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Wet conditions delay planting

LAKE AREA – Local farmers may believe we’re experiencing 1958 all over again, when conditions were too wet to plant crops on time. “I don’t recall a season when there was no corn planted at this point,” said local farmer Ed Parrish, who’s farmed since 1974. He said if farmers had the opportunity to plant earlier this season, the subsequent […]

Township road cleanup set for May 12-14

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township’s annual roadway cleanup is set for May 12-14, Trustee Dave Miller announced Monday night. Volunteers are needed to cleanup along township roadways. Cleanup commitments can be as little as in front of your home. Gloves and bags will be provided. Filled bags will be left along the roadway for pickup on Monday, May 16. Call Miller […]

Lakewood contracts approved this time

HEBRON – An earlier tie vote that scuttled a recommendation to approve contracts for Lakewood School District administrative and exempt staff members, and certified staff members turned into a 4-1 approval at a special school board meeting last Friday. This time all board members, except for Joe Bowman Jr., approved the recommended contracts. During the board’s April meeting, Bowman and […]

It’s been ‘full pool’ for weeks

BUCKEYE LAKE – There were no questions whether Buckeye Lake achieved ‘full pool’ status by the traditional breakfast celebration at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club April 29. “No worries about being full pool,” said Deer Creek State Park Manager Sonya Lindsey, who filled in for absent Regional Manager Tim Waln at the early morning breakfast. She and Licking County Chamber […]

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Proud to live here

Editor: There are times as a school board member I can witness something special that occurs in Walnut Township Local Schools. This past weekend was one of those times. The annual Alumni Basketball Tournament was held as it usually does as a fund raiser for the football team. There are too many people to name, but this year the football […]

A rare apology from a writer

Editor: While I disagree with all the good things Sharon Stroud had to say about Glenn Beck, she is absolutely right about two of the bad things I had to say about him, and I apologize for my errors. Beck is not a 9/11 conspiracist and he is not a birther. He did, however, have a theory about the timing […]

Cranberry Bog tour set for June 18

COLUMBUS – Nature enthusiasts throughout Ohio are encouraged to enter a lottery to tour Ohio’s only floating island – Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve in Buckeye Lake – during the bog’s annual open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Attendance at this popular open house is limited, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources […]

Lieb’s Island resident promoted

MILLERSPORT – Lieb’s Island resident John G. Nachtrab was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with the Columbus Division of Fire. He was hired as a Firefighter on Dec. 12, 1996. Prior to his promotion, he was a Firefighter/Paramedic assigned to Engine 23 and has been at several other assignments over his career. Nachtrab is a 1971 graduate of […]

Library has new repair databases

NEWARK – Licking County Library has added two great new databases that are sure to save patrons time and money: a comprehensive online automotive repair database called Auto Repair Reference Center, and the definitive online tool for small engine assistance, Small Engine Repair Reference Center. With content from some of the most recognized repair manual publishers, Auto Repair covers more […]