Spring Teaser

LAKE AREA– If they knew what was coming, these flowers may have preferred to stay underground. But, in open defiance of one of the area’s most grueling winters in history, some bold flowers vaulted out of the soil to take advantage of warm air and sunny skies Monday and Tuesday of this week. Of course, by Wednesday we were back […]

New housing funding decision due in May

NEWARK – LEADS CEO Kenneth Kempton will know by May 14 if funding is available to move ahead with a project to create 25 to 30 single-family low income housing units in Buckeye Lake Village. If funding is approved, homes will be built on scattered lots throughout the village where derelict homes were demolished, and LEADS plans to purchase enough […]

Millersport giving up on pool after this season

MILLERSPORT – Time is running out for the Millersport Pool. It will still open for its 43rd season on May 31, but that will be its last, council members agreed Tuesday night. Karen Severance, Mayor Dean Severance’s wife, said, “Put it (funding the pool) on the ballot and let people vote on it.” While village officials have never expected the […]

Letters to the Editor

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Writer questions value of growth

Editor: The Mayor and village officials have spoken many times about the “Growth of Baltimore”. They also promote that growth and in order to pay for that growth, citizens must generate more revenue for the village. The growth that has occurred has been minimal, but the spending has been unstoppable. I will admit that Baltimore has had “some” growth, but […]

Hebron Police nab thief twice

HEBRON – Charles H. Morrison III, age 26, of Columbus, didn’t learn much serving nearly five years in prison for breaking into Buckeye Outdoors in 2008. He was released from prison in January 2013 and soon returned to the scene of his crime. An employee found Morrison just before closing on March 20, 2013, with his legs hanging down from […]

Fire Company sponsors chili cook-off

JACKSONTOWN – The Licking Township Fire Company Firefighter Association is sponsoring a chili cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Jacksontown United Methodist Church Outreach Center. Chili contest entries are $10 each and due by Saturday, April 5. Contestants should specify “hot” or “mild.” Checks, made payable to LTFC Firefighter Association, should be mailed with […]

Velma M. “Micki” Mason

Velma M. “Micki” Mason, age 80, of Avondale, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at Selma Markowitz Care Center. Velma was born January 23, 1934, in Millersport, the daughter of the late Stanley Dale and Mary Elizabeth (Fountain) Miller. She was a retired supervisor with Glasfloss Industries. Velma is survived by her husband, Robert E. Mason; daughter, Linda (Jon) Hiles; grandchildren, […]

Rickie Rhodes “Rick” Ridenour

Rickie Rhodes “Rick” Ridenour, 59, of Glenford, passed away at his home March 8, 2014, following a brief illness. Rick was born on August 9, 1954, in Lancaster, the son of the late Richard and Joy Ridenour of Glenford. A 1972 graduate of Sheridan High School, Rick was self employed as a Compressed Natural Gas consultant. He, like his father, […]

Food pantry to stay put

BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night it appeared as if Buckeye Lake Village may lose the LEADS food pantry on West 1st Street, but by Tuesday the situation was resolved. The food pantry will remain where it is for at least the next five years. Initially LEADS proposed a 10-year lease at $1 per year in exchange for connecting the building […]