Former police chief is new Thornville Fire Chief



THORNVILLE – Former Thornville Police Chief Duane Moore is the new Thornville- Thorn Township Fire Chief. The Thorn Township Trustees announced their controversial decision Tuesday night during their regularly scheduled meeting. Trustee Tim Phipps said the decision was between Moore and former Fire Chief Rob Sands, who will serve as assistant fire chief; Sands served as chief from approximately 2003 […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Wetland Chronicles: Butterflies! Saturday, July 26, 1 – 4 p.m. Join Jim Davidson, long-time member of the Ohio Lepidopterists and this organization’s vice-president, as he presents a slide program on the common butterflies and skippers encountered in Ohio. Learn how to accurately identify these incredible beauties found in your […]

How to reduce mosquito breeding sites



Water management to prevent mosquito breeding is essential for effective control. Eggs do not hatch unless they are on or in water. Tires, in particular, require special mention because they are primarily breeding places for vector mosquitoes. Tires are often next to dwellings in close proximity to people. Locate standing water and eliminate if possible and practical. Follow these steps: […]

Aaron Tippin headlines Sweet Corn Festival



MILLERSPORT – National recording star Aaron Tippin is the headliner for the Sweet Corn Festival. He appears on the Main Stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 30. Admission is free. The gold and platinum selling artists has three #1 hits – “There Ain’t Nothing’ Wron with the Radio”, “Kiss This,” and “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving […]

5K race set for Aug. 30



MILLERSPORT – The 19th Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run is set to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 30. Registration is $15 per runner before August 29 and $20 on race day. Race day registration is 7:15 to 8:55 a.m. The first 285 registrants receive a free T-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male […]

Letters to the Editor



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Writer recalls endless summers at Buckeye Lake



Editor: The warmth of summer has made my thoughts return to what seemed to be the endless summers of youth at Buckeye Lake. Buckeye Lake was called the play ground of Ohio. This was more than true in the 60’s to my brothers and I, and our band of friends. The amusement park with the Bug, Wild Mouse, the Whip, […]

Writer upset with new Liberty Township neighbors



Editor: It is heart breaking to see good neighbors get run off by people who don’t even take the time to get to know the truth and would rather make up lies than to admit that any problem is with them and not others. The northwest corner of Liberty Township has gone to the dogs!!! City dogs who move to […]

Health threats from mosquitoes are real



Editor: Our son knows better than most the ravages one mosquito bite can cause. He was two, walking, talking, reciting nursery rhymes, using the potty, smiling, happy and well adjusted. In July, I was awakened by his frightened five year old brother, with whom he shared a room, saying his brother was sick. Not just sick we discovered but very […]

‘Watchdog’ doesn’t need help with fleas



Editor: “Hello. You have reached the Kirkersville Police Department. If you’re trying to reach the Pataskala Police Department, their number is… Once again, you have reached the Kirkersville Police Department. Leave your name, number and a message…” After being assured that I had not reached the Pataskala Police, I left a message for the Kirkersville Kops. I received a return […]


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