Giovanni A. DeTrano

Funeral services have been held for Giovanni A. DeTrano, 4 1/2 months old of Thornville, who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep, returning him to his Heavenly Father’s care during the morning hours on Thursday, August 13, 2015, to be forever with the Lord. Giovanni was born in Columbus, on March 25, 2015, to his loving parents, Andrea K. Kuhlwein […]

Larry D. Root

Larry D. Root, age 62 of Thurston, passed away August 13, 2015, at the Pickering House. He was a retired diesel mechanic for MPW for 30 years. Larry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sherry Root; sons, Tim Root and Larry Root both of Thurston; step-children, Bob George of Lancaster, Kenny (Bobbi) George, Shane Copeland both of Baltimore, […]

Candidates set for Nov. 3

LAKE AREA- As petitions to run for local political offices have now been certified, some longtime Lake Area incumbents will be facing competition Nov. 3. Races for mayor are particularly competitive this year. Long-term Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason is facing a challenge from retired Village Administrator Mike McFarland. Millersport Mayor Dean Severance has three challengers including two current council members. […]

Trustees reject zoning change for Dollar General

JACKSONTOWN- A proposed zoning change to accommodate a Dollar General store at 4775 Jacksontown Road (Ohio 13) was rejected by Licking Township rustees following a public hearing on the request Monday night. Both the township zoning commission and the Licking County Planning Commission recommended that trustees turn down the request to rezone the 4.16 acre site from industrial to general […]

Burr Oak offers to supply water to Northern Perry County system

NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Commissioner Jim O’Brien emphasized that a proposal from Burr Oak in Athens County to provide water to Northern Perry County is just that—a proposal. “We haven’t even looked at it to discuss it yet,” he said. “We don’t know if it’s even going anywhere.” Northern Perry County currently contracts with Thornville for water. O’Brien said […]


Gatlins to celebrate 60th anniversary at Sweet Corn Festival

MILLERSPORT- Don’t call it a “farewell” tour; call it a 60th anniversary celebration, said legendary country artist Larry Gatlin who will perform with the Gatlin brothers, Steve and Rudy, during the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival. It’s one stop on the trio’s 60th Anniversary Tour. Sixty years is a long time to be a touring musician and while Gatlin is the […]

Sweet Corn Festival 5K set for Sept. 5

MILLERSPORT – The Millersport Lions Club in conjunction with the Sweet Corn Festival will hold its 26th Annual 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, Sept. 5. Pre-registration for the race is $18. Race day registration is $25 and begins at 7:15 a.m. with the race/run/walk taking off at 9:00 a.m. Entry forms are available for download at or from Ken […]

Sign up for emergency notices

BUCKEYE LAKE – Emergency notifications direct to your phone are now available in Fairfield and Licking counties. The Fairfield County Office of Emergency Management offers Alert-Fairfield County. Tornado warnings and other emergency notices are sent to your phone. Sign up at The Licking County Emergency Management Agency is now part of the Code Red warning system for weather alerts […]

Things to Do: Events

Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Food Truck Festival – 4 – 8 p.m. on_ Friday, August 21. FREE with a $5 per car parking fee. The Dawes Arboretum, in collaboration with the Licking County Local Foods Council and Local Food Week 2015, invites you to an event that is all about local food and flavor, […]

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