Fishing still strong; little boating



BUCKEYE LAKE – Water levels are only creeping higher and there’s still not much boating in Buckeye Lake, but fishing remains a strong attraction to the lake. “Fish are biting at Buckeye Lake,” said Marty Lundquist, Ohio Division of Wildlife District One fish management supervisor. “Channel catfish, saugeye, crappie, largemouth bass, and sunfish are all plentiful and catchable right now.” […]

Trustees ready to bid roadwork



JACKSONTOWN – As Licking Township Trustees prepare to solicit bids for roughly six work areas, there’s one thing they know for sure: Ridgely Tract Road is at the top of the list for service, even though it received a double chip and seal last year. “This would make the road good for 10 years,” said Trustee Dave Miller. Previously, Ridgely […]

Trustees ban smoking in township parks



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously agreed Tuesday night to ban smoking in all five township parks. Trustee Terry Horn raised the issue at their June meeting after hearing a complaint about a smoker responding rudely to a request not to smoke in the bleachers behind the Fairfield Beach ballfield. He and Trustee Chair Doug Leith agreed to table the […]

Hebron wants help with greenspace design



HEBRON – Village officials want to make recently purchased lot at the northwest corner of Main and High streets a community showpiece. Its deteriorating asphalt and gravel surface has been removed and replaced with top soil. “We’re gonna get some grass growing there,” Mayor Mike McFarland told council members at their June 22 meeting. McFarland would like to incorporate some […]

Letters to the Editor



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Employees at county dog pound still out number dogs



Editor: A dog was left, for a few days, in an apartment in the City of Newark, after the alleged owners moved away. A complaint was called in to the Newark Police Department because Newark’s Humane Officer was out of town on vacation,. Finding the dog in the apartment, police called the county dog pound. Even though there was no […]

It’s time to sign up for the fall Liberty Union Youth Soccer recreational league



BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union Youth Soccer Association (LUYSA) is currently registering players for the fall recreational league. Division ranges are: U4 (players born in 2013 and 2014), U6 (players born in 2011 and 2012), U8 (players born in 2009 and 2010), U10 (players born in 2007 and 2008), U12 (players born in 2005 and 2006), and U15 for players […]

Youth lunches available at two Buckeye Lake locations this summer



BUCKEYE LAKE – Youths age 1 to 18 can eat a free lunch weekdays this summer at two locations in Buckeye Lake Village. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30 at Ryan-Braden Park and from noon to 1 p.m. at the Buckeye Lake Library. Both programs started Monday, June 6 and run through Friday, August 12. There are no income […]

Thornville may survey residents on livestock definition



THORNVILLE – Planning and Zoning Commission members would like village residents to help Thornville officials decide how to handle a once little known village livestock ordinance, which has taken on a life of its own in recent months. Commission members decided Tuesday night to create a village survey asking residents their thoughts on what qualifies as “livestock” within the village […]

Larry Paul “Pete” James



A graveside service celebrating the life of Larry Paul “Pete” James, age 74, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Zanesville Memorial Park, 1475 Military Road, Zanesville where military honors will be observed. Pete was born August 11, 1941, in Zanesville, to the late John Paul and Dorothy (Cavey) James. He passed […]


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