Lions State Runner Up

AKRON – What a season! An anticipated rebuilding year for the Liberty Union- Thurston Lions softball team ended up with the softball program’s first-ever trip to the state tournament. “I never dreamed of this at the beginning of this season,” head coach Bill Putnam said after the Lions defeated # 6 ranked and 2010 state runner-up West Liberty-Salem 1-0 to […]

Township loses more property to Heath

UNION TOWNSHIP – The Coughlin Auto Group plans to build a Toyota dealership on a 5.6-acre lot adjacent to the group’s Hyundai dealership near Ohio 79 and Ridgley Tract Road, but it needs to annex the Union Township property into the City of Heath to make it happen. Attorney Connie Klema told the Union Township Trustees during their Monday night […]

Walnut Township, Berne Union boards agree on new leader

MILLERSPORT – Dale Dickson will likely become the third superintendent in Ohio to serve two school districts at the same time. Monday night, Walnut Township Local Schools board members unanimously approved an intent to employ letter to Dickson. Berne Union Local Schools board members unanimously approved an identical letter to Dickson Tuesday night. The two boards have also scheduled a […]

Letters to the Editor

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BLASST needs your help

Editor’s Note: One of Ohio’s best 4th of July fireworks’ shows is just three weeks away. Our Buckeye Lake Area Star Spangled Tradition or BLASST for short is an important part of our lake community. It is also special because it is the largest display in Ohio that is completely funded by individual donations. We don’t have corporate sponsors nor […]

Support Baltimore’s effort to clean up distressed properties

Editor: Two articles were published recently in local newspapers having to do with distressed properties in our community. The Buckeye Lake Beacon’s April 30 issue and the Lancaster Eagle Gazette’s April 18 edition both reported on Baltimore’s vacant and dilapidated rental properties. These neglected properties are distressing surrounding property values and the city’s budget as Baltimore tries to enforce code […]

Thanks from National Road Yard Sale committee

Editor: The National Road Yard Sale Committee of Licking County says thank you to everyone who participated this year! It was a fun week and a super, Super Saturday of shopping on June 4th! There were plenty of bargains! We appreciate everyone traveling the 32 miles on the Licking County portion of THE historic National Road. And now through Friday, […]

Thanks to Cans 4 Cancer supporters

Editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped with our recycling/fund raiser called Cans 4 Cancer. We raised $419.50 of which all will go to the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW cancer relief fund. The national goal is three million dollars and our local goal is $2000. A special thanks to Dave Roshon and his company for providing us […]

Free Lung HelpLine available

COLUMBUS – Keeping your lungs as healthy as possible is very important and the American Lung Association has a free service to provide the information that you need to do that. Whether you are concerned about the risks associated with air pollution and outdoor exercise; have specific questions about a particular lung disease; or need help and advice to quit […]

Guest column: Is our lake safe?

With all of the headlines revealing the dangers that exist in Grand Lake St Marys, are the Ohio Department of Natural Resources [ODNR] and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency [OEPA] sounding the alarm unnecessarily at other Ohio lakes? This past week, someone saw what appeared to be an Algal Bloom somewhere on Buckeye Lake and followed up with the assumption […]