Jolly ol`Gent visits Hebron



HEBRON – Jolly ol’ St. Nick paid his annual visit to the Hebron Library and Administration Building Tuesday evening, where he heard the Christmas wishes of roughly 55 children and enjoyed the musical talents of fiddle player Lisa Vitu and the Sheridan High School band. “We usually start in July, getting ready for Santa,” said Hebron Library Branch Supervisor Deirdre […]

Thornville at odds with county on sewer and water contracts



THORNVILLE – Village Council members decided at their Nov. 28 meeting to send their Perry County sewer contract back to the Perry County Commissioners to give them an opportunity to tell council members how the commissioners would like to change the contract. At this point, council members said they are well aware the commissioners are not happy with the existing […]

Trustees asked for help with dried up wells



JACKSONTOWN – Jacksontown residents aren’t ready to accept Licking County’s explanation for a sudden dramatic drop in the small town’s water table. Monday night, roughly a dozen Jacksontown residents attended the regular Licking Township Trustees meeting, asking for the trustees’ help as they challenge the county’s conclusion that the drop in the water table that is drying up some wells […]

More money released for dam project



COLUMBUS – The state Controlling Board approved a $1.3 million ODNR contract with ASI Constructors Monday. The contract was not competitively bid and amends an earlier contract with ASI to provide Construction Manager at Risk services for the replacement of the Buckeye Lake dam. ASI’s initial contract, approved by the Controlling Board on Sept. 2, 2015, was for $498,017. ODNR’ […]

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Protect your property from ODNR



Dam-front residents in Buckeye Lake Village and others interested in protecting private property rights might want to attend next Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Village offices at 5192 Walnut Road SE (Ohio 79). Buckeye Lake Mayor Clay Carroll needs to be reminded that he was elected to represent Buckeye Lake […]

‘ODNR has more secrets than Homeland Security’



Editor: ODNR has more secrets than Homeland Security. If their hidden agenda includes, as some citizens have speculated, that they plan to discontinue the issuance of dock permits to the owners of waterfront residents in order to develop concentrated state-owned docking facilities in a few locations, then some of their odd behavior in regard to communication with the public is […]

Patricia Sue Bobo



Patricia Sue Bobo, age 63 of Thornville, passed away December 4, 2016, at the Pickering House, Lancaster,. She was born to the late Stewart and Ethel (Clifton) Sherman on March 27, 1953, in Lancaster. She was a bartender for the Blue Goose and loved to play bingo. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Cathy Estep of Thornville and Candy Estep […]

Robert K. Edmund



A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert K. Edmund, 90 of Columbus, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. He will be buried next to his wife Constance in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. He was born December 10, 1925, in Thornville, […]

State dredging program sets record



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently finished the 2016 dredging season, having removed more than 1 million cubic yards of dredge material from state park lakes and other state properties. The 1 million cubic yards of sediment is the most that has ever been removed in the history of the state’s dredging program. ODNR Director James […]


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