Liberty Township candidates face questions



BALTIMORE- True to form, Liberty Township’s candidates for public office kept things lively during Monday night’s Liberty Township Meet the Candidates night at Liberty Union High School sponsored by Ohioans for Responsible Rural Development. Resident Dempsey Ohlinger served as moderator. Most questions were for the Liberty Township Trustee candidates including incumbent Nancy Montell and hopefuls Betsy Alt, Randy Kemmerer, Bob […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Evergreen Identification- Saturday Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., meet at the Auditorium, $12/$10 members. Conifers are a diverse and colorful group of plants. Being able to distinguish and identify different species is highly rewarding and can also be quite fun. Let Dawes Conifer Curator Jeff Bowman take […]

Everyone’s a Winner



BUCKEYE LAKE – Okay, we admit it. We couldn’t choose one winner because all the entries are excellent. So, we decided to proclaim them all winners and award the carvers $10 each. Congratulations to Jesse and Maxie Woodrum, Brianna Lewis, Michael Cary, and Ann-Julie Rice. Happy Halloween!

Perry County Commissioners Hear Bridge Debate



NEW LEXINGTON – A tiny road in Thornport is receiving plenty of attention. A low bridge on Thorn Township Road 79 that spans a Thornport canal is due to be replaced, but many Thornport residents and business owners believe the bridge should be removed permanently because it blocks boat access to the canal and poses a safety threat. They say […]

Walnut Township candidates speak



MILLERSPORT – The state of the Millersport vicinity fire departments and a proposed landfill dominated discussion at Wednesday’s Millersport Meet the Candidates night at Millersport Elementary School as Walnut Township Trustee candidates fielded the vast majority of the questions. Participating candidates for Millersport Village Council and the Walnut Township School Board didn’t seem to mind. Millersport High School students Clayton […]

Wells responds to Cookston



Editor: Last week, Karen Cookston confused negativity with constructive criticism and addressing institutional failure. Here’s an example. When the police chief took a financial interest in the village’s water construction project, the mayor should have stopped it. He didn’t and village elected officials stood silent. Thus it was up to others to right that obvious wrong. Sometimes it’s individuals standing […]

Dupler responds to letter



Editor: I’m responding to Mrs. Lietnaker’s Letter to the Editor last week. There seems to be a misconception regarding monies collected for Fire/EMS. The EMS/fire monies are collected by Walnut Township. We do not have a Millersport fire district and Thurston fire district. It is Millersport/Walnut Township and Thurston/Walnut Township Fire Departments. Fact: Thurston has an extra 2.5 mills on […]

Chorpenning answers critic



Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to rebut last week’s “hit and run” attack. The “this is the way we have always done it” October surprise as figured… “Chorpenning don’t do nothing.” This is not new for it has been the status quo propaganda mantra for four years. I could expound on every false and misleading statement made, but the […]

Candidate’s night inspires writer



Editor: I had the pleasure of attending Candidate’s Night in Buckeye Lake Tuesday night and was impressed by everyone involved. From the introductions by J-me Braig and Lisa Stewart to the candidates for Buckeye Lake Mayor, Buckeye Lake Village Council, and Union Township Trustee, who answered questions posed by the voting public. The audience was also impressive. They were respectful […]

Letters to the Editor



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