Soaring dogs are Perry County Fair stars

NEW LEXINGTON– Dogs wake up happy and energetic every day, and their love of life is infectious for Kara Gilmore. “That spreads to you,” she said. Gilmore and business partner Nadja Palenzuela own and operate The Marvelous Mutts- A Canine Spectacular, an ultra-athletic dog show, which presents three performances per day at this year’s Perry County Fair in New Lexington, […]

Trustees place additional fire/EMS levy on November ballot

JACKSONTOWN – Monday night, Licking Township Trustees unanimously placed an additional three-mill fire and EMS levy for the Licking Township Fire Com- pany on the November ballot. Should voters approve the levy, it would cost residents $105 per year, per $100,000 of home value. The levy would collect $424,935 annually. The levy would allow the Licking Township Fire Company to […]

Analysis: Dam activity picks up

COLUMBUS – Some tangible progress is now being made on replacing the Buckeye Lake dam. Ohio Governor John Kasich presented what he termed “a little bit of an update” last Thursday afternoon in the Lincoln Room in the Ohio Statehouse. “I salute the people that live at Buckeye Lake,” Kasich said. “They have been model citizens.” He introduced Steve Berezansky, […]

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A few BLASST shirts are still available

Editor: Most of this year’s BLASST T-shirts have sold. The remaining stock is at Buckeye Lake Place in downtown Millersport and at Fishers Marina on Lieb’s Island. If you are a tank shirt kind of person we have plenty of those. This is a commemorative shirt folks. Get one now before they are all gone. There might not be t-shirt […]

Support your community & schools on Aug 4

Editor: I am thankful to have two teenaged sons who are happy, healthy and love their school. I give a lot of credit for that to the Walnut Township Local School District. And that’s why I urge you to vote YES for the levy on August 4th. I know that no school or teacher is perfect and as a longtime […]

School levy is back on the ballot Aug. 4

Editor: Here we go again! August 4th for the 4th time! Three times now the voters have said no to the Walnut Township Schools request fora7mill,5yearpropertytaxlevy. The request is again the same as before. What doesn’t the school board understand about the word NO? Why do they come back and ask for the same amount we have voted down three […]

Clothing, back-to-school supplies to be sales tax free Aug. 7-9

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s first ever state sales tax holiday can save buyers seven percent on clothing and back-to-school pur chases Aug. 7 – 9. Ohio Council of Retail Merchants President and CEO Gordon Gough expects families and students will take full advantage of the first ever Ohio Tax Holiday and stock up on back-to-school items. “Taking an additional seven percent […]

Nicholas “Nick” Scott Alexander

A funeral service for Nicholas “Nick” Scott Alexander, 34, of Thornville, was held July 20, 2015, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Ron Hock officiating. Burial followed in Newark Memorial Gardens. Nick, a service tech II for T.P. Mechanical, passed away July 14, 2015, at OSU Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1980, in Newark to Carl […]

Donald H. Lebold

Donald H. Lebold, age 74, passed away July 21, 2015, at The James Cancer Hospital. Don was born on September 3, 1940, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to the late Ross and Dorothy (Landrigan) Lebold. He was a 1958 graduate of Zanesville High School. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy where he served with the VP-5 “Mad Foxes” […]