Arbor Day on the Ridge



JACKSONTOWN – A necessary change made to a local tradition will likely be permanent, said Dawes Arboretum Director of Horticulture Mike Ecker. “I liked the way it was up above,” he said. This year’s annual Dawes Arbor Day celebration was in a new location, along a ridge near the arboretum’s visitors’ center, instead of below the center in the All […]

Licking Township seeks bids for road repairs



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to seek bids for resurfacing an extensive list of township roads. The specification calls for two inches of 448 Type 1 Asphalt Concrete with limestone aggregate and a tack coat. The roads on the bid list are: • Sandy Lane (Fair View Addition) – 1,412 feet long by 18 feet wide; […]

Neighbors object to new four-way stop



MILLERSPORT – Two resumes have been received from police officers seeking to replace Police Chief John Shirk, Mayor Dean Severance told council members Tuesday night. Shirk submitted his resignation in an executive or closed session at the end of the April 10, council meeting. Friday, May 11, was to be his last day on the job. Tuesday night, Shirk said […]

Letters to the Editor



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Fire chief, mayor need to answer some critical questions



Editor: I received an anonymous letter several months ago asking me to do some research on an issue at the Buckeye Lake Fire Department. It seems our tax dollars paid for seven individuals to take a EMT Basic class in Thornville conducted by Mid-East Career and Technology Centers of Zanesville. The $6,790 invoice is for a EMT Basic class from […]

Lake area pet owners advised to watch their pets



Editor: I want to warn all pet owners in the Buckeye Lake area to SUPERVISE YOUR PETS AT ALL TIMES! I have recently learned of several pets that have been found dead, floating in the lake. PLEASE, if you see ANYONE attempting to harm an animal, call the police in your area. I do know of one dog that was […]

Dinner raises $2,073 for pool



Editor: The usual suspects are at it again in Walnut Township. The call went out that the pool needed help and the call was answered by the fire department, Lions Club members, school board members and the fine men and women of our community. There were way too many people to name individually that helped grill the chicken, serve the […]

It’s still a spending problem



Editor: By now everyone in Baltimore has seen their new water/sewer bills, and I am sure that everyone is happy. Now that we all are happy, lets look further into the spending in Baltimore. According to official “Village Of Baltimore” audits by the Auditor of The State Of Ohio, debt in Baltimore on December 31, 1999, was $ 858,813. Next […]

LU-T Alumni Banquet set for June 9



BALTIMORE – The annual Liberty Union-Thurston Alumni Banquet is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, in the high school cafeteria. The banquet is held each year on the second Saturday of June. There are no dues; if you are a Liberty Union-Thurston graduate, you are a member. This year’s banquet is honoring the Classes of 1962 and 1987. […]

Union Township renews fire contract with Granville Township



UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township Trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to extend the township’s contract for fire and EMS services with the Granville Township Fire Department for two years. The Granville Township department covers the area of the Union Township north of the railroad tracks. Trustee Rick Black said there is no change in the contract price – Granville Township […]


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