Tournament Time.. Is Here


PICKERINGTON – Lakewood and Licking Valley meet in their rubber match at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Pickington Central High School. The prize is the Division II Pickerington 1 District title. An extra inning one-run loss to Licking Valley at home is the only blemish on the Lady Lancers’ record. Lakewood beat Valley at home early in the season. Lakewood […]

Lakewood hires new transportation supervisor

HEBRON – Director of Pupil Services Patti Pickering announced during the May 15 Lakewood School Board meeting that the district has hired Rodney Stufflebean as the district’s new transportation supervisor. Pickering said Stufflebean formerly worked for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “He led a team that inspected school buses,” she said. Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews said former transportation supervisor Mike […]

New dam study recommends two more feet of water

COLUMBUS – A hydraulic evaluation of the Buckeye Lake Dam commissioned by the Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce found that the Dam meets recommended “stability factors of safety” at a 890.75 lake level. That level is two feet above ODNR’s new definition of winter pool of 888.75, two feet, three inches above Wednesday evening’s lake level of 888.50 and […]

Letters to the Editor

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Condo community might escape township after all

JACKSONTOWN – Prospects looked grim for a Heath condominium community’s request to be completely separated from Licking Township following an expedited annexation into the City of Heath. But Monday night, Licking Township Trustee President Joe Hart said the community might be able to separate from the township after all. Previously, Bill Settles, president of the River Oaks Homeowners Association, told […]

Hebron Legion sets service schedule

HEBRON – American Legion Post 285 will be performing Memorial Day services at the following cemeteries on Monday, May 25. • 6:45 a.m. at Licking Baptist;• 7:00 a.m. at Luray Cemetery;• 7:15 a.m. at Kirkersville Cemetery;• 7:40 a.m. at Harbor Hills Cemetery;• 8:00 a.m. at Stanford Cemetery; • 8:15 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery;• 8:30 a.m. at Dawes Arboretum;• 8:45 […]

Buckeye Lake health grant now totals $70,000

BUCKEYE LAKE- The Licking County Health Department allocated an additional $59,000 to the original $11,000 awarded to the village through the 2015 Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant from the Ohio Department of Health. According to a Licking County Health Department press release, the funds will be used for improvements to Ryan Braden Park in the Village of Buckeye Lake and […]


Some typographical errors in Faye Whitaker’s Letter to the Editor last week about the Walnut Township School levy should be attributed to the editor, not the writer.

Evelyn M. “Pete” Blum

Evelyn M. “Pete” Blum, 92, of Baltimore, passed away May 15, 2015. Pete is survived by her longtime friend and companion, Charlie Bitner; nieces, nephews, and cousins; sister-in-law, Margaret Tener; and many special friends, including, Mary C. Wilson, Cindy and Greg Taylor, Kitty Stover, Glenna Rogers, Donna and Jim King, Scott and Rhonda Sorrell and their children, Makiah Sorrell and […]

Toby Hamilton Caudill

A memorial service, celebrating the life of Toby Hamilton Caudill, 41, of Heath, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Andrew Hoover as celebrant. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brownsville. Toby died suddenly on May 19, 2015, in a truck […]