Dam project update

BUCKEYE LAKE – Construction activity continues to be focused on the AMIL spillway in the Village of Buckeye Lake and at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. The new channel to the AMIL spillway will be L-shaped . An earthen and limestone -protected jetty running parallel to the new dam will extend eastward toward the yacht club. A prefabricated bridge will […]

Licking Township dedicates new fire station

JACKSONTOWN – Last Saturday was a day of dedication and thanks in Licking Township. Pastor Bob Beyer of the Jacksontown Untited Methodist Church called the dedication of the township’s new fire station a “God moment.” The nearly one-hour ceremony opened solemnly with bagpiper Frank Hetterscheidt with the Columbus Police & Fire Pipes & Drums. The Licking County Marine Corps League […]

Hebron reports positive West Nile tests

HEBRON – The Village of Hebron received notification from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) that four pools of mosquitoes trapped at Evans Park have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The traps were set on July 10 and July 12 and the village became aware of the results from the ODH Laboratory on July 17, 2018. The village sprays […]

Three traffic deaths in second quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s Safe Communities Coalition reports three traffic fatalities during the second quarter of 2018, April 1 to June 31, in Licking County. Of the three fatalities, two were not wearing a seatbelt and one involved speeding. During the second quarter in 2017, there were six reported fatal crashes. The Coalition reminds drivers to focus […]

US 40 closed next week west of Ohio 13

JACKSONTOWN – Beginning Monday, July 23, US 40 will be closed to traffic just west of Ohio 13 while ODOT crews replace a culvert. The estimated completion date is Friday, July 27, weather permitting. The road will be closed to traffic for the duration of the project.


Community Calendar

William Earle Bashore

William Earle Bashore, 80, of Thornville, passed away July 13, 2018, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Earle was born May 15, 1938 in Thornville, the son of the late William Lyman and Gertrude Gilmore Bashore. He was a 1957 graduate of Thornville High School. He had worked for the Shelly Company and Owens Corning. He loved to hunt and trap as […]

Oren Stanley Harris

Oren Stanley Harris, age 85, of Newark, passed away July 14, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. Oren was born March 3, 1933, in Newark, to the late Willis Forest and Miriam Marie (Turner) Harris. He was a 1951 graduate of Newark High School and had been formerly employed by the Roper Corporation […]

Carolyn K. Hoffman

Carolyn K. Hoffman, 81, of London, KY, formerly of Baltimore, passed away July 5, 2018. She was born on June 16, 1937, in Basil to the late Frank P. and Mary M. (Bader) Moore, Sr. A graveside service for Carolyn and her husband, David Hoffman will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Maple Grove […]