April 19, 2014

Mostly clear

Lodi Library will reopen next month

A worker puts finishing touches on renovations to the Lodi Library. The library has been closed since November 2011 and is expected to open May 19. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The Lodi Library will reopen May 19 after being closed 2 1/2 years because of roof beams that were found to be structurally unsound. Library officials closed off a third of the building in November 2011, moving materials into a cramped space that wasn’t covered by the faulty roof. When construction began last year, programs Read More…

More may be giving up job search

Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent last month — down from 6.5 in February and the lowest seen in nearly six years. The state’s jobless rate in March also was lower than the U.S. rate of 6.7 percent in both February and March, according to the latest employment report, released Friday.But a closer look Read More…

Display of pride: Teamwork brings Buckeye together

Andy VanBoxel, owner of Lakota Concrete in York Township, on Friday checks out his handiwork — the logo of Buckeye High’s mascot emblazoned in the school’s new entranceway. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Buckeye High Principal Charles Vrabel had a problem. The concrete entranceway to his school was badly deteriorated and needed to be fixed. “Our entryway has been deteriorating over the years because of all the salt brought on it,” he said. “It was pitted and dirty and needed to be refurbished.” But rather Read More…