Dam subcontractor removes historic pump from private property

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – A dam project subcontractor, The Ruhlin Company, recently removed a historic hand pump stand on private property. The North Bank hand pump stand was the last of 19 community water wells that supplied drinking water to residents in the first half of the 20th century, according to Buckeye Lake Area Historical Society Executive Director […]

Analysis: Appropriations will fix financial issues

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday evening’s Village Council meeting was more notable for what didn’t happen than what actually transpired. Two weeks ago, council member Arletta Ruton claimed to have a legal opinion that council’s two stealth resolutions, adopted September 10, to reduce the mayor’s authority didn’t violate the village’s charter. Village Solicitor Dan Hayes wrote council members […]

Op-ed: All Licking County Judges oppose Issue 1

It hardly needs noted that drug and alcohol abuse is one of the main causes of crime in our society today.  Our nation has been in the throes of an addiction epidemic and Ohio has been hit especially hard.  Here in Licking County, heroin, methamphetamine, and other hard drugs are not just ruining lives but also taking them due to […]

Pizza Cottage Named in Top 10 PIZZA TODAY® Magazine’s Hot 100 List

LANCASTER – Pizza Cottage is among the nation’s best-performing pizzerias and ranked in the top 10, according to Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the $37 billion pizza industry. The magazine, which annually ranks the largest independent operations in the U.S. is based on sales, this month named Pizza Cottage to its prestigious Hot 100 list. Pizza Cottage is […]

Things to Do – October 13

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Preschool Storybook Science – from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, September thru May. See the schedule below. Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative […]

James Louis Dawson

A funeral service for James Louis Dawson, 88, of Thornville, was held October 6, 2018, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul A. Reimer officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Jim passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Kobacker House. He was born August 12, 1930, in Dresden, to the late Harold and Martha (Downs) Dawson. […]

Ralph Ernest George

Ralph Ernest George, age 77 of Pleasantville, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at his residence. Ralph was born in Lancaster, on January 1, 1941, to the late Herbert D. and Jean George. Ralph was a very skilled mechanic. He worked at Kroger for over 35 years as a mechanic, as well as 35 years on the Pleasantville Fire […]

Sue Kathryn (Hough) Harris

A funeral service for Sue Kathryn (Hough) Harris, age 75, of Millersport, was held October 12, 2018, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with the Reverend Dr. James L. Friesner Jr., presiding. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Sue passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. She was born […]

Justin Robert Heck

A funeral service celebrating the life of Justin Robert Heck, age 30, of Newark, was held October 9, 2018, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial took place in Fairmount Cemetery where military honors were observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Justin was born October 4, 1987, in Newark. He […]

John Jay Holt

John Jay Holt, age 58, of Buckeye Lake, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, October 8, 2018. He was born on May 9, 1960, in Columbus, to Jan (Durthaler) Holt and the late John Holt. John enjoyed a career in real estate and home construction, making dreams become a reality. John will continue on in the hearts and […]


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