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BLASST’s past

(Editor’s Note: This year as BLASST returns after a three-year hiatus during the dam replacement project, we thought readers, old and new, might enjoy Victoria Wolfe’s front page story in 2000 on BLASST’s roots.) By Victoria Wolfe ORCHARD ISLAND – Who are Don and Dave Beck? Well, for starters, Don and his twin brother, Dave, are the Grand Marshals of […]

BLASST needs your help!

BUCKEYE LAKE – Please don’t wait for a BLASST donor letter this year! BLASST is rebuilding its donor mailing list this year after a three year fundraising hiatus due to the dam replacement project and the untimely death of its long-time volunteer mailing list coordinator Terry Dupler. Please help restart Buckeye Lake’s traditional fireworks show by mailing a check payable […]

New Lakewood bond request limited to new school

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members unanimously agreed Wednesday night to ask voters in November for just a new Pre K-5 school to replace the 105-year old Hebron Elementary School. Voters have twice rejected a $39.8 million bond levy that included funds for major repairs at the middle school in addition to a new Pre K – […]

Heavy rainstorm closes Deeds Road for 12 weeks

HEBRON – A very heavy rainstorm that stalled over central Union Township Tuesday night exposed a 15-foot wide metal culvert under Deeds Road. The raging Ramp Creek tore out a nearly 25-foot wide section of the township roadway. Licking County Engineer Jared Knerr told Union Township Trustee Charles Prince Wednesday morning that the culvert’s size makes it the county’s responsibility […]

Hebron selects new village administrator

HEBRON – Village Council members selected Reynoldsburg resident Steve DeBolt as the village’s new village administrator at their May 22 meeting. He replaces Ralph Wise who announced his resignation in February to accept a similar post with the Village of Gambier in Knox County. Mayor Mike McFarland administered the oath of office to DeBolt, following the council action. DeBolt started […]

Great season!

By Charles Prince AKRON – Lakewood Lady Lancers had a great season! Yes, their 4-2 loss Saturday afternoon in the Division II softball final to No. 3 Plain City Jonathan Alder was marked by long faces and some tears. But Ohio High School Athletic Association Senior Director of Communications Tim Stried said it best just before OHSAA Executive Director Jerry […]

Lakewood wins trip to state softball final Saturday

AKRON – It took two days, but No. 9 Lakewood Lady Lancers defeated No. 1 LaGrange Keystone 4- 3 Friday morning to move to the Division II state final game at 1 p.m. on Saturday  against Plain City Jonathan Alder. Three of the four state-semi final games scheduled for Thursday, May 30, at Akron Firestone Stadium were completed in spite […]

Hebron American Legion honors Veterans

HEBRON –American Legion Post 285’s Guard Color is the area’s hardest working Color Guard. Memorial Day starts very early every year for the Color Guard. The first stop on their nine-stop Memorial Day service tour is at 6:45 a.m. at Licking Baptist Cemetery. The next stops are Luray Cemetery, Kirkersville Cemetery, Harbor Hills Cemetery, Stanford Cemetery, White Chapel Cemetery, Dawes […]

New supervisor takes over Buckeye Lake Library June 3

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Ada Myers, who was the Buckeye Lake Library’s first supervisor, is being promoted. She arrived in Buckeye Lake in July 2005 and opened the small branch on First Street in September 2005. She is moving June 3 to the main Licking County Library in downtown Newark as the new circulation supervisor. Emily Hankinson will […]

Mediation leads to agreement for ODNR to replace roads damaged by dam construction

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah Upp P.E., P.S. and assistant county prosecutor Amy Brown-Thompson had some good news for Walnut Township Trustees at their May 7 monthly meeting. Upp explained that the county had been unable to come to an agreement with ODNR concerning the extent of road repairs needed to repair the damage caused by […]


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