Open the Hatch

Hebron hatchery has rare open house

HEBRON– Many people ask Hebron St ate Fish Hatchery Supervisor Brian Kitchen what, exactly, the hatchery actually does. He believes there’s a good reason why people wonder. “I’ll bet it’s been 20 years since there’s been an open house here,” said Kitchen. The hatchery scheduled a rare open house for Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will […]

Buckeye Lake looking for grants to repair streets

BUCKEYE LAKE – Figuring out how to repair Buckeye Lake Village’s rapidly deteriorating streets will take some patience. “This is a long and involved process,” said Vaughn Klingler, Buckeye Lake public works director, Monday night. He and the street department are identifying every village street, taking photos of their surfaces and any damage, and classifying potholes. “We’ll determine what’s causing […]

Fire contract extension eases financing for new fire truck

MILLERSPORT – The list of distressed properties being considered for demolition under the Moving Ohio Forward program has dropped from 10 to three. Village Council members unanimously approved a resolution March 12 to begin the process to demolish the following properties: • 12280 Lancaster Street: This former Sohio station and apartment building has already been condemned. Mayor’s Assistant Vince Popo […]

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How to finance street repairs

We’re actually a week late responding to a plea from some Buckeye Lake Village Council members on how to pay for some soon-to-be desperately needed street repairs. But given what came out of Monday night’s council meeting – Public Works Director Vaughn Klingler plans to look for grants and other government assistance – we’ve still got a better idea. Our […]

Hebron best on public records request

Editor: Since this is “Sunshine Week” I thought it would be appropriate to share my most recent public records requests. I wasn’t performing a survey or an audit as the auditor’s office may have done but I certainly want to share the results. I requested solicitor’s invoices from four entities: Hebron, Buckeye Lake village, Kirkersville and Shawnee Hills. The Village […]

Flip flop on housing project questioned

Editor: One might start to wonder why the Village Council would vote to “support” the 30 low income housing units, by a 6 “yea” verses 0 “nay” vote, and then later totally withdraw their support and vote 6 “yea” to 0 “nay” votes. It appears that there is much confusion about what they are doing. The vote count is not […]

Steven E. Arter

Steven E. Arter, 50, of Baltimore, passed away March 7, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus. He was born September 30, 1962, in Logan, to the late Paul E. and Sarah E. Randolph Arter. Steven worked for Fairfield Industries and participated in basketball, bowling and in the Special OlympicS. Steven is survived by his sister, Paula (Rod Lagerstam) Kline of […]

Beverly Jo Bolon

Beverly Jo Bolon, 71, of Baltimore, formerly of Bellaire, Ohio, passed away March 11, 2013. Beverly was born January 7, 1942, in Bellaire to the late Chester and Clara Belle Meager. Beverly is survived by her fianc√©, Gene Lehman of Baltimore; daughters, Shawn (Steve) Taylor of Bellaire, Sherri (Danny) Snyder of Baltimore, and Marcia (Dave) Zagoric of Rockbridge; grandchildren, Mandy, […]

Barbara K. Carps

Barbara K. Carps, 68, of Pataskala, passed away on February 27, 2013, at her home. She was born on April 8, 1944, in Wyandotte, Michigan, to the late Peter and Beatrice Daraban. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Gary; son, David (Ann) Musselman; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Joshua; daughter, Danelle (Kevin) Witwer; and son, Jonathan Carps. Private family arrangements […]