End of Winter?

BUCKEYE LAKE – WinLAKE AREA– Let’s face it; we had it coming. Following an extraordinarily mild December and even January, February arrived with an onslaught of cold and snow that some of us may have thought we’d avoid this year altogether. But, have we seen all the winter we’re going to this season, or will the trend continue with March […]

Trustees plan to approve MPW abatement

UNION TOWNSHIP – Monday night, Union Township Trustees told MPW Industrial Services CEO Monte Black that he can rest assured trustees would approve a 100 percent, 15-year tax abatement once all the paperwork is ready. Black told trustees MPW representatives believed Licking County approved the tax abatement when it began construction last summer on its $10 million, 76,000 square feet […]

School board approves MPW tax abatement

HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members unanimously approved a 100 percent, 15-year tax abatement for a new MPW Industrial Services facility Feb. 10. MPW CEO Monte Black explained to board members that MPW representatives believed Licking County approved the tax abatement when it began construction last year on its $10 million, 76,000 square feet technology and engineering facility. “We thought […]

Letters to the Editor

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New mayor updates Millersport residents

Editor: In an effort to keep residents informed we would like to discuss our short range and midrange goals. First, we will not receive any earned income tax money until July 1, 2016. Second, our immediate goals are a) Repair the fire hydrant on South Bank Road; b) Loop the waterline at 3rd Street; c) Identify and construct catch basins […]

Writer provides month by month shopping list for hospitalized Veterans

Editor: As you know, the VFW Auxiliary is always begging for money to help our Veterans in the VA Hospital in Chillicothe. We have decided on a new approach that your readers might find easier and more willing to help. We are asking everyone to keep this list handy so that when they go to the grocery, the dollar stores, […]

‘Watchdog’ sniffing around the pound

Editor: Continuing from my last letter, I now have the 2015 year end Mayor’s Court totals: Hebron – $34,778.50; Kirkersville – $63,199.95; Buckeye Lake – $132, 058.04. I’m also continuing my reports on the dog pound. Please keep in mind that although my primary focus may appear to be on the pound, it is probably safe to say that what […]

David Joseph Bringardner

Funeral Services for David Joseph Bringardner, 79, of Jacksontown, will be held at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, at 7 P.M. on Friday, February 19, 2016, with Pastor Gary Kirkpatrick as celebrant and with military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Calling hours will be held from 5-7 P.M., Friday prior to the funeral […]

Myles Eugene Brown

A funeral service celebrating the life of Myles Eugene Brown, age 64, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will take place in Hebron Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, at the […]

Maralou Barnes Campbell

Maralou Barnes Campbell, 82, of Glenford, died peacefully at her home on February 13, 2016. Maralou was born August 12, 1933, in Zanesville, to the late Rae H. and Dorothy Orr Barnes of Brownsville. She was a 1951 graduate of Hopewell High School. She was an employee of Northern Local School District for many years, retiring in 1998 as the […]