Sun Shines on Hebron Festival

HEBRON – The weather forecast didn’t look good nor did the sky early Saturday morning. But for the second year in a row, Mother Nature decided to shine on the Hebron Music & Arts Festival last Saturday at Canal Park. An all-day, cold rain nearly killed the fledgling festival two years ago. But the sponsoring Hebron Business Association and their […]

Trustees add last minute repaving job

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees decided Tuesday night by a 2-1 vote to repave Elder Road next month. Road supervisor Randy Kemmerer told trustees that the township had $46,809 left in the county’s road and bridge account. “That needs to be spent this year,” he said. “Or we’ll lose it.” He suggested spending $38,000 to motorpave Elder Road. It runs […]

Pie sale set for Saturday, Oct. 1

MILLERSPORT – TWIG 13’s Fall Pie Sale is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Watson’s Valero. The homemade pies cost $8 each and are generally sold by 10 – 10: 30. Proceeds benefit Fairfield Medical Center.

Village hires new service director

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker is calling Daniel Coffman the village’s new “service director,” but his role will cover far more duties and is yet to be defined. Coffman, currently Newark’s service director, will begin at Buckeye Lake Oct. 17, a couple weeks ahead of current Buckeye Lake Service Director Tim Matheny’s departure. Matheny is retiring at […]

Election Letters

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 8 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Trustee candidate say he will add ‘common sense’ to board

Editor: I am a candidate for Walnut Township Trustee. First, we need to thank Trustee Ralph Zollinger for his decades of unselfish and dedicated service. He has set the bar high for the next office holder. I enter this race to represent ALL residents! I represent no departments, councils or groups that might influence township decisions. I only seek endorsements […]

Maresca endorsed for Licking Township fiscal officer

Editor: With all of the candidates running for Licking Township Fiscal Officer, it is difficult to determine the most qualified. Barbara Maresca offers a wealth of experience including 15 years as the Associate Director of Customer Service for McGraw- Hill Education. A position in which she had the responsibility for preparing, managing and monitoring a multi-million dollar budget while managing […]

Writer says voters should do some ‘knee jerking’ themselves on Nov. 8

Editor: Team Watkins “gets it done” with knee jerk, yes men. Common sense is ignored with our “This is the way we have always done it” Good Old Boy team. Bowling Green Township citizens can now see how the Big O trash debacle went down. Besides failing to involve residents at all and only getting one bid, even more blunders […]

Holman Lynch supported for Licking Township fiscal officer

Editor: I would like to offer my support for Andrea Holman Lynch in the upcoming election for the Licking Township Fiscal Officer. She certainly possesses all of the qualities that would make her an excellent choice for this office. We all have our expectations of what characteristics the ‘perfect’ candidate would have, but too often the elected candidate falls short. […]

Soccer Showcase set for Oct. 1

MILLERSPORT – The second annual Soccer Showcase is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Millersport High School Stadium. Action begins at 5 p.m. with Millersport Middle School vs. Olentangy Venom. At 7 p.m. Millersport High School takes on Madison Christian varsity. See all soccer players – kindergarten through high school. Plus prizes and free/ paid drawings. Admission is free with […]