Queen of the Lake II ready for another summer

MILLERSPORT – The Queen of the Lake II is ready to set sail and prove once and for all that summer is right around the corner—even if the weather isn’t exactly agreeing. Many volunteers and private donors, paint brushes and tools in hand, spent last weekend preparing the massive 55-passenger, 46 feet pontoon boat for another season of lake tours. […]

Baltimore wants rental properties cleaned up

BALTIMORE– Baltimore landlords are on notice to maintain their properties. “With the increased numbers of rental and vacant properties, it’s vital that we all work together to make sure that our neighborhoods are safe and well maintained,” said Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish. The Village of Baltimore recently announced implementation of a Rental and Vacant Property Maintenance program as village council […]

Changes coming to downtown Millersport

MILLERSPORT – Concerns about pedestrian safety downtown have been discussed for years. Council member Donna Thogmartin has been relating her personal observations about the hazards to pedestrians at the Refugee Road and Lancaster Street traffic light for months. Police Chief John Shirk presented a comprehensive report on the issue at a special council meeting Tuesday night. He has been studying […]

Donald Lee Bobo

A funeral service celebrating the life of Donald Lee Bobo, 68, of Crooksville, formerly of Columbus, will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville with Pastor Walter Bruah as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Kirkersville Cemetery. Donald died April 17, 2011, following an extended illness. He was born […]

Hope Ann Johnson

Hope Ann Johnson, age 62 of Millersport, passed away at her residence on Friday evening, April 15, 2011. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for five years. She was a neighborhood mom and wonderful wife. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Karl F. Johnson […]

Shirley Ione Marquart

Shirley Ione Marquart, age 83, of Thornville passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. She was born at Stone, Kentucky, on December 27,1927, to the late Alonzo and May (Hensley) Johnson. Shirley grew up in a Masonic home and went to Central High School in Columbus. She is survived by her husband, Marion Marquart; […]

Howard H. Siegel

A memorial service for Howard H. Siegel, age 91, of Newark, formerly of Harbor Hills, will be held at 2:00 pm. on Thursday, April 21, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Brother Phil Coblentz officiating. Howard passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Arlington Care Center. He was born August 20, 1919, […]

Duane C. Tinkler

Duane C. Tinkler, TSgt. U. S. A. F. Retired, age 80, of Thornville, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011. He was born October 19, 1930, in Herkimer, NY to the late John and Ruth (Ottman) Tinker. Following Duane’s service to his country, he worked as an examiner for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services. He enjoyed traveling, was a collector […]

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Former trustee says trustees just make up their own rules

Editor: I would NOT consider it very intelligent for the group often described as the Bowling Green Township G.O.B. to threaten and harass residents they dislike at public meetings. Perhaps this might motivate common sense, literate, and constitutional-minded residents to make sure that future elections are not unopposed. After being repeatedly threatened as often documented on video tape, I am […]