Letters to the Editor



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‘Watchdog’ snaps back at the dog warden



Editor: Let’s discuss some more of the “Dog warden” Duval tales. He mentioned something about my using a few cents of the township electricity while at a public meeting, wow…..what a crime indeed. This is something I had already written about, right down to GOB Watkins actually calling the sheriff about it. What our new dog warden failed to mention […]

‘Dog warden’ takes on trustee’s township website



Editor: There has been a lot of talk in the township about Trustee Jeff Chorpenning’s unofficial township website. In 2007, he did a computer survey to see if the township residents were aware of some of the things available in the township. I finally saw the results of this survey; he had eight people respond online. Then he had to […]

Holiday greetings to neighbors



Editor: Our family would like to wish all of the residents of Walnut Township a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our community has a lot to be thankful for and we are blessed in many ways. Our community is a great place to live and raise families. Vince, Debbi and Michael Popo Lieb’s Island

Prepayment is not a good practice



Editor: In my last letter, I mentioned that former GOB (Good Ol’ Boy) Johnny (Bob) Adkins paid council members two months early. I also mentioned this to the Auditor of State’s office and got a written reply from their legal division. They opened with: “Please be advised that we cannot give you legal advice on this issue. We respond to […]

Liberty Union Thurston Middle School names honor students



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union Middle School recently named its honor students for the first nine-week grading period. Distinguished Grade 5: Abby Hite Grade 6: Kenzie Brownfield, Daniel Dodd, Tyler Falther and Ethan Schmelzer. Grade 7: Caitlyn Bradford, Cassidy Caito, Jacob Motts and Madison Peck. Grade 8: Kayleigh Caito, Taylor Dickson, Sarah Feyko, Matthew Maldovan, Brielle Moon and Abby Thompson. Honor […]

Becky M. Bland



A memorial service for Becky M. Bland, 47, of Thornville, was held December 16, 2008, at Hillview Freewill Baptist Church, Reynoldsburg. Becky passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Hospice Unit, Newark. She was born Feb. 12, 1961, in South Bend, Ind., to Jean M. (Carosa) Yost and the late Dale E. Yost. Becky was a part […]

Janet Marie Kilmer



Janet Marie Kilmer, 71, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at The Pickering House. Janet was born in Highland County on May 15, 1937, to the late Herschel and Irene Quallen Kessinger. She was a member the VFW Post 3761 Ladies Auxiliary, Fairfield Fish and Game and a charter member of The Faith Lutheran Church. Janet is survived by her […]

Shawn Lee Meadows



A service of remembrance for Shawn Lee Meadows, 48, of Jacksontown, was held December 13, 2008, at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Tom Wilson presiding. Mr. Meadows, a special circuit technician with Windstream, passed away Dec. 10, 2008. He was born May 14, 1960, in Newark, to Robert and Ilene (Wiseman) Meadows. Shawn will be remembered by […]

Heather A. Wieber



Heather A. Wieber, 43, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce, FL, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ms. Wieber was born in Columbus and had been a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL and Buckeye Lake. Survivors include her parents, Linda Riccio of Port St. Lucie, […]


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