Letters to the Editor

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It’s here: 64th Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

Editor: The Millersport Lions Club will be hosting its 64th Sweet Corn Festival on September 1 – 4 at Historic Lions Park. Our motto is “We Serve,” and we are fortunate to be serving a community that gives as much as it receives. Our largest annual fundraising project continues to be the Sweet Corn Festival, which is today recognized as […]

Writer sees Lakewood’s future in Little Miami fiscal emergency

Editor: I am not quite sure how the premise behind ensuring an education for our children turned into a modern day Witch hunt, but WOW! I guess I am in the thick of it! Reflecting on the letter from Mr. Kenmir on August 21st, the only true facts he offered were about voter turnout. May I caution readers on complete […]

‘Cat owners should not be treated any different than dog owners’

Editor: I see the guest columnist is back and doing her thing again. Watchdog, I see you are still after the Kirkersville Police. Who hired the current police staff and the others you mentioned? You did not call them any names (good ole boys) like you did before. I think if we looked they are members of your old posse […]

Thanks to Poker Run for Kid’s Christmas supporters

Editor: We’d like to express our gratitude to Mark, his cook and staff and everyone else who braved the weather by coming by BIKE & BOAT to the Port Lounge & Smokehouse on Saturday, August 14th!! A little rain and inaccessibility to one of the stops didn’t stop the hardy from helping us raise money on our 3rd Annual Poker […]

VFW Ladies Auxiliary offers some guidelines for Old Glory

Editor: In the past years there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S. flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men and women serving in our military and to remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals with questions about proper flag etiquette have contacted the Veterans of […]

An anniversary message

Editor: We want to wish Patrick, a happy 5th Anniversary. My love for you is eternal. I am thankful for you always, and are blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for being such an amazing father and partner in life. We love you always and forever. Tina, Hannah, Alex, Zachery

Smooth Sailing

First day of school smooth, despite changes

HEBRON – Everything went pretty much according to plan Wednesday morning, said Hebron Elementary School Principal Marilyn Fox, reflecting on the first day of school. It was a clear, cool morning following a long, hot, and very humid summer. “It went very smoothly in the morning,” she said, even though this was the first day of new bus routes for […]

Road reconstruction to cost township more

JACKSONTOWN – It’s going to cost more to rebuild Hupp Road, but Licking Township Trustees believe they will end up with a better road. Last spring – after their third try – the Ohio Public Works Commission agreed to provide $307,487 toward the estimated $390,000 project, with the township coming up with about $80,000. Hupp Road runs from Ohio 13 […]

Buckeye Lake discusses “downtown”

BUCKEYE LAKE- – So, where is downtown Buckeye Lake, anyway? Some say it’s the Hebron Road boulevard area from the North Shore Boat Ramp, north to the village limits, while others believe downtown is further south between the Post Office and the new Petplex Animal Hospital.. With uncertainty about where the downtown is, it’s not surprising that there are even […]