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Groveport Rolls Royce mechanics move to Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Not that there’s anything wrong with Chevys, but Earl “ Butch” Murphy, Jr. is very pleased about the direction his life as a mechanic has taken him. Back in 1970, he was a Chevrolet mechanic who learned of a job opening for a mechanic in a Rolls Royce dealership, which was part of the same franchise as the […]

Baltimore prepares for challenging year



BALTIMORE – Baltimore Village officials expect a bumpy 2011, but they’re ready for it. Mayor Robert Kalish hosted his annual State of the Village address Monday morning at Liberty Union High School. Administrators focused primarily on the financial challenges they expect the village to face this year, particularly in the face of state funding cuts, which everyone expects, but no […]

Trustees still looking for steeple buyer



UNION TOWNSHIP – Going once? Going twice? Not going at all. No one bid on the steeple that used to adorn Union Township’s new office. Trustees hoped to sell its steeple for at least $500. “I think the $500 minimum bid washed us out,” said Trustee Rick Black. “They’re looking for a bargain.” Township Administrator Paula Greene said she’d speak […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 28. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: No School Tuesday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, Starz, and orange juice. Wednesday: Chicken & noodle bowl, whipped potatoes, roll and butter, and fruit crisp. Thursday; Cheeseburger, seasoned fries, and fruit. Friday: Pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and choice of fruit. Hebron Elementary/ Jackson Intermediate Monday: Chicken […]

New streets start crumbling!



It’s been about six months since we first raised our concerns about the quality of Buckeye Lake Village’s $756,000 street repaving project. Our concerns arose when we saw that Chemcote, the village’s contractor, wasn’t applying a bond or tack coat to the existing surface nor cleaning the roadway in front of the paver. Both steps were specified in the contract […]

Don’t mess with BLASST



Editor: The BLASST has been a Buckeye Lake Independence Day tradition for the residents and their friends for many years. What started out as a backyard fireworks display by the Wolfe family, has turned into one of the best shows in the State of Ohio. Tory Wolfe puts every ounce of energy into making this a special event for our […]

Thanks for honoring Dick



Editor: On Saturday, February 12, the family and friends of Richard (Dick) Liendecker Sr. celebrated his life and final journey. The visitation and services at the funeral home made most of us wonder – did Dick really have so many people that loved and honored him. As we began the final journey with Dick, the fire department honor guard honored […]

Jeffrey Lynn Cunningham



Jeffrey Lynn Cunningham, age 54 of Newark, passed away February 21, 2011, with his family by his side at Autumn at the Lake, Thornville. He was born on February 15, 1957, in Zanesville, to Edwin H. and Virginia R. (Atkinson) Cunningham. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a sports enthusiast, and loved old cars, fishing and […]

Kenneth Howard Harper



Kenneth Howard Harper, 95, of Avondale, died February 20, 2011, at Adams Lane Care Center. He was born on April 15, 1915, near Buck Run, Morgan County, Ohio. He was the son of the late William Okley and Lida Mable Roberts Harper. He was a World War II Army veteran. He worked for the Jones Coal Co., Misco Mine, Romine […]

Christopher Nathaniel Joseph Meadows



Christopher Nathaniel Joseph Meadows, age 12, of Hebron, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, after a long battle with Huntingtons Chorea. He was a member of the Lancaster United Brethren Church, attended Stevenson Elementary School in Heath, and was a former student at Medill Elementary in Lancaster. He is survived by his mother, Lisa Meadows […]


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