Letters to the Editor

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Ex-Queen wants her title back

Editor: Excitement, joy, and shock are some of the feelings I felt when they announced my name as the 2010-2011 Miss Baltimore Queen. When I looked at my parents, grandparents and friends, I could tell they were feeling the same way. The next few days would be just the beginning of what was supposed to be a very happy year. […]

Residents urged to attend hearing on rezoning for landfill

Editor: The Walnut Township Board of Trustees will hold a Public Hearing on an application submitted by Jerry and Barbara Mock to change the zoning of their property on Ohio 37 north of Ohio 256 from I-1 (light industrial district) to I-2 (heavy/ general industrial district). The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 18th, at 7:00 pm, at the […]

Thanks to our veterans

Editor: On behalf of the young men of Scout Troop 404 (Mikey Eberts, Nick Jones, Chris Fry, Michael Popo and Tristen Eliott) they would like to thank the 15 people that joined them in trimming and straightening the flags for Veteran’s Day. Our community has much to be proud of and the cemetery is one of those places. I am […]

Thanks for supporting Millersport street levy

Editor: I would like to thank the residents of the Village of Millersport for their support in passing the street levy. We can continue to provide services such as street resurfacing, drainage work, and leaf pick up. We can also plow and salt the streets during wintry days. When those winter snows come and other communities complain that their streets […]

Generals RULE !

Undefeated season continues

THORNVILLE – The upset-seeking Salem Quakers drew first blood in last Saturday’s Division III regional quarterfinal with host Sheridan. Their 6-0 lead came four plays after a fumble recovery on an option play. Then the seasonlong Sheridan scoring machine roared to life with a 65-yard TD pass on the next series to make it 7-6. By half time, the Generals […]

‘We had an exceptional fall’

BALTIMORE – The recognition portion of the Liberty Union-Thurston School Board meeting took almost as long as the business meeting. “We had an exceptional fall,” Superintendent Paul Mathews said. “It will take us a couple of meetings to catch up with them all.” Students-of-the-month are Sarah Klopfer and Louisa Jagger. Klopfer is a junior and the daughter of Lisa and […]

Fire contract negotiations start

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees apparently agree on at least one issue when it comes to EMS/fire protection. The six mills of permanent fire levies approved by the voters don’t bring in enough money. The county auditor’s office has certified $994,000 from the levies in 2011, up from the $948,000 certified for this year. Trustees also agree on the solution. […]

New Thornville fire station opens

THORNVILLE – It’s been a long time coming. Thornville Fire Chief Duane Moore said he’s heard talk of building a new Thornville/Thorn Township Fire Station since he first joined the department roughly a dozen years ago. Finally, a new 9,380 square feet, $910,000 fire station officially opened Sunday afternoon. Sunny skies and a large crowd graced the ribbon cutting ceremony. […]