Sail Away

Sailing Champions come to Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE – Philip Bunting is a man of action. “I’m here for the excitement,” he said. Bunting found plenty last weekend as a member of North Olmstead residents Bryan and Tiffany Parker’s Interlake sailboat crew during the national Interlake Sailing Class Association Open Championship Regatta at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, where 37 sailing boats competed in several races […]

Emergency levy renewal on November ballot

MILLERSPORT – It’s now official. Walnut Township Local School District voters will be asked to renew a five-year emergency levy on the November 8 ballot. The levy, which currently brings in $250,000 a year, will continue at that level for the next five years if voters approve. The tax rate or millage has actually declined thanks to increased property values […]

Bond refunding to save Hebron more than $400,000

HEBRON – Village officials got some good financial news at the July 27 council meeting. Joseph Robertson of Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC of Cincinnati detailed how the village could save more than $400,000 in interest costs by refunding bonds issued to build the municipal complex, double the capacity of the water treatment plant and upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. […]

Here’s how it’s supposed to be done!

It’s been nearly a year since we demonstrated that Chemcote Inc. and M•E Companies were ignoring contract specifications and industry good practices on the Village of Buckeye Lake’s $756,000 street repaving projects. Our criticism has focused on the failure to use a tack or bond coat, to “thoroughly clean” the roadway before new asphalt is applied and to apply the […]

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Trustees decide to stick with bids

UNION TOWNSHIP – No more delays – Union Township Trustees opted to stick with their original choice for a contractor to upgrade security at the Union Township complex despite some minor concerns Assistant Licking County Prosecutor Austin Lecklider had concerning the bidding process. Trustees plan to move the Union Township Police Department into the Beaver Run Road complex from its […]

Guest column: Lakewood parents deserve praise for higher scores

HEBRON – Years ago, kindergarten consisted of learning to play together with other children, singing lots of songs, and even taking a nap. Although some things remain the same, times have really changed. No more naps! Now, these five and six year olds are expected to learn to read! Wasn’t this a second grade skill when Hebron Elementary School was […]

Winifred M. Dwiggins

A funeral service for Winifred M. Dwiggins, 84, of Glenford, was held July 30, 2011, at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Uppole officiating. Interment followed at Spring Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Dwiggins, a former store clerk for Woolworths, passed away July 26, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. She was born May 23, 1927, in Licking County, […]

Lacey L. Pope

Lacey L. Pope, age 32, of Hebron, passed away July 26, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born June 7, 1979, in Newark. Lacey was a graduate of Granville High School and the JVS in 1997 and received a Bachelor’s degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Art and music were her passion and she […]

Don’t fall for unclaimed funds scam

COLUMBUS – David Goodman, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, warns Ohioans to be alert to an e-mail scam telling the recipient that they have international unclaimed funds worth millions in cash. The e-mail fraudently says it is from an unclaimed funds official and implies that an FBI agent vetted the matter. It tries to sound official and that […]