We Honor Our Veterans



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285’s Color Guard and Firing Squad conducted Memorial Day services at nine Union and Licking township cemeteries before many awoke Monday morning. The an nual Memor ial Day ceremonies started at Licking Baptist Cemetery at 6:45 a.m. The last stop before marching with the Lakewood High School band from Basin Street to Hebron Cemetery was […]

Liberty Union-Thurston names new superintendent



BALTIMORE – Todd S. Osborn will be Liberty Union- Thurston School District’s fourth superintendent in 40 years. Board members unanimously selected Osborn at a May 23 special board meeting. He was selected in the board’s second round of applicants. Osborn will replace Paul Mathews who is retiring after 35 years with the district and 11 years as superintendent. Osborn is […]

Ohio 79 paving project starts June 2



JACKSONTOWN – Work starts Monday, June 2, weather permitting, on the Ohio 79 repaving project. The first segment is from just north of I-70 to the traffic light at Enterprise Drive in Hebron. Existing asphalt will be milled during the day with paving set for night-time hours. This segment should take three weeks to complete. Work on Ohio 79 in […]

Residents frustrated with zoning enforcement



BUCKEYE LAKE – A Buckeye Lake property owner told the Buckeye Lake Village council membersTuesday night (Memorial Day delayed council’s regular Monday night meeting) that she’s complained about a Union Avenue property and its lack of upkeep for 10 years without any results. “Previous complaints have been unsatisfied, unanswered,” said resident Jacqueline Sluder, adding that she represents other residents who […]

More prizes for Carp Fest



BUCKEYE LAKE – More prizes for Carp Fest participants! Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow’s annual Buckeye Lake Carp Fest returns June 6 – 8. More than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded over the two-day tournament. Fishing starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 6, and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Registration is just $5 per fisherman. […]

Bill Ours will be missed



Editor: Buckeye Lake and Hebron lost a wonderful man with the passing of Bill Ours. It seems that every community has someone who helps everyone out, that was Bill! Who is going to do it now? Bill and his wife, Diane are Lifetime members of The Buckeye Lake Historical Society and he was such a great help in getting the […]

Little Laker auction supporters thanked



Dear Editor: I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that helped support the Little Laker Baseball Auction. We could not be happier with the turnout and we are well on our way to getting our new field entirely paid for. The people of Millersport and Walnut Township really rallied behind our goal of building a new field […]

Volunteer saves special day



Editor: As a long standing custom, we honor our Veterans each Memorial Day with a service at the Millersport Cemetery. Our mowing contractor failed to have the cemetery properly mowed for Memorial Day this year. A faithful citizen, Tom Nebbergall, voluntarily mowed it for the memorial service. On behalf of the Millersport Cemetery Trustees, I want to thank this outstanding […]

‘Free’ dirt is NOT available now



LIEB’S ISLAND – It will be at least a year before any of the dredge sediment being stockpiled at Lieb’s Island is available. Park Manager Jason Westley said it will take at least several seasons for the sediment to dewater enough to where it can be handled. In the meantime, the Lieb’s Island Dredge Recovery Area is an active work […]

Betty Jean Bird



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Betty Jean Bird, 69, of Granville, was held May 27, 2014 , in the Newark Freewill Baptist Church, with her pastor, Matthew Bryant as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Betty died peacefully, surrounded by her family May 24, 2014, at her home. She was born March 1, 1945, in Hurricane, , the […]


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