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Columbus housing market still hot

COLUMBUS – Columbus, Ohio, has remained in the list of top ten hottest real estate markets in America since March 2018, based on rising demand and how long it takes to sell a home. In ten of those 15 months, Columbus ranked in the top five, rising to #1 in March of this year. “We’re not surprised by the avid […]

Area college students honored

BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake area college students honored. Ashland University: The following lake area students completed their Ashland University degree requirements following the spring 2019 semester: Madison Overman of Hebron, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration during Ashland University’s spring 2019 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Overman majored in Business Management. Overman is a 2015 graduate […]

Orange barrels sprouting all over Licking County

JACKSONTOWN – ODOT’s District 5 released an updated list Friday of road closures and work areas in Licking County. Upcoming Road Closures Next Week On Monday, June 10, the ODOT District 5 paving train will be paving on Ohio 37 between US 40 and Ohio 16 in Granville. Motorists can expect delays. One lane of traffic will be maintained. Once […]

Do you want to become a chaplain?

HEBRON – Basic Chaplain Training is being offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 thru August 2, at Hebron Christian Church, 610 W. Main St. Cost for the week is $300 if registered by June 21. Chaplains serve in many different areas of the community and can be a healing force in times of crisis. The International Fellowship […]

Memorial Day weekend traffic deaths are lowest in four years

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 12 deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2019 Memorial Day weekend according to provisional statistics. In 2018, there were 18 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend. Three of this year’s fatalities were the result of not wearing a safety belt when available, two were pedestrians, one was OVI-related and one was […]

ODNR Director announces New Parks and Watercraft Chief

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz recently announced that Glen Cobb is now the chief of the Division of Parks and Watercraft. “Glen’s ability to keep communication open and ideas flowing with our partners, staff and volunteers will serve the division and the department well as we continue building momentum to benefit our parks […]

Sheridan wins ODOT’s snow plow contest again

JACKSONTOWN – For the second year in a row, Sheridan High School was voted plow painting champions. Sheridan won the people’s choice award, which was decided based on social media votes on ODOT District 5’s Facebook page. Sheridan garnered 728 votes, followed by Mt. Pleasant Elementary (Fairfield County) and Adamsville Elementary (Muskingum County). Mt. Pleasant received 411 votes, and in […]

Homes selling quickly in central Ohio!

COLUMBUS – It’s no secret that the central Ohio housing market is hot right now. As demand continues to outpace supply, homes and condominiums are selling in record time. During the month of April, homes under $350,000 sold in an average of 26 days. Homes sold between $350,000 and $500,000 took about 48 days to sell. Homes in the $500,000 […]

It’s official: BLASST returns July 3

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – The annual July 3 fireworks spectacular returns after a three-year hiatus on Wednesday, July 3. The fireworks will be shot from the same Fairfield Beach site as in 2015.  The show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. weather permitting.  High winds or lightning could delay or postpone the show. The biggest change will […]

BBB warns of increase in Social Security scam calls

COLUMBUS – Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio is seeing a new trend on its Scam Tracker as the number of reports regarding Social Security Administration scam calls are increasing this year, and is warning people to be on the lookout for suspicious calls that claim to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA). “BBB received a high volume of […]


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