We Honor Vets



HEBRON/BUCKEYE LAKE–Hebron held its traditional Veterans Day ceremony at Evans Park on Sunday. Hebron native and graduate Col. John Dernberger thanked fellow Veterans and their families for their service. He encouraged everyone present to seek out a Veteran and thank him or her for their service. “Don’t take your way of life for granted,” he cautioned. The ceremony concluded with […]

New grading system considered for elementary students



BALTIMORE – Letter grades for Grades 2 through 4 may be replaced by standards-based reporting, elementary school principal Linda Rainey told Liberty Union- Thurston School Board members Monday night. “We want grades to reflect what students know,” she explained. Moving to standards-based reporting – rating students on a scale from ‘not progressing to exceeding’ – “allows teachers the flexibility to […]

Mayor holding open door session



BALTIMORE – Mayor Bob Kalish is holding an Open Door session from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Baltimore branch of the Fairfield County District Library. Kalish encouraged residents having questions or comments to attend the session at 205 E. Market St.

Calls for new chief continue



BUCKEYE LAKE – Creation of an oversight committee and a defeated levy haven’t quelled some residents’ calls for new leadership of the Buckeye Lake Fire Department. Monday night, part-time Buckeye Lake resident and Columbus firefighter John Julian gave council members an oral update of the committee’s progress as it reviews the fire department’s operations. Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker formed […]

Cats are protected by law



Editor: A Kirkersville citizen (I’ll call her Ms. Kitty) was given a citation by Kirkersville Police Chief James Chapman, ordering her to pay a $150 fine or appear in mayor’s court August 8th because she was feeding about five stray cats. The citation said the violation occurred July 6. NONE of these cats belonged to Ms. Kitty, but her neighbor […]

Letters to the Editor



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Buckeye Lake voters thanked for levy defeat



Editor: I want to thank Buckeye Lake Village voters for turning down the fire levy renewal. The vote tells Village Council members that we need to pull this village back together. To do that, we need new leadership in our fire department. We need to let council members know that we won’t let them waste our tax dollars on a […]

Buckeye Lake voters have spoken



Editor: Now that Buckeye Lake Village voters have spoken, we expect something to be done about the fire department. It’s time for our mayor to show us that he actually cares. I’ve heard a rumor that Pete Leindecker “must have something” on the mayor that keeps him from addressing the problems at the fire department. Please show us that isn’t […]

Costs mount for new salt bin



UNION TOWNSHIP – Building a salt bin continues to present surprises to Union Township Trustees. “We have to have some civil engineering,” said Trustee Rick Black Nov. 5. He said the Licking County Prosecutor’s office confirmed the township must spend roughly $4,000 for an engineering study of the salt bin’s site before it can send the project to bid. He […]

Warren B. “Cubby” Carrol



Warren B. “Cubby” Carroll, 88, of Glenford, formerly of Grafton, WV, and Macclenny, Florida, died November 12, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus. Cubby was born December 3, 1923, in Grafton, WV, the son of the late Willie B. and Mary Elizabeth Jane Poe Carroll. He was a World War II Army veteran, and had retired after 29 1/2 […]


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