Church of Fiscal Irresponsibility



Union Township Trustees may have purchased a $310,000 church, but they certainly aren’t worshiping fiscal responsibility. There are several things wrong – legally, financially and civically – with this secret purchase. But first full disclosure is warranted. This writer – for some of the same issues raised in this purchase – has stood for election against all three current trustees […]

Three weeks left for election letters



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 2 ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Writer says pray for the victim



Editor: I am writing in response to the letter from Gail Faustick urging support for ‘FORMER’ pastor Daniel Monk. Are you serious? Prayers for Dan??? How about prayers for the victim. That child was only 16 and in a fragile state. He took advantage of her and his position. How dare you ask for prayers for him and ignore his […]

Rally 4 Ronda supporters thanked



Editor: I would like to thank my family and friends for their support at the “Rally 4 Ronda” event that took place at Scooters Sports Bar on September 11th. Special thanks to my sister, Robin for putting the event together and all of her hard work. I also want to give a special thank you to my sister, Randy for […]

IRS concerned about loss of tax-exempt status



Editor: We at the Internal Revenue Service are concerned because as many as 12,500 small community based nonprofits in Ohio are in jeopardy of losing their tax-exempt status. The loss of this status could greatly impact the organizations’ charitable work and their donors’ potential tax deductions. Among the organizations that could lose their tax-exempt status are local sports associations and […]

Sun Shines on Hebron Festival



HEBRON – This year Mother Nature smiled on the Hebron Music & Arts Festival. The perfect weather attracted hundreds to the day-time events and more than a thousand music fans turned out to hear Nashville’s LoCash Cowboys Saturday evening. Local favorites – The Paul Clark Band and Sticks & Stones – performed during the afternoon. There was something for everyone. […]

Council argues about paving payment



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, a majority of Buckeye Lake Village Council members agreed to pay about half of Chemcote, Inc.’s bid to resurface most village streets following installation of the water distribution system. Council committees will review questions about the quality of the work before paying the balance of the bid. Most of the work has been completed and […]

Dupler wants to terminate Millersport fire contract



MILLERSPORT – The future of the Millersport Fire Department hung by a thread Tuesday night. “Millersport Fire Department contract” was the final item on the Walnut Township Trustees’ agenda for their Sept. 28 meeting. Trustee President Sonny Dupler opened the discussion by asking Fiscal Officer Lynn Kraner to read a letter dated Sept. 27 to the Village of Millersport mayor, […]

Body discovered in Thornport canal



THORNPORT – Hebron resident Danny Friend’s body was found floating in a canal beside the Thorn Township Road 79 bridge near the Port Lounge & Smokehouse and AMVETS Post 51 Tuesday afternoon. Perry County Sheriff William Barker said Shawnee, Ohio resident Bob Hannah discovered Friend, 61, floating in the canal and contacted authorities. Barker said the man had a wallet […]

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