Watchdog’ says former mayor is now a puppeteer



Editor: I attended the first meeting of the New Year in Kirkersville with the new mayor, Terry Ashcraft, at the helm. This organizational meeting started promptly at 7 p.m. and lasted only about 15 minutes. It was followed by a council meeting at 7:30. I took a seat behind former GOB Mike Cloud who acted like a first grader when […]

Buckeye Lake wastes money on private trees



Editor: I’m relieved to see that the old rotten tree along East Street was finally removed. However, I’m not happy that our tax dollars paid for it. That tree belonged to the Myer-Eikenberry family and was inside their wire fence. Why would the village spend money they don’t have to cut down a tree that doesn’t even belong to them? […]

Buckeye Lake Christmas Celebration will return



Editor: The Christmas Holiday has come and gone for another year and as we usher in 2008 it is good to reflectback on the year and give thanks to the residents, volunteers and businesses that once again enjoyed the Buckeye Lake Community Christmas Celebration at the Buckeye Lake State Park. Our second annual celebration was the first weekend in December. […]

Roshon PUD hearing set



Editor: The Roshon PUD is being brought back in front of Liberty Township. The Liberty Township Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be held at 816 W. Market St. (Liberty Township Meeting Room) Baltimore, OH at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. This PUD plans on building over 200 housing units, including more than 80 condos, on lots of […]

One more Letter: Dog owners need to clean up after them in Evans Park



Editor: I have enjoyed Evans Park in Hebron for about six months now, when I discovered the wonderful walking path. Weather permitting, I walk my small dog on the path and he loves it. Many other dog walkers seem to think the same thing as I meet or see quite a few on some days. I think it is wonderful […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 14. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, vegetable, choice of fruit, and roll & butter. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes w/ gravy, cherry cheese cake, and roll & butter. Thursday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Fritos, and choice […]

Steven M. Crossin



A funeral service for Steven M. Crossin, 57, of near Somerset was held January 8, 2008, at Bope-Thomas Funeral Home, Somerset, with Rick Cline officiating. Burial was in Zion Ridge Cemetery near Thornville. Steven died Friday evening of an apparent heart attack while on duty for the Perry County Sheriff’s Office. He was born July 1, 1950, in Columbus, and […]

Marveen George



Marveen George, 87, of Thurston, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at the Crestview Manor Nursing Center. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service officein Thurston and was a member of the Thurston United Methodist Church. She also was a member and past District Deputy of the Pythian Sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Jill Ellen Schrader of Thurston; […]

Benjamin (Benny) L. Peyton



A military funeral for Benny L. Peyton, 59, will be held at the Shawnee Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.. He was a disabled Vietnam-era Army Veteran and long time resident of Buckeye Lake. He had many friends whom we know will miss him. Benny passed away suddenly December 25, 2007, at home where he lived with […]

Leon P. Quigley



A Mass of Christian Burial for Leon P. Quigley, 79, of Buckeye Lake, was Saturday, January 5, 2008, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Buckeye Lake. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Leon passed peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. He was born August 9, 1928, in Columbus and was one of fivechildren. He was preceded in death by his […]


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