Trey’s Valentine



BALTIMORE- There’s more than one kind of Valentine. An entire community is showing its support for Trey Martens, a seven-year-old Baltimore boy who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia-a very rare form of the disease, about which little is known. To assist the Martens family with anything needed during Trey’s treatment, students at Liberty Union High School are selling candy […]

Lakewood gets great report card from state



HEBRON – Not much of the Feb. 13 school board meeting was devoted to discussion of the levy renewal Lakewood voters will be asked to pass March 4 … rather, there was talk of the district’s academic successes and a desire to maintain that positive progress through the continued support of the community. Director of Pupil Services Arnie Ettenhofer outlined […]

Cortez caught in South Carolina



NEWARK – John Cortez is in custody. The former Buckeye Lake Village Council member, who is charged with 23 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with minors, one count of corrupting another with drugs, and a felonious weapons charge, was arrested Feb. 13. He was a fugitive from justice for nearly two months. Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said Cortez was […]

Police activity reports



Complied from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Feb. 4: A West 1st Street woman said her son, who is on probation, left home when told not to do so. He broke a fan in anger before he left. The son was located and will likely face charges. • Feb. 8: A Newark owner of Buckeye Lake properties said […]

Partnerships fuel progress in Baltimore



BALTIMORE – Partnerships are the key to the Village of Baltimore’s success, said Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish in his annual State of the Village address Monday morning. From hiring a new police chief to luring more businesses into town, working relationships fueled the village’s accomplishments in 2007. Kalish told a large crowd at Liberty Union High School that last year […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Maple Syrup Madness- Saturday, February 23 – Saturday, March 8, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. From treetop to tabletop, the history of syrup production is fascinating. The Maple Trail leads curious hikers from the Shelter House to the Log Cabin where […]

Black asks voters to support him for county commissioner



Editor: I am Rick Black, a lifelong resident of Union Township, and candidate for the Republican nomination for Licking County Commissioner. I grew up on a family farm north of Hebron, graduated from Lakewood High School and The Ohio State University College of Agriculture and returned to the family business and now am the fifth generation to own and operate […]

Chamber president supports Liberty Union bond levy



Editor: As the current president of the Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce and a local business owner in Baltimore, I am writing this to urge all of the residents living in the Liberty Union-Thurston School District to please get out and vote FOR our schools and vote FOR issue 7 on March 4th. I won’t go into all of the […]

Sheriff answers letter about campaign signs



Editor: In response to Ms. Pritchard’s Letter to Editor – Upset with Campaign Sign Switch – at no time did any of my campaign volunteers remove any sign from any citizen’s yard, let alone replace with one of my signs. I suspect this may have been a teenage prank or a political strategy to generate a news story. I personally […]

Seniors need to be able to pay for healthcare, medications



Editor: In response to the letters you have published supporting the Liberty Union Bond Levy, I was surprised to read the letters from those that took the time to figure the exact amount you would be paying on a $100,000 home. Also to encourage seniors to support this levy. You so much as took the Homestead Exemption seniors were given. […]


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