More support for school levy



Editor: Please support the upcoming levy for the Walnut Twp. schools! As you know, good schools make for great communities and help maintain your property values! We feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity for our son to have gone through the school system where he was able to receive an excellent education to help prepare him for […]

Voters can speak on Nov. 6 without fear



Editor: Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village council meeting was more dysfunction at the junction than usual. Council President Charlene Hayden finally asked why I come to Buckeye Lake meetings. I said I’m there representing residents who have thanked me because they are scared to speak out for fear they won’t get fire or EMS service. How sad is that? Here’s […]

Demand real change by voting ‘no’



Editor: The problems with the Buckeye Lake Village Fire Department go back for years. Timing is everything and that’s why something might finally be done. The department’s levy is up for renewal. The threat that voters might not approve it has forced village officials to look at the department’s performance more closely. If we vote “NO” on the levy it […]

Obama’s war on coal takes toll on us too



Editor: I want to remind everyone about the damage the Obama administration’s EPA regulations targeting coal production have done to the generation of electricity in Ohio. According to the Energy Information Administration’s own stats, at the end of 2011 1,387 coal fired plants still existed. From 2009-2011, 78 plants were retired averaging 59 megawatts each (8.5% total coal fired electricity […]

How much money is enough?



Editor: In 2000, Baltimore’s population was 2,881 and the police department budget was $127,837 or $44.38 per citizen. By 2009, the police department budget $100.54 per citizen. Income Tax collections in 2009 were $263,317. If taxable income stays the same and the rate increases to 1.75 percent, income tax revenue increases to $460,804. The estimated $197,487 increase goes to the […]

More support for Issue 23



Editor: Last week Ohio published report cards for its schools and that included the Walnut Township District here in Millersport. Millersport Elementary achieved an EXCELLENT rating which is a whoppin’ Big Deal! While Millersport Middle & High Schools were rated EFFECTIVE, those of us close to the school know they were only a test score or two away from achieving […]

Thorn Township voters asked to support fire levy



Editor: I am asking Thorn Township voters to support the 1.2 mill replacement fire levy on the November 6 ballot. Over the past year, Thorn Township Fire Department has added paid coverage from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. With a “YES” vote it will help us continue to provide the outstanding service that the citizens of Thorn […]

Vote ‘Yes’ on Issue 23



Editor: Issue 23 is the 1.75% Replacement Income Tax for Walnut Township Local Schools. I taught in the elementary for 15 years, served as curriculum supervisor for five years, have a wife and three sons as alumni, and now retired after 35 years in education. So why support Issue 23? Since its original approval in 2003, all employees have worked […]

Demos moving slowly; Landings revived



BUCKEYE LAKE – Demolishing some of Buckeye Lake Village’s uninhabitable homes takes just a few minutes with a hydraulic excavator. But the paperwork to reach that point can take months. Buckeye Lake Director of Development Mike Cassidy said Monday night that four asbestos surveys are underway, which must be done before seeking bids to bring the structures down. Buckeye Lake […]

Marian Davis



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Marian Davis, 80, of Hebron, was held October 22, 2012, with Pastor Nik Donges officiating. Burial followed at the Kirkersville Cemetery. Marian passed away October 18, 2012, in Newark. She was born in Newark, on August 25, 1932, to the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Cooper) Fitch. Marian dedicated her life to her husband, […]


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