GONE FISHIN’



BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – As Monday and Tuesday were some of the season’s first beautiful sunny days, many of us dreamed about leaving our offices, grabbing a fishing pole, and grabbing a spot along the Buckeye Lake shore, or pulling out the bass boat. But then, there were plenty of us who actually did it. Anglers flocked to Buckeye Lake […]

Council to discuss conformation with Budget Commission



HEBRON – Village council members want to invite the Licking County Budget Commission to a future council meeting to discuss the ramifications of conforming the village’s boundaries. The Commission consists of the county auditor, county prosecutor and county treasurer. County Auditor Michael Smith raised the issue six to seven years ago when he was clerk to the board of county […]

Lakewood stadium upgrade expands



HEBRON – What began as a $660,000 artificial turf installation for Lakewood’s Calhoun Memorial Field is now a $1.7 million upgrade of the entire facility. “We’ve expanded our focus,” said Lakewood Athletic Boosters President Kevin Krier. “I was amazed at what needs to be done.” In addition to replacing the existing grass with turf, Krier said boosters plan to renovate […]

Two drown when boat capsizes



MILLERSPORT – A flotilla of rescue boats outfitted with sonar and cadaver sniffing dogs located a second drowning victim Monday afternoon. Just after noon last Friday, a fishing boat containing Columbus residents Gary Cook, 62 and Jason Lewis, 61, capsized in three feet of water near Seller’s Point .The lake water was 45 degrees and choppy, and hypothermia contributed to […]

Letters to the Editor



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Government payroll growth hurt street maintenance



Editor: I read and I have heard that Baltimore has a street resurfacing project planned for 2015. I was quite surprised to hear that Liberty Street is apparently part of that project. My initial thought was that, “It is about time”. Since our village decided to change our form of government from Mayor, Village Council and Village Water Board to […]

Last chance to address Millersport traffic light issue



Editor: Millersport Village Council has been discussing possible changes at the Refugee Road and Lancaster Street intersection for nearly a year. An Ohio Department of Transportation study last September found that the traffic light at that intersection is NOT warranted. However, since the village owns the traffic light, the decision about its future will be made by Village Council. We […]

Dawes: Replacement recommendations



JACKSONTOWN- Everyone knows this past winter was a rough one. The question now is: Will it prove to be as rough for plants as well? The Dawes Arboretum’s Director of Horticulture Mike Ecker gives his expert opinion on what home owners should expect this spring, as well as how to care for trees and plants after a winter with extreme […]

Joyce A. Costlow



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Joyce A. Costlow, formerly of Pataskala, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 E Main St. in Kirkersville, with Pastor Matthew VanWinkle as celebrant. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Joyce died Monday, March 24, […]

Ethyl A Englehart



Calling hours for Ethyl A Englehart, 94, of Kirkersville, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 E Main St. Honoring Ethyl’s wishes, private burial will occur on Friday in the Kirkersville Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Russell. Ethyl […]


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