It’s harvest time



HEBRON – Thursday was the first day of Fall. Thanks to hot temperatures and relatively dry weather, several area farmers have a good start on their harvest. Wednesday afternoon, a Slater Brothers Farm LLC crew was harvesting corn on the north side of Canal Road just outside of Hebron. Slater Brothers have been harvesting corn for over a week. It’s […]

Trustees discuss separate fire station, community center



JACKSONTOWN- – As discussions about designs for a new Licking Township Fire Company station continued Monday night, it became more and more evident to Licking Township Trustees that trying to create one new building to be a township complex is impractical. It would be better to build a separate township hall and community building on the hill where the existing […]

New state reports cards considered not representative of local districts



LAKE AREA– All Lake Area school superintendents agree this year’s Ohio School Report Cards do not reflect their districts’ achievements or efforts accurately. The annual reports cards, released this month, were particularly brutal in their assessment of Lake Area schools, as they were of the majority of Ohio school districts. Districts and schools were graded on six components for the […]

West Nile Virus found in Hebron



HEBRON – Late last week, the Village of Hebron were notified by the Ohio Department of Health that mosquitoes trapped in two areas of town tested positive for West Nile Virus. The traps were set August 31 at Evans Park and September 8 at the end of Wooster Street. The village sprays for mosquitoes weekly during the summer throughout the […]

Letters to the Editor



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Big change noted in Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court



Editor: As you may know, the former Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court magistrate John Berryhill, has been asked to, and did, resign! The temporary magistrate must have found the “shenanigans” switch and turned it to the OFF position when he came in to the Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court on Tuesday night. There was absolutely no unprofessional language; no carnival music; no […]

Writer opposes harassing geese



Dear Editor: As a supporter of Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow, I was dismayed to read its promo piece advocating harassment of geese. On Liebs Island we have a resident group of geese who already have maimed feet or wings. Harassing them will not make anyone’s life better. A September 19, 2016 Dispatch article said that “studies have shown that those […]

Basil Garden Club thanked



Editor: When Basil Garden Club members watered the town containers recently, they were pleasantly surprised to see the big “Thank You” signs next to the containers at the traffic lights on Market Street. Some anonymous person is really pleased with the flowers this year to go to this effort to thank the club for their civic beautification. When we’re watering […]

News from Weedport



Editor: The WTAGC (Walk, Talk, and Gawk Club) is still screaming tourist! Let’s see, four coming by Sea Plan. Hope they have waders. Two on a bike. Maybe a hotel would be a good thing to build – Create jobs! Did ya know, that the LEADS Building is one of the oldest still standing buildings at the Lake – was […]

Opportunity to recycle computer equipment



Editor: For anyone wondering what to do with their old unused computer that is sitting around their house or in the garage, the Licking County Computer Society is conducting their semi-annual Computer Recycling Event this weekend at their meeting location on 123 South Third St, in Newark. They will be accepting old computers, fax machines, printers, ink cartridges, batteries, and […]


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