Hometown Christmas



MILLERSPORT – Christmas came to Millersport last Saturday. Santa had breakfast at the Millersport Lions Clubhouse then rode down Lancaster Street on old fire engine to the fire station. Children could do their Christmas shopping at the Elf Shelf at the clubhouse, choosing from hundreds of items. None were priced higher than $5, with most under a dollar. At the […]

Perry County wants to rework sewer contract with Thornville



THORNVILLE – Perry County Commissioners want to revisit a contract signed in 2007 for Thornville to provide sewer service to Northern Perry County customers, but Thornville officials aren’t showing much interest in doing so. Monday, Perry County Commissioner Ed Keister, ME Companies Project Manager Mitch Altier, and Commissioner-Elect Jim O’Brien attended the regular Thornville Village Council meeting to explain to […]

Levacy leaves council for commissioner’s post



MILLERSPORT – Mayor Dean Severance and council members presented Council President Pro Temp Dave Levacy with a plaque Tuesday night to thank him for his years of service on council. Levacy was elected to a fouryear term as a Fairfield County Commissioner Nov. 6. He replaces Commissioner Judy Shupe who is retiring. Levacy is the first county commissioner from the […]

Letters to the Editor



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Legal fees are eating up Kirkersville’s budget



Editor: As I stated in last week’s letter, Kirkersville Village Solicitor Brian Zets has several legal “helpers” – some are paralegals and some are attorneys. Most frequently used in Kirkersville in addition to Brian Zets (at $130 per hour), are Jennifer Croghan ($130 per hour) and Kelli Lady ($85 per hour). I left off with “A date on Zet’s Kirkersville […]

Chief more interested in food, than safety



Editor: The battle for new leadership at the fire department continues even after voters expressed their displeasure by rejecting the fire levy renewal. Now they apparently believe that the safety committee can fix everything. Wrong, the chief doesn’t even go to the meetings. How many meetings can he miss? The excuse for his absence at the Dec. 4 safety committee […]

Patriotic Art Contest open to grades 9-12



Dear Editor: As we all know, great art takes time. Now is the time to start projects for The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Home schooled students are also eligible. Art must be on paper or canvas. Water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or […]

Council approves 2012 budget



BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Council member Kaye Hartman’s request to vote separately on the fire department’s budget was rejected Monday night. “No,” said Council President Charlene Hayden. Hartman requested the separation because council member Arletta Ruton serves on the fire department and voting on its budget would be a conflict of interest. By breaking it off for a separate […]

Daniel L. Bingman



A graveside service, celebrating the life of Daniel L. Bingman, 65, of Hebron, was held December 10, 2012, in Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown, with Chaplain Gregory Schmalfeldt officiating. Military Graveside Rites were conducted by the Licking County Veteran’s Service Alliance. Daniel passed away December 5, 2012, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. He was born on August 22, 1947, in Canton, […]

Larry L. Cunningham Sr.



Larry L. Cunningham Sr., 66, of Thornville, passed away December 6, 2012, at the Autumn Healthcare. He was born on September 30, 1946, to the late George and Donna Vest Cunningham. Larry served his country in the United States Navy. He was a police officer for 36 years. He is survived by wife, Tammy; children, Larry Cunningham Jr., Victoria (Eric) […]


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