Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Tracking While Cross Country Skiing – Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-4 p.m., Dutch Fork Wetlands, $5/members free. Join the Natural Resources Department on cross country skis (your own of course, if weather is appropriate!) for a glide through the Dutch Fork Wetlands. February brings some of the snowiest weather of […]

Administrator offers ‘accurate’ information on water project



Editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Dave Mooney’s letter to the Editor of January 17, 2009, regarding the Village of Baltimore’s East Water Tower Project. Due to both the numerous inaccuracies set forth in the author’s letter, and the author’s tendency towards provocative and vexatious statements, the Village cannot address the author’s letter in detail in this response. […]

No matter what you’re going through, just don’t give up’



Editor: As I was lying in bed trying to get some much needed rest from a virus that left me feeling weak and run-down, I heard over the TV how a father who lost his job not only took his life but his families! What desperation he must have felt at not being able to provide for his family and […]

‘Watchdog’ notes promising change at animal shelter



Editor: Recently in Kirkersville, bids were opened on operating the sewer plant. There were three bids and the amounts were $4000+ from Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District, $2300 from a company in Delaware, and $1950 plus the cost of hauling sludge ($1000-$1500 per month) from the company who currently operates the sewer plant. However, the company that currently […]

‘Watchdog’ says trustees now muzzle public at meetings



Editor: At the Jan 2009 monthly township meeting, our GOB’s decided that there would not be ANY sort of public comments. They have done everything they can to disregard any of my formal letters to the board president. Now they even resort to this tactic to not entertain any more of my questions and comments. We can spend all sorts […]

Scholarship deadline is March 5



NEWARK- Licking County Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from area high school and college students seeking 2009 scholarship awards until Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm. The Foundation administers over 70 scholarship funds which are made possible through the generosity of local donors. Most of these funds are restricted to applicants residing in Licking County, but some are available […]

College Goal Sunday is Feb. 8



NEWARK – College Goal Sunday is a free program offering college-bound students and families the opportunity to have expert help completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Hosted by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), this one-day free event will be held statewide on February 8, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. A session will […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 9. 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 […]

Crader sets Sheridan scoring record



THORNVILLE – Sheridan senior Brian Crader of Thornville recently broke the school’s 24- year-old scoring record for boys basketball. Crader, son of Lee and Melody Crader, scored 53 points in a January 25 Muskingum Valley League makeup game with Morgan High School in McConnelsville. The Generals beat the Raiders 82-51. The senior guard outscored the entire Raider team. He made […]

Nettie M. Boyer



Funeral service for Nettie M. Boyer, 91, of Thornville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 65 E. Columbus St., Thornville, with Pastors Jeff and Patty Morlock officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Nettie passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Autumn on the Lake Nursing Home, Thornville. She was born Feb. 24, […]


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