Record home prices in central Ohio

COLUMBUS – Home prices are setting records in central Ohio. The median sales price of a home for the month of June in central Ohio was $192,650 which is up 7.0 percent from last year. The median sales price of a home for the first half of the year is $179,900, which is 6.4 percent higher than the first six […]

Lakewood graduate to teach at California State University

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Denver J. Fowler, a 1997 graduate of Lakewood High School, recently accepted an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies position at California State University, Sacramento, within the College of Education, Department of Graduate and Professional Studies. In this role, Dr. Fowler will be responsible for preparing future principals and superintendents in the State of California. […]

Strong increase in first half real estate prices

NEWARK – Licking County’s average home sold price was $191,353 during the first six months of 2017, up 11.4% over the same period in 2016. There were 281 existing homes and condominiums sold in June 2017, up 7.7% from June 2016, according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. The inventory of homes and condos for sale in Licking County […]


A report in the July 15, 2017, Beacon update about the Fairfield County Commissioners asking ODNR to reconsider their ban on through and over the dam discharges of storm water into the lake said the announced July 2017 deadline had been informally extended to November. Dam project spokesperson Ian Nickey told us the deadline has been informally extended to October […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Tai Chi – 1 – 2 p.m. on July 30 and August 6 and 13. Cost: Nonmembers – $65; Members – $55. This ancient form of movement originated from Chinese practitioners’ beliefs that illness is caused by an imbalance of energy within the body. The function of Tai Chi […]


2017-07-29 E-Edition

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