Empty Bowls Fight Hunger



BALTIMOR E – The 3rd Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser exceeded its $5,000 goal last Sunday. Donations were $5,100 at press-time. Last year, the international grassroots effort to fight hunger locally raised $4,200 that was split between the Baltimore Food Pantry and the Liberty Township Community Chest. Volunteers from seven Baltimore area churches – Baltimore UMC, Christ UMC, Faith Lutheran, New […]

All high school students to get laptops next year



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School Board members unanimously agreed March 10 to spend $315,000 to purchase 500 Intel Convertible Classmate PC laptops for next school year. The funds are from a bond issue approved by voters. Each high school student will be assigned a personal laptop for in-school use at no cost. Students and their parents/guardian will be required to […]

New location for job fair



BALTIMORE – Mayor Bob Kalish’s job fair set for Monday, March 31, is moving to a new location. Originally it was to be held at Liberty Union Middle School. But school will now be open on March 31 as a snow day make-up, so the job fair is moving up Ohio 158 to Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Main […]

Crowd supports Daubenmire for coach



HEBRON – Lakewood High School’s library was filled with football coach candidate Dave Daubenmire’s supporters March 12. They were there to convince three of the five Lakewood School Board members that rejecting Daubenmire’s bid to become Lakewood’s football coach was a mistake. Last month, school board president Judy White, and members Trisha Good and Bill Gulick rejected Superintendent Jay Gault’s […]

Community Watch seeking volunteers



Editor: The Community Watch program is looking for a “few” good individuals wanting to make a difference in the Village of Millersport. As a community watch volunteer, you will be providing an invaluable contribution to the safety and welfare of the community and surrounding area. Members do not have to be a village resident, there are no set hours or […]

Writer gives mayor geography lesson



Editor: I want to thank Mayor Bob Kalish for the his hard work in getting the streets repaired. The streets were Basil, High and Liberty streets where the mayor said therei a lot of commerce and trade. I drove those streets and I didn’t see any new buildings that haven”t been there in the past 40 years. The mayor said […]

Video-taping trustee supported



Editor: I have not seen on the political horizon any Republican official or candidates supporting Bowling Green Township Trustee Jeff Chorpenning in his fight to use a video camera as a tool to help those in his community view what has taken place in public meetings. I am a third party candidate and I support the use of this tool […]

Council members visit LEADS project



ZANESVILLE – It looks pretty good. That was the reaction from Buckeye Lake Village Council members Peggy Wells and Margaret Hanson after touring a LEADS housing project in Zanesville last week. The two toured several homes in the Greenwood Avenue area to see how the homes are maintained. LEADS is seeking low income housing tax credits to build 25-30 single-family […]

Judith “Judy” Sue Beckham



A memorial service for Judith “Judy” Sue Beckham, age 74, of Newark, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Ramp Creek Community Office, 1100 Thornwood Drive, Heath. Judy passed away March 5, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). She was born July 21, 1939, to the late […]

Robert L. “Bob “ Miller



Robert L. “Bob “ Miller, age 81, of Newark, passed away March 10, 2014, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born August 25, 1932, in Glouster, OH, to the late Lawrence and Lillian (Swindel) Miller. Bob was a firefighter with the Newark Fire Department, I.A.F.F. Local 109, serving the community for over 25 years. He was an avid bowler and […]


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