Real estate sale activity, prices fell in November



COLUMBUS – The Ohio housing marketplace experienced a decline in activity in November from the level posted a year ago, with sales slowing for the month due to tight credit markets and falling consumer confidence, reports the Ohio Association of REALTORS ®. “One key facet of the worldwide financial crisis, especially as it relates to the housing sector, has been […]

Letters to the Editor



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‘Dog warden’ is still going after the ‘watchdog’



Editor: First, in response to the self appointed watch dog’s last web of lies, he should read my whole letter instead of reading between the lines before he gets all worked up about it. Then I wouldn’t have to respond to his previous letters because it is all in there. He talks about being timed out during public comment period […]

Millersport looking for ideas to help keep swimming pool open



Editor: I have worked for the Village of Millersport for more than four years and in that time the village has had to transfer an average of $8,000 per year to operate the swimming pool. The pool does not have a specific amount of money appropriated for operations. Rather, it is totally dependent on memberships, daily admission, party rentals and […]

Writer just wants new wagon returned, no questions asked



Editor: This is directed to the person that went through the trash cans on Route 40 just east of Jacksontown on Dec.29 between 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. I had my trash out at the end of my driveway in the can and in a black steel pull behind wagon.Y ou dumped my trash out of the wagon and took my […]

‘Junkyard dog’ clamps down on ‘dog warden’



Editor: Recently ‘Dog Warden’ Duval rambles, “This website is completely run by him. He has complete control and will not give it up.” Rewind the tape and listen to how the volunteer township website was introduced by Trustee Jeff Chorpenning in 2006. Now listen to how the GOB’s said “we don’t need one” and “if they want to know anything, […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 5th. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Pizza bites, buttered corn, choice of fruit, and Scooby snacks. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Fritos, and fruit bar. Wednesday: Potato bowl w/popcorn chicken/corn/gravy, fruit crisp, and roll & butter. Thursday: Cheeseburger, seasoned fries, and choice of fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and choice […]

Dennis Steven “Bubba” Channel



Dennis Steven "Bubba" Channel   A funeral service celebrating the life of Dennis Steven "Bubba" Channel, 12, of Millersport, was held December 22, 2008, at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, with Pastor Steve Bush as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at Millersport Cemetery. Bubba died early December 19, 2008, after a valiant struggle with brain cancer. He was born […]

Roger Dale Chapman, Jr.



A funeral services celebrating the life of Roger Dale Chapman, Jr., 42, of Thornville, was held December 23, 2008, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Gary Keller as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Roger died December 18, 2008, in Pickering House, Lancaster. Obituaries He was born July 25, 1966, in Lancaster, the son of […]

James K. “Jim” Franklin



A funeral service for James K. “Jim” Franklin, 68, of Hebron, was December 27, 2008, at the Heawith Willy Cupples officiating. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery. Mr. Franklin died Dec. 22, 2008, at Arlington Care Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Columbus to the late Robert and Mary Lou (Hunter) Franklin. Mr. Franklin graduated from The Ohio State […]


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