I, Robot



HEBRON– It’s a lot harder to make than it looks, said Lakewood High School freshman Kathryn McGinnis, the only female member of the Lakewood High School robotics team. This weekend, the team travels to Dayton to enter their robot, called “Sir Lancebot,” in the Ohio First Robotics Competition State Championship. This is quite an accomplishment considering Sir Lancebot is Lakewood’s […]

‘I don’t know what is wrong with split tournaments’



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Thurston School Board members had a lengthy agenda Monday night. They spent about an hour in executive or closed session reviewing second-round applications to replace Superintendent Paul Mathews who is retiring July 31. Five resignations were accepted : • Social studies teacher Seth Howard; • High school math teacher Ben Johnson; • High school athletic director […]

Board to discuss budget cuts Monday night



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Board of Education members will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 19, in the elementary school library, to discuss budget cuts. The meeting is open to the public. Members had a two-hour work session before Monday night’s regular board meeting. District treasurer Kirk Grandy had a bit of good news to ease the sting of […]

LEADS doesn’t get tax credits for Buckeye Lake



BUCKEYE LAKE – A proposed LEADS project to create 25 to 30 single-family lowincome housing units in Buckeye Lake Village was not awarded the necessary tax credits and will not move forward this year. “We have received the final results from OHFA (Ohio Housing Finance Agency) on which projects were funded throughout the State of Ohio,” said LEADS CEO Kenneth […]

Letters to the Editor



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School levy supporters thanked



Editor, We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for and worked so hard on behalf of Walnut Township Schools on our recent school levy. The levy failed and that is incredibly disappointing, but the hard work and effort put forth on behalf of our children is never in vain. It will always be worth supporting […]

Humane Society should takeover pound



Editor: The “Peaceful Protest” at the Licking County dog pound on Saturday, May 3, was well attended t and very peaceful EXCEPT for the actions of one dog pound volunteer. According to complaints filed at Licking County Human Resources, pound volunteer Shelly Myers told some of the protestors that the dog pound was private property and ordered them to leave. […]

Sand volleyball, corn hole leagues at the pool



Editor: In an attempt to raise revenue and have fun, this year the Millersport Pool will organize a co-ed sand volleyball league and a corn hole league. Each league will have adult and youth divisions. The entry fee for the corn hole league is $15 per person and the entry fee for sand volleyball is $25per person. The schedule will […]

Health screening set for May 30



MILLERSPORT – Lake area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture on Friday, May 30. The Millersport Lions Club is hosting Life Line Screening at the Lions Clubhouse, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd. • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; • 80% of stroke victims […]

Theresa A. Bower



A graveside service, celebrating the life of, Theresa A. Bower, 64, of Pataskala, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Columbus. Theresa passed away May 11, 2014, at her home. She was born on April 10, 1950, in Columbus, daughter of the late John Gourno and Lillian (Bay) Gourno, who survives. […]


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