Few tears, plenty of smiles

Wednesday’s first day of the new school year for Millersport Elementary was uneventful, just as Principal Kim Yenni likes it. “The first day went very smoothly,” she said. “Very few tears and lots of smiles.” It wasn’t just that everything went well with the student body, Yenni said, but everything was smooth with bus transportation as well. “There were no […]

Trustees honor state softball champions

Township Trustees honored the Lakewood High School Lady Lancers softball team for its undefeated season, culminating in a June 6 victory in Akron over LaGrange Keystone for the Division II State Championship. “Both Union Township and Licking Township are recognizing and demonstrating how proud we are of the dedication and remarkable accomplishment earned by these extraordinary student athletes and their […]

Lakewood getting closer to new stadium

HEBRON – The current plan is to begin physically rebuilding Lakewood stadium after this year’s football season, said Lakewood Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews. “We plan to schedule meetings in September to begin the design phase,” she said. Lakewood School Board members selected Newark’s Jobes Henderson & Associates as design professional for the Calhoun Memorial Stadium Improvements Project at their August […]

Athletes get second chance on eligibility

MILLERSPORT – Junior high and high school athletes will each get a second chance to remain eligible to participate in sports, Walnut Township School Board members unanimously decided after a long discussion at their August 8 board meeting. Head football coach Josh Whetstone proposed the eligibility waiver. Walnut Township requires athletes to maintain at least a 1.75 grade point average […]

SuperCruise needs more control

After years of trying to attract more Mopar Nationals visitors to Buckeye Lake, the two-year old SuperCruise format is getting the job done. Mopar Nationals visitors have great demographics – most are 50+, have money to spend and want to show off their prized classic vehicles. Their business and that of the spectators they attract were a big shot in […]

Letters to the Editor

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Festival offers more rides, discounts

Editor: With this being our 70th anniversary celebration, the Millersport Lions Club and Durant Amusements are offering families a “Midway Ride Special Coupon” good for $2.00 off each wristband purchased during the ride specials on August 31 and September 1 5:00 – 11:00 pm and on September 3 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Coupons can be downloaded and printed […]

Mayor thanks BMX track supporters, volunteers

Editor: Thank you seems to be inadequate to all of the people that made our new BMX track a reality. What started out as just an idea became one of the best tracks in the county. I would like to personally thank Gregg and Mark from Good Times Construction for the design and overseeing the project and Jutt Wood from […]

Hebron soccer registration is open

HEBRON – Hebron Area Soccer fall registration is now open for ages 4 through middle school. Register on line at www.hebronareasoccer.com.

Bonnie Mae Clark

Funeral services for Bonnie Mae Clark, of Kirkersville, were held August 15, 2016, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Jeff Perry presiding. Interment followed at Newark Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Clark, age 89, passed away at her home on August 11, 2016. She was born December 8, 1926, in Newark, to parents Lester and Florence (Roberts) Warman. She was a […]