front yard near the porch. […]

Bowling Green Township Trustees give away your money



Editor: Our Bowling Green Township Trustees are GIVING away YOUR money. Trustee Watkins has even tried to eliminate the money generating Park Committee, putting them down at every turn. The committee is a positive effort initiated by former Trustee Chorpenning. Park volunteers have been repeatedly verbally scorned by Trustee Watkins from the beginning. I have seen first hand how the […]

‘9/11 is a conspiracy theory????’



Editor: 9/11 is a conspiracy theory???? It seems to me I remember airplanes flyng into the Twin Towers and killing 3,000 people! C. H. Jackson (3/26/11 Letter to the Editor) obviously gets his news from the “communists at NBC.” L. S. BakerThornport

Income taxes due Monday, April 18



WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers this week that they have less than two weeks remaining until the April 18 filing deadline and that they can use IRS Free File to do their taxes or file an extension. As of March 25, the IRS has received more than 82 million individual income tax returns, which is 58 percent […]

Steeple buyer finds trustees



UNION TOWNSHIP – Maybe it was a miracle! Shortly before Union Township Trustees were going to donate the steeple that used to adorn the new township complex on Beaver Run Road, a buyer appeared. Bishop Craig Cook, senior pastor of the Spirit Life Fellowship church of Dunbar, West Virginia, agreed to purchase the steeple for $500, which was the minimum […]


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