Licking Township awards contract for new fire station



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees recently unanimously awarded a $2,155,000 contract to Robertson Construction of Heath to build a new fire station for the Licking Township Fire Company. The funds for the new station will come from estate taxes including a three million dollar windfall that trustees have been holding for some time. No receipts from the township’s fire/ EMS […]

Analysis: Dam replacement project looks abandoned



BUCKEYE LAKE – Only the tumbleweed is missing. ODNR’s dam replacement project looks more like a ghost town – minus the tumbleweed – than an active construction project. The staging areas at the North Shore and Lieb’s Island look abandoned. The only activity Wednesday afternoon was a couple of men working on DeWind’s reconfigured “midget” at Seller’s Point. The now […]

Dorothy “Dot” DeRolph



Dorothy “Dot” DeRolph, 92, of Thornville, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017. She was born July 24, 1925, to Luke and Esta Smith Ridenour and was raised in the Thornville area. After marriage, she moved to Hebron, then to farms in the Glenford area, where she and Paul raised their family for 50 years, then to Thornville. Dot said, […]

Grace L. Marcum



A memorial visitation and service celebrating the life of Grace L. Marcum, 72, of Thornville, was held September 13, 2017, with her pastor, Rev. Orrey McFarland as celebrant. Grace died September 8, 2017, in Columbus, following an extended illness. She was born March 13, 1945, in Aberdeen, Maryland, the daughter of the late Roy H. and Anna (Finkernagle) Dean. She […]

Craig Tyler Miller



Craig Tyler Miller, 30, of Hebron, died suddenly on September 6, 2017, at his home. He was born in Newark, on August 12, 1987, the son of Jeff and Debbie (Chadwell) Miller. Craig was a 2006 graduate of Lakewood High School and had worked as a technician at Xperion. He enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting and was a big Ohio […]

Terri Roxanne Runkle



A memorial service celebrating the life of Terri Roxanne Runkle, age 64, of Millersport, was held September 13, 2017, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Mark Thogmartin officiating. Terri was born May 3, 1953, in Columbus. She passed away September 9, 2017, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. A 1971 graduate of […]

Free Medicare Check-Up Day set for Sept. 20



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will visit Licking County to hold a Medicare Check-Up Day event on Wednesday, September 20, at Heritage Hall located at 1058 E. Main St in Newark. The event will begin at 9:00 am. RSVP to 740-345- 0821. “Our outreach efforts have kicked-off […]

Lakewood Board hears school, financing recommendations



HEBRON – Nearly 100 residents, parents, teachers and staff members showed up Wednesday evening for the Lakewood Board of Education’s regular meeting. The attraction was to hear the recommendations to the board from the Elementary Planning Team and Finance Taskforce. Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews said the recommendations were the result of “several years of work” beginning with the Facilities Assessment […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Sustainable Landscape Series: Making Your Monarch Paradise – from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. Cost: Nonmembers – $15; Members – $10. Populations of Monarch butterflies are on the decline due to loss of habitat and other human threats. Learn what The Dawes Arboretum is doing to […]

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