THORNVILLE, MILLERSPORT– Both the Thornville and Millersport public pools are open, and both of the aging pools required quite a lot of work and effort on their respective community’s part to make that happen. “It looked like on Thursday of last week, it wasn’t going to open,” said Millersport Assistant Fiscal Officer Vince Popo. He said the health inspector pointed […]

Lakewood Class of 1994 sets reunion for August 2

HEBRON – Lakewood High School’s Class of 1994 20th Reunion is set for 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, at Brews Cafe (Third Floor), 116 E. Broadway, Granville. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. For more information call Misty Hickle Wilson at 740-404- 9581. Complete information is also available at

District back to drawing board on November levy

MILLERSPORT – A 2-2 vote Monday night scuttled plans to place a five year, 7.0 mill levy for the Walnut Township Local School District on the November ballot. “I can’t tell you where we’re going from here,” said Treasurer Kirk Grandy. “I still think something will be on (the ballot) in November.” School board members Vince Popo and Carol King […]

Reading on food program menu

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village’s Summer Food Service Program for children, which the Salvation Army sponsors, resumes June 9 at Ryan- Braden Park, but this year it has an added feature. “We’re extending our program this year,” said Kaye Hartman, Salvation Army volunteer coordinator and former Buckeye Lake Village Council member. Nancy Nesbitt, an intervention specialist with the Granville […]

Help keep ‘Lighting the Lake’ alive

Editor: I got home to find my home in disrepair and neglected. I have taken the time to work on it so I can have somewhere to live while working on BLASST. Unfortunately, that means that I did NOT get it together to do BLASST Tshirts this year. If you’re a collector, I believe it’s now two years missing out […]

‘Celebrating Our History’ is this year’s theme

Editor: This year, the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association is hoping to continue the success of last year’s boat parade by continuing to promote your creative side with another broad theme: “Celebrating Our History.” We again think we have found a perfect Grand Marshal to go along with our theme, as local historian/author and Buckeye Lake’s unofficial public relations expert […]

It was a good week

Editor: There are certain days when the stars are aligned and life is good in the Port. Today is one of those days. First, Les Ross completed the reconstruction of the monument at Veteran’s Park. Les is a veteran and donated his services as a mason to rebuild what the wind destroyed last summer. Second, Donna Fox-Moore, Kathryn Clausen and […]

Turn out disappointing for ceremony

Editor: I was surprised and disappointed at the small turn out for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day Ceremony at VFW Post 1388 on Memorial Day. It was held at out beautiful Memorial on the VFW grounds. Allen “Pete” Stollard read the same speech he always reads but I am still, after hearing it many times, amazed at the […]

Repaving savings to fund new sidewalk

HEBRON – Village Council will meet only once a month during June, July and August. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The first meeting of the month on the second Wednesday has been cancelled. Council will continue to hold its combined committees meeting at 6 p.m. on the Monday between the second and […]

Daniel R. Brison, Sr.

Daniel R. Brison, Sr., 65, of Thornville, went to meet His Savior unexpectedly June 1, 2014, after a period of illness. He was born May 3, 1949, in Millersport, son of the late Charles and Myrtle (Prince) Brison. Dan was a lifelong resident of Thornville, a Sheridan High football player and a 1967 graduate. He worked at Continental Midland as […]