The Heat is on!

Perry County fairgoers, livestock endure high temperatures

NEW LEXINGTON – By 10:30 Tuesday morning, it was already 90 sweltering degrees and Perry County Fair participants were doing everything possible to keep themselves and their livestock cool. Fortunately for those in livestock competitions, animals can handle the heat fairly well. “Livestock are tougher than people,” said New Lexington FFA advisor Roger Davis. “It’s really no different than them […]

Township gets pass on Thornwood Drive project



UNION TOWNSHIP – What’s good for Union Township is bad for Licking County – at least as far as a Thornwood Drive repaving project is concerned. Monday night, Union Township Trustee Rick Black announced that Union Township has no responsibility to pay a portion of the cost for a massive Thornwood Drive repaving. “We’re out of that repaving project,” he […]

New wildlife officer starts



COLUMBUS – State Wildlife Officer Chris Rice, of McComb, Ohio has been assigned to Licking County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Wildlife Officer Rice’s new assignment follows the promotion of former Licking County Wildlife Officer Bill Bullard. Officer Rice is a 2004 graduate of Hocking College where he earned an associate’s degree in […]

Athletic transportation gets a one-year pass



HEBRON – Lakewood School District will pay for student transportation to and from athletic events next year– but only next year. “This is something the board spent a lot of time and thought on,” said Lakewood School Board President Judy White during the board’s July 11 meeting. She said next year the district would provide $40,000 for athletic transportation. “One […]

Advance Auto coming to Hebron



HEBRON – The Village of Hebron’s Board of Planning and Zoning unanimously approved two variance requests at a special meeting Monday night. The board’s action came after a public hearing that preceded the special meeting. No one commented during the hearing. Fergus Companies of Lewis Center requested a variance from the 25 foot rear yard setback requirement to allow a […]

‘Watchdog’ still keeping an eye on Kirkersville



Editor: Recently, I was out on my patio watering plants when I felt a jolt of déjà vu and realized my home was being given a drive-by examination by a former Kirkersville GOB (Good Ole Boy). I knew this GOB had no good reason to be in my neighborhood and I think he was as surprised to see me as […]

Generosity prompts paying it forward



Editor: I just have a thank you to pass on. My son and I recently were in the Buckeye Lake Library. The three beautiful girls that work there told us we had a fine and could not check out anything until we paid it. I know they hated to turn us away, but had no other choice. In light of […]

Do the math, Merv



Editor: I would like to give you a different take on Merv Bartholow’s view of using lake water to water tour grass and flowers. As a life long citizen of the state of Ohio, a resident and property owner on our great lake, I would submit to you as a taxpayer (sales, property and income, plus various fees we pay […]

Cary Mitchell Baker



A funeral service, to celebrate the life of Cary Mitchell Baker, 50 of Hebron, was held July 16, 2012, at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, with Pastor Walter Bruah officiating. Burial followed at Hebron Cemetery with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors. Cary was born in Newark on July 10, 1962, to the late Paul E. Baker Sr. and Ruby […]

Francis Raymond “Frank” Grimm



Francis Raymond “Frank” Grimm, 79, of Millersport, died July 16, 2012, at his home following an extended illness. He was born April 22, 1933, in Columbus, the son of the late Francis R. and Celia (Bray) Grimm. He was a 1952 graduate of Columbus West High School and served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean conflict. He retired […]


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