Slightly Sappy

Warm weather curbs syrup production

JACKSONTOWN – As much as most people have enjoyed this year’s unusually warm winter, some at Dawes Arboretum could’ve used a few more cold days. Darrell Romine, director of facilities & grounds, confirmed that Dawes was low on sap for its annual Maple Syrup Madness event this year, said Dawes Education Director Jenny Pope. “In his memory this has been […]

Southgate to build 50,000 sq. ft. spec building

HEBRON – Southgate Corporation of Newark is planning to build a 50,000 sq. ft. building at the end of Integrity Drive which runs south from Enterprise Drive on the west side of Ohio 79. It will be a “spec” building which means Southgate doesn’t have a commitment from a tenant yet. Hebron’s Board of Planning and Zoning unanimously approved the […]

Cooperrider clears first hurdle

NEW LEXINGTON – Former Perry County Commissioner Thad Cooperrider, a Republican, will face incumbent Perry County Commissioner Ed Keister, a Democrat, in November after Cooperrider emerged with a clear win against rivals James E. Brown and James F. Myer in- Tuesday’s primary election. According to unofficial election results, Cooperrider tallied 1,685 votes, besting Brown with 1,152 votes and Myer with […]

Park district levy approved on eighth try

NEWARK – It took years and eight attempts, but Licking County voters finally approved an small operating levy for the Licking Park District. The additional .25 mill levy for five years was approved by a 16,802 to 14,630 vote. The district’s parks, paths and trails closed last fall after county commissioners cut its funding from the county’s general revenue fund […]

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Voters thanked for supporting Licking Park District levy

Editor: I want to thank the voters of Licking County for their support of and trust in the Licking Park District. Preserving our parks and making safe our bike trails is important to our quality of life. Please be assured that your Park District board will make good on our promises and will follow the five year strategic plan we […]

Laker star scores more than points

Editor: As a school board member I often hear and read about the negative events that go on in school. It seems it is easier to write about how bad things are in our school community than to find the good. I want to tell you about a special young man and why his parents and siblings should be proud […]

Olive V. Albert

A funeral mass, celebrating the life of Olive V. Albert, 97, of Hebron, formerly of Zanesville, was held March 5, 2012, at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Father William Ferguson as celebrant. Burial followed at Mt Olive Cemetery in Zanesville. Olive died March 1, 2012, in Newark. She was born December 24, 1914, in […]

Kenneth D. Amspaugh

Kenneth D. Amspaugh, 77, of Lancaster, passed away March 2, 2012, at the Pickering House. He was born October 6, 1934, to the late Howard and Mary (Hizey) Amspaugh. He was a member of the Fairfield Beach United Methodist Church, and the Millersport Lions Club. He was a retired glass worker with over 30 years of service with Anchor Hocking. […]

Shirley Louise Arnold

Shirley Louise Arnold, 80 of Columbus, passed away March 3, 2012, at her residence. She retired from Sears Warehouse after 20 plus years of faithful service. She was a member of Potter’s House Church of God. She was preceded in death by parents, William and Sarah Rehl; sisters, Mary Jane Thomas and Norma Steed; husband, Gilbert Arnold; and son, Roger […]