Timothy S. Stevens



Timothy S. Stevens, 60 of Pataskala passed away February 1, 2016, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, Columbus. Tim was born September 19, 1955, in Newark to the late Donald L. Stevens and E. Janice (Castle) Dean, who survives. He was a 1974 graduate of Lakewood High School and had been employed as a sheet metal worker with the Sheet […]

Judith A. “Judi” Watkins



Judith A. “Judi” Watkins, age 72 of Millersport, formerly of Canton, passed away at home on February 4, 2016. She was born January 2, 1944, in Smithfield, OH, the daughter of the late Wilbur and J. Elsie Watkins. Judi graduated from Timken High School and worked for General Body of Canton and Planned Parenthood of Newark. Laughter and fun was […]

Registration deadline for primary election is Feb. 16



COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote in the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16. Register to Vote/Update Your Address The deadline to register to vote in the March 15 Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16 (30 days before the election). Voter registration forms are available […]

Dodd seeking reelection



HEBRON – Board Member Stephanie Dodd has announced her candidacy for re-election to Ohio’s State Board of Education, representing the 9th District. “Representing the taxpayers, parents and students of the 9th District, I work tirelessly to bring accountability and responsibility to Ohio’s Department of Education,” Dodd said in a statement. “Now, more than ever, taxpayers need vigilant oversight of government […]

Liberty Union High School names honor students



BALTIMOR – Liberty Union High School recently announced its honor students for the secons nine-week grading period. Distinguished Honor RollAll A’s SENIORS: Jared Bowers; Tyler Brehm; Cari Cooley; Karli George; Emmaleigh Grady; Emily Hanson; Alexis Mangette; Braden Moon; Katie Roth; Shaffer Tiedtke; and Jeremy Trapp. JUNIORS: Kylee Arnold; Kailey Bolinger; Gabrielle Burris; Landen Collins; Taylor Compton; Olivia Congrove; Allison Flanagan; […]

Deer season harvest exceeds last year’s



COLUMBUS– Hunters checked 188,335 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2015- 2106 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 175,745 deer were checked during the 2014-2015 season. To help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced this year, and antlerless permit use was eliminated in most counties. This year’s increase can be attributed to the poor […]

Council members asked to support area capital budget request



MILLERSPORT – A familiar face opened the agenda at Tuesday night’s village council meeting. Former council president and now Fairfield County Commissioner Dave Levacy and Fairfield County Regional Planning Director Holly Mattei explained the Buckeye Lake Region’s Commuity-Led Development request for funding in the state’s biennium capital budget. The Buckeye Lake Task Force representing all thee lake area counties are […]

Plants can survive latest cold spell



JACKSONTOWN – As snow blows over a frozen Buckeye Lake, it’s almost easy to forget that just a week or so ago we were enjoying temperatures climbing unseasonably warm into the 60s. Along with those unusual temperatures, some trees were budding and some garden plants were beginning to sprout, only to be buried in snow a few days later. Fortunately, […]

Millersport Community Theatre celebrates 40 years



MILLERSPORT – Millersport Community Theatre was founded by Rodney C. Helser with the financial support of Drs. Paul and Anna Whetstone, Judge Joe and Fran Ralston, and Jim and Marilyn Pierce as well as others as a part of Millersport’s Bi-Centennial Celebration. The inaugural production was “Brigadoon” in July of 1976. The production was staged in the Millersport Lion’s Club […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Beginner’s Yoga Series II – 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Feb. 11 and through March 10. Cost: $50/$40 members. Take your yoga skills to the next level as you develop more postures and learn new breathing techniques. Upon completion of this series, you will have the confidence […]


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