The Deep Freeze

LAKE AREA – None of us needs a meteorologist to tell us Jan. 6 and 7 were cold. But, according to the National Weather Service station at Wilmington, Ohio, they were the coldest on record. According to the NWS web site, -7 degrees Jan. 7 bested the previous Jan. 7 low record, which was -5 in 1884. The NWS web […]

Wastewater superintendent retires after 34 years

MILLERSPORT – Part-time Wastewater Superintendent Mike Fox is retiring January 31 after 34 years service. Fox said he took on quite a challenge back in 1980 when he accepted the job. The plant was “basically an open sewer going to the lake,” he said at Tuesday night’s village council meeting. Ohio EPA had imposed a building ban in Millersport and […]

Northern Local shares Straight A grant

THORNVILLE – Northern Local School District will be working with surrounding school districts and universities to offer its students an opportunity to graduate high school with a college associate’s degree as well. “We were one of 24 ‘Straight A’ grants that the Ohio Department of Education issued for innovative and sustainable programs,” said Treasurer Liz Arnold. “We have partnered with […]

Lakewood High School extends semester

HEBRON – Lakewood High School students, who enjoyed a longer than expected winter break thanks to dangerously cold temperatures,have returned to an extended semester to compensate for the five calamity days the district has taken so far this year. According to Lakewood’s web site, the high school’s first semester will be extended through Jan. 14 to recover three days of […]

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Three ‘nay’ votes shock writer

Editor: I was reading the minutes of the Baltimore Village Council meetings from December, 2013. What I read in those minutes was “SHOCKING”. What happened???? Council members had a vote with two ‘yea’ and three ‘nay’ votes. I am sure that the Fairfield Towne Crier misprinted the minutes, because it is just impossible that this council would even consider saying […]

Terry K. Bowen

Terry K. Bowen, 56, of Thornville, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home on January 1, 2014. He was born June 26, 1957, in York County, PA, son of the late William and Meredith (Beighley) Bowen. Terry was a 1975 graduate of Newark High School and retired from Anheuser Busch after 34 years of service. He was […]

John Joseph Butler

John Joseph Butler, 53, of Glenford, died January 4, 2014, at the home that he shared with his wife of 21 years, Margaret. He was surrounded by his family and friends as his battle with pancreatic cancer came to an end. The son of the late Paul Finley and Faye Belle White Butler, John was born on June 8, 1960, […]

Frederick Gordon “Fritz” Foucht

Frederick Gordon “Fritz” Foucht, 96, passed away January 2, 2014, at Kindred Health Care in Newark. Fritz was born May 18, 1917, in Glenford, the son of the late Evan R. and Blanch Gordon Foucht. He was a graduate of Glenford High School. He married Mary Katherine Bare, and they lived their married life in Glenford and then in Zanesville. […]

Roberta Jane (Johnston) Garrett

Roberta Jane (Johnston) Garrett, 86, of Glenford, passed away January 3, 2014, at Autumn Healthcare of Somerset. Roberta was born April 8, 1927, in Glenford, the daughter of the late Carl and Edna (Ridenour) Johnston. She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Glenford, and a 1945 graduate […]