Eye on the Eagle



LAKE AREA–Birdwatchers unite! January is national Bald Eagle Watch Month, and Buckeye Lake is a good place for viewing. “It’s a great place for eagles,” said ODNR Wildlife Biologist Laura Kearns. She said around the lake there are four bald eagles’ nests in Perry County, and one each in Licking and Fairfield counties. “There’s substantial nesting in that area,” Kearns […]

Aggregtion program discount is 23 percent



UNION TOWNSHIP – AEP customers in the unincorporated portions of Union Township will receive opt-out letters from IGS Energy of Dublin next week. Last month, Union Township Trustees unanimously approved a two-year fixed price contract with IGS Energy, after the township’s aggregation consultant – Trebel LLC – solicited bids for electric power. Township voters approved electric aggregation last May. Residential […]

McWilliams to replace Black as trustee



UNION TOWNSHIP – Robert W. McWilliams of Auld Ridge Estates was appointed Tuesday to fill out the 2015 portion of former Trustee Rick Black’s term. Voters will select his replacement for the final two years of his term on Nov. 3. Black resigned Dec. 31 after being elected Nov. 4 to replace Doug Smith as a Licking County Commissioner. Smith […]

Rezoning request for Dollar General withdrawn



HEBRON – An application submitted by PennTex Ventures, LLC of Greensburg, PA, to rezone property in the 500 block of East Main Street from Residential 2 – Single Family to Neighborhood Commercial was withdrawn five days before the required hearing before Hebron Village Council. The developer wanted to build a Dollar General store on the lot between two residences on […]

Letters to the Editor



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Students can compete in patriotic art contest



Editor: I have been writing Letters to the Editor for about six years now. Recently several people have told me how much they enjoy reading my letters because they are always positive. That’s what The Ladies Auxiliary to The VFW is, positive. Our goal is to help our Veterans, our community, and our youth. The Young American Creative Patriotic Art […]

William “Bill” A. Hughes



William “Bill” A. Hughes, loving husband and father, age 58 of Thornville, passed away January 16, 2015, in Columbus after a four year battle with Neuroendocrine cancer treatments, even traveling overseas to Europe. He beat the odds of the rare terminal disease. Bill was born October 11, 1956, in Lancaster. He graduated in 1975 from Lancaster High School and graduated […]

David A. Kistler



David A. Kistler, 58, of Pleasantville, went to his heavenly father on January 24, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was a caring husband, son, father, and grandfather. David is survived by his wife, Eva Kistler; father, Robert (Marilyn) Kistler Sr.; children, Billy Reynolds, Angel (Jeff) McKittrick, Mike Pettit, Kacy (Julie) Pettit, and Jackie (Cathy) Senig; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; […]

Glenna M. Redd



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Glenna M. Redd, of Pleasantville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015, in the New Life Christian Center, 2642 Columbus Lancaster Rd. NW, Lancaster, with Brothers Keller and Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Cemetery. Glenna died peacefully on January 26, 2015, with her family at her side. […]

Floyd “Red” Romine, Jr.



Floyd “Red” Romine, Jr. of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2015, at Pickering House Hospice in Lancaster, with his family by his side. He was born July 16, 1925, in Rutland, Ohio, the son of the late Floyd E and Cora (Saxton) Romine. He served honorably in the US Navy during WWII, aboard the ship […]


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