Admitted bookworm right at home as new HCTPL exec director

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Aug. 21, 2014.

Early on, Rebecca Lemons' passion was books.

A self-described bookworm, she cherished them as a child; then later, in high school, she worked in the school's library. In college, she got a new job in the academic library.

All the while, she deliberated about what she wanted to do in life.

"I was in the library a lot, so that's what I kind of started doing by default," explains the new executive director of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.
"Because I was there, I might as well work there.

Eye on the target

Photo by Steve Clark.

Caleb Richardson, a volunteer with New Sotterlee Project International, tests the Skill-at-Arms course at the organization's Flint Creek facility, in Huntington, in preparation for the Flint Creek Renaissance Faire, scheduled for Sept. 13 through 14.

Huntington Street Dept. closing for holiday

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.

The regular Monday trash route will be picked up beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2. All other trash pickup days will remain the same.


Park's goal caps Viking comeback in soccer win

Nathan Park's goal with 18 minutes in the game proved the game-winner as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team rallied back to beat visiting Fort Wayne South Side, 4-3, on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Park, a center back, scored the game-winner from the back line by lofting a 30-footer over the South Side goalie's head and into the net. The shot completed a second-half comeback that saw the Vikings get their second win of the season despite trailing at halftime, 3-1.

The Vikings are 2-1-1.

32nd annual Homespun Day festival is Saturday

TAB file photo.

The 32nd Annual Zanesville Homespun Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Zanesville Lions Club Car Show, one of the day's biggest events, begins accepting registrations at 8:30 a.m. The registration period ends at noon and awards are handed out at 2 p.m.

Last year's car show featured around 40 cars and Melba Edwards, Homespun Day's publicity director, anticipates even more this year, having mailed out 130 letters to past participants of the show, inviting them to return.