Sticks and Stones

Arbor Day celebration welcomes flint knapping

JACKSONTOWN – This year’s annual Arbor Day celebration at Dawes Arboretum wasn’t all about what grows above ground. “It’s a small group of people who do it, but it’s becoming more mainstream,” said Baltimore resident Timothy Linard, who demonstrated the art of flint knapping during Dawes’ April 30 event. He said that 100 years ago, flint knapping—or creating arrowheads from […]

1,000 holiday jobs returning to Hebron

HEBRON – Harry and David officials reversed a decision to outsource the company’s call center, and instead are recreating call centers in Medford, Oregon and Hebron, Ohio. The decision will bring 1,000 seasonal jobs to Hebron and 1,400 to Medford this coming holiday season to help the gift box retailer fill and ship orders. “Last year, we relied heavily on […]

Memorial Day parade set

BUCKEYE LAKE – The 5th Annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Saturday May 28. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from First Community Church, heading down Ohio 79 to the North Shore Boat Ramp for a ceremony honoring veterans led by Buckeye Lake VFW Post #1388. More than 30 units are preregistered for the parade. This year’s Grand […]

Stought to head high school

MILLERSPORT – Jeff Stought will be the new Millersport High School principal beginning August 1. Walnut Township School Board members unanimously approved a three-year contract for the 1978 Millersport High School graduate. Stought completed a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1982 at Ohio University and received a Masters Degree in Administration from Ohio University in 2010. He taught and coached […]

Liberty Union Alumni Banquet set for June 11

BALTIMORE – The Liberty Union-Thurston Alumni Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, in the Liberty Union High School cafeteria, 500 Washington St., All Liberty Union-Thurston graduates are invited. The cost of the meal is $13 per person and reservations are required. For more information call Ruth Bibler at 740-862-8430.

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Tory will miss Eddie Levison

Editor: As I wrote recently, each year I dedicate the time I spend on BLASST to someone or a group. This year I am dedicating my time to a few individuals who have meant a lot to me. Last Friday morning changed my world and others. If you read this week’s obits you will see that Ed Levison left this […]

Writer changes the channel on Beck’s show

Editor: Glenn Beck has a fact free presentation on TV. He does use a lot of religious emotionalism, with no doctrine or beliefs that would compare to traditional Christian Churches, and educated leaders, who carefully spend years in college institutions to learn. I know for some people they will say, “I like that.” They are probably just his kind of […]

Thanks for kite flying help

Editor, The sun shone beautifully on the Ladies and Mens Auxiliary of the VFW 1388’s Kite Fly last Saturday morning. A total of 21 people showed up to fly kites. It was a sight to behold. A special thanks to Mike Cook, Rick McCann, and Rudy Schmidt for all their time and help. Some of the children got bored so […]