Dawes needs volunteers for maple syrup event

JACKSONTOWN – The Dawes Arboretum needs you! Dawes Education Director Jenny Pope said at least 30 volunteers are needed for its annual Maple Syrup Madness event. “ We need volunteers to help run the evaporator and help us with tours,” she said. “We’ll make you perfectly comfortable.” Pope said volunteer training day is Feb. 24, 1 to 4 p.m., when […]

Income, real estate tax receipts up slightly

BALTIMORE – Income tax revenue for the Liberty Union Thurston School District is inching up, Treasurer David Butler told school board members Monday night. Income tax receipts are up about four percent from last year, but still behind the 2008 peak. Real estates tax receipts are also slightly ahead of last year. In other business, Superintendent Paul Mathews said the […]

Millersport pool in limbo

MILLERSPORT – The future of the Millersport Pool is hanging by a string. In the Finance Committee report at Tuesday night’s village council meeting, chair Charles Mesko said the pool lost $12,000 last year. The loss actually totaled about $20,000 after considering the $8,000 in water bills that the Board of Public Affairs forgave. “There are a lot of mixed […]

One more week for election letters

Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the March 6 primary ballot are welcome. However, due to the expected volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will […]

Police chief responds to some letters

Editor: I am the Chief of Police for the Village of Baltimore. I have not answered any of the questions that have been raised in this section but now feel that some things need clarified. A recent Letter to the Editor talked about several things that simply are not true. The letter discussed whether a police levy would return to […]

Kiger endorses Bowman

Editor, I am writing this letter urging support for John Bowman for Fairfield County Clerk of Courts in the March 6 Republican Primary election. A friend and coworker for over 38 years I know and trust John Bowman. As a firefighter and paramedic on the Lancaster Fire Department, John earned my trust and respect. The voters of Fairfield County now […]

Marx supported for prosecutor

Editor: Fancy brochures and endorsement look good on mailers. Nearly all serious candidates spend big bucks trying to convince voters they will be the best office holder. Voters need to look past colored pictures and decide who has the best credentials for the office that person featured on the brochure is seeking. Republicans are about to choose the candidates for […]

Writer questions new store site

Editor: Well the local buzz has it that we will be getting a dollar store here in Millersport. While that is not a particularly bad thing, the location is questionable. The property that is slated for destruction is a beautiful historic home on the north end of the village. It will be sad to see one of the few remaining […]

Luke Edward Davis Jr.

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Luke Edward Davis Jr. “Lil Man,” age 2, of Millersport, will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Millersport, with Pastor Brian Vinson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Hanover Cemetery. Lil Man died suddenly Monday, February 13, 2012, at his home. He […]

Josephine C. DiPaolo

Josephine C. DiPaolo, 89 of Lancaster, passed away February 8, 2012, at the Pickering House. She was born on January 11, 1923, in Girard, OH, to the late Anthony and Roseann (DeDitunno) DePietro. Jo worked for Lazarus and retired in 1983 as Supervisor of BWC Collection. She was a member of St. Bernadette Church and the Sociable’s in Pleasantville. Jo […]