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Millersport Sweet Corn Festival 5K


On Saturday morning, August 31, 2019, the Millersport Lions Club in conjunction with the Sweet Corn Festival will hold its 30th annual 5K Run/Walk. Cost: Pre-registration is $20, race day is $25. Registration/Check in will begin at 7:15am that morning, with the Race/Run/Walk beginning at 9:00am at the Sweet Corn Festival grounds. Free parking will be available to all the […]

Thornwood Drive at railroad crossing is closed until early September

NEWARK – The Licking County Transportation Improvement District (LCTID), in cooperation and coordination with Licking County, City of Heath and City of Newark has begun a railroad crossing improvement project. The work started July 29 and will last roughly five weeks and includes the following: Closure of Thornwood Drive between Hallie Lane and Faye Drive NE; full‐depth replacement, realignment, and […]

Licking County Health Department offering free colorectal cancer screening kits

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) is encouraging Licking County residents to get their colorectal cancer screening by offering free colorectal test kits to the public. Colorectal cancer screenings save lives. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it can be prevented. Colonoscopies can help find precancerous polyps so they can be removed […]

Homes sold quicker in June

COLUMBUS – Homes in central Ohio have been selling quickly this year but changed hands even faster in June as the days on market dropped to 23, with the more affordable homes selling in an average of 18 days. Last month, those homes selling for $350,000 or less took an average of 18 days to sell. Homes between $350,000 and […]

VPCT will present Disney’s Newsies


The Victoria Players Children’s Theater (VPCT) is currently rehearsing for their upcoming production of Newsies. The VPCT is a local theater company that is specific to students age 19 and younger. Their theater home is located in Baltimore at the Victoria Opera House, but their reach includes Bremen, Buckeye Lake, Canal Winchester, Carroll, Gahanna, Lancaster, Millersport, Pickerington, Rushville, Thornville, Westerville, and other […]

3rd Annual Tour de Buckeye Lake

Saturday, August 24, is Bike Buckeye Lake’s third annual Tour de Buckeye Lake cycling event. Riders choose between a 45, 26 or 8 mile route circumventing beautiful Buckeye Lake. The 45 and 26 mile routes include a 4.1 mile stretch along the new Buckeye Lake Dam. The 45 mile route runs through picturesque Dawes Arboretum. The ride begins and ends at […]

Eight die in Licking County crashes last quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reported eight crash fatalities in the county during the second quarter of 2019, April 1st to June 30th. Of the eight fatalities in the second quarter, two of the crashes involved drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and two involved motorcycles. During the same time frame in […]

12 die in July Fourth holiday crashes

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 12 people lost their lives in 12 traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Wednesday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 7. Impairment was determined to be a factor in at least three of those crashes. Troopers made 709 arrests for impaired driving and 507 for drug-related charges. […]

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 […]


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