Lady Lancers are state Division III softball champions

Akron – Th e regional tournament comeback kids jumped out to 5-0 leads in both the state semi-final and final. The Lady Lancers overcame a bus breakdown, heat and a two-hour late start to defeat # 3 ranked Bloomdale Elmwood 5-0 in Thursday’s semi-final. Lakewood scored on a passed ball in the third inning and exploded for three more runs […]

Village council sets special meeting with trustees

MILLERSPORT – Village officialshope that a special meeting with Walnut Township Trustees can resolve a growing dispute over the fire/EMS contract. That meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 in the Millersport Elementary School auditorium. Assistant village fiscal officerVince Popo suggested setting up a meeting during Tuesday night’s village council meeting. He is also a member of […]

Complaint filed against Kirkersville Police Chief

KIRKERSVILLE – Just days into his appointment as acting Kirkersville police chief, Chris Martin received a written complaint from a resident, which was read aloud during the village council’s June 4 meeting. The letter, written on behalf of residents Lee Hulme and Nina Spiezio-Hulme, stated the following: “On Monday, May 26, 2008, between 4 to 5 p.m., OfficerChris Martin (chief […]

Thornville Council approves countywide mutual aid

THORNVILLE – Thornville Mayor Beth Patrick decided there’s strength in numbers, as far as the village’s police force is concerned. Her vote broke a tie between council members Monday night to approve an ordinance for countywide mutual aid for the Thornville Police Department. All council members agreed mutual aid is necessary for Thornville’s limited department, but some council members disagreed […]

Ohio tomatoes get OK

REYNOLDSBURG – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added Ohio to a list of states that are not associated with the latest food safety alert for certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes, due to an outbreak of salmonellosis. Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs informs Ohio consumers that Ohio-grown tomatoes are safe for […]

Lady Lancers win first ever state title

Baltimore resident excels at Denison

GRANVILLE – A Baltimore student was among the 540 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University’s 167th commencement held May 11. Matthew Paul Steinke, son of David and Cheri Steinke of Baltimore. Steinke, a graduate of Liberty Union High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree summa cum laude with a major in mathematics. His honors project, ARC Presentations: The (p,q)-torus […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Drying Plants for Specimens and Crafts- Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drying plants preserves their beauty in a unique and useful manner. The first session of this two-part class teaches techniques for collecting, drying and pressing plants. The second session uses these pressed materials to make […]

Naturalist day camps set

GRANVILLE – Are you looking for a way to get your kids outdoors and gain a better appreciation of our natural world? Sign them up for the Licking Park District’s Junior Naturalist Adventures Day Camp. This summer the Licking Park District is offering four different Junior Naturalist sessions. Coyote Trails July 7th through July 9th, Wet and Wild July 17th […]

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