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$5000 is waiting to be caught!

BUCKEYE LAKE– More than 200 fishersmen turned out last weekend for Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow’s 4th annual Carp Fest. Fishermen from as far away as Cincinnati and Cleveland participated. Columbus resident Dinty Musk, pictured right, caught the BLASST Monster Carp – a not-so-monster at 15.0 lbs.compared with 16.3 lbs. 2013 and 20.8 lbs. in 2012 – and bested his own record […]

Students will be subject to some new rules in August



BALTIMORE – Superintendent to-be Todd S. Osborn was introduced at Monday night’s Liberty Union-Thurston School Board Meeting. Osborn, currently principal of Canton South High School, will be become the district’s fourth superintendent in 40 years on August 1. Superintendent Paul Mathews is retiring July 31 after 35 years with the district, including 11 as superintendent. After months of lengthy executive […]

Failing seawalls concern some residents



MILLERSPORT – Village council members spent more than a hour Tuesday night first listening to a plea from several Terrace Avenue property owners for council to turn over adjacent village owned property to them and then discussing how to respond to the requests. Bonnie Crane said they had been taking care of the villageowned property since 1985. She added that […]

‘Love it or leave it’ has no place here



Editor: The minutes from the May 27 Buckeye Lake Village Council include, “Council President Peterson apologized to the audience that they were subject to the behavior of a few unruly citizens.” I believe the apology is owed to the so-called ‘unruly’ citizens. Union Street resident Jackie Sluder did an excellent job of recounting the 10+ year history of a derelict […]

Maybe Peterson should move



Editor: I guess Licking County Dog Warden John Silva has another GOB that he wants to hire so he is allowing one employee at the pound to be, in my opinion, badgered by a volunteer. (I’m not going to name the pound employees or the volunteer because there is a pre-disciplinary hearing on the employee scheduled for June 16) Since […]

It’s been 10 long years living next to a junk yard



Editor: Everyone I know takes pride in keeping up their homes and yards. When we keep our homes and yards clean and update them our community looks nice. For at least 10 years, Union Avenue residents have had to live by a junk yard. It’s one thing to have high grass, but quite another to have saw blades, nails and […]

Thanks to Basil firefighters



Editor: Often we fail to appreciate the people that protect us, our public servants. We want to give a big THANK YOU to the Basil Joint Fire Department (and all of the surrounding area fire departments) and the Basil Joint EMT’s for their prompt response to our emergency call. On May 28, our barn caught on fire. Had they not […]

Lois M. Garey



Lois M. Garey, age 80 of Baltimore, died June 6, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born to her parents, Don and Pearl Ford Trimmer on November 1, 1933, in Pickerington. She had a lifelong occupation as a hairdresser, doing hair until just a few months prior to her passing. She was an active member in the VFW Post […]

Betty Jane Smoke



A funeral service for Betty Jane Smoke of Baltimore was held June 10, 2014, at the Kauber Sammons Funeral Home. Interment was in Pataskala Cemetery. Betty was born on October 15, 1930, in Carroll, to the late Alston and Mamie (Alspach) Snyder. She died June 6, 2014, at Mt Carmel East Hospital. She was 83. Betty is preceded in death […]

Ted H. Torrence



A memorial service for Ted H. Torrence USMC retired will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Trinity United Church in Baltimore. Following the memorial service, burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. He served one tour of duty in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, June; two sons, […]


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