We rely on Lakewood graduates



Editor: My wife and I want to lend our support to the Lakewood Schools emergency operating levy. Our district deserves a chance to remain excellent. As a retired teacher with 36 years service and my wife and two sons being graduates of Lakewood, we have benefited from the fine job done by students, parents, teachers and staff at Lakewood. This […]

SWL leads county in taxes for schools



Editor: Administrators are quick to tell you that the state just cut their budget or spending is mandated. Mandated by who – the teachers’ union? A year ago, Southwest Licking Schools ran their Stand Up for Kids campaign, saying the levy would cost 10¢ a day. It made a temporary levy permanent and increased it 10¢ a day, making it […]

Writer can’t afford new taxes



Editor: It is difficult to ask children to do with less, but many people don’t have money for the basics, let alone a major increase in taxes. With the economy being so unstable, and the tax levy lasting for ten years, I cannot support the additional taxes that WILL push some people into losing their homes and businesses. Lakewood per […]

‘Don’t vote against the kids’



Editor: Lakewood Schools are EXCELLENT. Vote YES to keep it that way. If you don’t like the way schools are funded and don’t care for the fact that Lakewood had been thrust into this situation by our elected officials, then please vote for change at the state and federal levels whenever you have the opportunity. Don’t vote against the kids. […]

Lighten up: Mr. Buick lives in a different world



Every time I’m in a hurry, I end up behind a Buick.   And I’m always in a hurry. Sure are a lot of Buicks on the road. Tell me – why did we have to bail out G.M.? I know, I know. I’m trashtalking the Buicks. Being politically incorrect about their drivers. Not very nice of me, is it? […]

2010-04-17 E-Edition


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