Winter’s Last Blast?

Warm days forecast to follow snowstorm

LAKE AREA– Have we seen the last of winter? Fairfield County was under a Level 1 snow emergency Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as a late winter storm crossed the Buckeye Lake Area. The area only received a fraction of the up to five inches of snow predicted, but Lake Area schools were closed Wednesday. According to Ohio. gov, during […]

Township medic totalled in I-70 crash

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees Monday night were hoping they would have their new dump truck this Thursday after weeks of it sitting at Ace Truck Equipment in Zanesville. Ace was to install a nine-foot snow plow and a stainless steel Vbox spreader for salt and grit to the GMC Sierra 3500 that the township bought in December off the […]

Baldwin moves up to Court of Appeals

COLUMBUS – Last Friday Gov. John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Craig R. Baldwin of Newark to serve as a judge on the Fifth District Court of Appeals. Baldwin will assume office on March 11, 2013, and must run in November 2014 in order to retain the seat for the unexpired term, which ends February 9, 2017. Baldwin is […]

Fire station tours set for April 20

HEBRON – Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20. Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason told council members at their Feb. 27 meeting that a ribbon cutting ceremony and public tours of the expanded/renovated fire station are set for 1- 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The ribbon cutting is set for 1:30 p.m. The date is exactly one year after ground […]

Trustees reject low bid for new salt bin

UNION TOWNSHIP – Construction on a new Union Township salt bin will soon begin – just in time for spring. Monday night, trustees unanimously agreed to hire Quality Excavating and Construction to build the 40’ x 60’ bin. Quality submitted the third lowest bid at $91,800, above Miller Builders at $89,000, and A&B Construction of Iowa at $87,450. “A&B appears […]

Hebron McDonald’s to get makeover

HEBRON – Don and Laurie Kissack are renovating their Hebron McDonald’s restaurant. The restaurant will be open for drive-thru service only. Work began this week and should be completed in early April. The renovations include a side-by-side drive-thru, complete lobby remodel and the completion of a new “arcade” building exterior which is Mc- Donald’s latest design theme. The redesigned interior […]

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The Sequester hits home

The sequester is now alive and running amuck throughout the land. Among its first victims are students planning to visit Washington, DC, this spring which includes some lake-area students. Starting this weekend, White House tours have been cancelled. That’s how the White House has decided to trim about $600,000 from its budget. Spring school trips are often a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

Down and out in Harbor Hills

Editor: Here I sit huddled around the fire trying to stay warm and wondering where the next can of beans is coming from. I am also unemployed, broke and in debt. My Tea Party friends tell me it’s my own fault. I haven’t taken personal responsibility. I am just one of Mitt Romney’s 47% — a victim with a sense […]

Museum ‘donation’ questioned

Editor: I have been boating on Buckeye Lake since the amusement park was there. Recently, we moved closer to the area and found there was a Buckeye Lake Historical Museum in Buckeye Lake right on Walnut Road/Ohio79. Upon entering, we took about four steps, and were greeted by a women yelling “EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! There is a $4 donation […]