Elephant Ears & Stromboli

Hartford Fair food doesn’t disappoint

CROTON – For many folks, it isn’t the tractor pulls, livestock shows, or even the national acts that lure them to the Hartford Fair; it’s the food! Hartford Fair Manager Larry Hughes said this year’s fair hosts more than 70 vendors, all of whom are selling well. In fact, he said one night the Stromboli stand had to shut down […]

Best road resurfacing bid comes in under estimate



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to award a $226,764.70 contract for road resurfacing to The Shelly Company of Thornville. The award could increase another $15,494.55 if construction of the Apex Pipeline in Licking Township is completed before Shelly finishes the awarded projects. Trustees don’t want to do the 1.75 inch overlay on Licking Trails north of […]

Lakewood considering one-to-one computing



HEBRON – Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault wants the school district to adopt “one-toone computing,” but that’s the only certainty for now. “There is no timeline,” he said. Other districts have taken anywhere from 12 to 28 months to implement the program, and Gault’s not sure how much the program would cost. The Education World web site says one-to-one computing means […]

I-70 to be restricted during the night



JACKSONTOWN – Interstate 70 east and westbound will be restricted starting Thursday, August 8, for work relating to the Canal Road bridge replacement project located between Ohio 37 and Ohio 79. I-70 will be restricted from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, August 9, for the pouring of the concrete on the bridge, weather permitting. Paving will begin for this […]

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Fred Zollinger named Sweet Corn Festival Grand Marshal



Editor: On Wednesday, August 28, the Millersport Lions Club will host the 67th Annual Sweet Corn Festival Grand Parade. We are pleased to announce that Fred L. Zollinger will lead the parade on the Commodore Bank float as this year’s Grand Marshal. Fred is being honored for his 67 years of unselfish service as a vital volunteer of the Sweet […]

Writer says it’s about time



Editor: I must say that I was happy to see that Baltimore Council has finally done something that will possibly “save” citizens some money. This appears to be a real change after they have added an additional $3,000,000 in debt since the beginning of the Village Administrator system. How great is that, citizens may save $20 to $30 a month, […]

Why is it do as I say not as I do?



Editor: Why is it do as I say not as I do at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department? Here is “the do as I say:” This May Mayor Rick Baker was told that Terry Hoffer – a paid part-time Paramedic on BLFD – had a medical condition and was on medical leave from his full-time paid position with the Hebron […]

It’s VFW scholarship time



Editor: Once again, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars is announcing the themes for the VFW’s premier scholarship programs. Each year, more than 50,000 high school students compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives in the Voice of Democracy Program and more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 compete for a $5000 top prize […]

Thanks for school supply giveaway



Editor: Please allow me to express my heartfelt thanks to the Pastors and congregations of several area churches. On Saturday, August 3, through the combined efforts of Jacksontown United Methodist, Waters Edge, New Life Methodist, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and First Community churches, 221 students from several area school districts were provided with school supplies and book bags. It […]


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