Fixing the ‘Big Swamp’



HEBRON – Licking County Engineer Bill Lozier P.E. P. S. said early maps called the Hebron area “The Big Swamp.” Lozier joined Licking County Planning and Development Department Director Jerry Newton, county floodplain manager Todd Fortune, OSU Estension agent Ted Wiseman, Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District representative Denise Natoli Brooks, Hebron Village Engineer Brian Coghlan P.E., Mayor Clifford […]

Levy approval critical to district’s independence



MILLERSPORT– Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner said Monday night, during a public information meeting, the district has a long-term plan to stay off the ballot for a while, but first it has to get past November. Issue 3, as it will appear on the ballot, is an 8.8 mill levy, which combines an existing 1.8 mill emergency levy up […]

Solar system installation begins at Lakewood



HEBRON – After years of enduring hurdles and delays, work has begun on installing two solar array clusters that will power Lakewood High School and the two intermediate buildings. “I’ll tell you, it’s been a struggle,” said Lakewood School Board member Bill Gulick. He said the district faced several hurdles throughout the process, but as of Monday, those hurdles were […]

Letters to the Editor



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Analysis: Council discusses seeking restitution from M•E



BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s taken four years but village officials are finally discussing whether the village’s repaving project contractors fulfilled their obligations. Mayor Clay Carroll, Council President Jeryne Peterson and council member Michelle Mc- Cormick joined Public Service Committee Chair Arletta Ruton and committee members Barry Herron and Peggy Wells for a one-hour meeting Monday night. Street supervisor Mark Dymek, […]

Thanks to Sweet Corn Festival sponsors



Editor: Every year the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival receives generous donations from some local businesses that we recognize as Corporate Sponsors. In order to have a successful festival, we rely on many organizations to run their booths, our guests that visit us through the four day event, members of our club and our Corporate Sponsors. We want to thank the […]

Buckeye Lake running out of cash



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Village of Buckeye Lake is short of cash, said Buckeye Lake Village Council member Barry Herron Monday night. “We are in serious trouble financially. We are going to run out of money,” he said, possibly by the end of the year. Herron, Finance Committee chair, said the village needs $200,000 to get to April 1, 2015. […]

Sean Joseph Ahern



Sean Joseph Ahern passed away peacefully September 3, 2014, at his home in Heath, at age 68. He was born January 17, 1946, in Newark, to Molly Lewis Ahern and John Joseph Ahern. He grew up in North Canton, and Newark,. After high school he served in the Air Force as a weather observer in the Philippines. He returned to […]

Glenna Faye (Watson) Pound



Glenna Faye (Watson) Pound, 55, of Hebron, passed away September 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born on November 18, 1958, in Hamlin, West Virginia, daughter of the late Glenn Watson and Mary Yeager Watson Hurdiss, who survives. Glenna was a 1976 graduate of Lakewood High School. She was employed with the U.S. Air Force Base in Newark where […]

Karen Boyer Rousculp



Karen Boyer Rousculp, 69, of Thornville, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Karen was born July 10, 1945, in Lancaster, the daughter of Melvin and Audrey Klingler. She grew up in the beautiful countryside of Junction City, with her brothers, Hobert Klingler (Ruth) and Loren Klingler (both deceased); and a sister, Janet Grey (William Lee). She was a member of […]


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