Reelect Cooperrider



Editor: Residents of Thorn Township need to continue to support Thad Cooperrider as our Perry County Commissioner. Thad has represented us well for the past eight years. We are fortunate to have someone from or end of the county, who understands the needs of our area. Love him or hate him, you have to admit he has done a great […]

Watchdog’ provides proof



Editor: Mr. Harper, I repeat, I don’t recall ever having told ANYONE they don’t have the right to speak! However, your motivation is obvious to me and I will repeat this: you had something to gain by convincing residents that they needed to pass the operating levy which paid your $30 per hour job that you helped create for yourself […]

Help police help you



Editor: I would like to encourage all residents to support their police department and vote “YES” for the upcoming levy. The police are in dire need of equipment and they have not had a pay raise in seven years. With the levy in place, the village will have more money in the general fund to do other things such as […]

Writer questions whether Cookston has a heart



Editor: I just found out through the newspaper that my parents’ land was bought out from under them. My mom was so upset and was afraid to tell her kids that she just lost the land and maybe the home we grew up in. She was purchasing the land this year. We were going to fixup the house for my […]

Top Ten reasons to vote NO’ on new police levy



Editor: Top Ten reasons to vote “NO” on the new Buckeye Lake Police levy. 10. In 2004, council asked BLPD to pursue CALEA certification, resulting in four years of resistance and excuses. 9. In 2005, the mayor asked the finance committee to cut the general budget $40,000. Finance Chair Hilde Hildebrandt stood in the way and council never acted on […]

More support for Black



Editor: Rick Black is our best choice for Licking County Commissioner! Just check his record of public service which includes his seven years as a Lakewood Local School Board member serving as board president for the last two years. Rick Black was the first candidate to announce and fileto serve the people of Licking County which means he didn’t decide […]

Ball supported for FairfieldCounty Sheriff



Editor: All too often, political candidates seek public office,later in life, for reasons other than a pure passion for the interests of the citizenry. Not Darrell Ball ! Even before Darrell finished high school, he was committed to protecting and defending his fellow Americans. Three years before graduating from Gahanna Lincoln High School in 1983, Darrell had the presence of […]

Writer says ‘NO’ to new taxes



Editor: Watch out taxpayers! Here we go again. Buckeye Lake Village Council wants to get in our pockets again. I told you they wouldn’t give up. Now they want us to pass a new levy that will raise our taxes again. They have put on a new 2.5 mill levy for the police department. Why – so they can buy […]

One more Letter: Senior levy building program could hurt local programs



Editor: We have great concerns about the proposed $13,500,000 Bond Issue for Licking County Aging to construct two large senior citizen centers. If this .3 mill levy for 20 years passes, Zerger Hall in Newark will be demolished and replaced with an $8 million facility and Pataskala will get a $4 million building. Nice for them, but where does that […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 25. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hot dog, cheddar munchers, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Hip dipper, baked potato w/butter, choice of fruit, and cookie. Wednesday: Roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, fruit cup, and roll & butter. Thursday: Cook’s Choice Friday: Pepperoni pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and choice of fruit. Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Pepperoni […]


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