Hebron Struck Again

HEBRON – Maybe Mother Nature has a score to settle with the Hebron area. Last Sunday evening’s long forecasted severe storm left hardy a mark except in Hebron where the strong winds broke the top off of several utility poles carrying high voltage lines along Main Street and over Ohio 79. One pole just east Ohio 79 was snapped in […]

ODOT: Lancaster Street traffic light is not warranted

MILLERSPORT – Ohio Department of Transportation traffic engineer Ty Thompson told village council members at their Nov. 12 meeting that the village’s only traffic light – at Lancaster Street and Refugee Road – doesn’t meet any of the department’s criteria. But the decision to keep it or remove it is solely the village’s to make. Since it is not a […]

Lakewood Boosters to seek synthetic turf field

HEBRON – Lakewood Athletic Boosters presented an ambitious plan to the Lakewood School Board Nov. 13 to raise $660,000 for synthetic turf for Calhoun Field. While school board members approved the project, they were clear that it is a community project, not a board project. The new turf is to be privately funded; the Lakewood School District is not responsible […]

Trustees approve new fire contract

UNION TOWNSHIP – Monday night, Union Township Trustees approved a new fire contract with Granville Township Fire Department that trustees believe is more equitable to Granville than the former contract. The new contract is a direct result of voters approving an additional 1.5 mill levy for fire/EMS services by an unofficial 691-585 voted on Nov. 5. The new fiveyear contract […]

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The Granville Giveaway!

Barely two weeks ago, Union Township and Village of Hebron voters generously approved an additional 1.5 mill levy for Fire/EMS services, increasing their property taxes by an estimated $393,000 a year. (Full disclosure: On his fifth attempt, this writer will replace Jesse Ours as a Union Township trustee on 1/1/14). Voters might be surprised to learn that trustees have already […]

‘We’re being robbed blind’

Editor: Last week’s story on Walnut Township Schools’ cash flow problems was revealing in several ways. 1. If the school district must produce two five-year financial forecasts annually, HOW could there be financial problems like negative balances, deficit spending, or a need for layoffs or cuts in services? 2. We aren’t told what law mandates “…school districts can not have […]

Charlene Adele Bennett Carpenter

Charlene Adele Bennett Carpenter, age 66, of Buckeye Lake, passed away November 16, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born July 25, 1947, to Ivan E Bennett and Marjorie Reed Bennett in Lancaster, Charlene was part of a large immediate and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, Ivan Bennett; husband, William Carpenter; and daughter, Bonnie Burge Binderley. […]

Paul D. “Pete” Cook II

Family and friends will celebrate the life of Paul D. “Pete” Cook II, age 78 of Buckeye Lake, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Buckeye Lake V.F.W. Post 1388, 3430 North Bank Road, Millersport, OH. Military services will be followed by a memorial service officiated by Pastor Bev Myers and then a party as Pete requested. […]

Tom Walton

Tom Walton, 63, of Baltimore, passed away peacefully November 15, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Tom was born on April 30, 1950, at Lancaster Hospital to Charles Dyar and Jeanne L. (Roshon-DeLong) Walton. After graduating from Liberty Union in 1968, Tom worked at Gaylord Container/Crown Zellerbach in the box shop and was also a union representative. He later worked at […]