Guest column:

Recognizing Small Business Impact on National & Local Economy

By Acting Columbus District Director Scot Hardin, U.S. Small Business Administration It takes hard work and determination to be a small business owner. The U.S. Small Business Administration empowers those who are driven to make the American dream of business ownership a reality by providing resources and support for entrepreneurs to start, grow and expand. In Ohio, more than 940,000 […]

Lisa Reade supported for Fairfield County Commissioner

Editor: In the May 8th Republican primary we have an opportunity to make a real difference for Fairfield County’s future. For the last 8 years a small group of party bosses have determined who the candidate will be. Usually by early appointment to the position by a few men in a back room deal. There has been little actual opportunity […]

Reade has served her community well

Editor: Though I have not done this in the past, I feel compelled to write in support of Lisa Reade for County Commissioner. I share her passion for our community, and appreciate her commitment to making this her full-time priority. I love Fairfield County, and believe it is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our families. We have […]

BLASST cancelled for third straight year

BUCKEYE LAKE – The community presented BLASST fireworks show over Buckeye Lake to commemorate the 4th of July has been cancelled for the third straight year. Once again the culprit is the reconstruction of the Buckeye Lake Dam. That construction activity and its associated staging areas at the North Shore and Lieb’s Island parks have virtually eliminated the prime viewing […]

Housing inventory for sale, closings increase in central Ohio

COLUMBUS –During the month of March, there were 3,485 homes and condos for sale in central Ohio, inching up over February by 3.2 percent. However, compared to a year ago, inventory is still down 17.3 percent. This left central Ohio with a 1.3 months supply of inventory at the current sales pace, according to the Columbus REALTORS(r) Multiple Listing Service. […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Beginner Tai Chi Chuan – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, 13 and 20. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental […]

Guest Column: Supporting small businesses is more than a purchase; It’s an investment in your community

April 29 to May 5, 2018, is National Small Business Week. Since 1963 this week has been designated to recognize the impact of America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. The best way to celebrate and honor small businesses and local entrepreneurs this week—and all year long—is to do business with them. Shopping locally gives small businesses a chance to showcase how […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of April 30. Tuesday, May 1, through- Friday, May 4, menus are not available for Lakewood or Liberty Union Schools. Hebron Elem/Jackson Intermediate Monday: #1 Chicken strips #2 PBJ pocket, baked beans, and fruit. Lakewood Middle/ High School Monday: #1 Chicken wrap #2 Chicken strips w/dinner roll, baked beans, and fruit. Liberty Union Elementary […]


Drug Take-Back Day is April 28

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is a coalition member of the Licking County Prevention Partnership (LCPP) and is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28 by supporting their Rx Collect event. Take advantage of a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs during Rx Collect, occurring at six […]

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