Local WWII soldier remembered

HEBRON – Hebron resident Carol Calewarts was surprised when the Heimerl family sent her copies of two letters from her uncle, Cpl. John “Bill” Ricketts and his death notice. Ricketts was killed in action April 15, 1946. Calewarts said Heimerl family members were looking through some old letters when they stumbled upon the two letters from Ricketts. “They had them […]

Wreckage is “Black Diamond”

BUCKEYE LAKE – There’s no longer any doubt that an old shipwreck drug from the bottom of Buckeye Lake is indeed the legendary Black Diamond canal boat, which sank in 1820 while hauling coal. “It’s confirmed; it’s the Black Diamond,” said Buckeye Lake Museum Director J-me Braig. She said 400 pieces of wood were pulled from the lake. Some of […]

Another championship season!!


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Stroller Stroll – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in June and July. FREE! Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds. This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural […]


Changes made to county weather sirens

NEWARK – Licking County EMA Director Sean Grady has announced some changes in tornade sirens. Effective March 1, tornado siren activation is now tied to the National Weather Service (NWS) “warning box”. This means that the sirens will no longer go off county wide and will only be active if a siren falls within a warning area issued by NWS. […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • May 19: A juvenile, who was on probation, was charged with underage smoking while at the skate park. She was also banned from returning to the skate park. • May 20: A Duke service station employee reported a man was asking customers for money. The man had several warrants for his […]

2016-06-11 E-Edition