Sun Shines on Baltimore Parade



BALTIMORE – An infrequent visitor this summer – rain – reduced crowds at this year’s Baltimore Festival. But the gray skies cleared and the light rain stopped Saturday morning for Fairfield County’s largest parade. The grand marshals this year filled an Army truck – Liberty Union VFW Post 3761. “Abe Lincoln” came to Baltimore for the parade as did the […]

Analysis: Poor management delays emergency medical help



BUCKEYE LAKE – Friday, August 3, was a typical summer afternoon – hot and dry. Suddenly it turned frantic on Dockside Drive in Cranberry Bay. A neighbor ran to Paul Clark’s house, asking him to call 9-1-1 after she found her brother lying outside her home on concrete. He had apparently fallen off a second-story high ladder. The Licking County […]

Band Boosters want transportation help too



HEBRON – If the athletic boosters are receiving financial help, why not the band boosters, Lakewood band director Lauren Houck asked Lakewood School Board members during their Aug. 8 meeting. At the July board meeting, President Judy White told Lakewood athletic director Bo Hanson that the district would provide $40,000 for the new school year to the cash-strapped athletic department […]

Henry & Elizabeth Shover will lead Sweet Corn Festival parade



Editor: On Wednesday, August 29, the Millersport Lions Club will host the 66th Annual Sweet Corn Festival Grand Parade. We are pleased to announce that Henry and Elizabeth Shover will lead the parade on the Commodore Bank float as this year’s Grand Marshals. Henry and Elizabeth are being honored for their 40 years of unselfish service as vital volunteers and […]

‘We need everyone to vote…’



Editor: Well, as readers all know, we have an election coming and people are again looking at their pocketbooks. In Baltimore, we will again be asked to supply additional funding for the Baltimore Police Department. First, let me say that I have no personal issues with that department and I do think that they provide a needed service to our […]

VFW student scholarships are available



Dear Editor: Each year the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW helps the Veterans of Foreign Wars with their scholarship programs – Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen. Both programs award prizes at the local, district, state, and national levels. High school students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on the theme “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Junior high […]

Thanks to golf outing supporters



Editor: We want to thank everyone who helped us reach our goal for Zoe’s golf outing on July 28 at Harbor Hills Country Club. We couldn’t have done it without you. It was a fantastic day with golf, 50:50’s and a silent auction. Thanks for all the donations, to the businesses that sponsored holes and to the many friends who […]

James L. Aldridge



A celebration of life service for James L. Aldridge, 72, of Heath, was held August 15, 2012, with Reverends Thomas Keen, Jerry Wiles and Joseph Batte officiating. Interment followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. He was born in Buffalo, New York on June 28, 1940, to the late Edward C. and Grace […]

Steven W. Kirch



Steven W. Kirch, 61, of Thornville, passed away on August 8, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a loving father and husband and is survived by his wife, Cynthia Kirch; mother, Ruth Kirch; brother, Bruce Kirch; children, Monica Carroll, Jason Kirch, and Nicole Kirch; and his grandchildren, Gavin Kirch, Alexander Carroll, and Colton […]

Carol Jean Northcraft



A funeral service for Carol Jean Northcraft, age 86, of Hebron, was held August 13, 2012, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Eric Miller officiating. Burial followed in Newark Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Northcraft passed away August 8, 2012, at the Heath Nursing Care Center. She was born September 6, 1925, in Utica, […]


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