White tiger show roars at fair



NEW LEXINGTON – Some young people threaten to run away and join the circus when they’re unhappy with their lives, but they inevitably return home to enjoy more conventional lives. Vicenta Pages was born into a circus family and wouldn’t dream of doing anything else. “It’s in my blood,” she said. Pages is thrilling audiences at the Perry County Fair […]

Township prepared for the Gathering of the Juggalos



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township officials are ready for the 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, at Legend Valley this week. This is their third year here. Psychopathic Records sponsors the annual festive that features performances by the label’s entire roster of acts as well as other musical groups and underground artists. Robert Bruce, the Insane Clown Posse (Joseph Bruce and […]

Lakewood High School principal moving to new post



HEBRON – Lakewood High School will have a new principal when students start the new school year next month. School board members split at their July 13 meeting over Scott Coffey’s move from high school principal to Dean of Students at Hebron Elementary School. The move was approved by a 3-2 vote with board members Bill Gulick and Steve Thorp […]

Tuesday meeting set to discuss lake water levels



HEBON – Pete Myer, of the Honey Creek Homeowners Association, announced last week that dam project spokesman Ian Nickey has agreed to meet with residents from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, in the Lakewood High School Library. Attendees should park in the south lot since the north lot is closed for repairs. Myer said the meeting will […]

Letters to the Editor



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Steve & Rita Mohler named Grand Marshals for Sweet Corn Festival parade



Editor, The Millersport Lions Club is honored to have local community and civic leaders Steve & Rita Mohler to serve as Grand Marshals for this year’s Grand Parade. Since 1983 this couple has been instructing generation after generation of youth in the finer aspects of vocal arts and drama for success in solo and group competitions. Steve serves as the […]

Walnut Township School levy on Aug. 2 ballot will NOT increase taxes



Editor: We would like to ask your readers to join us in our efforts to pass the Walnut Township Local Schools RENEWAL levy that will be on the ballot on Tuesday, August 2. Our school district needs to keep the money that is currently coming in to maintain our schools’ current programs and staffing. If voters RENEW this levy on […]

Watchdog: All public meetings should be recorded



Editor: A recent news story in a local paper was about a remark made by a Licking County Commissioner during a public meeting. The remark was about what he would like to see happen to one of the presidential candidates. Commission President Tim Bubb was quoted as saying that he didn’t think the other commissioner “meant it to be a […]

County commissioner candidate says police ignored threat to harm him



Editor: On July 12, 2016, I was picketing in front of the county administration building at 20 S. 2nd Street, Newark. A Veterans’ Service Commission member came up and removed my sign, throwing it in under a park bench. After I backed him away from my sign, he threatened to do bodily harm to me. This was witnessed by County […]

Baltimore 5K celebrates its 25th anniversary August 6



BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Festival 5K, a competitive 3.1-mile run through the streets of Baltimore, will celebrate its 25th-anniversary race at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6. The non-profit event, held at Johnson Park supports the Liberty Union-Thurston cross country teams by funding their annual athletic camp. Open to all ages, the race leads competitors through paved and police-patrolled residential […]


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