Consumers warned about hurricane flood damaged vehicles

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment issued a consumer alert urging Ohioans to be cautious in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma when purchasing a used vehicle. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) estimates one million refurbished vehicles with concealed flood damage could appear on the market outside of hurricane-hit areas. Flood damage can compromise computer […]


Analysis: Lakewood Board delays contract vote

HEBRON – The odds are daunting, but the possibility that voters will renew Lakewood’s 4.9 mill emergency levy on November 7 is still alive after a tremulous board of education meeting Wednesday evening. The levy raises $2.35 million per year which represents about ten percent of the district’s revenue. The renewal term is five years. Renewal will NOT increase taxes. […]

Council closes police gun range for good

BALTIMORE – It’s now official. Council members voted 5-1 Monday night to permanently close the police gun range. Council member Mike Hamilton was the only dissenter. Council members asked the Service Committee to consider the closure options. The consensus Monday night, based on Rusty Mock’s consultations with several Ohio EPA officials and Police Chief Michael Tussey’s conversations with Ohio EPA, […]


ODNR responds to Myer’s letter

Mr. Myer, Senator Hottinger’s office requested that we address your concerns regarding the Buckeye Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) priority is the structural integrity of the dam and the safety of the surrounding community. For this reason, ODNR will continue the practice of aggressive and proactive water control management during the project’s construction period. […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Speaker Series: Apples Galore with Mitch Lynd – from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Recommended $2 donation; registration is not required. Did you know co-founder Bertie Dawes planted an apple orchard at The Arboretum? Featured speaker Mitch Lynd from Lynd Fruit Farm will discuss apple varieties […]

Free Medicare Check-Up Day set for Oct. 19

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 Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Heritage Hall, located at 1058 E. Main St in Newark. The event will begin at 9:00 am. Counseling is by appointment only. Call 740-345-0821 to […]


Protecting Against Fraud and Identity Theft Froment advises Ohioans to be aware of predatory sales practices during open enrollment. The Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will be present at Check- Up Day events to encourage Medicare recipients to protect their Medicare card and explain how to avoid fraudulent behavior. Consumers that suspect wrongdoing should call the department’s Fraud and Enforcement […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of October 16. Hebron Elem/Jackson Intermediate Monday: # 1 Popcorn chicken # 2 PBJ pocket, mashed potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Hot dog #2 PBJ pocket, steamed broccoli, ice cream bar, and fruit. Wednesday: #1 Pizza #2 PBJ pocket, carroteenies w/ ranch, and fruit. Thursday: # 1 Grilled cheese sandwich #2 PBJ pocket, celery […]