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VPCT- presents Willy Wonka Jr

The Victoria Players Children’s Theater (VPCT) is currently rehearsing for their upcoming production of Willy Wonka Jr. 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, […]

Lake area college students honored

BUCKEYE LAKE –Lake area college students receive honors. Ashland University: Madison Overman, of Hebron, is a member of the women’s club volleyball team She is majoring in business management and is a 2015 graduate of Lakewood High School. Ashland University: Nicholas Novotny of Thornville, is a member of Ashland University’s Second Amendment Club. Novotny is majoring in political science and […]

Competition remains fierce for homes in central Ohio

COLUMBUS – Although inventory levels are down and sale prices are up, there appears to be no shortage of buyers. February home sales came in at 1,744 which was 3.7 higher than a year ago and 8.9 percent more homes sold than in January 2019. The number of homes in contract trailed February 2018 by almost three percent, however pending […]

US 40 to be closed east of Ohio 13 April 3

JACKSONTOWN – ODOT announced Thursday that due to weather, the US 40 closure planned for this weekend near Jacksontown is postponed until Wednesday, April 3. The road will be closed approximately a half mile east of Ohio 13 while ODOT crews replace a culvert. The road will close to traffic mid-morning after Lakewood Schools are in session and is expected […]

FREE gardening classes available at Buckeye Lake’s Harbor Community Center

BUCKEYE LAKE – Licking County Master Gardeners are holding FREE monthly gardening classes from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays at the Harbor Community Center on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village. March 16 – Preparing Garden Beds + Planting for Early Crops Learn when and how to start an early garden and have vegetables as early as […]

Drug-related shooting leaves one critical

HEBRON – The Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Hebron Police responded early Friday morning to the Hebron Kroger parking lot on a report of a vehicle accident with injuries. According to a LCSO press release, Hebron Police determined that there was no accident but found a silver vehicle with several occupants parked in front of the Kroger store. When a […]

Lakewood’s “Let’s Talk…” community forum set for Monday, March 11

HEBRON – Lakewood School District is hosting its second “Let’s Talk…” community forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in the high school auditorium. The forum will also be live streamed on Facebook. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to ask questions about the $39.8 million bond issue on the May 7 ballot to replace the now 104-year […]

Free Boater Education classes available

COLUMBUS – Boating season is just around the corner! During the week of March 17-23, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are encouraging boaters to Spring Aboard by enrolling in a boating education course. “Education is key to having a safe and enjoyable day on the water,” said ODNR […]

Licking County testing tornado sirens March 6 & 7

NEWARK – The Licking County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will perform their annual tornado siren drill on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7 throughout Licking County. The intent of the drill is to verify that all tornado sirens in Licking County are operational and that they are properly oriented. Testing is scheduled to begin at 9 am and may […]

Licking County housing market continues to be strong

NEWARK – Licking County’s average home sold price was $214,946 through January this year, up 5.9% over the first month of 2018. There were 122 existing homes and condominiums sold the first month of 2019, down 3.9% from 2018 when there were 127 homes sold in the first month of the year, according to the Columbus REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. […]


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