We’ll Take It !!



JACKSTOWN– This spring is a bit disappointing in blooming terms thanks to a brutally cold winter, but considering how long it seems since we’ve seen spring-like temperatures, most of us will take it. Dawes Arboretum’s Director of Horticulture Mike Ecker said the arboretum’s experienced more stellar springs. “What I can say is the spring blooming magnolias have been hit hard […]

Tree removal extends bog’s life



BUCKEYE LAKE- As summer reluctantly approaches, Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Director J-me Braig said Cranberry Bog is ready for the season. A new 50-foot dock is being installed plus three-foot by fourfoot information signs are being erected at each end to identify it for Buckeye Lake “day trippers.” “The identification of it has been up to us,” said Braig […]

Poppy Day is May 3



MILLERSPORT – American Legion Auxiliary Unit 637 has set Saturday, May 3, as Poppy Day. Starting at 9 a.m., members will be giving out Poppies on the street and at area businesses. Izabella Erlenbach, daughter of Joe and Ashleigh Hooker, is the 2014 Little Miss Poppy Queen. She is 10 years old and is a 4th grader at Millersport Elementary […]

Trustees to bid extensive list of road repairs



UNION TOWNSHIP – Five mowing contractors submitted bids Monday night to mow and trim four township cemeteries and around the township complex on Beaver run Road. Trustees expect to award the contract at their May 5 meeting. Trustee President Rick Black said previously the township would either have to bid the mowing out or hire another seasonal worker to mow […]

Millersport students learning new skill



MILLERSPORT – Using Global Positioning Systems, Millersport High School students are capturing real-time global positioning points for use in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The Village of Millersport has contracted with Operator Training Committee of Ohio, Inc. (OTCO) to create a GIS map of its drinking water distribution system. Created in 1964, OTCO is a non-profit training center dedicated to assisting […]

This is it for Election Letters!



We do NOT publish election letters in the final issue before an election. Candidates specifically criticized in a letter in this issue are given an opportunity to specifically respond to the criticism in the next issue. Just one candidate was specifically criticized in this issue. Licking County Commission candidate Rick Black may respond to Bonnie Mansfield’s letter on Page 9 […]

Kanuckel introduces himself



Editor: I am Doug Kanuckel, a candidate for County Commissioner. I am a Christian attending church in Fallsbury Township, married 45 years and have three children and five grandchildren. I served the residents of Licking County as a deputy sheriff for 12 years (supervisory position) and am now President of the Fallsbury Township Board of Trustees serving in my third […]

Black introduces himself



Editor: I’m Rick Black, candidate for the Republican nomination for Licking County Commissioner. I’m asking for your vote in the May 6 primary election. I first campaigned for Commissioner in 2008 and came in third in a five-way primary race. I wasn’t discouraged. Taking the lessons I learned and putting them to good use, I won a seat for Union […]

‘Opportunity to spend more wisely’



Editor: Our daughter, Nicole Bush, graduated from Millersport High School in 2006 and four years later from MVNU. She’s been blessed to receive a great education. This past February she went to Nicaragua, her second mission trip there in less than a year. Among the construction projects her team was engaged in was a day set aside to hand out […]

More support for Liberty Union renewal



Editor: I would like to address the renewal tax levy put on the ballot for Liberty Union – Thurston in the May. Having lived in the LU-T school district all of my life, I have witnessed the wonderful education that LU-T gives our students. When I was in school in the 50’s & 60’s, there were many times that our […]


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