Lancers, Lions Advance to Regionals



PICKERINGTON – It took Lakewood’s Lady Lancers four days to win the Central District Division II championship. Liberty Union-Thurston’s Lady Lions needed just three days to take the Central District Division III championship. Both district finals were scheduled for last Wednesday, postponed to Thursday, then rain delayed to Friday. The Lions got their game in on Friday, but the Lancers […]

Baltimore gets $50,000 grant for theatre



BALTIMORE- Before interior improvements continue on the Baltimore Theatre, its outside needs work, said Baltimore Mayor Robert Kalish. The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission approved a $50,000 grant for exterior improvements. “It does take a long time” to secure such grants, he said, adding that Village Administrator Marsha Hall and others spent nearly two years acquiring it. Kalish said, “(Hall) spent […]

Veterans check-up set



BALTIMORE – Veterans may get a free medical checkup on May 28 and June 18 at VFW Post 3761, 2155 Reynoldsburg- Baltimore Road, Baltimore. A VA mobile medical exam van from the Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus will be set up at VFW Post 3761 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Buckeye Lake to interview other engineers for project



BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s not free money, warned Buckeye Lake Village Council member Kaye Hartman Monday night. “This is a real big step, and it’s going to be costly,” she said. Previously, M•E Companies Vice President Kevin Wood told council members that his engineering firm, which designed the village’s public water distribution system, has helped secure substantial grant funding and […]

Hebron American Legion sets Memorial Day schedule



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285 will be performing Memorial Day services at the following cemeteries on Monday, May 30. • 6:45 a.m. at Licking Baptist; • 7:00 a.m. at Luray Cemetery; •7:15 a.m. at Kirkersville Cemetery; • 7:40 a.m. at Harbor Hills Cemetery; • 8:00 a.m. at Stanford Cemetery; • 8:15 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery; • 8:30 a.m. […]

Letters to the Editor



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A ray of light



Finally there is a ray of light in Buckeye Lake. No, it’s not seeing some sunshine after all the rain, though that would be welcome too. After months of indifference, it appears that several Buckeye Lake Village Council members have finally realized how poorly ME Companies have served the village. We were particularly heartened by council member Kaye Hartman’s comments. […]

‘Watchdog’ says compassion needed



Editor: To continue my letter from last week, I have learned that the cat that was shot TWICE by Newark Police Officer, Jon Purtee, had a home. He had an owner who loved him and he had a name. His name was Ralphie! Ralphie was in his own front yard when Officer Purtee fired those two shots to kill him. […]

Scouts retire worn American flags



MILLERSPORT – Four Eagle Scout candidates from Boy Scout Troop 404 properly disposed hundreds of worn American flags Sunday afternoon at the Millersport American Legion Hall. The retirement ceremony is part of Eagle candidate Michael Popo’s service project to achieve Scouting’s highest rank. Popo has also been raising money – more than $3,000 so far – to replace the flags […]

Kathleen Harrison



Kathleen Harrison, 82, formerly of Baltimore, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center. Kathleen was a life member of the Parthenia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #124. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Paul) Rhodes of Amanda; sons, Michael Harrison of Baltimore and Mitchell (Sue) Harrison of Mansfield, Texas; grandchildren, Steve, Suzi, Holly, Mechelle, […]


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