Voters Favor Change



LANCASTER – Long-term incumbent mayors didn’t fare well in Tuesday night’s election returns. Come January 1, Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish will be out of office for the first time in 34 years. He served as a village council member from 1982 to 1999, starting a 16-year run as mayor in 2000. He also served as president of the Ohio Mayors’ […]

Licking Township voters approve 24/7 fire/EMS staffing



NEWARK – This time Licking Township voters were willing to increase their taxes to provide 24/7 on station staffing at the Licking Township Fire Company. The additional three mill levy was approved by an unofficial 886 to 598 tally. Seven years ago voters narrowly rejected an additional three mill fire levy by 58 votes. “Thank you to all the residents […]

Thornville elects 18-year-old council member



NEW LEXINGTON – Most of the lake area election activity was in Fairfield and Licking counties. However, Thornville voters renewed two operating levies for five more years. Voters approved a one mill levy 204-127 and a 2.4 mill levy 189-143. Thornville Mayor Gavin Renner thanked voters for renewing both levies. “Both the one mill levy and the 2.4 mill levy […]

Letters to the Editor



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Veterans Day should be meaningful to us all



Editor: Veterans Day – Nov. 11 – in a very real sense, should be of great significance to all Americans. This day has been so designated by the Congress of the United States in honor of the millions of sons and daughters who joined the armed forces in defense of Liberty and precious Freedoms. Hundreds of thousands of gallant Americans […]

God bless our Veterans



Editor: As Veterans Day approaches, we all need to remember why we celebrate their lives. Without our Veterans we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedoms and choices we have as Americans. Our very existence all centers around the fact that the American Veteran has made the ultimate sacrifice to either give up his or her life for our country […]

Mayor thanks residents



Editor: I would like to thank the Village of Millersport residents for the privilege of serving them for the past 14 years as their Mayor and I would also like to congratulate Gary Matheny for winning the election. The Village is in very capable hands and I wish Gary success and luck in running the Village. Mayor Dean Severance

Popo thanks Whitaker for her service



Editor: I would like to thank everyone that voted to give me a third term on the Walnut Township Board of Education. I am truly humbled by the number of people that supported me. I will always work for the best interest of a community that Debbi and I have chosen as our home. I believe this is the best […]

‘Watchdog’ sniffing around Buckeye Lake Village speed limits



Editor: According to the September 2 Kirkersville Council minutes, just before his departure, former acting Police Chief Jason Lawless seemed to whine about council not getting them a new cruiser, claiming he “worked tirelessly to get the information and then it doesn’t get approved.” But while one council member reminded Lawless that there was no money and no where else […]

Charles D. “Chuck” Cameron



Funeral services for Charles D. “Chuck” Cameron of Glenford were held November 4, 2015, at Brucker-KIshler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Dan Lawrence and Terry Carter presiding. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown, with Military Honors rendered by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Mr. Cameron, age 63, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. […]


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