Frightfully Fun



LAKE AREA – What a difference a week makes! Last Thursday, trick or treaters in Baltimore, Millersport and Thornville enjoyed summer-like weather. Hundreds of kids, with their parents, turned out in downtown Baltimore, Millersport and Thornville for treats and special activities. Tuesday night, dozens showed up with their best friends for a Halloween party at PetPlex Animal Hospital complete with […]

Customers likely to lose 2,000 ‘free’ gallons in base rates



THORNVILLE – Nothing’s free, particularly water and sewer service in Thornville. Outgoing Thornville Administrator Chad Wilkins said village council is working on an ordinance to change water and sewer rates to eliminate the 2,000 gallons of water and sewer service, included in the respective base fees. Otherwise, the rates will likely stay the same. He said the ordinance would likely […]

Lakewood’s solar plans on hold



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members haven’t completely given up plans to power most of the district with solar-generated electricity, but those plans are definitely on hold, said Superintendent Jay Gault. “The board decided to sit tight for a while,” he said, following a special Monday board meeting. “We’re at a standstill.” Gault said board members spoke with representatives from […]

The Case for a New President: His record



Mercifully, the 2012 Presidential Campaign should be over next week. President Obama announced his bid for reelection nearly 19 months ago. Since then he has spent more time campaigning, particularly fundraising, than anything else for the office he already holds. He seems far more interested in keeping the job, than doing it. Ohio voters are particularly important in this election. […]

Vote “NO” for better EMS service



Buckeye Lake Village voters can help themselves next Tuesday by voting ‘NO’ on the renewal of the village’s five year, five mill fire levy. It’s rare for a newspaper to urge readers to reject a fire levy. After all, any of us at any time, might need emergency medical services or fire protection. We expect good service and are willing […]

Elma Hattie Barcus



Elma Hattie Barcus, 92, of Buckeye Lake, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Autumn Healthcare Center, Newark. She was born on September 3, 1920, to the late Ernest Louis and Hazel Marie (Mann) Thompson in Berne, OH. Elma worked at Timken Roller Bearings and retired as a licensed practical nurse in 1984. Elma loved cooking, family, and her […]

Audrey Dawn Coleman



Audrey Dawn Coleman, 59, of Baltimore, passed away October 27, 2012, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born on September 5, 1953, in Bluffton, Indiana, to the late Glenn and Audrey Phillips Petty. Audrey was a case manager for MRDD. Audrey is survived by son, James (Lisa) Coleman; daughters, Nicole (Terry) Gatewood, Tiffany (Michael) Smiley and Brandie (Ty) Snyder; […]

Jack H. Davis



A funeral service for Jack H. Davis of Thornville was held October 30, 2012, at the Criss- Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Beyer officiating. Interment followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Jack was born in Jacksontown, on September 3, 1941, to the late Willard H. and Dorothy (King) Davis. He died peacefully October 24, 2012, in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the […]

Gary D. Hall



A memorial service for Gary D. Hall, 53 of Glenford, was held October 27, 2012, at the Criss- Schoedinger Funeral Home, with Pastor James Dennis officiating. Gary was born in Pikeville, KY, on March 31, 1959, to the late Hershel Hall and Barbara (Tackett) Johnson of Kentucky. He passed away at his residence on October 24, 2012. Gary worked for […]

Sharan D. McGee



Sharan D. McGee, 63 of Hebron, died October 23, 2012, at her residence following a sudden illness. She was born January 10, 1949, in Zanesville, the daughter of Richard James Luman and Mary E. (Montgomery) Luman and was Catholic by faith. Sharan was employed at Wal- Mart in Health for the past seven years. She was a loving mother and […]


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