Blazing a trail

JACKSONTOWN–Much like the foliage it nurtures, Dawes Arboretum is growing. Part of that growth is construction of a new, 100 percent accessible and ADA compliant halfmile trail from the main parking lot, past the maple syrup shack to the flowering shrub area. “We’re hoping it pulls people from the driving tour,” said Director of Education Sarah Mill. She said many […]

Resurfacing project prompts additional upgrades

BALTIMORE – Village workers have been busy preparing for the village’s biggest street repaving job in years, Village Administrator Scott Brown told council members Monday night. Fourteen storm water catch basins and two fire hydrants have been replaced on Basil Street. The hydrants dated from the 1950’s and didn’t have four inch hose connections. In addition, 500 feet of curb […]

Juggalos: Law enforcement pleased; neighbors upset

THORNVILLE – From a law enforcement standpoint, the 15th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos at Thornville’s Legend Valley went far more smoothly than expected, said Licking County Sheriff’s Department Captain Chris Slayman. However, some of the residents who live close to the venue disagree. “They obviously came with a reputation,” said Slayman, adding that the sheriff’s department made no arrests […]

Festival 5K is still set for Aug. 9

BALTIMORE – The festival is cancelled for this year, but the 23th Annual Baltimore Festival 5K Road Race is still set for Saturday, August 9. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. in Johnson Park with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Signs will be posted to direct participants from all directions to Johnson Park. The 5K (3.1 mile) running event […]

Letters to the Editor

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Kitzmiller named Grand Marshal

Editor: We are pleased to announce that local community leader Carol Kitzmiller will lead the 68th Sweet Corn Festival Grand Parade on Wednesday, August 27 as our Grand Marshal. The Millersport Lions Club is recognizing the very busy volunteer for her longtime and generous support for the Sweet Corn Festival, her active involvement in the American Legion Post Auxiliary and […]

Is Baltimore progressing?

Editor: I have not written in quite a while since I decided to see what, if any, changes were occurring in Baltimore. I decided to wait some time before writing again so that “they” might think that by paving the street where I live, my letters would stop. I stated that it would not stop me, and so my questions […]

Guest Column: What is Common Core?

The Common Core Standards are being sold as a state led initiative that will bring quality education standards to our schools. Nothing could be further from the truth. Common Core Standards are an illegal overreach by the U.S. Department of Education into all of our Ohio Schools in grades 1-12. These standards are untested, unproven and unsupported, both academically and […]

Council to take another look at cart law

BUCKEYE LAKE – Don’t sell your golf cart yet and slow down on the newly paved Ohio 79 were two recommendations from Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. Mayor Clay Carroll said the village’s ordinance prohibiting golf carts on any road with a speed limit of 35 mph or more is nothing new; the rule was passed as an […]

Jeffrey A. Bowers

Jeffrey A. Bowers, age 49, of Millersport and formerly of Baltimore, passed away July 26, 2014. He was born January 30, 1965, to Dale and Rasma Bowers. Jeff is survived by his sons, Janson and Jared Bowers; brother, Jonathan (Yasuko) Bowers; estranged wife, Lisa Bowers; parents, Dale and Rasma Bowers; his nephew, Joshua; and niece, Sonia Bowers. Jeff worked for […]