Lighten up: Maybe Grandpa was right



She was smokin’ hot, but not in a good way. Her interior heater-fan spewed blue smoke and toxic electrical fumes. I tried to figure out how to make it across three lanes of Columbus rush hour traffic while maintaining bladder control. Holy crap, my car was on fire. The stuff of nightmares, it’s something you think can never happen to […]

‘Watchdog’ sniffs out savings on health insurance



Editor: I would like to publicly thank Bowling Green Township Trustee Jeff Chorpenning for taking on the taboo subject of health insurance. After attending each of the trustee meetings leading up to this year’s insurance debate, it was evident that only Chorpenning wanted to talk about changing the health insurance package or even getting quotes from other carriers. There wouldn’t […]

Election workers thanked



Editor: The Fairfield County Board of Elections would like to thank our poll workers, facilitators, rovers, truck drivers, election night helpers and the facility owners around the county that housed our trucks loaded with voting equipment prior to election day. As we have said many times in the past, these individuals are and should be commended for their dedication to […]

Praise for Millersport Music Department



Editor: The Music Department under the direction of Steve Mohler and Noelle Harkabus has out done themselves in the 2008-2009 school year. At the recent “Music in the Park” competitions the Music Department brought back six trophies and Miss Harkabus’ band received the first superior rating of her short career. This is the first of many more to come. On […]

Writer says get more than just opinions’ from lawyers



Editor: I have noticed when referring to prosecutors and solicitors, everyone talks about their opinion. These people are notorious for giving opinions. Opinions are just that – your idea, my idea or someone else’s idea or belief. It has no specific credence, validity or truth. It is an OPINION, which is a belief not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof. […]

Honor Graduates: Lakewood, Liberty Union



More Honor Graduates: Millersport, Sheridan



School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of May 25. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: No School – Memorial Day Tuesday: Chicken tenders, green beans, choice of fruit, and roll & butter. Wednesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad w/dressing, bread stick, and sherbet. Thursday: Turkey club sandwich, carrot sticks w/dip, pasta salad, and choice of fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, mixed vegetables, choice […]

William (Billy) James Coleman



William (Billy) James Coleman, 34, of Millersport, went to heaven on May 16, 2009. He was born August 15, 1974, in Columbus. He is survived by Stephanie Reed; their three sons, James, Caleb and Nathaniel Coleman; parents, William B. Coleman and Diana Coleman; sister, Sandy (Patrick) Muck; brother, Michael Coleman; nephews, Daniel and Kyle Muck; niece, Madison Muck; close cousin, […]

Randy J. Ferrell



Randy J. Ferrell, 57, of Thornville, went to the arms of Jesus on Friday, May 15, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Buddy and Mary (Childers) Ferrell in West Virginia, on November 15, 1951. Randy is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lacey; and brothers, Charles and Sidney. Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Retherford) Ferrell; […]


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