Let the good times roll

National Trail Raceway celebrates 50 years

HEBRON– It’s been 50 years since Clark Rader, Sr. and sons Clark Jr. and Ben cut the ribbon on the National Trail Raceway in 1964, creating a legacy of rich racing history in Central Ohio. “This is the 50th anniversary of the raceway,” said Track Manager Michael Fornataro. “We have 100 event days scheduled, everything from the Mopar Nationals to […]

Lakewood hires new football coach

HEBRON – With little fanfare, Lakewood School Board members quietly and unanimously hired Marysville High School JV head coach and varsity assistant coach Craig Conley as the district’s new head football coach and as a high school social studies teacher, per a search committee’s recommendation. “I’m excited,” said Lakewood Athletic Director Bo Hanson, who was a search committee member. He […]

Museum sets volunteer training

BUCKEYE LAKE Training classes for new and seasoned Cranberry Bog guides is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at the museum. The training for the The Queen of the Lake crew is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. Each class will last about one hour. Bog guides and Queen crew are needed for the 2014 season. […]

Liberty Union -Thurston superintendent search starting over

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union- Thurston School Board members hoped to name a new superintendent at their April 14 regular meeting to replace 11-year veteran Paul Mathews who announced his retirement Feb. 20. Board members spent about 90 minutes in executive or closed session Monday night discussing the employment of a public employee but did not take any action when they […]

Who’s minding the store?

BUCKEYE LAKE – A ques- tion about village council’s oversight arose at Monday night’s council meeting. The issue came up in a recent Personnel Committee meeting. Committee Chair Peggy Wells wanted committee members to review personnel procedures such as the hiring procedure, employee reviews etc. Wells referenced some recent changes in standard operating procedures at the fire department, noting that […]

Just One More Week 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 […]

Bubb endores Black for county commissioner

Editor: I am writing to offer my endorsement for Rick Black in the May 6th Republican Primary Race for Licking County Commissioner. Rick’s lifetime of service and community involvement, here in Licking County, makes him an excellent choice to serve the people of this diverse and growing county. Rick Black is a graduate of the Ohio State College of Agriculture […]

Voters urged to reject additional levy in Walnut Township

Editor: Last year, Walnut Township School District asked voters to replace a 1.25% income tax with a 1.75% income tax for the next ten years. To get it passed, they decided to spare retirees and fixed income individuals. If you have income from Social Security, pension, disability or interest you don’t pay this 1.75%. It passed so the fixed income […]

‘Vote for our Lions’

Editor: On May 6, voters in the Liberty Union – Thurston School District will be asked to renew a 0.5 percent school income tax. This is not a new tax, but simply a renewal of an existing one that has been around since 2005. This time we are being asked to make it a permanent (continuing) tax. The total school […]

Thanks to LTFC and Jacksontown UMC

Editor: We would like to thank the Licking Township Fire Company and Jacksontown United Methodist for the great Easter Egg Hunt and Ride a Fire Truck. You both went above and beyond. It was a great day ! Thanks for teaching the children about fire safety. The children had a blast finding hundreds of eggs and prizes,all smiles!!!! What a […]