Field of Dreams



MILLERSPORT – The Little Laker Baseball League’s Field of Dreams needs about $7,000 more to become a reality. The League is trying to raise $30,000, primarily for materials, to build a new baseball field at Veteran’s Park. Last Saturday’s fundraiser and silent auction brought in just over $10,000. More than 100 items ranging from a paper shredder to an Urban […]

Board trying to spare extra curriculars from budget cuts



MILLERSPORT- Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner knows one thing for certain. “We will be back on the ballot in November,” he told about 50 people at a special school board meeting Monday to discuss budget cuts. Voters crushed an additional 6.9 mill levy May 6 by an unofficial 628-352 vote. “We have some very difficult decisions ahead of us,” […]

Hebron Legion sets Memorial Day services



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285 will be performing Memorial Day services at the following cemeteries on Monday, May 26. • 6:45 a.m. at Licking Baptist; • 7:00 a.m. at Luray Cemetery; •7:15 a.m. at Kirkersville Cemetery; • 7:40 a.m. at Harbor Hills Cemetery; • 8:00 a.m. at Stanford Cemetery; • 8:15 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery; • 8:30 a.m. […]

Legend Valley show drawing close scrutiny



THORNVILLE – Ohio Senator Tim Schaffer (R-District 31) says he’ll will a close eye on an event coming to Legend Valley this summer, as will the Licking County Sheriff’s Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Licking Township Trustees, and the venue’s neighbors. Legend Valley hosts the Gathering of the Juggalos July 23 through 26, which is an annual festival […]

Union Township to support Grow Licking County



UNION TOWNSHIP – Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to help financially support Grow Licking County. The community improvement corporation was established in 2011 to promote economic development in Licking County and serves as the county’s economic development agency. Its first economic director began work in April 2012. It is funded by a wide variety of public and private entities including […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘What has happened to Baltimore’



Editor: In case you happen to have not read some or any of my “Letters To The Editor,” I have become very distressed about what has happened to the village that has been my home since 1960. I have seen many changes over those years, but no changes that have been made, in my opinion, are as devastating as the […]

Millersport will keep its one traffic light



MILLERSPORT – Sometime between April 8 and May 13, village officials decided to give the village’s only traffic light another chance. Mayor Dean Severance simply announced May 13, “We’re going to leave the traffic light up. We’ll see how it works with the new sidewalk.” A standing room only crowd spent more than an hour April 8, discussing the Lancaster […]

Arthur E. Barcus



Arthur E. Barcus, 84, of Hebron, passed away May 16, 2014, at his home with his daughter at his side. He was born January 23, 1930, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Alice (Williams) Barcus. Mr. Barcus had served his country in the US Navy, from 1949-53. While in the Navy he was decorated with the following medals: […]

James A. Coate



James A. Coate, 65, of Thornville, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark. He was born on March 27, 1949, in Middletown, OH, son of the late Charles and Jane (Fink) Coate. A carpenter by trade, James was also a skilled artist. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman. He is […]


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