Super Weekend

BUCKEYE LAKE – It was one of the biggest weekends of the year for the Buckeye Lake area. Thousands of Mopar enthusiasts were in the area for the 35th Annual Mopar Nationals at National Trail Raceway. Hundreds of Mopar owners showed off their classics in the new Supercruise on Saturday evening. Spectators lined Ohio 79 from Heath to the KOA […]

Planning commission recommends trustees reject rezoning for new store

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Zoning Inspector Forrest Cooperrider told the Licking Township Trustees August 3 that the Licking County Planning Commission members, during a July 29 hearing, unanimously recommended denial of a request to rezone 4.16 acres at 4775 Jacksontown Road from industrial to general business to accommodate a proposed Dollar General store. “Most people spoke against Dollar General for […]

Teen support group formed

NEWARK – At the request of teens and those who work with them in the community, Mental Health America of Licking County is launching a free support group for teens in grades 6-12. The group started meeting every Monday beginning July 20, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at MHA, 65 Messimer Drive, Newark. The intent is to offer a welcoming […]

One council member resigns, another gagged

BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council President Jeryne Peterson announced that council member Michelle “Mickey” Mc- Cormick resigned her position, shortly before the remaining council members unanimously voted to censure council member Peggy Wells for three meetings starting last Monday night. Wells will be allowed to attend the meetings and answer the roll and give a committee report, but otherwise cannot […]

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Buckeye lake Council finally gets something done this year!

Wow! Buckeye Lake Village Council members aka The Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight, The Get-Along Gang or The Do Nothings – pick whichever nickname you like; they all fit – finally took some decisive action Monday night. Yes, the group that can’t get anything done for us (anyone see the grant-funded community gardens?) finally got something done. It took them […]

Aubrey Gayle Bishop

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Aubrey Gayle Bishop, 74, of Millersport, was held August 10, 2015, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in the Millersport Cemetery. Gayle died early Tuesday morning, August 4, 2015, in Lancaster. He was born August 23, 1940, in Sharon, West Virginia, the son of […]

Glenna Leota Black

A graveside inurnment service for Glenna Leota Black, age 102, of Hebron, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, at Licking Cemetery. Glenna was born February 16, 1913, in Newark, to the late John C. and Elcy (Tatman) Brown. She passed away on August 6, 2015, at her home. Glenna was a 1932 graduate of Pataskala High […]

Johnnie H. Cooper, Jr.

Johnnie H. Cooper, Jr., age 64 of Kirkersville, passed away August 8, 2015. He was born to Johnnie and Ruby Cooper on December 12, 1950. A graduate of Watkins Memorial High School, Class of 1968, he devoted himself to his construction business. He served as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic on the Alexandria Fire Department for many years. He loved […]

Richard L. “Dick” Curran

A memorial service celebrating the life of Richard L. “Dick” Curran, age 73, of Hebron, was held August 12, 2015, at Hebron New Life United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio or to the Hebron New Life United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank […]