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Zanesville State Rep. Brian Hill to replace Troy Balderson in State Senate

COLUMBUS – Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced this week the recommendation of State Representative Brian Hill to fill the vacancy in Ohio’s 20th State Senate District seat, which includes all of Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan and Muskingum counties and portions of Athens and Pickaway counties. The seat was vacated earlier this year when former State Senator Troy Balderson was […]

Walnut Township Schools conducting community survey

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local School District board members are encouraging  all community members to take a district survey. The survey can be accessed at  http://www.walnuttsd.org/latest-news/communitysurvey Participants are also encourages to share the survey link with other interested community members.

College Board honors Lakewood

HEBRON — Lakewood Local School District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Lakewood Local School District had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) […]

Mary Mertz to head ODNR in new administration

COLUMBUS – Governor-elect Mike Dewine announced his first set of cabinet appointments Tuesday. The handful of appointments included Mary Mertz as Director of the Department of Natural Resources. She will replace James Zehringer who announced his retirement after the election. Currently, Mertz is the First Assistant Attorney General under Attorney General Mike DeWine. She oversees both the legal and administrative […]

Ohio Thanksgiving travel was safest since 1991

Patrol Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report Columbus – Provisional statistics released Monday show this Thanksgiving holiday travel season was the safest since 1991. During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 21, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, November 25, at 11:59 p.m., six people were killed in six fatal crashes. The six fatalities ties a record set in 1991 for the […]

New Directions gets funding boosts

NEW LEXINGTON – The New Directions treatment program has received a funding boost through the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Board. The Board recently announced that New Directions, a program originated under the guidance of Perry County Judge Dean Wilson, will receive an Addiction Treatment Program (ATP) Grant. Grant funding can be used to provide a wide variety of […]

Future home sales looking strong in central Ohio

COLUMBUS – Although down 4.1 percent from a year ago, homes put in contract jumped 3.7 percent from September to October. This was the second highest number of homes in contract in October in 12 years, according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS). “A sale is listed as ‘in contract’ when the contract has been signed but the […]

New statewide Holiday Lights trail launched

COLUMBUS – This week TourismOhio  launched the 2018 Holidays In Ohio web page featuring a new, statewide Holiday Lights Trail. The Holiday Lights Trail showcases 30 distinctive light displays across the state. From Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo to Kings Island’s Winterfest in Mason, this trail brings the joy, happiness and excitement of millions of twinkling lights and […]

Tips for purchasing firewood

REYNOLDSBURG – As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood. The following firewood rules and regulations are helpful to review: • Non-packaged firewood must be sold by the cord or by fractions of a cord. One cord, when […]

Six die in Licking County traffic accidents in the third quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reports six traffic fatalities during the third quarter of 2018, July 1 through September 30, in Licking County. Of the six fatalities, two involved speeding and one involved a motorist not wearing a seatbelt. During this same time frame last year, there were nine reported fatal crashes. This a […]


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