‘Watchdog’ has her own April Fool’s Day report



Editor: Appropriately, the April council meeting in Kirkersville was held on April Fool’s Day but, sadly, it was no joke! The new council and mayor still have to contend with the antics of some of the former GOB’s (Good Ol’ Boys) and a couple that still remain although the solicitor (Debbie Kenney-McBride) announced that she would like to break her […]

Bowling Green ‘Watchdog’ is back



Editor: I presented a letter to our GOB Board president regarding the “Park Committee & Stop Loss Audit findings.” Basically, it was my swan song, as they say, as far as being a primary voting member of our all-volunteer Park Committee. My resignation had nothing to do with the people on the committee, nor the tasks at hand. These are […]

More Letters: Fairfield County voters asked to renew road, bridge levy



Editor: On May 5th, Fairfield County voters will be asked to renew the 1/2 mill road, bridge and culvert levy. This levy is exclusively for work on 362 miles of roads, 341 bridges (including bridges on county/township roads and some in municipalities/villages), and over 2776 culverts. Levy funds also allow for township culvert work. Renewing the 1/2 mill levy under […]

Another Letter: New baseball field ready



Editor: A new baseball field has been added to the Walnut Township and Fairfield Beach Family Park. The field is regulation size and is now open for public use. It will be used by Laker Youth Baseball which holds its opening day game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. The Walnut Township and Fairfield Beach Family Park opened in […]

One more Letter: Praise for Millersport High School production



Editor: Over this past weekend Millersport High School performed a short musical called “Love at the Café.” The auditorium was transformed into a 1950’s café. As a layperson the music was very good and the short play was very entertaining. They took the performance very seriously and wanted to turn out the best product they could. The senior leadership of […]

Board approves track for high school



MILLERSPORT – It’s been 20-some years in the making, but Millersport High School will have an all-weather track this summer. Walnut Township School Board members unanimously approved two contracts Monday night: • A $316,571 contract with Heiberger Paving of Canal Winchester for the eight lane allweather track; • A $110,000 contract with Claypool Electric of Lancaster to remove six stadium […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of April 13. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, veggie, choice of fruit, and roll & butter. Thursday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, Starz, and orange juice. Friday: Specialty pizza, […]

Dale J. Blackledge



A funeral service for Dale J. Blackledge, age 70, of Heath, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Heath United Methodist Church, 1149 Hebron Road, Heath, with Rev. Richard Waddle and Rev. John Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio. Dale passed away on April 4, 2009, after a valiant battle against […]

Nick Byers



Nick Byers, age 17, passed away on Sunday morning, April 5th, 2009. He was a senior at Liberty Union High School, who ran both cross-country and track. He participated in the knowledge bowl, was on the honor roll, played alto sax for Liberty Union’s Marching, Pep, Concert, and Jazz bands; and was a determined Trebuchet competitor. He was also a […]

Edward C. Taggart



Edward C. Taggart, age 93, formerly of Baltimore, died peacefully in his sleep on the morning of April 6, 2009, at Lanfair Center. Born December 10, 1915, in Baltimore, to the late Clarence and Anna (Kumler) Taggart, he was a 1933 graduate of Liberty Union High School and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Snyder […]


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