Yates will replace Zollinger as trustee



LANCASTER – The race to replace retiring Walnut Township Trustee Ralph Zollinger was the most contested lake- area race in Fairf ield County. Millersport Fire Chief Bill Yates surged back after a one- vote loss to incumbent Trustee Sonny Dupler two years ago to best Douglas Leith by a 1104 to 997 vote. Battle lines were drawn in this race […]

Thorn Township Trustee race too close to call



N EW LEX I NGTON – Voters selected a new Thornville mayor, although unoff icial results revealed a fairly close vote. The race for Thor n Township Trustee couldn’t have been much closer and won’t be decided until provisional votes are counted and the results certified. In Thor nville, mayoral candidate Gavin Renner defeated candidate Richard T. Daniels 150 votes […]

Little drama in Licking County



NEWARK – There weren’t many surprises in the lake area’s Licking County votes Tuesday night as some incumbents retained their positions and many candidates ran unopposed. Still, a strong voter turnout offered a few sur prises in Licking County’s unofficial results. In Licking Township, fiscal officer candidate Andrea Holman Lynch defeated 12-year incumbent Jill Linn, 692 votes to 549. Candidate […]

Veterans’ Day ceremony set



HEBRON – The annual Veterans’ Day ceremony is set for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial in Evans Park. Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb will be the main speaker. The ceremony includes the Hebron American Legion Post 285 Color Guard and Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388’s firing squad.

Thuston Post Office may close



THURSTON – Thurston’s post office is under consideration for closure, although a decision won’t likely be made until after the first of the year. “It’s still in the study process,” said David Vanallen, spokesman for the United States Postal Service. “It’ll be a few months before any final decisions are made, next year at least.” Vanallen said if circumstances change […]

Letters to the Editor



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Leith thanks supporters



Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to offer a very “special” thanks to all those folks who supported me in the Walnut Township Trustee race. Thanks to all of you who graciously allowed me to place a sign on your property or encouraged neighbors to vote for me. Again, we need to thank Trustee Ralph Zollinger for his […]

Popo thanks supporters



Editor: I would like to thank the residents of the Walnut Township School District for their support in Tuesday’s election. I am humbled by the response and confidence that the voters have in me. I will continue to push for opportunities for our students in academics, music and sports. Again, thank you. Vincent B. PopoWalnut Township

Donations needed for Christmas



Editor: As you know there are many families in need this year. It is probably the worst economic time since the Great Depression. For this reason, we are asking readers to please open your hearts and wallet to help our local families and children to have a Merry Christmas. Consider a generous contribution to the Buckeye Lake Commuity Celebration Committee, […]

Writer questions timing of raid



Editor: What a Surprise! By the time this letter is read, Baltimore voters will have addressed the issue of the tax levy for the Baltimore Police Department. I feel that the Baltimore Police Department did a very good job in the planning and execution of this action. There are also some unanswered questions for Police Chief Tussey: 1. Since you […]


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