Lakewood’s Finance Task Force meets Monday, May 8

HEBRON – The second meeting of the Lakewood School District’s Finance Task Force meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 8, in the high school library. The meetings are led by David Conley, a government finance consultant, from Rockmill Financial Consulting, LLC. About two dozen district residents and parents attended the first meeting on April 10. Conley focused […]

Free Fishing Weekend May 6 – 7

COLUMBUS – Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 6-7, state residents are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. […]

House budget bill makes $500,000 available for storm water help

COLUMBUS – Rep. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, successfully added several provision to the state biennial budget bill, HB 49, which was approved by the Ohio House Tuesday. The most important one helps property owners address the effects of ODNR’s announcement in early March that storm water discharges going through or on top of the dam back into the lake will be […]

Voters reject new Liberty Union levy

BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School District voters by a 2-to-1 margin overwhelmingly rejected a proposed additional 3.5 mill permanent improvement levy Tuesday. The unofficial vote was 687 against and just 341 for the new tax. The five year levy, which would have been assessed in 2017 and first paid in 2018, was expected to raise $648,000 a year. Superintendent Todd […]

New Walnut Township fire levy OKed

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township voters approved a new permanent three-mill levy for fire protection and emergency medical services by a close 370 – 337 vote Tuesday. Just over 15 percent of the voters cast a ballot. The new levy will bring in $650,000 a year, split 65 percent to the Millersport Fire Department and 35 percent to the Thurston-Walnut Township […]

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Representatives Householder, Schaffer write Army Corps of Engineers

April 27, 2017 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District ATTN: CELRH-RD-N Public Notice No. 2013-257-MUS-Buckeye Lake 502 Eighth Street Huntington, West Virginia 25701-2070 To Whom It May Concern: We write today as the State Representatives on behalf of our constituents in Fairfield, Licking and Perry Counties. After spending time listening to residents of Buckeye Lake, local officials and professionals […]

What happens next with Army Corps comments

Walnut Township Trustee Terry Horn asked the Army Corps of Engineers about the next steps in the comment process. The deadline to comment was April 29, 2017. Terry’s questions are italic. Please find some answers to your inquires in the following text. Would you be so kind as to update me on the status of this please? The public notice […]

Central Ohio homes continue to sell quickly

COLUMBUS – There were 2,531 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of March, a solid 50.8 percent increase over February and a 3.9 percent increase over the same month a year ago. This was the highest number of home sales on record for the month of March as well as the highest sales for the 1st quarter […]

Mary Jo (Fisher) Alexander

Mary Jo (Fisher) Alexander, age 90 of Millersport, passed away February 28, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Mary Jo was best known for her compassion, sense of humor and tenacious work ethic when it came to her church, her family and the family owned marine business, Alexander’s Landing on Buckeye Lake. She was also very passionate for The Ohio State […]