Ol’ St. Nick Returns!

Millersport Christmas parade successful

MILLERSPORT– Millersport residents arrived in droves Saturday to welcome Santa back to town for his annual early December visit. “I think it’s the best weather we’ve ever had,” said Olde Canal Restaurant owner and parade organizer Faye Whitaker. She said warm temperatures and sunny skies contributed to the strong turnout. Whitaker estimates that roughly 150 children told their holiday wishes […]

Resident helps light up Baltimore



BALTIMORE – Theresa Clark couldn’t accept that there would be no holiday lights in Baltimore this year. So the Baltimore resident began a campaign to raise money to help the village – which recently laid off four employees and is trying to conserve funding – afford to put up its traditional display. While it looked for a while as though […]

How to protect yourself from scams



HEBRON – A small crowd recently turned out for a seminar on Elder Fraud sponsored by the Hebron Police Department. “We get a lot of calls about frauds and scams,” Hebron Police Chief James Dean said. “Prevention is a lot easier than the cure.” Cornelius McGrady IV, a consumer protection educator with the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section, presented […]

Letters to the Editor



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Some sour grapes appear



Editor: I recently wrote about how Bowling Green Township officials took our tax dollars and made an after-the-fact motion to pay select volunteers for so called mural artwork “donations”. Unfortunately our soon to be former Trustee Donald Watkins, used the most recent trustees’ meeting to vent all his sour grapes based on the recent decisive ballot box results. I did […]

‘It’s all about spending’



Editor: Well, I guess that the financial solutions to the problems of Baltimore are not over with the layoffs. What happens if state funding does not increase? What happens if the 125 new jobs at the vegetable processing plant do not materialize? What happens if there are more layoffs at the paper mill? Apparently Baltimore officials don’t read the newspapers. […]

Please clean up after your dog



Editor: This letter is directed to those who walk their dogs and specifically those who walk them on Center and Stewart streets in the Village of Buckeye Lake. Last week was the last straw, when I found a mess in my garage after my tires picked up dog dropping from the street. I had to scrub out my garage and […]

Live Nativity set for Dec. 10



BALTIMORE – New Zion United Methodist will present it’s annual live nativity from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 10. Rain date will be December 11. Members of the church will portray the different Bible characters. Live animals including a camel will be in the scene as well as music. A “secret” family gift shop – all items are $1.00 […]

Robert “Bob” Emery Baldwin



A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Emery Baldwin, 71, of Newark, was held on December 6, 2011, at Second Presbyterian Church, 42 Newark, with Rev. Charlie Smith officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery. Bob, a retired chief financial manager at Universal Veneer, passed away December 1, 2011, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care […]

Helen Louise (Hays) Freas Decker



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Helen Louise (Hays) Freas Decker, 78, of Newark, will be held Friday, December 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown. Helen died unexpectedly Monday evening, December 5, 2011, in Newark. She was born in Liberty, Kentucky, on June […]


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