A LONG TIME COMING



THORNVILLE – It took 45 years, but nonetheless Kitty Hesler was extremely appreciative to receive a POW Medal on behalf of her late brother-in-law, Technical Sergeant Gerald Danison, at Thornville’s Memorial Park near the Village Office Tuesday afternoon. “This should’ve been delivered many, many years ago,” said Congressman Steve Austria (Ohio 7th District), who presented the medal to Hesler. Hesler […]

Licking Township to spend $238,594 on roads



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees decided unanimously Monday night to dip into their reserves, but not their $3 million estate tax windfall, to fund their complete list of 2012 road resurfacing projects. Three construction companies submitted sealed bids Monday. The Shelly Company of Thornville submitted the low bid of $238,593.90. Kokosing Construction Company of Fredricktown was a very close second […]

Board asked to pay for athletic transportation



HEBRON – Lakewood Athletic Director Bo Hanson said his department is out of funds to transport students to and from athletic events, and he asked the Lakewood School Board if the district could pick up the tab. “What I’m really here for is to ask you to take transportation back,” he said during the May 9 board meeting, which was […]

It’s deja vu on storm sewer project



Editor: Construction has now started on the first phase of the Village of Buckeye Lake’s storm sewer upgrade. Work started by the fire station and motorists have been guided through the area by orange pylons. Traffic moves slowly through the construction zone and it’s hard to miss an obvious issue – at least two of new catch basins are higher […]

Writer says Baltimore Police Department needs more money



Editor: I would like to address some of the misleading ideas that have been presented in Letters to the Editor over the past several months by Mr. Charles R. Lamb. I will start by addressing issues brought up in his most recent letter that was published last week. Mr. Lamb should have stated that based on what he had heard, […]

Kirkersville planning to kill cats



Editor: This is a warning to anyone in Kirkersville with cats and young children: According to the April 4th Kirkersville Council meeting minutes, council member Gary Raines urged council to change the curfew for children age 14 and under because he thought 10 pm seemed kind of late! The draft minutes of May 2 meeting show that the curfew is […]

Trustees still seeking details on Thornwood Drive project



UNION TOWNSHIP – Trustees are still unsure of how much the township is responsible for a Thornwood Drive repaving project. “We’re willing to pay our share, but how do we know what’s our share?” said Trustee Rick Black. The Thornwood Drive Paving Project, to be completed summer 2013, is a joint venture between Heath, Union Township, Newark, and Licking County. […]

Hebron American Legion sets Memorial Day schedule



HEBRON – American Legion Post 285 will be performing Memorial Day services at the following cemeteries on Monday, May 28. • 6:45 a.m. at Licking Baptist; • 7:00 a.m. at Luray Cemetery; •7:15 a.m. at Kirkersville Cemetery; • 7:40 a.m. at Harbor Hills Cemetery; • 8:00 a.m. at Stanford Cemetery; • 8:15 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery; • 8:30 a.m. […]

E. Myrtle Brickey



E. Myrtle Brickey, 92, of Baltimore, passed away at the Homestead Nursing Home in Lancaster, on May 22, 2012. She was born April 17, 1920, to James and Sarah Belle Tackett Qualls. She is survived by daughter, Patricia (Gene) Redecker of Grayson, KY; son, John (Daryl) Brickey of Baltimore; six grandchildren, Ray, Randy (Tammy), Rich (Jodi), and Rusty (Cami) Redecker, […]

William Jay Cecil



William Jay Cecil, age 57 of Millersport, passed away May 18, 2012, at his residence. He was born on May 4, 1955, in Columbus. He was retired from the United States Army and was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Buckeye Lake VFW. He is survived by daughters, Nicole Cecil of Hilliard and Lisa Cecil (Josh) […]


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