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Lake area college students honored

BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake area college students are honored. Ashland University: Patricia Alley of Millersport, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. Alley is majoring in biochemistry. Alley is a 2017 graduate of Fairfield Christian Academy. Madison Overman of Hebron, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. Overman is majoring in business […]

License reinstatement fee amnesty underway

COLUMBUS —House Bill 336, the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative, created a six-month program for driver license reinstatement fee reduction and waiver for offenders whose driver licenses have been suspended for specific violations. The initiative only applies to a driver license or permit suspension; it does not apply to a commercial driver license or commercial permit suspension. The Ohio Bureau of […]

2019 Ohio Travel Guide now available

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Development’s Office of TourismOhio recently released the new Ohio Travel Guide and Spring/Summer Ohio Calendar of Events, just in time for National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29. All publications are available for free at Ohio.org. “The 2019 Ohio Travel Guide, app and Ohio Calendar of Events provide experiences and stories that will […]

Home buying still strong in Central Ohio

COLUMBUS  – While the 2017 housing market was marked by renewed optimism fueled by stock market strength, higher wages and a competitive environment for home sales, 2018 maintained the competitive housing market amid less than stellar stock market performance and rising interest rates while housing affordability dipped to a ten-year low. “Despite changing economic factors, the appetite for home buying […]

New ODNR Director names new Wildlife Chief

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz named Kendra Wecker as chief of the ODNR Division of Wildlife on Saturday, Jan. 19. Wecker brings more than 25 years of experience working for the division building programs and partnerships that have helped shape Ohio’s conservation efforts. She becomes the first female Chief of the Division of Wildlife […]

Area college students honored

BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake area college students are honored: Ashland University: Patricia Alley of Millersport is now a member of the American Medical Student Association. She is majoring in biochemistry is a 2017 graduate of Fairfield Christian Academy. Bob Jones University: Chandler Scalf, a Junior Nursing major from Baltimore, was named to the Dean’s List for high academic achievement during […]

Patrol reports 11 traffic deaths during the New Year holiday

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 11 deaths on Ohio roadways during the 2018-2019 New Year holiday according to provisional statistics. Six fatalities were the result of not wearing a seat belt when available and four were OVI-related. The five-day reporting period began at midnight Friday, December 28, 2018 and ran through 11:59 p.m. on January 1, 2019. […]

Licking County records eight traffic fatalities in fourth quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reports eight traffic fatalities during the fourth quarter of 2018, October 1 through December 31, in Licking County. Of the eight fatalities, two involved drivers not wearing their seatbelt, and another involved a motorist who tested positive for drugs. During this time last year, there were also eight reported […]

Patrol reports nine traffic deaths during Christmas weekend

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting nine deaths on Ohio roadways during the 2018 Christmas weekend according to provisional statistics. Three fatalities were the result of not wearing a seat belt when available and three were OVI-related. The five-day reporting period began at midnight Friday, December 21 and ran through 11:59 p.m. on December 25. This number is […]

Home prices continue to rise in central Ohio

COLUMBUS – Home prices continue to rise in central Ohio as the median sale price of a home sold from January through November 2018 was $195,000 which is 7.7 percent higher than homes sold during the same period last year. The average sale price for the first eleven months of the year was 228,062, up 6.1 percent from last year […]


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