Soil mixing progress to speed up



BUCKEYE LAKE – Wednesday, March 23, turned out to be particularly noteworthy for the dam replacement project. First, the 4.1 mile long stability berm was completed Wednesday morning. Now a 30+ foot wide roadway has been built in front of the existing embankment. The only gap is the 20 foot wide channel cut last Monday night in front of the […]

Three options presented for Hebron flood control



HEBRON – Four years to the day after Hebron’s March 15, 2012, flood more than 50 Hebron officials, residents and neighbors listened and discussed a comprehensive flood study commissioned by village council members in August 2014. More than four inches of rain were recorded March 15 in about an hour at the Hebron Water Treatment Plant. A National Weather Service […]

Anime story gets student in trouble



HEBRON – Paying homage to Japanese anime story landed a Lakewood Middle School student in hot water. Licking County Sheriff Captain Chris Slayman was called to Lakewood Middle School after a teacher discovered a student’s “Death List” containing several names. The list is based on the “Death Note” amime, or animated serial. According to a press release from Lakewood Superintendent […]

Letters to the Editor



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Thanks from the Baltimore/ Thurston Area Food Pantry



Editor: We want to say a special THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with the food pantry and Christmas baskets this year. The weather was wonderful, the confusion was as usual, but this is something we cannot practice in advance, so we’re always happy when all is done and things worked out fine. We had some missed names this […]

Dog pound ignores Taser recommendations on training



Editor: In my last letter I stated that Licking County Dog Warden David Shellhouse, wrote an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) manual for the Licking County dog pound. The SOP states that any employee carrying a TASER is to receive annual “proficiency training.” But when I realized this training had not been done since 2014, Shellhouse sent me an email and […]

Joan Iris “Beav” Clark



Joan Iris “Beav” Clark, 78, of Hebron, died peacefully March 21, 2016, at her home with her husband at her side. Joan was born April 3, 1937, in Conesville, the daughter of the late Richard and Dillie (Derringer) Holdsworth. She was a graduate of West Lafayette High School and worked for many years for the Lakewood School District as secretary […]

Robert J. Dunnington



Robert J. Dunnington (1930- 2016) passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at his residence in Houston, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Bob’s wife of nearly 64 years, Marjorie Lou Dunnington (nee Cave), followed him in death two days later. The Dunningtons previously lived in Harbor Hills on Buckeye Lake, in Hebron, and Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers, […]

Marjorie Lou Dunnington



Marjorie Lou Dunnington (nee Cave) (1932-2016) passed away March 22, 2016, at her residence in Houston, Texas, surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie’s husband of nearly 64 years, Robert J. Dunnington, preceded her in death by two days. The Dunningtons previously lived in Harbor Hills on Buckeye Lake, in Hebron, and Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to […]

Billie H. Fox



Billie H. Fox, 86, of Baltimore, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Altercare of Canal Winchester. Born on August 20, 1929, to the late E. Lee and Bertha Fox, Billie was a 1953 graduate of Groveport High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1948-1952. Billie was […]


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