It’s Not Like Last Year

2011-2012 winter is a distant memory

LAKE AREA – For those who wished for a snowy winter this year, here it is. For those who hate snow, blame it on La Nina (or the lack thereof) and the jet stream. “Last winter was one of the mildest we’ve ever seen,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center in Washington DC. He said last […]

Thornville water, sewer rates increasing in April



THORNVILLE – Village residents will see an increase in water and sewer rates in April, assuming village council members approve an ordinance to do so during the Feb. 11 council meeting. The ordinance takes away the 2,000 gallons of “free” water ($1.15) and sewer ($5) use rates. The $40 monthly charge per customer to repay an OWDA loan will be […]

Council supports low-income housing



BALTIMORE – Village council members unanimously approved a resolution at their January 28 meeting supporting the development of Fairlawn Village “for the purpose of the owner/developer applying for low-income housing tax credits.” Fairfield Homes Inc. of Lancaster is proposing to build 30 single-family homes for Lancaster Fairfield Community Action on Circle Drive. A similar proposal was submitted in 2009, but […]

Helping keep the water clean



Editor: Readers of local newspapers have been learning about efforts to reduce algal blooms, especially in Grand Lake St. Mary’s and the western basin of Lake Erie. The articles have stated that farmers are making voluntary efforts to reduce nutrient runoff that is said to be the cause of algal blooms. These articles may prompt Licking County residents to ask […]

Is Baltimore losing water customers?



Editor: Are The Dominos Ready To Fall ? In my last “Letter to the Editor”, I spoke about the Village of Bremen and how the loss of a business affects the village budget. I also addressed what could happen if this would happen to Baltimore. Well it appears to be happening, and only time will determine how much higher your […]

Reader appreciates Lamb’s letters



Editor: I first want to say thank you for the letters from Charles Lamb. I always look forward to reading them. I live on Ohio 256, just east of Baltimore and I am not happy with the water department nor the Village of Baltimore. Having never owned a factory or corporation of any kind, being threatened with the EPA is […]

‘We need to contract with Hebron’



Editor: Well, it’s been three months since the election and Buckeye Lake Village residents still aren’t getting any answers on the fire department. Village council met last week and the fire chief wasn’t there. Tell me again why we are paying him $450 a month! A resident stopped me recently at the Kroger store to tell me that he stopped […]

Carolyn Jean Amspaugh



Carolyn Jean Amspaugh, 59, of Buckeye Lake, passed away January 31, 2013, at her residence. She was born on December 22, 1953, in Columbus, to the late George Eugene and Miriam Jean (Crist) Lyons. Carolyn enjoyed cat fishing and watching the Andy Griffith Show, but most of all spending time with her grandkids. She is survived by her children, Taylor […]

James Joseph Ballman



James Joseph Ballman, 20, of Heath, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013. He was born on November 30, 1992, in Newark, to Timothy Ballman and Lori (Worthey) Ballman. He was employed with WS Builders and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, bicycling, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities. In addition to his mother and father, James is survived by […]

Robert Merrill Kerstetter



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Robert Merrill Kerstetter, 84, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, in the Heath Church of Christ, with Pastor Greg Robbins as celebrant. Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens. Bob was born September 22, 1928, in Thompsontown, PA, the son of the late Ralph E. and Nettie […]


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