‘It’s time to wake up and move toward the future’

Editor: Apparently, Bowling Green Township isn’t the only township with compensation concerns. Let’s take a look at Liberty Township. I believe that by law there are two types of employees…full and part time. My understanding is that if you offer fulltime employees benefits (35 houes/week), benefits must be offered to all full-time employees and, once offered to part-time employees, you […]

Family thanks Thornville EMS

Editor: We want everyone to know how lucky we are to have such great volunteers on the Thornville EMS squad. Unfortunately, we had to call 9-1-1 on April 17 for our son. Elaine Morre, Tim Cooperrider and Rob Sands responded and arrived within minutes of our call. They were extremely helpful and professional. After they transported us to Childrens Hospital, […]

Thanks for work on soccer fields

Editor: On behalf of the Walnut Township Soccer Association, we would like to thank Walnut Township and the Village of Millersport for providing our teams from kindergarten through 8th grade with fields to play soccer. We receive many compliments on our parks and the conditions of our fields. A special thanks to Eddie Lynch, Tim Morris and Randy Kemmerer for […]

Bowling Green ‘watchdog’ finds little sunshine

Editor: In my last letter, I discussed the Medicare reimbursement check, the health insurance and total compensation package issues for Bowling Green Township Trustees. This time I want to focus on how our township GOB’s discuss these sort of issues. Ohio law requires that all public business be fully deliberated in a public forum. That simply means it has to […]

Writer says township meeting was a ‘farce’

Editor: Webster’s Dictionary definesa farce as “a ridiculous or empty show; a mockery.” That’s what took place on May 12 at the Walnut Township house at a special trustees meeting on a re-zoning motion of 298 acres from farmland to industrial. The public was there (standing room only), but there was no opportunity for public comment. A clandestinely designed three […]

‘I want my swamp back’

Editor: With the “season” gearing up, let’s have a little review! 1. The “no wake” zone is: a. To make you mad; b. To protect the endangered Cranberry marsh; c. Make you late for Happy Hour; d. To protect docks and moored boats. 2. The best way to park a boat on a trailer is to: a. Park horizontal to […]

More questions on Millersport Pledge of Allegiance

Editor: I was very pleased to see Mrs. Reasoner’s and Mr. Thorton’s letters in the May 3 Beacon. They made it be known for sure that the “issue” of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is very important to many members of our community. I also received the opportunity to read Mrs. Thomson’s note dated 4/19/08 for the first time. My […]

Mooney critic responds

Editor: I, once again had the opportunity of reading a rather childish letter from a Mr. Dave Mooney of Baltimore. In his letter he says my letter to you was “phony, concocted and a fabrication.” Rather than lower myself to his standards and keep rambling on about something that he obviously has no clue about, I will tell you and […]

‘Watchdog’ checking on police

Editor: A local newspaper reported that Chris Martin has been appointed as “Interim Chief” of police by the Kirkersville Village COUNCIL. After the two hour executive session was over, council moved and voted to hire an Interim police chief. There was no recommendation or appointment by the mayor; it seemed as though he had been silenced. ORC 737.15 states “Each […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of May 26 . Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Memorial Day – No School. Tuesday: Cheeseburger, french fries, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken tenders, baked potato w/butter, choice of fruit, and cookie. Thursday: Cook’s Choice Friday: Cook’s Choice Hebron/Jackson/Lakewood Intermediate Monday: Memorial Day – No School. Tuesday: Hot dog sandwich, Sun Chips, baked beans, […]

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