Hebron Mourns

HEBRON – The Lakewood High School auditorium had countless visitors Tuesday morning and afternoon as hundreds of family, friends, and community members honored and celebrated the life of 16-year-old Jenae’ McNichols, who passed away May 31 from injuries sustained from a single-car crash Memorial Day afternoon on Hirst Road. She was wearing a seat belt and was not using her […]

It’s National Fishing, Boating and Beach Safety Week

COLUMBUS — It’s National Fishing, Boating and Beach Safety Week and Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer are asking Ohioans to conduct an insurance and safety review before enjoying the fun and sun at the state’s 77 beaches and 64 inland lakes and Lake Erie, this summer. […]

Potato plant now planning to open in July

BALTIMORE – Mayor Robert Kalish had good news for council members at their May 28 meeting. He reported that the long delayed reopening of the potato processing facility in the old ‘box plant’ next to the paper mill is now set for July. Nearly two years ago in September 2011, Green Gourmet Foods of Ohio LLC, announced that it planned […]

Letters to the Editor

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What are they hiding?

More than three weeks ago (May 14 to be exact), we sent a public records request to Buckeye Lake Mayor Rick Baker asking for copies of the claimed improvements to the fire department. Part of that request was for copies of the applications for part-time employment with department received since 12/31/12. Toby Miller responded for Baker, providing most of the […]

Volunteers keep Millersport Pool open

Editor: The Millersport Pool opened a day earlier than expected for a one day “get to know the pool” event. This was possible thanks to the hard work by the pool staff and some special people that I need to recognize. I want to especially thank Lesa Brown and her family for spending an extraordinary amount of time taking care […]

Fairfield Beach neighbors thanked

Editor: On Sunday evening, June 2, our beautiful German Shepherd escaped from our yard and was hit by a vehicle in front of our house. We rushed to his aid only to see our traumatized pet limp off into a large wooded area. Our wonderful Fairfield Beach community immediately responded. They went in all different directions, helping us search over […]

Patients 1st supporters thanked

Editor: I want to thank all the residents supporting Patients 1st at the May 23 public meeting on the fire department. Maybe now our mayor and council members will realize that it isn’t just a handful of us that wants a change in our EMS services. Just look at the recent house fire on Worth Drive that was reported as […]

Jackson Intermediate School names honor students

HEBRON – Jackson Intermediate School recently named its honor students for the fourth and final nine-week grading period. Principal’s List 3rd Grade: AustinJohnson, Cole McMillen, Ashley Poling, Lannah Prysi, Zander Reedy, Trinity Smith, Taylor Stafford, Austin WIlliamson, Hendrix, Woodward, Rachel Meadows, Johnathon Whitt, Jacob Dunn, Mckenzie Thomas, Brayton Wellman, Grace Trago-Richards, Aidan Bowman, Alyson Messer, Emma Graham, Olivia Alward,Corbin Marte, […]

Thorn Township Fire Department volunteers to vote on new chief

THORNVILLE – Thorn Township Fire Department volunteers are expected to select a new fire chief June 17, but the former fire chief has concerns about the voting process. It will require a two-thirds majority vote from the department’s volunteers to hire candidate Mark Huggins as fire chief. Thorn Township Trustee Dale Factor said trustees recommended Huggins as a new part-time […]