Brightening Up

Lake area homes aren't shy about holiday decorations

BALTIMORE- Bigger’s better, right? A Baltimore resident and her son-both of whom preferred to remain anonymous-took advantage of Tuesday evening’s mild weather to string lines and lines of lights around the trees in their front yard and around their home. “It really doesn’t take that long,” she said, “it’s just that (the display) keeps getting bigger every year.” She’s not […]

Deer gun season opens with a bang

LAKE AREA – Monday was a great day for hunters, but a bad one for deer. Lake area deer check stations were busy. Alyssa Skeens of Glenford’s B&C Drive Thru said B&C checked 65 deer Monday, which was opening day for deer gun season. At the other end of Buckeye Lake, Millersport Bait & Tackle’s Mary Schilling said 28 deer […]

Trustees cut Millersport’s portion of levy income

MILLERSPORT – It took about an hour and a half November 25 for Walnut Township Trustees to tell Millersport officials that the village will get less money next year for providing fire/EMS services to the township. Trustee Sonny Dupler, who did most of the talking for trustees, claims the cut will just be a few hundred dollars. What is clear […]

Trustees approve two-year contract with Granville

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees unanimously agreed to a two-year contract with the Granville Township Fire Department for EMS and fire protection for the portion of the township north of the CSX railway. The contract will cost the township $65,000 for 2009 and $80,000 for 2010. As trustees weigh several options for township EMS and fire protection, Trustee President John […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Luminary Tour- Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Dawes Arboretum brings you an evening of illumination with 1,500 candle luminaries. Join us inside the Visitors Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa, a holiday treat and some activities for the whole family. All […]

Deadline near for Holiday Mail for Heroes

WASHINGTON – The American Red Cross is sponsoring a national “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign to receive and distribute holiday cards to service members and veterans both in the United States and abroad. Holiday Mail for Heroes, which began Veterans Day, is a follow-up to the 2007 effort that resulted in the collection and distribution of more than 600,000 cards […]

Wrap it up for Christmas

MILLERSPORT – Lotruse Mother’s Club is sponsoring “Let’s Wrap it Up for Christmas” fund raiser at the Millersport United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall December 13 from noon to 4 p.m. For a small fee you can have your gifts wrapped. There will be a Christmas Cookie Walk and some vendor tables such as Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay and others. Bring […]


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Writer defends school system on holiday music

Editor: I would like to defend the Liberty Union school system and their decision to change the songs of the holiday program. School is a place where children learn, among other things, that we are all different and how we should be respectful of those differences. I feel the school is not dismissing the importance of Christmas, but rather showing […]