The wrong end of the dog is doing the thinking for trustees



Editor: The two things I have discovered circulating Walnut Township zoning referendum petitions is how many nice people live in our township and how many questions residents have about the two zoning changes recently approved by Walnut Township Trustees. I have told people that I don’t have many answers to their questions and that trustees are not voluntarily offering many […]

The ‘watchdog’ tries to save some bats



Editor: A shooting at a nightclub in Columbus on May 23rd involved a Kirkersville Police officer.Interim Chief Chris Martin was quoted in a local newspaper as saying that the officerinvolved used his personal weapon and was not dressed in any way as a police officer.However, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Homeland Security (DHS) that licenses […]

One more Letter: Ladders needed for Baltimore/Buckeye Lake area work week



Editor: This summer, the Baltimore Area Workcamp will be working in our communities. As many as 60 local residents will benefit from the work of a projected 380 adults and teenage volunteers participating in the Baltimore Area Workcamp, coming to the area the week of June 29. The Workcamp will provide free home repairs through the Group Workcamp Foundation program. […]

Ricky Lee “Ric” Cunningham



At his request, no services will be observed for Ricky Lee “Ric” Cunningham, 55, of Glenford, who passed away May 25, 2008, at his home. Ric was born Feb. 18, 1953, in Newark, to Bonnie (Hannahs) Cunningham, of Marne, and the late Alfred Cunningham. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Ric also worked […]

Statia B. Gatliff



A funeral service celebrating the life of Statia B. Gatliff, 85, of Hebron, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Wally McLoughlin as celebrant. Burial will be in Kirkersville Cemetery. Statia died June 2, 2008, at Selma Markowitz Care Center after an extended illness. She was born May 10, 1923, in […]

Maxine A. Gierhart



Maxine A. Gierhart, 97 of Rancho Cucamonga, California, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Upland Rehabilitation and Care Center. She was a resident of California for 34 years. She was born December 18, 1910, in Liberty Township, Ohio. Maxine was the ninth child of Ella and Willis Jackson. She graduated from Liberty Union High School and then married Floyd […]

Mary Ellen Langwasser



Mary Ellen Langwasser, 79, of Millersport, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born June 21, 1928, in Lancaster, to the late Edward Cave and Helen (Wallace) Cave. Mary is survived by children, Laura Ann (Paul) DaCosta of Florida, Mark (Shirley) Langwasser of Tennessee, and Matt (Lorie) Langwasser of Millersport; sisters, JoAnn […]

Charles R. Loveless



Charles R. Loveless, 69 of Thornville, passed away May 28, 2008, at his residence surrounded by family. Charles was born May 21, 1939, in Gibson County, Indiana to the late Ivan and Orpha (Dobie) Loveless. He loved his family very much and loved to bowl. He is survived by his dog, Bear; children, Melody (Jack) Walker, Robin (Danny) Winter, Charles […]

Charles A. Mannah



Charles A. Mannah, 42 of Glenford, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family. Charles was born December 12, 1965, in Los Angeles, California, to Jeannie (Curry) Colllinsworth and the late Charles Allen Mannah. Hew loved his family very much and loved to go fishing, hunting, and playing on his CB’s. He is survived by […]

Dewey “Duke” Meade



A funeral service for Dewey “Duke” Meade, 71, of Woodsfield, formerly of Buckeye Lake, was May 31, 2008, at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. Mr. Meade died May 28, 2008, at home. He was born September 4, 1936 in Washington County, Ohio, a son of the late Elza and Freda Lippencott Meade. He was a retired lumber mill worker and […]


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