Animal Magnetism

Lakewood theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast'

H E B R O N – T h e Lakewood Theatre department presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” According to a plot summary by O.G., Prince Adam was cursed to a beast form by Enchantress, who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The one way he could break the spell was to learn to love another […]

School funding initiative explained

MILLERSPORT – “I’m happy to be here,” Interim Superintendent Ronald Thornton told Walnut Township School District board members Monday night. Thornton replaces Ed Abram who retired March 31 after 30 years in education and 14 years with Walnut Township. He told board members he is trying to meet as many people as possible and is getting his officeorganized. Thornton promised […]

New police chief selected

BALTIMORE- Baltimore will have a new police chief as of May 28 – Westerville, Ohio police sergeant and Baltimore resident Michael Tussey. “We are very pleased to welcome Sergeant Tussey from the Westerville Police Department, who has over 28 years of law enforcement experience, to become Baltimore’s full time police chief,” said Mayor Bob Kalish in a statement. Kalish said […]

Sheriff says police district is valuable but pricey

NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Sheriff William Barker said that a proposed Thorn Township police district would effectively shorten response times in Northern Perry County, but it wouldn’t be cheap. He responded to questions and comments about the proposed district and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department raised by Thornville residents, council members, and Perry County commissioners during the Thornville Village […]

Zoning approved for new development

BUCKEYE LAKE- Developers of a proposed Buckeye Lake subdivision are breathing easier as the Buckeye Lake Village Council approved the subdivision’s necessary zoning changes Monday night. Council still needs to approve the project’s construction plans before any actual dirt is moved. “Tonight is about rezoning,” Buckeye Lake Planning Commission Chair Karen Cookston told council. Feb. 20, commission members recommended a […]

It’s time to speak up on zoning changes in Thorn Township

Editor: Thorn Township residents with property zoned rural residential should be aware that the township zoning commission is currently reconsidering the 300 foot road frontage and 3.5 acre area requirements. The most road frontage and land area required by any township next to Thorn Township is 200 feet and 2.0 acres. I believe these surrounding townships have a more reasoned […]

‘Watchdog’ keeping an eye on village expenditures

Editor: Public records state that the only Kirkersville street employee has quit and the mayor’s son-in-law, John Rohr (also BPA member), “will work until someone can be found.” I noticed that Mr. Rohr’s timecards are being signed by Mike Cloud, the zoning commission chair rather than Mayor Bennie (Jim) Evans, who had been reviewing and signing them until very recently. […]

Police activity reports

Complied from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake + April 1: A Family Dollar employee witnessed a customer shoplifting. + April 3: Officers were dispatched to a West 1st Street residence where someone poured yellow paint into a van’s gas tank. Officers followed a long list of juveniles who claimed to have heard someone else bragging about committing the crime. […]

2007-04-14 E-Edition