Are Buckeye Lake officials smarter than a 4th grader?

Editor: Buckeye Lake Village Council’s Finance Committee chair recently called me to ask why I disliked her so much and to express her disappointment with last week’s Letter to the Editor. She wanted to know if I was running for mayor. As I told her, if I wanted to run for mayor, I could have done that last time around. […]

Millersport students impress writer

Editor: Over this past weekend, the Millersport High School Choir performed a short musical called “Mugsey and Me” which included a dinner. The music room was transformed into a 1920’s nightclub and our students performed and waited tables. As a layperson the music was very good and the short play was very entertaining and engaged the audience. When I would […]

Bring back the Sedition Act

Editor: “INSURRECTIONIST: ” The Act of engaging in unorganized outbreak against an established government or authority.” Also known as, “Seditionist-incitement of public disorderly rebellion against a government.” On July 14, 1798, The Sedition Act was under the administration of President John Adams. The Sedition Act made it a crime to publish, “False, scandalous, and malicious writing against government or government […]

Watchdog’ keeps barking

Editor: Let’s discuss some more “Dog warden” Duval tales from his Oct. 18 letter.. He now has the audacity to blame our newest trustee, Jeff Chorpenning, for the township’s failure to adopt a formal resolution for Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 5571.02 CONTROL & MAINTENANCE OF TOWNSHIP ROADS. Was there ever any formal vote by the board to table this matter? […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of November 24. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, cheesy potatoes, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Twin burgers, oven fries, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes/gravy, cherry cheese cake, and roll & butter. Thursday-Friday: No School – Thanksgiving Break Hebron/Jackson/Lake wood Intermediate Monday: Chicken drummies, potato wedges, chilled fruit, and […]


Lakewood High School’s Performing Arts Department presents two shows – Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men and Twelve Angry Women, Nov. 21 through 23 at the Lakewood High School Performing Arts Center. Twelve Angry Men is Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23, 3 p.m., and Twelve Angry Women is Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. According to […]

Richard C. Congrove

Richard C. Congrove, 76, of Baltimore, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Arthur James Cancer Hospital. He was a retired carpenter, contractor and a Korean Conflict veteran. He is survived by his wife, Carol L. Congrove; children, Mark A. (Sue Griffin) Congrove of Lancaster, Vickie A. Congrove of Baltimore and Susan E. Hunter of Bremen; two grandsons, Grant R. (Sarah) […]

Sue A. Gemienhardt

Funeral service for Sue A. Gemienhardt, 69, of Thornville, was November 15, 2008, at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. Interment was in Maple Wood Cemetery in New Lexington. Sue passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at The Florida Hospital in Sebring, Fla. She was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Hemlock to the late Mike […]

William H. Grooms

William H. Grooms, 79 of Grove City, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Franklin Woods Nursing Center. He was a retired milkman for Bordens Dairy and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Grove City. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Miller Grooms; daughters, Brenda (Mike) Messmer of Logan and Teri (Mike) Soliday […]

Mary Ann Kirkpatrick

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary Ann Kirkpatrick, 79, of Newark, was November 17, 2008, at Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Russell Howard officiating. Private family burial was in Fairmount Cemetery near Jacksontown. Mary Ann died November 13, 2008, at Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center in Newark after an extended illness. She was born April 25, 1929, in […]

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