Lions Make History

Football Lions make first trip to state tournament

OBETZ – Liberty Union Thur s ton Lions made history Saturday night when they won the district’s first ever football regional final. Hundreds of fans made the trip to Hamilton Township High School, braving the worst weather of the season. The Lions stellar defense turned back everything that Mother Nature and Columbus Bishop Ready threw at them for a 13-3 […]

School board rejects proposal for soccer team



MILLERSPORT – After months of debate, Walnut Township Schools Board of Education members rejected a proposal to establish a co-ed soccer program. The vote Tuesday night was 4-1, with Vince Popo casting the only “yes” vote. His motion to approve the program nearly died for lack of a second, until President David Brookover seconded it so the issue could go […]

Consultant presents fire/EMS options for trustees



HEBRON – Union Township Trustees have much to consider. Monday night, they heard from their fire service consultant – William Kramer, of Kramer & Associates of Cincinnati. Trustees hired Kramer early this year after they learned that the Granville Township Fire Department would charge Union Township $50,000 in 2008 to provide fire and EMS service for the portion of the […]

Shriner, Van Horn race headed to recount



NEW LEXINGTON – The drama continues for Perry County Commissioner candidates Charles Van Horn and incumbent Fred Shriner. The Perry County Board of Elections released official election results Tuesday showing Shriner’s unofficial lead of 32 votes narrowing to just eight votes – 7,255 votes for Shriner and 7,247 for Van Horn.That very narrow margin triggers an automatic recount. Recount results […]

Cortez decides to make plea rather than face trial



NEWARK – Former Buckeye Lake Council member John Cortez was scheduled to go to trial this week in two separate trials to face charges of unlawful sexual conduct with minors and felony weapons charges. Licking County Prosecutor Ken Oswalt said Wednesday that Cortez is now expected to plead guilty or no contest to the charges against him and either plea […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday, November 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Luminary Tour- Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. […]

‘Watchdog’ finally gets billing records



Editor: After the November council meeting in Kirkersville, soon to be former Village Clerk and GOB (Good Ole Boy) Johnny (Bob) Adkins said he couldn’t give me public records (itemized bills for Debbie Kenny and Bill Harper) because he had to have Debbie Kenney research to see if I could have them. He babbled on about a “commercial use” exception […]

Council member says it is time to work together



Editor: The political process and the free press play an important part of accomplishing civic outcomes. As we saw in the recent presidential election, the candidates fought and criticized each other. But now we see that they are “reaching across the aisle” to work together to further the goals of our nation. While debate is always valuable in the process, […]

Thanks from Big Haired Broads



Editor: We would like to thank the wonderful people who worked so hard for the Tips for Tots scavenger hunt on Oct. 25. First, we want to thank the Redneck Women for their continuing charity work. We thank John Doneff of the Island House for sponsoring and hosting the event. We’re the “Big Haired Broads” who won the hunt. Our […]

‘Dog warden’ chases ‘watchdog’ and trustee



Editor: The only thing I will say about the Bowling Green Watchdog’s recent letter is, as a person ages, the first thing that goes is their memory. Everything is on tape so I’m not going to argue about it. Once again since my first letter was printed in the Beacon, the PICs (partners in crime) have tried their hardest to […]


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