A New Day for Old Glory

Thornville celebrates its first official Flag Day

THORNVILLE – As Thornville prepares to celebrate its bicentennial during Fourth of July weekend, Thornville Mayor Beth Patrick proclaimed June 14 to be the village’s first official Flag Day during a community ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park hosted by South Shore Ministries Pastor Doug Lynn. “In August 1949, President Harry S Truman proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day,” said Lynn. […]

Push is on to complete new middle school

BALTIMORE – Work on the new Liberty Union-Thurston Schools administration building is expected to start soon. Bids were opened on May 17. School board members approved four contracts Monday night. Drummond Construction Inc. was awarded a $324,8000 contract for general trades. After the two lowest bidders on the electrical contract were allowed to withdraw their bids because they had omitted […]

Festival to become an annual event

BUCKEYE LAKE – Last weekend’s Buckeye Lake Festival should return next year, although it may be in a new location, said Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker. “It was a good start,” he said. Baker said there were some glitches with the event, namely that more and bigger rides were expected and he thought its location at Ryan-Braden Park was too […]

Some answers for Hayden

We’re pleased to see that Buckeye Lake Village Council President Charlene Hayden is finally asking some questions about recent village projects. She devoted about half of her Council President’s Report at the June 13 meeting to the “local news media,” whining about negativity at a time when more people than ever are trying to improve the quality of life for […]

Tory is on the mend

Editor: Where do I begin….? Well I’m not dead even thought it felt like it there for a minute. My doctor seems to have left his practice over the winter to go to the VA Hospital to work. I will miss the seven minutes they gave him to be with me twice a year, but I hope Dr. David Lynch […]

Guest column: Baseball, Ohio? almost and appropriately so

I imagine those of us who were fortunate enough to be part of successful chases to the state baseball championships at Liberty Union in 1960 and 1961 never miss a chance to recall those magic springs of our lives. How many of us have jumped in to retell the story upon passing the Horseshoe at OSU on 315 as we […]

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 19-25

COLUMBUS – In the annual coordinated effort with the National Weather Service and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, Governor John R. Kasich recognizes June 19-25, 2011 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and encourages all Ohioans to practice lightning and severe weather safety and preparedness during this week and throughout the summer. According to the National Weather Service, the […]

Veterans check-up set

BALTIMORE – Veterans may get a free medical checkup on 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.

Jean Watts

Jean Watts, age 82 of Newark, former resident of Pleasantville, died Sunday, June 11, 2011, at Arlington Care Center. She was a member of the Pleasantville Church of Christ in Christian Union. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Nancy) Watts of Alexandria, Danny (Lois) Watts of Centerburg, Gary (Lori) Watts of Oswego, Illinois, and John (Kimberly) Watts of Pleasantville; […]

John Paul Whittington

A funeral service, celebrating the life of John Paul Whittington, 81, of Hebron, was held June 14, 2011, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial with full military honors followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. John died late Thursday evening, June 9, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Baltimore, on July 28, 1929; […]