Lawsuits cause writer to question Van Buren’s fitness



Editor: In an election where character is being discussed on the national stage, let us not overlook the character of our local candidates. Mark Van Buren’s website states that his priority is to help each and every person in Licking County; however, a quick look at Mr. Van Buren’s past will tell a different tale. After a visit to the […]

Election Letters

One more opportunity

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 4 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

More Letters: Kalish opposes Issue 15 in Baltimore



Editor: Issue 15 is asking Baltimore voters to change from a partisan to non-partisan village. Ohio Revised Code 3513.257 already allows an independent candidate to file a nominating petition the day before the primary election and avoid running in a partisan primary. This happened in 1999 when Hugh Schaffner ran for mayor, in 2005 when Ruth Crutcher ran for mayor […]

Tips for Tots needs auction items



Editor: Please mark your calendars for the Tips for Tots auction on Friday, Nov. 7 at AMVETS Post 51 in Thornport. The fun starts at 7 p.m. We still need auction items so please call me at 467-3120 with your donations. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please make your check payable to Tips for Tots […]

Writer supports Buckeye Lake police levy



Editor: Buckeye Lake Village residents again are faced with a decision on the proposed 2.5 mill police levy. Here are some facts that might help you decide: The current levy brings in $101,000 a year. With a department that has been cut to just five (three full-time, two part-time) officers, it still costs about $217,000. This means about $116,000 must […]

More Letters: Few villages use partisan system for elections



Editor: Kyle Farmer claimed last week that Issue 15 was ‘very quietly’ placed on the ballot. That’s not the case. At least 114 signatures were on the petitions to change Baltimore from a partisan to a nonpartisan village. These signatures weren’t ‘quietly’ obtained. Our solicitor was first approached about this issue in 2005. His investigation found out, according to the […]

Thanks for help after wind storm



Editor: This letter is long overdue. We would like to thank all of the people that made the power outage and wind damage debris tolerable. The township trustees along with Eddie Lynch, Tim Morris and Randy Kemmerer did a commendable job of clearing the roads of trees and debris. Our neighbors on Lieb’s Island provided coffee, food and freezer storage […]

Voters asked to support Cooperrider



Editor: I’m writing to ask Perry County voters to re-elect Judge Luann Cooperrider for Probate-Juvenile Court. Judge Cooperrider has dedicated her life to the people of Perry County. Her record speaks for itself. She has brought in over $2 million in grants for Perry County and several jobs, helping the local economy. She has created several programs for our youth. […]

More Letters: Candidate questions Cooperrider’s fitness to be judge



Editor: On October 11, The Columbus Dispatch published an article titled, “Building was no gift to group, some say”. The article outlined how Perry County Probate/Juvenile Judge Luann Cooperrider mislead an entire community. In the October 8th edition of Perry County’s weekly newspaper, The Tribune, the judge is pictured accepting an “appreciative plaque” for donating a building to Head Start […]

Writer says Van Buren is unfit to run the county



Editor: During a campaign it’s difficult to know what is true and what is not. We want to make the right choice for our country and community. The choice for one race won’t be difficult for our family and friends who witnessed our nightmare when we hired Mark Van Buren to build our home. Voters have turned him down three […]


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