Lifeguard training class set



LANCASTER – The American Red Cross of Fairfield & Hocking Counties will be offering course on Lifeguarding, beginning Sunday, Feb. 15 and ending Saturday, March 7. Classes will conducted at the Fox Family Y and the Chapter House, 121 W. Mulberry St. Lancaster. The course prepares participants to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to prevent drownings and injuries. […]

New nursing facility opens near lake



THORNVILLE – A new multi-million dollar nursing and rehabilitation center recently opened on Zion Road just north of Thornville. Autumn At The Lake is the seventh facility owned and operated by privately held Autumn Health Care. The Newark-based corporation owns facilities in Newark, Somerset, Zanesville, Coshocton, Cambridge and Mount Vernon. The 50-bed nursing and rehabilitation center includes a distinctive 70-foot […]

Thanks from the Dennis Channel Jr. family



Editor: We once again have a need to salute and thank the communities of Millersport and Buckeye Lake for being there to help us travel the hard road of the passing of Dennis Channel, Jr., on December 19th. God placed you all in Shawna and Dennis Kile and Tasha’s life four years ago, because He knew they would need you! […]

Writer wants to know what’s going on in Thorn Township



Editor: A few years ago, the residents of Thorn Township voted to clear the decks, and get open and honest government. It was a hope that remains unfulfilled. Last year, I attempted to ascertain facts surrounding a rezoning request for a condo developer (The Condos at Heron Cove). After violating the Open Meeting laws, our zoning commission held a meeting […]

Family gives thanks for saving their Christmas



Editor: The holiday was here, with all the hustle and bustle and good cheer. Right! Where was that? Have people forgotten? Where did the fun of Christmas go? My husband was laid off at Thanksgiving and we were done. I am a very big Christmas freak and could not imagine how to save this for my family. Then I stopped. […]

Letters to the Editor



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Resignations make watchdog’s day



Editor: If you didn’t attend the Kirkersville Council meeting January 7th, you missed one of the most eventful public meetings I have ever attended! Popcorn and a big foam finger (index finger) would have been appropriate at this meeting! At the start, the mayor announced the resignations of THREE members…members of the Royal Order of the Good Ole Boys (GOBs) […]

Another Letter: Baltimore constructing ‘Watertower to nowhere’



Editor, The residents of Baltimore should listen up. For those unaware, the Village is about to become the industrial center of Ohio. We expect to make a stout bid for the Ford, GM, and Chrysler operations. No matte that these outfits are bankrupt, the Baltimore Village is also bankrupt. And just how do we attract these giants of the industry? […]

Another Letter: Writer asks what trustee is waiting for on issue of paying back illegal reimbursements



Editor: Last Friday, January 9, 2009, Licking County Judge Thomas entered his decision on the case of Bowling Green Township Petitioners v. Trustee Don Watkins. I chose not to comment on the case until after this entry was officially added to the docket. For starters on this writing, it needs to be remembered that I am the one that picked […]

Land purchase needed for new school



BALTIMORE – Kevin Byers is the new president of the Liberty Union Thurston School Board. Art Brate will serve as vice president this year. Board meetings will continue to be held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. The regular meeting location is the high school library. Junior Jayce Born, daughter of John and Kathy Born, and […]


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