40 YEARS OF MUSICAL MAGIC



MILLERSPORT– Millersport Community Theatre will celebrate 40 years of entertaining the Buckeye Lake Area featuring the finest in local talent, with “ The Magic of Music,” a Cabaret Show, March 4 and 5, 8 p.m., at Millerspor t Elementar y Auditorium. General admission seating is $10 and available by calling (614) 205-9382. The Millersport High School senior class will sponsor […]

Licking Township Trustees plan for new firehouse



JACKSONTOWN – There are no specifics yet, but Licking Township Trustees have decided they definitely want to explore building a new firehouse in the near future. Trustees met Monday morning for their third annual workshop and budgetary special meeting, where they discussed the firehouse and township expenditures during the lengthy session. “It was more productive than any (budget) meeting we’ve […]

The Black Diamond’s tale



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig had a feeling when dam construction crews began digging around the former Buckeye Lake Amusement Park grounds they’d find something interesting, maybe even the legendary Black Diamond coal freighter that sank in 1820. She was not disappointed; remnants of the shipwreck were unearthed. “I have been on this since I saw […]

More support for Reamer for prosecutor



Editor: I am a member of the Licking County Republican Central Committee and am also a city councilman in Pataskala. I am also a criminal trial attorney who appears daily in central Ohio courts. Republicans in Licking County have a number of important races and issues in the upcoming primary. One of the most important is the contest for Licking […]

Re-elect O’Brien commissioner



Editor: This has been a long and mosy year in politics so far, and most of us are anxious to see it end. How it ends is the important part and it is time for us to think about the job at hand – that of guiding and guarding Perry County. No one has done that job better than Jim […]

More support for O’Brien



Editor: Trust and Dedication. These days there seems to be no end to news coverage of politics and politicians, and it is no wonder we find it hard to find a candidate we can believe in and one we can trust. Jim O’Brien, however, has proven to be such a candidate during his term as Perry County Commissioner. Jim has […]

More dirt, dust on Lieb’s Island



Editor: The Big Yellow Thing is fluffing the two year old dredge dirt on the Island. It is very noisy. They are piling it higher, it’s dusty, and it stinks. Stacks are bad. But we don’t have it as bad as you folks on West Bank and North Bank where it is right in your front door! Where’s my Swamp! […]

Animals come last at dog pound



Editor: The Licking County Animal Shelter’s Use Of Force guidelines has eight sections but they are all numbered #1. Even though the male pound employees are carrying guns, mace, batons (billy clubs), handcuffs, and driving vehicles with lights and sirens they still have to call the police, according to their policy manual, if they feel threatened. Section number 1 (but really […]

E. Kay Ballantine



E. Kay Ballantine, 82, of Glenford, passed away at her home on February 24, 2016. Kay was born March 25, 1933, in New Concord, Ohio, the daughter of the late Leo and Pauline McNeil Noble. She was a 1951 graduate of New Concord High School and a graduate of Muskingum College. Kay was a retired teacher from Sheridan High School […]

John C. Camechis



A graveside service, for John C. Camechis, 55, of Thornville, was held February 29, 2016, at Reid Cemetery, Rushville. John died suddenly on February 22, 2016, at his home. He was born in Lancaster, on September 1, 1960, the son of the late Jimmie and Gertrude (Schweiker) Camechis. He was a graduate of Fairfield Union High School, and was a […]


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