A-Fussin’ & A-Fuedin’



MILLERSPORT- The Millersport Junior and Senior High School proudly present the play Lil Abner on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m. The performance is at the Millersport Elementary Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street, Millersport. The residents of the hillbilly town of Dogpatch are a-fussin’ and a-feudin’ when their beloved town-deemed the most useless community in America—is chosen […]

Commissioners continue to jawbone Thornville



NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Commissioners have now formally announced that they are seeking another operator to provide waste water treatment for the county-owned North Perry County wastewater collection system. The Village of Thornville currently provides waste water treatment for the system. Commissioners state that Perry County is considering Licking County’s sewer services. According to a letter sent to Northern […]

Weekly retiring this summer



HEBRON – Fire Chief Randy Weekly is retiring July 18 after 42 years of service with the Hebron Fire Department. Weekly announced his retirement in a letter at the April 9 village council meeting. He started as a volunteer firefighter in 1972. Weekly became the department’s first full-time member as a firefighter/ paramedic in 1982. Ten years later, he became […]

Lakewood to get new football coach recommendation



HEBRON – Following a firestorm of controversy surrounding Lakewood’s first candidate for a new head football coach, the district’s search committee will recommend Marysville High School JV head coach Craig Conley for the position. Lakewood School Board members were to make the final decision whether to accept the recommendation and hire him during the April 9 board meeting. If hired, […]

Just Two More Weeks for Election Letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the May 6 ballot are welcome. However, due to our volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will not be […]

Writer questions need for making school tax permanent



Editor: It is noted that the Liberty Union School District has an issue in the upcoming election. They are asking voters to extend a tax issue. This issue was passed by the voters two different times as a “temporary” issue. This time, they wish to make the tax “PERMANENT”. Why is there a need to convert the issue from a […]

Goodwill needs donations



NEWARK – Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. is asking for help from our local community. Donations have been extremely low during the first three months of the year. Goodwill is in great need of gently used housewares and clothing in any condition. Donations help further our mission of providing training, employment, and support services to individuals with disabilities and other barriers […]

Electric aggregation info meeting set



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees will host a representative of Palmer Energy at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 15, to discuss and answer questions about the May 6 ballot issue regarding energy aggregation for the township. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and all township residents are invited to attend the meeting at the township garage/office at 11420 Millersport […]

Easter egg hunt set



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Youth Association is holding an Easter Egg Hunt starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Buckeye Lake Youth Association, 140 3rd St. Children must be old enough to pick up their own eggs. Prizes awarded for special eggs. Rain date is Saturday, April 19.

4-way stop to replace light



MILLERSPORT – A standing room only crowd spent more than an hour Tuesday night discussing the Lancaster Street and Refugee Road intersection with Mayor Dean Severance and village council members. The village’s only traffic light currently controls the intersection. Safety Committee Chair Gary Matheny and Street Superintendent Gilbert Arnold opened the discussion. The biggest problem is when northbound drivers get […]


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