Helping Hands

United Way project spruces up Lake Area


BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Library clerk Debbie Alter described the landscaping in front of the library as “wild and untamed” until it had a little help from some friends. “ They did a really nice job,” she said of the volunteers who participated in the Licking County United Way’s 17th Annual Day of Caring June 17. Several volunteers trimmed […]

Buckeye Lake is safe for recreation



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake’s water is safe for recreation and is not comparable to the water quality at Grand Lake St. Marys, Merv Bartholow, president of Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow, or BLT, told the Buckeye Lake Village Council Monday night. He said lake area business people are worried that bluegreen algae advisories posted at Buckeye Lake beaches are hurting […]

Phillips appointed to Lakewood School Board



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board President Judy White said Wednesday morning that board members agreed to appoint Tim Phillips to fill former board member Joe Bowman, Jr.’s position. Bowman resigned June 7. “It was a tough choice. They all brought good qualities,” said White, referring to the candidates interviewed for the position –Phillips, Cindy Stemm and Nancy Geiger. White said […]

Changes in the air for BLASST



Editor: This is my last letter before the greatest show on earth…lol in my mind and heart anyway. Please let me remind everybody to obey the rules. Have a designated driver on your boat or in your car. Please act like you have some sense and respect for the people who serve this country that have given us all the […]

Licking Township residents have a big opportunity



Editor: As a concerned resident of Licking Township, I am writing this letter to the editor, in an effort to inform township residents of a very important issue facing our township. An issue, which could have a significant impact on our environment, our family’s safety, our financial position as taxpayers, and to each of us a homeowner. This issue is […]

‘Watchdog’ thanks Newark Police Chief



Editor: A cat named Ralphie was the focus of my last letter. Ralphie had allegedly been hit by a car and was shot twice by a Newark Police Officer. After Ralphie, there was a yellow dog named Sophie who was shot several times by a Newark Police Officer. A local paper reported that, “The officer responded to the area after […]

Lakewood Middle School names honor students



HEBRON – Lakewood Middle School recently named its honor students for the fourth and final nine-weeks grading period. Principal’s List Grade 6: Brook Abbott, Lukas Bachus, Annie Betts, Travis Bralley, Quinn Chapman, Savannah Cloud, Cody Copeland, Abigail Glaub, Kenzie Goddard, Morgan Gregg, Blaine Hafen, Justin Halter, Crystal Hanbaum, Megan Hitchcock, John Hoffman, Courtney Knepper, Aaron Latiolais, Shae Miller, Megan Moraine, […]

Vera Layne Iser



Vera Layne Iser, 21 month old daughter of Joshua and Katie (Grubb) Iser of Thornville passed away June 23, 2011, at Children’s Hospital. In addition to her parents, Vera is survived by brother, Jaxson; maternal grandparents, Steven R. and Penny L. Grubb; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Iser; maternal great grandmother, Carrie Grubb; paternal great grandparents, James and Lucy Iser; […]

James “Jim” King



James “Jim” King, age 54 of Millersport, passed away at his residence on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Jim was born in Landsthul, Germany on October 10, 1956, to the late Lowell (Virginia) King. He enjoyed playing his guitar, and listening to music. James was an avid Buckeyes and Browns fan. He loved fishing, playing tennis and golf. James is survived […]

James R. “Jim” Phillips



James R. “Jim” Phillips, age 75, of Hebron, passed away June 24, 2011, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born January 11, 1936, in Virginia to the late Vernon and Bertha (Owens) Phillips. Jim owned and operated Phillips Ashland Service Station in Hebron for many years. Jim is survived by two sons, Mike Phillips of Hebron and Jeff Phillips of […]


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