Fire station framing to begin soon



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees wrapped up 2017 Monday night. They unanimously reappointed Robert Hansberger to the Licking Township Board of Zoning Appels for a five-year term thru the end of 2022. Dale Ours was unanimously reappointed to the Licking Township Zoning Commission for a five-year term thru the end of 2022. Trustees also agreed to advertise again for residents […]

Master Gardener classes available



NEWARK – Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered for residents of Licking County and surrounding areas February 6 through April 17, 2018. The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to share your gardening knowledge with the community through OSU Extension-sponsored activities. Volunteers are not required to have […]

Lakewood student: ‘I do not feel safe in this school now’



HEBRON – For the second monthly board meeting in a row, students and parents asked district administrators and board members to crack down on drug sales and use at the high school. Several students, including student government president and senior Cameron Vayanky, said they have been bullied and harassed by students selling and using drugs at the high school. “I […]

Henderson Harmon Butcher



Henderson Harmon Butcher, 92, formerly of Hebron, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2017, in Newark, following an extended illness. He was born in Weeksbury, Kentucky, on October 4, 1925, the son of the late Hiram and June (Kistner) Butcher. He served honorably in the US Army during WWII. He worked in construction, and was a member of Local #423 […]

Wanda L. Hall



Wanda L. Hall, age 88, long time resident of Baltimore, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2017. Wanda lived an accomplished life. She was a member of the Parthenia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 124, Entre Nous, and in 1972, was proud to return to finish and receive her high school diploma from Liberty Union High School. In […]

Linda Kay Martin



Linda Kay Martin, 70, of Thornville, died December 16, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born in Parkersburg, WV, to the late Ray and Rosa (Williamson) Cross. Linda was a lifelong caregiver and worked as a nurse’s aide for various local nursing homes. She was a wife, homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. As a member of the Vine- […]

Mildred L. “Millie” Ryan



A funeral service celebrating the life of Mildred L. “Millie” Ryan, age 106, of Hebron, was held December 19, 2017, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Reverend Bob Long officiating. Burial followed in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville. Millie passed away on December 12, 2017 at Arlington Care Center. She was born September 8, […]

Patrol to focus on impaired drivers this holiday season



COLUMBUS – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over! The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding everyone to drive sober this holiday season. Troopers will focus enforcement efforts to remove impaired drivers from our roadways to reduce fatal and injury crashes. In the first 11 months of 2017, there were 321 OVI-related fatal crashes resulting in the deaths of 341 people. […]

Civic association plays Santa



BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association celebrated the 12 days of Christmas by handing out 12 checks at its annual donation reception night on December 6, at The Harbor. The grateful recipients were: • Thorn Township Fire Dept (kids toy drive) • Thornville Food Pantry • Millersport Fire Dept. (kids toy drive) • Millersport Food Pantry • […]

Bike Buckeye Lake donates 176 bikes



BUCKEYE LAKE – In just its second year, Bike Buckeye Lake, Inc. was able to donate 176 new bikes this Christmas season (as well as helmets and locks) to underprivileged children in Perry, Licking, and Fairfield counties. That’s nearly triple the 65 bikes donated last year. The bikes were purchased from and assembled by WalMart in Heath. Kay Morrison headed […]


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