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Analysis: Charter amendments flawed on many counts

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Some Buckeye Lake Village voters are probably wondering if they need to risk permanent eye strain to read the tiny print on the Village Charter amendments. Many of us have been warned to read the ‘fine print’ and reminded that the ‘the devil is in the details.’ That’s good advice, but thankfully not necessary […]

Analysis: Council member ignores Supreme Court of Ohio precedent and U.S. & Ohio constitutions

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Apparently Buckeye Lake Village Council member Arletta Ruton believes Supreme Court of Ohio decisions and the Ohio Constitution itself don’t apply in the Village of Buckeye Lake. The issue first arose during public comments at Monday evening’s village council meeting. Former Council President Charlene Hayden complained about a political sign in Cranberry Bay that […]

Hebron Pie Festival in its first year raises $6000 for baby pantry

HEBRON – The inaugural Hebron Pie Festival had a very good first year.  Committee members and chair Valerie Mockus presented a check for $6,000 to Hebron New Life UMC Baby Pantry coordinator Beth Walters at Wednesday evening’s Hebron Village Council meeting. The one-day festival on Saturday, July 20,  was based at Hebron’s new park at Main and High streets downtown. […]

ODNR receives national award for Buckeye Lake Dam project

(Editor’s Note: This is a press release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources) ORLANDO, Fla. – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) was awarded the Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ (ASDSO) 2019 National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award today for Buckeye Lake Dam. The project was finished in November 2018—two years earlier than initially expected and more […]

A battle of write-ins for Hebron Mayor

By Charles Prince NEWARK – Hebron voters will choose their next mayor from three write-in candidates after Mayor Mike McFarland’s apparent successor’s petitions were rejected by the Licking County Board of Elections. Valerie Mockus, PhD was the only candidate circulating a petition to replace McFarland who decided not to seek reelection. Mockus attended most council meetings for the past year […]

Grand Parade kicks off Sweet Corn Festival at 6 p.m. Wednesday

MILLERSPORT  – The Grand Parade from Millersport High School down Lancaster Street and up Chautauqua Boulevard to the festival grounds kicks off the Millersport Lions Sweet Corn Festival at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28. The Grand Marshals this year are the members of Advance Lodge 606 I.O.O.F. and Rebekah Lodge 885 of Millersport. Both lodges were selected to be […]

Ronnie Milsap, John Anderson headline Sweet Corn Festival entertainment

MILLERSPORT –  One of country music’s  most popular performers during the 70’s and 80’s performs at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30, at the Millersport Lions Sweet Corn Festival. Ronnie Milsap is considered one of the most popular ‘crossover’ singers of his era, appealing to country and pop music fans.  His biggest hits include “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “Any Day Now”, […]

Sales tax holiday this weekend (August 2 – 4)

COLUMBUS – Ohio now has a permanent sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August each year.  For 2019, the sales tax holiday will begin on Friday, August 2 at 12:00 a.m. and end on Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 p.m. During the sales tax holiday, the following items are exempt from sales […]


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