Tournament Time.. Is Here

HEBRON – Our cold and wet spring hasn’t affected Lakewood’s Lady Lancers as they wrap up their regular season next week. Monday after noon they beat Joh nstown- Monroe 7- 4. Tuesday, the Lancers shutout Utica 7-0. The 14-2 Lady Lancers have three scheduled games left and, if weat her per m it s, w ill ma ke up a […]

Black wins Republican nomination for county commissioner

NEWARK – Union Township Trustee President Rick Black can add another title– Republican Licking County Commissioner candidate. Tuesday, Black received 5,041 votes to take the Republican nomination over Michael Fox with 3,582 votes, and Doug Kanuckle, with 2,524 votes, according to unofficial results. All three candidates were vying to replace long time Licking County Commissioner Doug Smith who is retiring […]

Voters reject area school levies

LANCASTER – School issues didn’t fare well in Fairfield on May 6. Bern Union’s 2 percent income tax on earned income for 10 years was the only school issue approved in the county. Liberty Union-Thurston’s bid to make 0.5 percent of the district’s 1.75 percent income tax permanent fell by an unofficial vote of 613-573. The district has a permanent […]

Mixed results for electric aggregation issues

LANCASTER/NEWARK – On their face, electric aggregation ballot issues appear non-controversial. Ohio law now allows local communities to combine or aggregate their electrical needs to obtain a lower rate for all members of the community. Six aggregation issues were on the ballot in Fairfield County and one in Licking County. Two were defeated – Berne Township by a 411-391 vote […]

Letters to the Editor

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‘We had to start somewhere’

Editor: I recently had the chance to speak with a very good friend and Liberty Union High School classmate. It seems that the Village of Baltimore has come forward with more rules and regulations. My friend owns property on East Cliff Street that he purchased with the intent to sell lots to people wanting to live in Baltimore. He apparently […]

Millersport Pool needs help

Editor: It is that time of the year when the Millersport Swimming Pool needs some TLC. Some residents have asked what they can do to help the pool. Here is how you can help: We need volunteers from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, May 16 and from 11 a.m. to ? on Saturday, May 17. Please bring your work […]

Welcome back, Tory

Editor: We want to welcome Tory back to BLASST. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to become more involved while you were working things out. All the luck in the future. You are the original BLASST girl! Dave LevacyTerry DuplerMillersport

Community spaghetti dinner set

Editor: The Friends of Bowling Green Township are sponsoring a community Spaghetti Dinner from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at the Bowling Green Township community building in Brownsville. The meal includes; spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert and a drink for a voluntary donation only. They also recently sponsored the Bowling Green Township Easter egg hunt that produced one […]

Bridge to close for 30 days

UNION TOWNSHIP – Residents living west of 3532 Beaver Run Road will have to find a new route home from the Newark/Health area for the next 30 days. In February, the Licking County Engineer’s Office set a five ton weight limit on the bridge at 3532 Beaver Run Road, after discovering that its I-beam support structure is deteriorating. The bridge […]