‘Honoring our past defines us and our future’

Editor: On Sunday May 17, 2009, 36 volunteers joined Boy Scout Troop 404 to clean Millersport Cemetery. Starting with Mathias Miller’s memorial to the most recent grave site, every tombstone was trimmed and the grass cleared so the names were readable. On Memorial Day, if you had the opportunity to listen to Pastor Steve Bush’s stirring tribute to our veterans […]

VFW Post 1388 apologizes for not making parade

Editor: This letter is directed to Millersport Mayor Dean Severance and Village of Millersport citizens. The comrades of VFW Post 1388 wish to convey their regrets in letting the children and citizens of Millersport down by missing the village’s Memorial Day parade. We appreciate all the efforts made in decorating the town, sprucing up the cemetery and decorating the bikes […]

Hebron voters thanked for supporting income tax hike

Editor: My thanks to the Hebron residents who voted for the increase in the village income tax. Expenditures are evaluated and monitored and your support assures the maintenance or improvement in many of the services the village provides to all of us. Again, thank you. Annelle Porter, Council Member Hebron

Lakewood graduates its 50th class

HEBRON – A total of 153 students earned their high school diplomas at Lakewood High School’s 50th commencement on Sunday, May 24. HIgh school counselor Valerie Kieffer collected the following statistics: • Twenty one graduates earned the Honors Diploma. • Eighty five members of the Class of 2009 will be continuing their eduction at a four year college or university […]

COTC’s CollegeASPIRE still enrolling high school students

NEWARK— Central Ohio Technical College will open its doors to the youth of central Ohio again this summer with the return of its popular CollegeASPIRE program. A limited number of spaces are still available for students ages 15 – 18. CollegeASPIRE will be held Monday through Friday, June 15 – 19, 1 – 5 p.m., at all four COTC campuses […]

Lady Lancers win district championship

PICKERINGTON – Lakewood’s Lady Lancers are just two victories away from returning to the Division III state softball tournament in Akron. The defending Division III state champions drew a bye as the #1 seed in the district tournament. The Lady Lancers defeated East Knox 4-0 at home on May 14. In the district semi-final May 19 at Pickerington, the Lancers […]

Extra day for Hebron students changes bus routes

HEBRON – Getting to school may be a little confusing for Hebron Elementary students June 2, which is a Hebron only make-up day. Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault said during the May 13 Lakewood Board of Education meeting that only 11 school buses will run district wide instead of the usual 26 on Tuesday, June 2. These buses will only pick […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of June 1. 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. Liberty Union Elementary Monday: Chicken patty, potato rounds, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: PB&J sandwich, fresh veggies/dip, peach cup, and treat. Last Day of School. Liberty Union […]


Carolynn L. Brown

Carolynn L. Brown, age 66, of Thornville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born January 26, 1943, in Thornville, to Wayne and Wilma (Hetrick) Jones. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, her Euchre card club, and was a member of AMVETS Post 51 in Thornville. Carolynn is survived by her mother, Wilma; children, Debbie (David Phillips) […]