Jump, Jive, & Wail

Millersport Community Theater swings

MILLERSPORT – Millersport Community Theater means a thing, ‘coz it’s got that swing! This year, a huge cast of local talent presents “Swinging Through the Years” for its annual minstrel, March 1 and 2, 8 p.m., at Millersport Elementary School. Contact (740) 503-1365 for ticket information. The first half of this year’s production focuses on dancing and music from the […]

Council will oppose low-income housing project

BALTIMORE – In just four weeks council members have moved from unanimously approving a resolution supporting the development of Fairlawn Village to actively opposing it. Christine Collins, Director of Development for Fairfield Homes Inc. of Lancaster asked council members at their January 28 meeting to support the development “for the purpose of the owner/developer applying for low-income housing tax credits.” […]

‘Moving in a positive direction’

BALTIMORE- There’s a lot going on in Baltimore, particularly on the reinvestment front, said Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish during his annual State of the Village address, Feb. 18. “National Church Residences will be undertaking a large scale renovation of their Walnut Creek Village property,” he said. Kalish said a federal grant will assist NCR’s $3.28 million conversion of 40 units […]

Letters to the Editor

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Sequester Madness

Some of you are probably reading this huddled around a fire, trying to stay warm and hoping you can find another can of beans or stew to feed to your hungry family. Those heartless Republicans let the budget sequester go into effect Friday and a $85 billion cut (a little over two percent) out of $3.5 trillion in federal spending […]

Learn from Kirkersville’s missteps

Editor: Other municipalities should look at Kirkersville as a “teaching” government. They will teach you how NOT to do things! I hope Buckeye Lake officials pay attention. Here are some Mayor’s Court receipts for 2012: Buckeye Lake Hebron Kirkersville Aug $8,012 $4,608 $8,051 Sept 6,934 5,353 8,987 Oct 8,873 3,290 6,532 Nov 11,894 4,405 6,343 Dec 8,230 2,740 5,268 Hebron […]

Wells works hard for Buckeye Lake

Editor: I strongly disagree with Donna Thompson’s statement at a recent Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting that Peggy Wells tears down everything good in the village. She and other critics need to step back and take a fair look at what she has done. Several years ago she was a key member of the small group that challenged a very […]

Make your own decision on state budget

Editor: I think it’s shameful the way Democrats are attacking John Kasich’s Jobs Budget 2.0 proposal and claiming that it raises taxes. A little research uncovers that his budget not only cuts taxes, but narrows the gap between rich and poor. For starters, Ohio’s tax code hasn’t been fundamentally redesigned since the Great Depression. Can you believe that? Corporate lobbyists […]

Donald Jesse Alexander

A Memorial Service for Donald Jesse Alexander of Millersport will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Fairfield Baptist Church, 7991 Old Millersport Road, Thurston. Please wear your Scarlet & Gray. A luncheon following internment will be held at 1 p.m. at the Millersport Alturas Masonic Lodge #537, 1360 Millersport Road, Millersport, (just south of the […]

Betty L. Blair

Betty L. Blair, 70, of Lancaster, died February 20, 2013, at her home. Betty was retired from Kmart Distribution Center in Columbus. Betty is survived by her son, Ken Blair; daughters, Brenda (Duane) Mueller and Sandra (Jeff) Sarber; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Doris (Tim) Brunney; and brother, James (Donna) Frey. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, […]