School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of October 19 . Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Toasted cheese sandwich, soup/vegetable, Goldfish crackers, and fruit. Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and fruit. Wednesday: Chicken & rice bowl, vegetable medley, mandarin oranges, and fortune cookie. Thursday: Walking taco w/RF Doritos, buttered corn, choice of fruit, and Rice Krispie Treat. Friday: Specialty pizza, […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Oct. 7: A Walnut Road man said someone removed a gun and a pool stick from his residence. • Oct. 9: A Hebron Road woman said her teenage daughter assaulted her. • Oct. 12: A Walnut Road juvenile was reported missing. He had been reported missing several times previously. • Oct. […]

Erma Jean Blake



Erma Jean Blake, 73, of Millersport, former resident of Baltimore, passed away peacefully, Monday, October 12, 2009, at Heartland-Fairfield Nursing Center after a three year battle of cancer. Erma was retired personnel director at K-Mart. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, fulfilled a service mission in Spokane, WA. She was a past member […]

Margaret Lee Golden



Margaret Lee Golden, age 70 of Newark, passed away on October 10, 2009, at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newark. She was born on March 6, 1939, to the late Osa S. and Golda V. (Arnold) Whitacre. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and also a friend. She fought a long hard battle for over […]

Gloria Eileen Hunting



Gloria Eileen Hunting, 84, of Baltimore, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Columbus Health Care Center in Columbus. Gloria was born in Zanesville on May 19, 1925, to the late Ernest and Mabel Coleman Courier. Gloria is survived by daughter in-law, Kristy A. Schooler of Baltimore; and grandson, Blake Ellwood Schooler of Baltimore. She was preceded in death by […]

24/7 staffing at Fairfield Beach looks promising



MILLERSPORT – The meetings took nearly five hours on Tuesday, but Walnut Township Trustees and the Village of Millersport now agree that the Fairfield Beach fire substation should be staffed around the clock. Trustees met first and prospects for progress appeared slim when President Ralph Zollinger announced he had given the Millersport fire contract proposal on Monday to the county […]

Meeting set to organize crime watches



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village Council is ready to take a bite out of crime. Council member Jeryne Peterson said Monday night that the village has rescheduled a meeting with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office to discuss creating neighborhood crime watches throughout Buckeye Lake Village. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Village Hall and […]

Public water proposed for Flying J



KIRKERSVILLE – Some Kirkersville Village Council members fear providing the Flying J truck stop with public water could eventually destroy Kirkersville’s rural nature. Ohio EPA and Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District representatives attended the Oct. 7 Kirkersville Village Council meeting to ask council members their opinions about the Southwest Licking district possibly providing public water exclusively to Flying […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Garden Stroll Series: Hawthorn Hill – Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – noon. Free, no reservations required, meet at the Visitors Center Deck, Walk with a horticulturist through one of the most diverse collections on The Arboretum grounds and one of the best areas for beautiful fall colors. You’ll […]

Fair To Partly Cloudy

Fairfield County Fair has chilly start

LANCASTER – Monday morning it was hard to believe that just a couple years ago it was so sweltering hot for the Fairfield County Fair that fairgoers were dripping in sweat by noon. This year was a different story; Monday morning was in the 40s and the sky was overcast. But, Brandon Marcum, who manned a booth offering stuffed tigers […]


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