Hometown Fun

BALTIMORE – The “ biggest parade in Fairfield County” was a bit shorter this year, but hundreds and hundreds of residents and visitors lined Market Street for the annual spectacle. It took more than an hour for the 90+ units to pass by on the way to Johnson Park. Many consider the Grand Parade the highlight of the fourday annual […]

It’s going to close on whether new middle school is ready

BALTIMORE – “We’re keeping our fingers crossed,” architect Joe Schappa told Liberty Union- Thurston School Board members Monday night. The comment was part of his status report on the new middle school. Contractors missed the first deadline for the critical life safety inspection, Schappa reported. That inspection is rescheduled for Thursday, August 11. The middle school gym won’t be ready […]

Trustees bow to public opinion on single trash hauler

MILLERSPORT – The local momentum, perceived or real, for single residential trash hauler contracts ran into a concrete wall Tuesday night in Walnut Township. A standing-room -only crowd of more than 100 residents showed up to provide public input on “the topic of contracting for a single trash hauler for residential waste in Walnut Township.” “We aren’t here tonight to […]

Village’s inaction frustrates volunteer trying to control cats

Editor: As many readers know, I was appointed to a sub-committee (OVER A YEAR AGO) to come up with a way to help solve the cat problems in this village, MOST of which are the result of an over-population of cats in this village. I feel that a year of my life has been wasted and I recently questioned if […]

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Writer thanks residents for opposing single trash hauler proposal

Editor: I want to THANK the responsible citizens of Thorn and WAlnut townships for attending and making known their stand on the one trash hauler contracts proposed by the respective township trustees. I hope Licking Township residents respond in the same manner on Monday, August 15. It was noted by many at the Walnut Township meeting that trustees are trying […]

‘Watchdog’ wants Bowling Green Township to get ‘fiscal’

Editor: After not days or weeks BUT months now, some of my public record requests are finally being acknowledged by the Bowling Green Township fiscal officer. “Unfiscal” Officer Jennie Duval would be a much more accurate title. It was only after sending registered copies of letters to the County Prosecutor’s office that a portion of requests have been released. Elected […]

Mansfield praised for clinic idea

Editor: What a great idea, Bonnie! We do need a mandatory spay and neuter low. We have too many unwanted cats and dogs in Buckeye Lake Village. I think a clinic would be wonderful to have. I hope council members will consider this proposal in an adult manner and use good judgment. Brenda HilemanBuckeye Lake

Council approves contract with new engineering firm

BUCKEYE LAKE – Another Buckeye Lake construction project is on tap. Monday night, the Buckeye Lake Village Council approved a contract with Jobes, Henderson & Associates, Inc. to design a $503,000 stormwater drainage project. Construction will likely begin next spring. Council members unanimously approved entering into contract with Jobes, Henderson following an Aug. 1 public service committee meeting where Jobes, […]

Barbara Adelaide Denson

A memorial service for Barbara Adelaide Denson, age 85, of Hebron, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, at the Hebron United Methodist Church, 502 East Main Street, Hebron, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Barbara passed away July 25, 2011, and reunited with her beloved son, James Paul (2002). She was born to Clarence and Edna Bush […]