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Millersport kids celebrate friendship side of Valentine’s Day

MILLERSPORT – Valentine’s Day is about far more than romance, said Millersport Elementary School Principal Angela Harrison. “A lot of Valentine’s Day has to do with friendship and concern for others,” she said, her school’s hallways lined with students’ holiday art and well wishes for friends and teachers. “It’s about being nice to each other.” Harrison said there’s plenty for […]

Casino check is a drop in the bucket for district

MILLERSPORT – If anyone thought casino money would help turn around a deteriorating financial future for Walnut Township Local Schools, Treasurer Kirk Grandy burst that bubble Monday night. He told school board members that the district got its first allocation from casino profits at the end of January. The check was for $12,294.42 – a little less than half what […]

Council won’t support LEADS’ housing proposal

BUCKEYE LAKE – Plans to construct 30 single-family homes for low income families in Buckeye Lake Village didn’t even get to a vote at Monday night’s council meeting. LEADS, Licking County’s Community Action Agency, sought a resolution of support from the village for its application for low income housing tax credits. The agency also needed to have control of several […]

Lakewood taking another look at solar

HEBRON – Through next July, it’s more economical for the Lakewood School District to purchase energy on the open market than to build a series of solar arrays, but that could change, said Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault. School board members are considering restarting plans to purchase solar-generated power and using the savings to replace old and inefficient windows in the […]

‘Watchdog’ sniffing around legal bills

Editor: I have been trying to get Kirkersville’s Public Record Policy and Record Retention Schedule (which is required by state law) for at least 11 months! I finally got those records last week. Now I see why it took so long. Those records were just created in June, 2012. The Ohio Public Records Act (Sunshine Laws 2012 Manual) states that […]

More ‘new’ jobs in Baltimore?

Editor: Do you remember the 125 “new” jobs that the new owners of the vegetable processing plant were bringing to Baltimore? One is left to accept that statement with a “grain of salt”. We were told how great that this would be for Baltimore because those 125 new jobs would pay an average of around $ 12 per hour. Are […]

Robert Edward Connors

Robert Edward Connors, 58, of Thornville, passed away February 11, 2013, at home, with his family. He battled cancer for almost four years and was a testament to the human spirit. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 15, 1954. Bob enjoyed his work as a self-employed contractor and gentleman farmer. He is survived by his loving family: […]

Vernon J. Germanaro

A funeral service for Vernon J. Germanaro, age 65, of Glenford, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson- Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will take place in Fairmount Cemetery where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Mr. Germanaro passed away February 11, 2013, […]

Jean Ann Lockwood

Jean Ann Lockwood, 58, of Columbus, passed away February 1, 2013, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1954, in Shelby, Ohio, to the late Charles Willard Lockwood and Kathryn L. (Schneider) Lockwood, who survives. Jean regularly attended the Hebron Christian Church where she played handbells. She loved swimming and enjoyed her work as an Account […]

George “Fred” May Sr.

George “Fred” May Sr., age 74, of Baltimore, passed away on February 11, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on February 22, 1938 to Leah and Dominic May in Glenford. He worked at Huddles and Liberty Union Schools. He was an amazing joke teller, who loved his family deeply. He is survived by his loving […]