A “Devine” Day

Kids Flock to Devine Farms

HEBRON – A dry fall weekend brought hundreds of parents and children to Devine Farms outside of Hebron. Sunday’s featured attraction was a pedal tractor pull for ages 3-10. Girls took first and second place in the top age group. Young visitors could also sit in the Hebron Fire Department’s rescue unit or explore a medic unit. Pumpkins have center […]

Village spends $1,400 to clean up yards

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village’s rental policy is discouraging tenants, said Buckeye Lake Village Council member Peggy Wells Monday night. “Someone needs to take a look at the leases we’ve been doing,” she said. Wells, who has rental properties of her own, said she wanted to take a look at the former Lee’s Famous Recipe space next to the […]

Lakewood’s finances look good for five years

HEBRON – The next five years look smooth financially for the Lakewood School District. “I’m very happy with the financial stability of the district at this point,” said Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault. “It’s awesome. Everything seems to be holding in place.” Treasurer Glenna Plaisted presented a five-year forecast to Lakewood School Board members at their October 8 regular meeting, which […]

Dam open houses set for Oct. 28, 29

MILLERSPORT – Representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two open house events to share information with residents and stakeholders regarding the ongoing assessment of Buckeye Lake Dam. ODNR has contracted with the Corps of Engineers to provide an independent assessment of the condition of the dam that will include recommendations […]

Just one more week for election letters!

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the November 4 ballot are welcome. However, due to our volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will not be […]

Need for Issue 3 is real

Editor: Earlier this month, Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner, Millersport Elementary School principal Angie Harrison, Millersport High School principal Jeff Stought and I meet with our state government representatives. County Commissioner Dave Levacy hosted the meeting with State Senator Tim Shaffer, State Senator Troy Balderson and State Representative Gerald Stebleton. We discussed testing, student achievement, charter schools and our […]

Lakewood student is ‘unsung hero’

Editor: Often there are “unsung heroes” among us who go about their daily lives unnoticed. One of these, a brave and devoted young man of 15, stood by his grandfather on a daily basis caring for him in his final days, steadfast until his final hour. Austin Davis, son of Buckeye Lake Police officer Andy Davis, and Larayna Staggers was […]

Grad credits success to teachers, coaches

Editor: I am a graduate of the Class of 2001 and am writing to express my support for Issue #3 and Walnut Township Schools. Because of my high quality education and experience at Millersport, I was able to continue my education at Hocking College to become a nurse. I give the credit for my successful career to my teachers and […]

Poor performance doesn’t deserve increase

Editor, ‘Invest in the best’ is what the signs say, but should we give Walnut Township Schools more money? According to the Ohio School District Report card, this district is at the bottom of the grading scale. In the real world, you get fired for poor performance, not get more pay. We the people are the employers for this school […]

Dog pound cameras moved

Editor: It is my opinion that the Licking County Commissioner’s minutes typically are not informative to the public. In fact, I believe their clerk/administrative assistant purposely leaves details out…especially, if it’s something the commissioners would rather you don’t know about! For example, the minutes from September 25, 2014, state that “Auditor Mike Smith presented the Board of Commissioners office with […]