RIVER ROUNDUP RISES

Licking River Clean-Up Project Expands Countywide

NEWARK- It’s not just for one small section of the Licking River anymore. As the Licking County R iver Rou ndup enjoys its 20th anniversary Sept. 6, the initiative to keep one of Licking County’s most impor tant resou rces clean has expanded to most sections of Licking County, including Buckeye Lake Village, Hebron, and Union Township. “The event just […]

Superintendent’s position advertised



HEBRON – Three months to look for a new superintendent for Lakewood Schools may seem like a long time at first, but it will pass quickly, said Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault who recently announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. He, Lakewood School Board members, and Licking County Education Service Center Superintendent Nelson McCray met in executive session Monday evening […]

Police chief to retire, then return



BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Mayor Clay Carroll announced Monday night that Police Chief James Hanzey planned to retire from the force, but then return Sept. 1, minus accrued vacation and sick time. Council member and Personnel Committee chair Peggy Wells acknowledged the move would save the village some money, but wondered why, as committee chair, she had to learn about […]

Mason appointed to SERC



COLUMBUS – Governor John R. Kasich recently appointed Clifford L. Mason of Hebron to the State Emergency Response Commission for a term beginning August 27, 2014 and ending January 13, 2016. Mason is Hebron’s mayor and a retired fire chief. SERC is the administrative body that implements Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Revised Code that addresses federal and state requirements […]

Letters to the Editor



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It’s time to enjoy the Sweet Corn Festival



Editor: The Millersport Lions Club is hosting its 68th Sweet Corn Festival this week at Historic Lions Park. Our motto is “We Serve,” and we are fortunate to be serving a community that gives as much as it receives. Our largest annual fundraising project continues to be the Sweet Corn Festival, which is today recognized as one of the largest […]

Thanks for new curb fix



Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Millersport Mayor Dean Severance, Village Council members and Street Superintendent Gilbert Arnold for fixing a problem I raised at the last council meeting. I was concerned about the new traffic barrier in front of the Circle K gas station. Yes, I ran over the barrier turning into the Circle K […]

Guest Column: Labor Day commemorates American working values



Many of us simply think of Labor Day as a day off from work or school. To an extent, that was the original intent for the holiday, to give the American worker a much needed day to rest. However, it was conceived with a deeper meaning: to celebrate the achievements and contributions of American workers. From the Industrial Revolution to […]

Baseball doing well in Thornville



THORNVILLE – Thornville Youth Recreation Association President Tim Cooperrider told Thornville Village Council members Monday night that the organization had a great year for baseball. There will also be a meeting Sept. 15, 6 p.m., to determine if TYRA will share the Thornville baseball field with the Timberwolves baseball program. Previously, Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner said the village has agreements […]

Shelby Jean Daniels



A celebration of life service for Shelby Jean Daniels, 75, of Millersport, was held August 22, 2014, at Vineyard Grace Fellowship, Newark, with Pastor Brad Kittle officiating. Burial followed in Thornville Cemetery. Jean entered heaven on August 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 7, 1938, in Newark, to Wilma Jones and the late Wayne Jones. […]


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