Voters reject new police, school income taxes

LANCASTER – Lake-area races in Fairfield County focused on two tax issues. In Baltimore, village officials asked voters to approve an additional .75 percent income tax for three years to fund the village’s expanded police department. The new tax would only be assessed on “earned income” which means retirement income and income from investments would not be subject to the […]

Two new commissioners in Perry County

NEW LEXINGTON– Two of three Perry County Commissioners will be new next year. All three positions were open although incumbent Democrat Ed Keister retained h is by defe at i ng for me r Perry County Commissioner Republican Thad Cooperrider 7,569 votes to 6,362. All results are currently unofficial as the county has yet to count provisional ballots. That count […]

Buckeye Lake fire levy defeated

NEWARK – Most local and county-wide races in Licking County drew little attention from voters focused on the presidential and state-level races. One candidate for county commissioner was unopposed and incumbent Tim Bubb faced an independent candidate James Snedden Jr. Bubb was easily reelected by a 49,992 to 17,086 margin. All vote tallies are unofficial at this point. With the […]

Springer granted intervention instead of jail in theft

NEW LEXINGTON – If Martha “Marty” Springer abides by court orders and makes financial restitution, a felony theft will be expunged from her record, a common pleas judge decided Monday afternoon, granting Springer and her lawyer’s request for an “intervention in lieu of conviction.” Springer, 64, pleaded guilty to a fourth degree embezzlement charge of stealing at least $45,000 from […]

You Did It!

Buckeye Lake Village voters spoke loud and clear Tuesday when they refused to renew a five-mill fire levy for five years by a convincing 490-391 margin. The other six fire levies on the Licking County ballot were handily approved by 59+ percent margins. Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker and council members’ tepid response to our now seven-part investigative series detailing […]

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What’s next in Baltimore

Editor: The election results are in and the citizens of Baltimore have spoken again. This time tan even greater percentage of the voters said “NO”. Sixty-five percent of the voters said “NO”, and that result was one percentage point higher than the previous election. The administration even made changes to keep the “conservative by necessity” voters from voting “NO”, by […]

Writer thanks voters

Editor: Congratulations to all who voted! As Americans, we are blessed with the right to vote. I would like to personally thank and congratulate all of you who voted regardless of who you voted for. Some of you are rejoicing, while others are devastated by the outcome of yesterdays’ elections. Be thankful you live in a country where “We The […]

It’s time for the mayor to fix the department

Editor: Now that Buckeye Lake Village voters have spoken, we want something done about the fire department’s emergency medical services. It is now the mayor’s turn to sow us that he actually cares too! I have heard a rumor that Fire Chief Pete Leindecker ‘must have something on you” that is keeping you from fixing the problesm at the fire […]

Levacy will be missed

Editor: Congratulations to newly elected Fairfield County Commissioner Dave Levacy. I have had the honor to serve and work with Dave over the years on the Millersport Village Council. Dave’s insight, wisdom and proven abilities will greatly help Fairfield County. He is a true leader who will be missed by Millersport. Charles MeskoMillersport