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Dawes debuts unique new garden

JACKSONTOWN – Brent Pickering, with some help from fellow staff members, transformed a formerly unnoticed area of Dawes Arboretum into a unique “Learning Garden,” which is an outdoor extension of Dawes’ indoor education facility. “It’s like an outdoor classroom,” said Pickering, Dawes’ curator of grounds. The new Learning Garden, which opened July 26, is adjacent to the Education Center. “It’s […]

Trustees place an additional fire levy on Nov. 5 ballot

UNION TOWNSHIP – In a special meeting Monday morning, Union Township Trustees took the final steps to place an additional 1.5 mill fire levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. “We’re waiting to see who all gets to vote on it,” Trustee President Rick Black said. The Licking County Budget Commission, which consists of the county auditor, county prosecutor and county […]

North Shore Landing is coming together

BUCKEYE LAKE – The North Shore Landing project is finally beginning to resemble what its creator, Garry McAnally, president of Wachtel & McAnally Architects/ Planners, Inc. had in mind for it before the real estate bubble burst several years ago. “I’m starting to see what was intended from the beginning,” he said. Anyone who passes the project regularly can see […]

Fire contract talks off to a slow start

HEBRON – Village of Hebron officials wanted to start discussing the 2014 fire contract with Union Township in May. Trustees opted to stick with the June 2013 start date outlined in the 2013 contract. They finally met July 29. Contract talks are being overshadowed by the Licking County Budget Commission’s demand that the boundaries between townships and incorporated areas be […]

Not so fast!

Three short weeks ago on July 10, representatives from the Village of Hebron, Union Township Trustees and others met with the Licking County Budget Commission (county auditor, county prosecutor and county treasurer). The meeting was prompted by Union Township’s plans to put an additional 1.5 mill levy for fire/EMS services on the Nov. 5 ballot. The issue – residents of […]

County shelter doing less with more

Editor: A recent story in a local Newark paper gives a very false impression of our local dog pound (aka Licking County Animal Shelter). The story is titled “More Shelter Pets Finding homes, setting records.” This story uses the statistics from the Licking County HUMANE SOCIETY and the Licking County ANIMAL SHELTER (aka dog pound) and portrays both facilities as […]

It’s almost Sweet Corn Festival time

Editor: In a few weeks the 67th Sweet Corn Festival will be held on August 28 – 31 in Millersport. Much effort goes into the planning, preparation and execution of our area’s largest volunteer fundraising project. Without the support of several hundred businesses, elected officials, community groups and our tolerant neighbors, the Millersport Lions Club would not be successful. In […]

Thanks to poker run supporters

Editor: Just a note of thanks to the managers and servers at Buckeye Lake eating establishments. The Columbus Sail and Power Squadron Poker Run on July 20 was a success despite the rain due to the nice welcome received around the lake. Many thanks! Ron Hupman, SecretaryColumbus Sail & Power SquadronLieb’s Island

Quinn Sophia McCance

Quinn Sophia McCance, infant daughter of Richard “Trey” and Jessica (Runge) McCance, of Thornville, passed away July 30, 2013, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is loved and survived by her brother, Quade McCance; grandparents, Rick and Donna McCance and Brent and Stephanie Runge; great-grandparents, Jack and Phyllis Rhoades, Joanne McCance, and Linda Rayburn; several […]

John Joseph Zaleusky

John Joseph Zaleusky, 69, of Granville, passed away July 25, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 16, 1943, in Columbus, the son of the late Anthony Zaleusky and Hilda Irene (Bushbaum) Zaleusky of Reynoldsburg. John, who was affectionately known by his friends as “Zeke” or “Polack,” served in the US Air Force during […]