Support our children



Editor: I encourage voters to invest in our Walnut Township children by voting “YES” on the school levy. Our children are a treasure and represent our future. Voting “Yes” will benefit all generations both present and future. Dean Severance Lifelong Resident and Proud Alumni Class of 1977

A “Yes” vote saves you money



Editor: Walnut Township residents have an Energy Aggregation option (Issue 16) on their May 6 ballot. The intent is to save residents money. Approval will allow residents and small businesses to save an estimated 20% on the electrical generation portion of our bills or approximately $130-180 annually. If you don’t want to participate you can opt out at no cost. […]

What happened to levy discussion?



Editor: Help me understand. In Millersport we have several public meetings to discuss the removal of the only traffic light in town. However, we don’t have a single public meeting to discuss the perceived need for an additional tax levy for the Walnut Township Schools. This isn’t a “replacement” or a “renewal”. It’s new tax money and this time seniors […]

A small school district cares about you as a person



Editor: I would like to thank those who came before me. A rich tradition of successful people has graduated from Walnut Township Schools including doctors, lawyers, armed service members, business managers, entrepreneurs and educators. These individuals graduated as a name not a number like larger school districts. Our school, our town, our community is like Cheers because everyone knows your […]

Continuing levy is forever



Editor: In 2009, Liberty Union fourth graders’ reading proficiency testing I believe was 93%. About this time, Liberty Union became a pawn of the federal government’s Race to the Top and Common Core. This initiative was accompanied with government funding and restrictions. Now who would want restrictions and why? Testing results in 2013 for third grade DROPPED to 77%. Basic […]

We need to ‘pay forward’



Editor: Debbi and I have lived in Walnut Township since 1987 and have never regretted our decision to make this area our home. We have been fortunate enough to raise our son in this community and watched him grow and be successful in Walnut Township Schools. Our son had opportunities to excel academically, musically and athletically. Together, we have had […]

More support for Issue 6



Editor: I have worked at Walnut Township Local Schools since 2001 in the Millersport Elementary Library. Each day I have the privilege of seeing students come to the library looking for an adventure in books. As chairperson for the Scholastic Fall and Spring Book Fairs, I have witnessed their joy for reading in the volume of books purchased at the […]

Black called ‘yes man’ for Bubb



Editor: I’d like to say a quick, sarcastic “thank you” to Tim Bubb for letting us know who NOT to vote for in the commissioner’s race. Bubb’s letter of support for Rick Black should be a warning to the voters that Rick Black, if elected, will be just another yesman for Bubb. Some of us have had enough of Bubb’s […]

Andrew R. Clark



Andrew R. Clark, 47, of Columbus, passed away April 18, 2014, at Grant Medical Center. He was born on March 21, 1967, in Newark, son of David and June (Young) Clark, who survive. Andrew served his country in the United States Navy. He was a very creative individual who enjoyed antiques, gardening, painting, and various “DIY” projects. In addition to […]

Bonita J. “Bonnie” Holtz



A funeral service for Bonita J. “Bonnie” Holtz, 70 of Newark, formerly of Hebron , was held April 23, 2014, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Payton officiating. Burial followed in Wilson Cemetery. Mrs. Holtz died April 19, 2014, at Flint Ridge Village. She was born April 19, 1944, in Columbus to the […]


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